A must watch TED talk for anyone interested in privacy and social media.
Axon creates connected technologies for truth in public safety.
"....TASER and Microsoft have formed a unique partnership that brings together two powerful technology platforms to meet the unique needs of law enforcement today. With unmatched technology innovation and industry-leading security, the partnership is enabling transformation in public safety practices while also promoting greater transparency and trust between law enforcement and private citizens."
This man knows a lot about what is happening in this area - https://ccj.asu.edu/content/michael-white
Now compare to the narrative clip.
The Nymi is the first wearable authentication technology that allows you to take control of your identity through cardiac rhythm recognition. Authenticate once and remain authenticated until the wristband is removed. Move beyond passwords, pins and locks and interact with the technology that fills your daily life with proximity detection and task-based gesture control. The Nymi presents a new and exciting system that grants you access for being you!
"...This is the official Autographer app. It allows you to review, tag, share and delete images from your Autographer when you’re on the go. Preview and browse all of the images on your Autographer in chronological order. Select a single image or use several to create GIFs . Share these directly from your phone. You can also tag images and mark your favourites for later."
Synopsis: Martha and Ash are a young couple who move to a remote cottage. But the day after the move, Ash is killed. At the funeral, Martha’s friend Sarah tells her about a new service that lets people stay in touch with the deceased. By using all of Ash’s past online communications and social media profiles, a new, virtual ‘Ash’ can be created. Martha is disgusted by the concept at first, but then in a confused and lonely state she decides to talk to ‘him’…
"....Vodo serves as the bridge between Google Glass™ and the world you live and work in.
With Vodo Drive, you'll be able to share pictures, video, and text from your Google Glass to a folder you're permitted to on Google Drive™. You can also watch a folder on Google Drive and have it send new images and text files to your Google Glass.
As a special case, Vodo List can turn the spreadsheets you use on Google Drive into lists that you can control through Google Glass.
Vodo Task will let you set alarms and reminders based on time or location."
"....The “self” is too narrow. The quantified self movement isn’t about me, explicitly — I care dramatically more about what all of the past, present and future “me” amounts to. We’re looking at a new oral tradition — the sum and summary of my life. It’s my story, spoken through data and technology.
The “quantified” word suggests enumeration, which is an input, but not an output (and outputs are where the most interesting stuff happens). “Logging” likewise implies input only, the act of collecting of data — warehousing, in short. "
Mobile devices and wearable technology are redefining the phrase "personal computer" - no longer conjuring up thoughts of desktop or even laptop devices, but rather devices smaller - and more powerful - than many ever dreamed possible. The mobile phone in your hand - the one that has more computing performance than a 1979 Cray Supercomputer - is quickly being transformed into a mesh of wearable devices, allowing you remain connected 24x7 and throw off more private data than ever.
With the rise of mobile and wearable tech comes the ability for services providers, their partners and, well, just about anybody with a few dollars, to track where you are, what you are doing, who you are doing it with, where you've been and how quickly you're likely to be doing it again at your next "habitual" destination. Oh, and the likely route you are going to take.
Issues abound: what really differentiates mobile devices from wearable tech, and how are their privacy issues different? Why are we being pushed into an always-on/always-tracked society, and what is this data likely to reveal about ourselves over time?
"...We’ve created a beautiful smartphone app and desktop software to make storing, sharing, and curating Autography fast and simple wherever you are. Check out our ecographic to learn how the complete experience works together"
"The research examined the six distinctive types of wearable tech user, and how businesses need to take advantage of them:
1. Curious: people who have no specific need, but are more interested in playing with the technology. Rackspace argues businesses need to focus on simplicity of use and attractiveness of design in order to keep these customers.
2. Controllers: people who will only purchase once they know exactly what they want to do with it, and that they can manage their data in an appropriate fashion. The paper advocates that this demographic is going to be vital when considering second and third generation devices
3. Quantified sellers: people who want to track themselves as they live their lives; an academic interest. Rackspace notes that these people are “e-hoarders”, needing their data in two or more places, particularly the cloud.
4. Self-medics: users who wish to utilise wearable tech for m-health. Rackspace argues that, for these users in particular, the data gathering methods need to be spot on – ensuring the “how, when and why” of data collection is transparent.
5. Finish line fanatics: those for whom the gloss of a shiny new device soon wears off. Understandably, the report advocates that businesses need to capitalise on the initial excitement, advocating giving “real meaning from the data”.
6. Ubiquitous future: digital natives that will grow up with the next generation of wearable technology. Rackspace argues that, for this generation, privacy will not be an issue, with boosting personal skills the key."