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Man Boots Memories From Brain Straight to Computer

DiscoblogBy Boonsri DickinsonSeptember 28, 2009 11:26 PM


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Our obsession with posting photos on Facebook, tweeting our every move, and surfing the Internet creates an electronic trail of our life, whether we like it or not. But 75-year-old Microsoft researcher Gordon Bell takes digital recording to a whole new level: He creates e-memories so he won't have to remember a single detail of his days. Bell lugs around video cameras and audio recorders to record every action and social interaction. Not only does he save receipts by taking digital pictures of them, he records every single bill, medical record, and conversation. So far he’s in his tenth year of living this digital lifestyle and has amassed more than 350 gigabytes of memory (not including the video storage). If you’re jealous, the good news is that soon you might be able to make your own digital library of your life. Microsoft is creating a SenseCam, a device that would hang around your neck and take pictures. Related Content: 80beats: Your Eyes Reveal Memories That Your Conscious Brain Forgot 80beats: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mouse 80beats: Researchers Updates His Twitter Feed Using Only Brainwaves

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