All this talk about preserving digital legacies got me thinking: What about the bits we don't want to leave behind? Y'know, the risqué material? Don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about.
Consciousness lost, breathing stopped, pulse gone. Someone just slipped into cardiac arrest. In order to preserve the precious memories and thoughts at risk right now, we're gonna have to squirt some perfluorocarbon coolant up a nose and chill a brain.
There's little action, no sound, and the footage is grainy. But this brief clip may be the only existing video of writer Mark Twain and his daughters Clara and Jean. It was captured in 1909 by inventor Thomas Edison.
So, all this storage talk has gotten you excited about upgrading your laptop's crappy old 120GB drive? It's about time, dammit.
It's easy to rip your CDs and turn them into easily stored digital files: You pop in a CD, click a few buttons, done. Now try ripping a book into a digital format. Struggling? Here's setup you'll wish you had.
One day, you're going to die. And when you do, your online presence—like your social network profiles, your blog comments, and your web services—will serve as your very first memorial. Here's how it'll play out.
Normally I'd file this image under our "what is this" image cache, but as you've already clocked, it's somehow related to our Memory [Forever] theme. Those pretty colors are a visualization of the thousands of Wikipedia edits made by a bot.
Researchers have discovered that increasing production of a protein called RGS-14 could significantly boost visual memory. They are currently investigating the exact effects on humans, but all I can think is: Photographic memory in pill form.
One day, you're going to die. And when you do, you online presence—like your social network profiles, your blog comments, and your web services—will serve as your very first memorial. Here's how it'll play out.