Lately I’ve been finding many occasions where I wish I had a TiVo for my life. Getting a call in the car while my favorite song is on. Wanting to go back to what my wife said earlier in the day to prove I did tell her that I had planned to nap in the afternoon. Remembering the phone number spit out at me faster than the speed of sound. Figuring out what I actually agreed to when I mumbled “yes” while contemplating what I was going to eat for lunch while at work. Or getting another look at the long legged girl who walked by at the mall while my wife was talking to me.
As more functions of our lives are converted to digital, we’ll have more opportunities to TiVo our lives. Check out this Digital Camera Eye Implant that’s been developed to help the blind see. Now the coolest part of this is that it’s helping the blind see. But even the researchers admit to being able to add slow motion replay in the future. It works because sight is converted to the same information that a digital camera creates.
Recently I also heard about a man who replaced his fake eye with a camera eye. His project is called The Eyeborg Project. Essentially, he’s going to be able to playback anything he sees because the camera will be a record of his life. While I wouldn’t want to lose my eye to get a camera version, Ashton Kutcher would like to for his show Punk’d.
For those of us too squeamish to attach anything to our eyes, we’d need to record everything happening around us with a digital camera. The straight feed could be replayed in a pair of lightweight glasses like these from Mirage Innovations.
Someday, I’ll be able to go back two days and find that spot where my wife says that she told me I was supposed to take the kids to soccer. The only problem is I’ll probably find out that she really did tell me and I was too busy daydreaming about that long legged girl at the mall. But we won’t tell her that, I’ll just quietly take the kids to soccer.