Your home entertainment system likely has a Digital Video Recorder (DVR). It's pretty much standard equipment these days if you have cable, fiber, or satellite television. It's a wonderful invention that lets you record your favorite shows for later viewing. It also allows you to pause live television and rewind to catch that pivotal moment in your favorite show that was missed because the phone rang, or in my case an airplane flew over your house. After having had this in my home for a couple years I can't imagine living without it.
So, I've been wondering when this technology is going to catch on in other areas of life. When can I look forward to having a DAR (Digital Audio Recorder) in my car? Maybe I want to program my car to record my favorite morning talk show. Or, maybe I just missed an important concert announcement because some jerk cut me off. It would be really helpful to be able to play that moment back. Right?
What about a DAR for the phone? Maybe you want to play back a conversation you had with your boss so you can make sure you've followed through on every instruction they gave you.
The possibilities are endless, but what I would most like to see is a DLR (Digital Life Recorder). Wouldn't it be cool to pause and rewind your life so you could relive the great moments, go back and change your failings and skip through the boring parts? That's the technology I'm most looking forward too.
What kind of Digital (fill-in-the-blank) Recorder would you like to see?