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A Digital Life: Overview/Digital Memories

  • Because human memory is fallible, researchers are striving to develop systems that can automatically record communications, documents, images and video, storing everything in a searchable archive.
  • Ongoing advances in sensors and data storage promise to make digital recording easier. The bigger challenge is devising software that can organize the information.
  • Digital memories may yield benefits in medical care, job productivity and other areas, but developers must ensure that the archives are secure.
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