Though the Data Age has barely begun, the amount of information we wade through in a day is already nearly unmanageable. And while technology has given us massive memory storage, its true potential has barely been explored. This was the idea behind our first design challenge: when e-memory is ubiquitous, how will it enhance our wetware memory systems? PopSci partnered with Core77 (a Web portal for industrial designers and design students around the globe) to solicit answers. These imaginary objects were picked from a raft of offbeat, brilliant and occasionally bizarre entries. Our Grand Prize winner walked away with a Bushnell Instant Replay Binocular that preserves memories with onboard still picture and video recording. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Remembrance of Things Fast: The Popular Science/Core77 Design Challenge
Our first industrial design challenge focuses on e-memory.