I've always thought it would be cool to be able to have a recording of everything I've ever seen and heard, so I could tell a friend, "Hey, I saw this cool car on the road the other day," and just rewind the tape and show them the car. Cameras are great, but what if you don't have a camera?
Google Glass is the closest thing to that sci-fi fantasy. It's still in its infancy, but there are some really interesting things being done with it already - like integration with Livestream, which is an online video broadcasting service. Essentially what that means is that you'd be able to say, "Okay Glass, Livestream," and the video from Google Glass would be broadcast to your Livestream channel.
Right now Google is limiting video to 10-second bursts, but all of a sudden the sci-fi fantasy doesn't seem so far off, does it? Just imagine being able to press a button on your shirtsleeve, and having your glasses automatically record audio and video to your personal cloud. That's not a whole lot different from what you can do today, but it has huge implications. I'm thinking about how the video evidence would change things in courtrooms, privacy concerns, all kinds of things. The device could be set to always record, and you could just press a button to make a marker for yourself of where the interesting stuff happened.
The future is going to be very, very interesting.
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