Would 24 hour POV recording be a step too far?
Google’s Project Glass was showcased at Google I/O earlier this week and made available for US-based attendees to pre-order for delivery in early 2012. It is reported that Google expects the glasses to be available to consumers in 2014.
In terms of hardware capabilities, this means that we are not that far off being able to record our entire day, or at least large parts of it. Granted, we won’t all be recording our days the minute that Google Glasses are available, but it is certainly a realistic possibility within the next decade, in a technological sense.
Would this be for the best? It would certainly help some – Alzheimer’s sufferers for example. Or is it a step closer to the frightening situation painted in Charlie Brooker’s dark satire, Black Mirror:The Entire History of You (trailer here).
My question is – if someone gave you the chance tomorrow to record your day from start to finish, would you do it?