Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Do we really want technology going so far?

Your home movies may never be the same if Gordon Bell gets his way. He's the computer scientist in charge of Microsoft's Media Presence Group, a group that's working on what he calls "surrogate memory". It's basically a system that you wear on your body that records everything you see and do. The data gets uploaded to your computer and you're able to search for it later.

Microsoft claims that by 2010, one-terabyte personal hard drives should be down around the $300 range and that a drive of that size would be able to hold an entire lifetime's-worth of documents, photos, and audio recordings. Video would be limited to four hours a day for an entire year but that's assuming today's video compression technology won't improve over the next three years.

All in all, it's an interesting and intriguing concept. Aside from the practical, serious purposes, think of the novelty. You'd hear people say things like, "That was the funniest thing I've ever seen in my entire life. No wait, scratch that. It was actually the 7th funniest. Oh man, you gotta see number one. It's hilarious! After that we can watch the grossest thing I've ever eaten." Good times!
Doug Aamoth

Good old times when you had a memory of the past as an unforgettable and joyful period!
You will be able to see how it really was...Nothing to miss of the past, nothing to hope for the near future, it won't be fun anymore to be 80!

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