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Memex

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Consider a future device โ€ฆ in which an individual stores all his books, records, and communications, which is mechanized so that it may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility. It is an enlarged intimate supplement to his memory. โ€” Vannevar Bush. ๋ฏธ๋ž˜์˜ ํ•œ ๊ธฐ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ์ƒ์ƒํ•ด ๋ณด์‹ญ์‹œ์˜ค... ์ž์‹ ์˜ ๋ชจ๋“  ์ฑ…, ๊ธฐ๋ก, ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋Œ€ํ™”๋ฅผ ์ €์žฅํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์žฅ์น˜๋ฅผ ๋ง์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ์€ ๋™์‹œ์— ๊ธฐ๊ณ„ํ™”๋˜์–ด, ๋งค์šฐ ๋น ๋ฅด๊ณ  ์œ ์—ฐํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์ •๋ณด๋ฅผ ์ฐธ์กฐํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ์€ ๊ธฐ์–ต์˜ ํ™•๋Œ€์ด์ž... ๊ธฐ์–ต์˜ ์นœ๋ฐ€ํ•œ ๋ณด์กฐ ์žฅ์น˜์ผ ๊ฒƒ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. โ€” ๋ฒ„๋‹ˆ๋ฐ” ๋ถ€์‹œ.

In "As We May Think", Vannevar Bush describes a memex as an electromechanical device enabling individuals to develop and read a large self-contained research library, create and follow associative trails of links and personal annotations, and recall these trails at any time to share them with other researchers. This device would closely mimic the associative processes of the human mind, but it would be gifted with permanent recollection. As Bush writes, "Thus science may implement how man produces, stores, and consults the record of the race". Memex

  • Synonym with Extracranial, Digital Brain, Second Brain, etc.