Welcome to the world of 'lifeloggers' - who record EVERYTHING

posted Dec 31, 2012, 9:47 AM by Peter Joseph Moons   [ updated Dec 31, 2012, 9:47 AM ]
Welcome to the world of 'lifeloggers' - who record EVERYTHING - Daily Mail

December 29, 2012

New wearable camera snaps a photo every 30 seconds.  Great for recording life events...but could go awry.  There are questions of protecting the privacy of others, however, in the public domain, rights to privacy vary drastically in different countries. An example of this is differing acceptance of Google Street View in the US and countries in the European Union.  Another twist will be when the camera goes from 'two picture a minute' to 'two frames per second,' which will significantly more imagery.  Further steps would be the following: making this equipment produce up to 24 frames a second, which would make the individual a 'full motion video' producer; allowing access to one's lifelogger to other people, like family members monitoring each other; selling access to one's lifelogger stream; companies or governments mandating use of lifeloggers and accessing their employees' and citizens' lifelogger stream.  This technology conjures up the idea in the movie "The Final Cut" where one's entire  life is recorded from what is seen and heard individually.
Current Control Grade: 2.   Freedom Grade: 8.
Possible Control Grade: 9.  Freedom Grade: 2.