Capture and Document Your Whole Life Online: New Life-Capturing Camera, Memoto, Lets You Record Your Life for Posterity

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If you ever wanted to match the face to a name you just learned, or if you find yourself kicking yourself over missing a fabulous photo opportunity, then the tiny little Memoto clip-on camera may be just the device for you. Still in its concept phase, the device is promising to hold pubic interest, having already raised $245,000 on Kickstarter, far surpassing their goal of $50,000.

Capture and Document Your Whole Life Online:  New Life-Capturing Camera, Memoto, Lets You Record Your Life for Posterity

Clipping on to the front of your shirt, your handbag, collar, or wherever else works best for you, the 5-megapixel camera takes photos at the rate of two per minute. It has 8GB of memory, which will take a few days of pictures, and shuts off automatically when it is put away. The camera will document every step of your life, and the corresponding Memoto app will then organize the photos, along with the corresponding GPS information, into a timeline.

Photos are stored through Memoto’s online photo storage service, which requires a subscription fee. The camera is expected to retail for about $249 per unit, with an initial $199 offering for early investors selling out quickly.

This concept, while interesting, is not new.

 
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Capture and Document Your Whole Life Online:  New Life-Capturing Camera, Memoto, Lets You Record Your Life for Posterity

Capture and Document Your Whole Life Online:  New Life-Capturing Camera, Memoto, Lets You Record Your Life for Posterity

Microsoft’s SenseCam was a project that developed a camera worn around the neck which, like Memoto, documents virtually every minute of the user’s life through a series of photographs, taken when a change in temperature, movement or lighting triggered the internal sensors. Unlike Memoto, the SenseCam, now licensed to Vicon, is not available publicly, and is generally used by researchers.

Capture and Document Your Whole Life Online:  New Life-Capturing Camera, Memoto, Lets You Record Your Life for Posterity

While documenting your everyday life may seem mundane to some, it is appealing to many, especially those who travel a lot and want to document every part of their trip. Nobody seems to be talking about privacy concerns with the Memoto yet, but this is every part of your life documented by you – kind of like your own personal Google car. So you may want to think twice about bringing the old Memoto on your wild trip to Las Vegas – you may just end up inadvertently breaking Vegas’ number one rule!

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  1. Oh, my! I can see disaster, here!

    I can see Invasion of Privacy, Stalking, and other lawsuits.
    I can see subpoenas for pictures.
    I can see antsy cops, bureaucrats, politicians, and others taking strong actions! (Remember when Cheney had the dickens beat out of a guy, and had the SS and FBI follow and charge a guy?)
    I can see some twit with this thing getting the crap kicked out of him (Killed? Good riddance!) by people he photographed.
    And I can see idiots forgetting they have this gizmo on them, mis-behaving, getting caught, and then getting nailed based on their own evidence, which they have supplied.
    And then there are uses for ID theft, and other wonderful little crimes. (Which I better not discuss!)

    This thing will make a fortune for the legal community!
    I guess they are all the early investors!!!

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