Wired review of Total Recall

Microsoft Researcher Records His Life in Data, by Steven Leckart. Wired 17.09


Over the course of a lifetime, humans take in more information and memories than their brains can handle. Microsoft researcher Gordon Bell believes this to be a bug, not a feature…

In Total Recall, which Bell published with research partner Jim Gemmell, the 75-year-old describes how his archive has worked for him. …

Bell’s data dump is more than just a glorified photo album. By using e-memory as a surrogate for meat-based memory, he argues, we free our minds to engage in more creativity, learning, and innovation (sort of like Getting Things Done without all those darn Post-its). …

Reposted from Total Recall blog


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