Microsoft’s Lifebrowser is Like Facebook’s Timeline, Only Bigger and Better

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A lot of people say that life begins at 40, but many would beg to differ. There's no time like right now to be happy and live the life that you've always wanted to live, even though you might not have a stable income, a house, or a nice, little family of your own yet.

Scientists have been talking about how mid-life crisis hits even the most unsuspecting people when they reach the midpoint of their lives. But things have gotten so complicated that we've even got a quarter-life crisis now. And who knows when we'll we adding teenage-life crisis and pre-puberty crisis to the mix?

This is why we need to get out lives into order by understanding what went right (and what went wrong) in the past so we can keep doing what we got right (and avoid what we did wrong.)

To do this, Microsoft has come up with a machine called the Lifebrowser that literally parses through your life to weed out significant occurrences and landmark events. It lets you stream images, documents, and videos and work out which happenings were important and possibly life-changing. These could include the moment you came up with a totally awesome business idea or the time you decided that you wanted to get hitched to the love of your life.

For Chris Brown, this could be the moment he physically abused Rihanna and got charged for it. For Britney, this could be when she got hitched to Kevin Federline and saw her life, career, and marriage spiral out of control. But it could be good stuff, too, you know, like when Robert Downey Jr. went into rehab and kicked his drug habit.

People aren't born with photographic memories, which is why Lifebrowser wants to help you through the rocky waters of your past so you can remember important events and zoom in on the details with a "volume control" feature. You can think of it like Facebook's Timeline, only with more personal details and experiences you probably wouldn't want to share with anyone else.

What do you think about the Lifebrowser and would you want to have one to keep track of every minute of your life?

Article by Hazel Chua
Gigadgetry: Cool Gadgets, Tech News, Quirky Devices 

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