you should be worried

if we are story machines and our senses send to our brain signals that transform a fragmented non continuous experience into a coherent story, what happens when these fragments stay fragmented? what happens if we realize that a continuous experience is not even an impression anymore? what if our consciousness, our cognitive processes fail to draw a line from past to present to future? what happens to the story we tell ourselves about ourselves, about our own perceived unity, our identity? what if this continuous flow is just an impression, a delusion created by our perception? what is reality then? where it is? what happens if all falls back to fragments? how can we, story machines, narrate these fragments?