What if you had a camera in your eye that recorded everything? You could then go back and watch it over and over again. Wouldn’t it be amazing?
That future isn’t far away as Samsung has been granted a patent in South Korea for smart contact lenses intended for augmented reality content; it has a built-in camera.
This is just the beginning, as the next step could be a scenario where that camera records what we see. And then what?
Here’s an episode of the show called Black Mirror that shows a future where we live with built-in cameras in our eyes that record everything we do:
Every technology has pros and cons, and it’s a fact of human nature that we rarely think about the consequences of our creations.
— Steve Koss (@SteveKoss) April 9, 2016
That’s what we explore in this episode, as well as discuss the unforeseen consequences of recording ones whole life.
What do you think, what’s an interesting scenario about recording our lives through our eyes?
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Intro audio is by Arturo Arriaga, outro audio is Candyland by Guy J.