The USA’s Performance in Memory Competitions
The UK, Germany, and now China, have the highest number of record breaking mnemonists. The USA is still lagging behind. China had over 100 competitors in the last World Memory Championships, and the US had just one.
I’m predicting that in 3 to 5 years, the US will have the same high numbers of world-class mnemonists as the current the top countries. I don’t mean that in an arrogant way, only that I think that memory techniques are about to explode in popularity here.
My goals don’t include trying to be the best at competitions, but they do include helping to popularize the techniques in the US. I’ve been working on some projects in that direction that I hope will help at least a little.
Do you think it’s possible for the US to catch up?