The Limbic Economy

2020
Speculative

The date is 6 November 2049. Following experiential economic trends at the turn of the century, recent advancements in technology have facilitated the birth of a new collaboration, the ‘Limbic Economy’. Memories are harnessed and converted into tangible manifestations to be bought, sold, exchanged, re-experienced and even experienced anew. Through the commercialisation of memories, societal hierarchies have been completely re-evaluated. People once monetarily poor are now able to gain financial wealth through the commodification of their own memories, but at what cost? Unless re-obtained, memory extraction is permanent; leaving a void in the users psyche where that memory was once present.

In collaboration with

Yasmin Henry
Jasmine Kelly