Microsoft Wants to Patent "Life Streaming"

Do you wish that your life was recorded and then uploaded to the Internet for your family and friends to see? Neither do I and I can’t imagine anyone else who does. Yet that’s something Microsoft is looking into according to a recent patent application. A “life recorder” would capture just what it says and then allow you to instantly push these moments online and share them with the world. This sounds like a good idea if you want to make sure you always have solid alibis.

This patent application was filed way back in February of 2011, so I’m unsure of what, if anything, ever came of it. Microsoft calls it “life streaming,” which I think is very poor name and suggests something very intrusive, but I can see where they’re going with this. The patent refers to “life experiences” several times. I think Microsoft’s idea is simply that you’d want to have certain moments documented, but you wouldn’t necessarily know when that moment is coming.

Good intentions aside, having your life continuously recorded would be a huge blow to privacy. Even if you yourself didn’t “stream” your life, you won’t have a choice in what others around you do.

via Engadget

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