Meet the 'lifeloggers', who use technology to record life's every moment

Posted By: Anita Nair
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Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Thanks to sites such as Facebook and Flickr, it's now possible to capture every moment of your life and share it with your loved ones, but there are people who intentionally capture their daily lives using technology - they are called Lifeloggers.

The term was coined by Microsoft computer scientist Gordon Bell, who as part of a 10-year research project used a SenseCam to recorded pictures of every person or place he encountered. They record their faces, text, audio, even biological data from sensors on their bodies over a period of time and then share them with the public.

One example is trendsetting photographer Noah Kalina, who posted a 2006 YouTube video made of photos he took of himself every day for six years, reports Discovery News.

The benefits were summarized by Kevin Kelly, cofounder of Wired and author of What Technology Wants:

1. Continual monitoring of vital measurements such as body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and presence or absence of bio-chemicals. This data could serve as a warning system and also as a personal base upon which to diagnosis illness and to prescribe medicines.

2. A digital memory of people you met, conversations you had, places you visited, and events you participated in. This memory would be searchable, retrievable, and shareable.

3. A complete archive of your work and play, and your work habits. Deep comparative analysis of your activities could assist your productivity, creativity, and consumptivity.

4. A way of organizing, shaping, and "reading" your own life. (ANI)

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