Friday, September 26, 2003

8/11/2006; 2:32:41 AM

The transparent society gets closer ... or a closeup?
There is a merging of technologies, and the evolution of technologies, that is creating the possiblity of every person becoming a "sensor" that can be used by others. With the Internet, 802.11 wireless, wearable computers, cell phones with cameras, and now embedded cameras ... we'll soon be able to share and broker audible and visual information from anywhere.

This article shows what HP engineers have been up to with embedded cameras in glasses. When coupled with a small computer that has recording capabilities, GPS, and wireless connectivity, we could all be sharing recorded information about almost anything that we experience. If you have not read David Brin's The Transparent Society ... you ought to. We're getting closer and closer ...


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