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

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 26, 2012 - 9:20 am

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]