-Guy L. Tribble, Apple, Inc.
Tech luminary, Gordon Bell, and Jim Gemmell unveil a guide to the next digital revolution. Our daily life started becoming digital a decade ago. Now much of what we do is digitally recorded and accessible. This trend won't stop. And the benefits are astonishing.
Based on their own research Bell and Gemmell explain the ever- increasing access to electronic personal memories-both "cloud" services such as Facebook and huge personal hardrives. Using Bell as a test case, the two digitally uploaded everything-photos, computer activity, biometrics-and explored systems that could best store the vast amounts of data and make it accessible. The result? An amazing enhancement of human experience from health and education to productivity and just reminiscing about good times. And then, when you are gone, your memories, your life will still be accessible for your grandchildren...
Your Life, Uploaded is an invaluable guide to taking advantage of new technology that will fascinate and inspire techies, business people, and baby boomers alike.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
JIM GEMMELL, senior researcher at Microsoft, has been working with Bell since 1995. He lives in San Francisco.
Table of Contents
Foreword Bill Gates ix
Authors' Note xiii
Part 1 1
1 The Vision 3
2 MyLifeBits 27
3 The Meeting of E-Memory and Bio - Memory 51
Part 2 69
4 Work 71
5 Health 93
6 Learning 113
7 Everyday Life-And Afterlife 137
Part 3 157
8 Living Through the Revolution 159
9 Getting Started 175
10 The Future 213
Annotated References and Resources 227
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this book. I've been in the process of going digital with all my stuff for several years and have accomplished a lot. This book will give you some basics on getting started, but I've your already doing this, don't expect many ideas on advanced topics.This book really focuses on what you can accomplish by having all your stuff in a digital way and what the future can potentially hold. I suspect that if your a software developer you will get a very good idea on what you could do with a product. He goes so far a to list several key areas of development and the types of companies that he would invest in to get the products out there.I should also point out that the main focus is on getting your physical stuff into the computer. But very little is mentioned about all the current digital outputs out there. I would have like to see some mention of dealing with the systems like twitter, facebook, etc. and how to get this into your digital memory. I've done pretty well with some aspects of this and getting my lifestream in order. Perhaps his next book will address this area.Overall a good read and written in a nice conversational style which makes it an enjoyable and quick read.
Toanalytical. He is to anal. Recrding every detail of his life