Title TOTAL RECALL: HOW THE E-MEMORY REVOLUTION WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING
Book Condition Very Good/Very Good
Publisher Dutton 2009
0525951342 / 9780525951346
Seller ID RWARE0000031207
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. THE TOTAL RECALL REVOLUTION IS INEVITABLE. IT WILL CHANGE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN. IT HAS ALREADY BEGUN. What if you could remember everything? Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell draw on their experience from their MyLifeBits project at Microsoft Research to exp lain the benefits to come from an earth-shaking and inevitable increase in electronic memories. In 1998 they began using Bell, a luminary in the compu ter world, as a test case, attempting to digitally record as much of his li fe as possible. Photos, letters, and memorabilia were scanned. Everything h e did on his computer was captured. He wore an automatic camera, an arm-str ap that logged his bio-metrics, and began recording telephone calls. This e xperiment, and the system they created to support it, put them at the cente r of a movement studying the creation and enjoyment of e-memories. Since then the three streams of technology feeding the Total Recall revolution--digital recording, digital storage, and digital search, have become gushing torrents. We are capturing so much of our lives now, be it on the date- and location-stamped photos we take with our smart phones or in the continuous records we have of our emails, instant messages, and tweets--not to mention the GPS tracking of our movements many cars and smart phones already do automatically. We are storing what we capture either out there in the "cloud" of services such as Facebook or on our very own increasingly massive and cheap hard drives. But the critical technolo.