RIP Society: “Lifeblogging Camera” Documents Every Moment Of Your Day

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 26, 2012

Do your arms get tired from lifting your DSLR to take artfully staged photos of every meal? Do you live in fear that you’ll miss the chance to capture a perfectly picturesque moment while brushing your teeth? Does Instagram not feel quite instant enough? No need to fear: the Memoto “lifeblogging camera” is here to save (and obsessively document) the day! What is a lifeblogging camera? Well, it’s a tiny, weatherproof device that clips onto your shirt, automatically snapping a photo every 30 seconds, for a total of 1,440 pictures in a 12-hour day, that are then streamed to a separate website where you can view them in a timeline…

“Imagine if you could capture and re-live every memorable moment of your life,” says Memoto’s CEO. The concept sounds kind of terrifying to me, but apparently there’s a huge amount of people who feel differently: when the company launched a Kickstarter to produce and sell their prototype, they initially set their fundraising goal at $75,000; the current total is nearing $275,000. With the camera set to be released this coming February, it won’t be long before we all have a “searchable and shareable photographic memory,” as the company puts it.

What do you guys think about this? Will you be waiting in line to buy a lifeblogging camera? Or would you like to join me in my curmudgeonly corner, casting a suspicious eye on these newfangled gadgets and muttering about how our compulsive need to document and share every detail of our lives is getting way out of hand? [Huffington Post]