Book Discussion on Total Recall

Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell talked about their book Total Recall: How the E-Memory Revolution Will Change Everything (Dutton; September 17,… read more

Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell talked about their book Total Recall: How the E-Memory Revolution Will Change Everything (Dutton; September 17, 2009). Mr. Gemmell gave an illustrated presentation. Then the authors had a conversation on stage with Mr. Hollar. They talked about the creation of e-memories (electronic memories) and what this means for the future. The authors, who have been experimenting with e-memories since 1998, say that in the near future we will be able to digitally preserve all of our experiences and recall them whenever we want. They drew on their experience from the MyLifeBits project at Microsoft Research to explain the benefits that would come from recording and recalling the information in e-memories. They responded to questions submitted by members of the audience at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 7 p.m. PT. 

Gordon Bell is a principle researcher at Microsoft. He is a founding board member and fellow of the Computer History Museum. His books include High Tech Ventures: The Guide for Entrepreneurial Success and Computer Structures: Readings and Examples.

Jim Gemmell is a senior researcher at Microsoft.  close

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Mountain View, California, United States
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Nov 1, 2009
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