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Gordon Bell's "lifelogging"


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In Total Recall, legendary computer scientist Gordon Bell argues that many of us will soon be following his lead. Gordon wears what is called a SenseCam, which takes photos at every twist and turn of his existence. And he stores all this information in vast digital files.

Such electronic memories could provide lifeloggers with an edge. Writing in BusinessWeek (September 14, 2009), Stephen Baker and Arik Hesseldahl say "One goal for the early lifeloggers is to track and optimize performance, from the bottom line to the waistline. Bell, who has undergone two heart bypass operations, has analyzed his own data to draw correlations between his diet, exercise, and symptoms of angina -- and to finetune his regime."

I admire the title of Bell's book (Total Recall) and his passion inspires me. But I'm not sure if I'd follow his passion. Would you? If so, why?

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  1. Why would other peoples privacy be invaded for one individual's selfish reasons was the first thought that struck me. But I wont know until I have tried it out, would I? But I dont intend to since I harldy even watch my few home videos!

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