Microsoft ‘life-streaming’ sounds creepy, patented anyway
Imagine a world where everything you do is recorded by your smartphone, tagged with the location, date and time. Sounds creepy? It is!
And Microsoft is patenting it!
Granted this isn’t a product yet, and it probably never will be. Nonetheless it’s still incredibly disturbing. Especially since there’s nothing about it that isn’t a terrible idea!
The technology in the patent also has the disadvantage of being the dorkiest freaking thing you will ever see. You have a camera strapped to your head, first of all, which probably does the “life-streaming.” Secondly, there’s a a giant clunky wrist bracelet that presumably handles all the data, auto-tagging, and other tasks.
So you already look like a complete tool. But eventually somebody will be brave or foolish enough to approach you, and ask you what you’re doing.
And then you’ll tell them you’re “life-streaming.”
Seriously, is there a situation where somebody tells you that they’re “life-streaming” where your knuckles don’t itch? So it’s a patent that relentlessly violates your privacy, makes you look like a tool, and makes people want to hit you. What a winner.
Life-Streaming [US Patent and Trademark Office]