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Pentagon's LifeLog Project Cancelled

Posted 4 Feb 2004 at 18:43 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

Wired says that the Pentagon has Killed the LifeLog Project. The controversial LifeLog project was to record all of the data of a person's experiences (sees, hears, does, etc). This would create a huge database that scientists could use for any number of evil purposes. Civil liberties groups threw up red flags on all of DARPA's Electronic Frountier Foundation projects such as Lifelog and were probably thrilled that the project is cancelled. Other similar DARPA projects such as FutureMap have also been cancelled. Some conspiracy theorists believe the Pentagon will still secretly continue all of DARPA's evil projects at somewhere like Area 51! Now I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but I'm pretty sure this is not the end of this line of research.

An older article covering the Lifelog:

Dead, or just resting?, posted 5 Feb 2004 at 07:23 UTC by motters » (Master)

I doubt that LifeLog will go away, especially as computers and data storage becomes smaller and more wearable. Purely for research purposes it would be interesting to record what someone saw and heard and then compare this against their verbal description of what happened during the day. It might help us understand more about how the brain interprets information.

I can imagine celebrities or other exhibitionists wanting to broadcast their experiences in a similar way to LifeLog in the future to produce yet more horrifying "reality TV" shows.

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