May 18, 2013
I saw a frightening movie a while back about a girl that had been drugged and brutally raped.
In the movie, the girl is eerily warned, "You won't remember, but you will never forget!"
That line leaves an indelible mark--that something can be so horrific, so scaring that you can't recall it, and can't forget it.
Now there is a new device coming to market that helps you recall everything.
Memoto is a 5 megapixel tiny camera (36 x 36 millimeters) with an embedded GPS that is worn around the neck, like a necklace.
When clipped on, it starts taking the phones and when put down or in a pocket it shuts off.
The Memoto takes 2 photos a minutes (1 every 30 seconds or nearly 3,000 a day if worn all the time).
The photos are stored in an accessible cloud app that uses GPS to sort the photos on a timeline with a date and location stamp.
Photos are private by default, but can be shared using traditional social media, such as to Facebook or Twitter.
The battery lasts about 2 days and is rechargeable by connecting to your computer at which time the photos are uploaded to Memoto's servers.
Wear, photograph, recharge/upload and repeat.
Privacy issues abound with a device like this--imagine wearing this into the bathroom, locker room, bedroom, or even a private corporate meeting--lots of embarrassing and compromising no-no's here!
At the same time, imagine all the precious or memorable moments in life that you can capture and enjoy--it's the realization of the photographic memory you've never had, but always wanted.
Also think of that rapist or other criminal approaching you--getting photographed, caught, and punished--so that the victim really does remember, and can forget with a new peace of mind. ;-)