Hmmm…the brain is often referred to as a neural network. The computer is a network. Therefore, a computer is a brain? How well I rememberinformation in my brain depends on how well I encode it in the first place (which is subject to variables such as attention, emotional salience and amount of competing information); if I enter that same information into Excel and choose “Save” it’s there whether or not the computer was paying attention.
Sure. I could drop orange juice on my computer and fry it. BUT if I thought to back it up before frying it, I could still retrieve the information and access it. If I clonk my head, no such luck.
If I die, my Facebook profile can be memorialized indefinitely, while my thoughts and memories disperse.
What is impermanence any way, if it exists only in contrast to permanence?