Blogs, then social networks, now twitter. Next? Lifelogging.
Lifelogging is the recording all aspects of our lives. Is it desirable? Is it inevitable? What’s the point of it?
According to Kevin Kelly, A lifelog would offer these benefits;
* A 24/7/365 monitoring of vital measurements such as body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and presence or absence of bio-chemicals. This data could serve as a warning system and also as a personal base upon which to diagnosis illness and to prescribe medicines.
* A digital memory of people you met, conversations you had, places you visited, and events you participated in. This memory would be searchable, retrievable, and shareable.
* A complete archive of your work and play, and your work habits. Deep comparative analysis of your activities could assist your productivity, creativity, and consumptivity.
* A way of organizing, shaping, and “reading” your own life.
Some comments from Kevin’s blog posting:
Lifelogging is the next step in the Transformation, Self Awareness, Exploration trend. If we record everything we experience, we will be increasingly aware of what we like, share, read, see, recommend, do, hear etc. This will bring the concept of Identity to higher levels, behaviourally based.
Lifelogging is a tool for the ultimate need in Maslows’ hierarchy of human needs.
Our memories make up who we are as humans. How much will we rely on digital memories versus our own? How does this change who we are as human beings?
What are the positives and negatives of lifelogging?
[make a list of as many as you can think of]
What are the opportunities to business?