My favourite author, Raymond Kurzweil, the leading innovator, thinker, futurist, claims in two of his books (The Singularity is Near and How to Create a Mind) that the future of technology lies in an ever increasing symbiosis between biological intelligence and artificial intelligence. I agree with this vision, and realize that the businesses of the future will be those that take into account the ever growing intimacy that we experience with our machines.
This is the aim of my virtual memory product. I envision a system that, when attached to a user (either around the neck or in a headset) records video and audio input. The differing sources of information comes together to become what I refer to as “virtual memories". The information is then connected to other virtual “memories” by analyzing patterns that new information shares with old information. In essence, this technology will align sensory input into a coherent structure, just as our biological memory works, except with perfect recall. This is being paired with multiple technologies, such as face and image recognition, to provide the “scenarios” and connections that is used by the software when making connections between memories.
This has been a longheld vision of mine. My new experiences with the OpenEyeTap has started me on producing this vision. I would love feedback and ideas regarding the overall idea. I will write another post in the "Software" section outlining what I have completed thus far and what I will continue to create.