Your Life, Uploaded: The Digital Way to Better Memory, Health, and Productivity

Your Life, Uploaded: The Digital Way to Better Memory, Health, and Productivity

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"A marvelous job of exploring first hand the implications of storing our entire lives digitally."
-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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101444627
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 480 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

GORDON BELL, one of the world’s preeminent computer scientists, is a principal researcher at Microsoft. He lives in San Francisco and Sydney, Australia.
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

Acknowledgments 269

Index 271

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