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MyLifeBits lead researcher Gordon Bell wearing his voice recorder and the Microsoft-developed SenseCam.

MyLifeBits lead researcher Gordon Bell wearing his voice recorder and the Microsoft-developed SenseCam.

As any Baby Boomer will tell you, Americans have more information to cram into their memories than ever. Yet, as we age, our capacity for recall grows weaker.

But what if you could capture every waking moment of your entire life, store it on your computer and then recall digital snapshots of everything you’ve seen and heard with just a quick search?

Renowned computer scientist Gordon Bell, head of Microsoft’s Media Presence Research Group and founder of the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley, thinks he might be able to do just that.

He calls it a "surrogate memory," and what he considers an early version of it even has an official name — MyLifeBit

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