Re: NEWS: Virtual Immortality

Mark Grant (
Tue, 24 Jun 1997 03:34:13 -0700 (PDT)

Tony Hollick ( forwarded:
>>hard-drive prices plummet, "storing all your visual experiences during
>>5,840 waking hours per year, including all your creative expressions,
>>soon cost less than $1,000," predicts the director of CMU's new Human
>>Computer Interaction Institute, who predicts that in about 15 years,
>>costs will fall to about $50 for 100 years of life.

Ah, "experience escrow" is here at last... (such systems will, of course,
produce access for the "legitimate needs of law enforecement"). Actually,
my calculations make that around 10^10 megabytes with 10:1 compression, so
I find this a little dubious.