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. 😉