Re: NEWS: Virtual Immortality

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 24 Jun 1997 12:41:09 -0400

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

This would be a great technology to expand privacy by getting the courts
to recognize such memory escrow as private and inviolate. Use by law
enforcement would be tantamount to self incrimination, i.e. not allowed.

			Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------		Inventor of the Lorrey Drive

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