Big brother is watching you

In a project of Owellian proportions Microsoft is developing ways of capturing the data generated by an entire life.

Story: How MS will know ALL about you – ZDNet

capturing the average person’s life would require about one terabyte (that’s a trillion bytes) of disk space. Over an active lifespan of 67 years, that estimate breaks down as:

100 e-mail messages per day;

100 Web pages viewed per day;

5 scanned pages per day;

1 book every 10 days;

10 photos per day;

10 hours of sound per day; and

1 CD per week.

While one terabyte seems incredible today, Bell estimates that the average PC will have that much storage space by 2010, and probably before then.

Quite apart from the paranoia that allowing microsoft access to such data, this makes me realise that the information processors we carry around are prety amazing really being able to handle all this and more.

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Adrian Warnock is a medical doctor, and a writer. Since 1995 he has been a member of Jubilee Church London which has sites in Enfield, Wood Green and Ilford. Adrian serves as part of Jubilee's leadership team alongside Tope Koleoso. Together they have written Hope Reborn - How to Become a Christian and Live for Jesus, published by Christian Focus. Adrian is also the author of Raised With Christ - How The Resurrection Changes Everything, published by Crossway. Read more about Adrian Warnock or connect with him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.


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