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.