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"We're about 20 minutes away from the point where Clarke's law kicks in and technology becomes indistinguishable from magic."
- Peter Watts

Life Recorder  
  Record the details of your life.  

Very early reference to the idea of a life recorder, a device that automatically records pictures and sounds from daily life.

"I meet so many people that I carry a pocket recorder and a lapel-camera just so I can recall them all…"
Technovelgy from The Dream Master (He Who Shapes), by Roger Zelazny.
Published by Ace Books in 1966
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This idea precedes the LifeLog project by about forty years; it was a DARPA notion to bring together relevant data from the life of an individual and put it in one place. You might also recall the SenseCam project pioneered by Microsoft in 2004. Take a look at a more science-fictional take on this idea in the lifelog from Halting State and don't forget the lifebox from Soft Death (1986) by Rudy Rucker.

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  - SenseCam Seems To Help Dementia Patients
  - ViconRevue Records Every Minute of Your Life
  - Ubiquiti FrontRow Camera Records Your Life

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