Really interesting report by PSFK on how a wide range of technologies from sensors and location information to web services are coalescing together in different interesting ways. Creating the web of no web that I’ve outlined previously.
Real-time data gathering will also create what Kevin Kelly terms the Mirrorworld. The insights from real-time data gathering will help to create a digital analogue of our world and then allow services to be overlaid using techniques like augmented reality.
What hasn’t been clearly ironed out is what all this means for the more privacy conscious of us. What does a world that copies us, replicates our behaviour and tries to anticipate our behaviours for better service and profit mean? What will we have to give up? How will consumers, rather than just big business benefit in a meaningful way?
More posts that cover similar areas here.