[extropy-chat] Perfect recall.

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Oct 21 18:52:21 UTC 2005

On Sat, Oct 22, 2005 at 04:02:37AM +1000, Julian Assange wrote:
> Storage costs are now such that I can record all my audio input, some
> visual input (say one frame a minute) heart rate and acceleration for
> the predictable future.

Not portable storage costs, though. You'll have to sync periodically.
> Can anyone suggest a likeweight wearable computing device I can use as a
> recording backbone? It should be able to survive for 24 hours without
> batteries.

What is your understanding of lightweight? You just specified a whopping
24 hours of untethered operation, and enough performance to store compressed
picture (but at just one frame/minute? and which resolution?).

FWIW, I don't think you can comfortably carry around more than 8-12 h
worth of notebook-grade performance (with head-up display; considerably 
less with notebook display on -- keyword is clamshell mode).

If you're looking for a commercial device, prepare to spend more than 5 k$.

You can assemble your own for a lot less, using vendors like http://www.tekgear.ca/

On the other hand, PDAs now come with Bluetooth, WiFi and built-in 
cameras and GPS (you probably do better with a Bluetooth GPS velcroed to
your shoulder, or your hat), and could be easily operated for 24 hours with
a belt-worn battery pack. But, no head-up nor HMD, and no easy way
to interface a video camera headset.
> One can imagine future versions of such devices will lead to
> detemporalized experience and an industry based around the acquisition,
> indexing and sharing of such sense stores and consultants who specialise
> in selective overwrites prior to sense store trading ceremonies at
> weddings, engagements and supreme court appointments.

Some of us have been waiting for this since the VR craze, and
since Private Eye was hot new hardware. Impatience has long given
way to detached amusement.

Eugen* Leitl <a href="http://leitl.org">leitl</a>
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