Software aims to put your life on a disk

November 21, 2002 | Source: New Scientist

Engineers at Microsoft’s Media Presence lab in San Francisco are aiming to build “MyLifeBits,”
a multimedia database that chronicle people’s life events and make them searchable.

Each media file saved in MyLifeBits can be tagged with a written or spoken commentary and linked to other files. Spoken annotations are also converted into text, so the speech is searchable, too.

The system could also help us preserve our experiences more vividly for posterity.

The concept was first proposed by presidential technology adviser Vannevar Bush as “Memex.”