Momenta PC Lifelog For Most Exciting Moments
Momenta PC is a very slick looking computer concept finalist in Microsoft's Next-Gen PC Design Competition. Events are captured in a rolling buffer - including your pulse. If your pulse goes up, it backs up and permanently records the past five minutes leading up to your heart throb.
(Momenta PC concept)
Of course, if you were the sort of person whose records might be requested by courts of law, you might want to flip a bit somewhere, and have it record only those moments when your pulse was lowest - i.e., time spent in Dullsville.
I thought this device would be a rather stylish implementation of the idea of a lifelog, which concept was used stylishly by Charles Stross in his recent novel Halting State
You shake your head and climb out of the car, tapping your ear-piece to tell your phone to listen up: "Arriving on SOC, time-stamp now. Start evidence log." It's logging anyway - everything you see on duty goes into the black box - but the voice marker is searchable. It saves the event from getting lost in your lifelog.
(Read more about lifelogs)
Note that Stross also has a technique for finding things in the clutter - a voice marker.
Also, take a look at a similar idea - the alibi archive from Robert J. Sawyer's 2003 novel Hominids (Neanderthal Parallax).
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