Quantum Country assumes that you’ll answer every question. This is a reasonable assumption for an introductory text focusing on platform knowledge: the vast majority of readers will either already know all the material or will need to know basically all of it (The mnemonic medium is particularly valuable for platform knowledge). But this assumption won’t work in many other contexts. Future iterations of the Mnemonic medium will need to become more flexible: The mnemonic medium should give readers control over the prompts they collect.
For instance, if you’re writing a large textbook, readers typically won’t read the whole thing—they’ll focus on specific topics. The medium should accommodate selective interest in certain sections or subsections.
And they’ll have different backgrounds; some won’t need all the prompts. If we fast-forward to a future in which memory practice is pervasive, readers will frequently encounter “duplicate” prompts. So the medium must accommodate readers skipping, ditching, or remixing prompts, even if they’re assumed to be “default useful” to others.
In persuasive writing and informal discussion, prompts will have a significantly different role. It may make more sense to make prompts in these genres opt-in by default, rather than opt-out. In this type of piece, the prompts may function more like margin notes—available for interested parties.