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junko.yoshida
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Re: still lame
junko.yoshida   2/26/2014 3:07:04 PM
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Ha, ha, Frank Tu, well said. I think men and women definitely differ in that respect. But you do have a point. Once all that information is in the Cloud, yep, no doubt that it will become soon or later public information!

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Re: Selfie phenomenon
KurtShuler   2/26/2014 2:35:42 PM
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The only thing worse than a selfie is a photo of the plate of food you are eating. I don't understand why people take and send these.

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Frank Tu   2/26/2014 1:55:48 PM
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I'm not allowed to remember all of those things.  My wife fills in the correct answers for me.  What was it that MeatLoaf sang?  "Now I'm waiting for the end of time..."  (JK)  If I needed some digital device recording all that very important human stuff, I'd be in pretty sorry shape in the first place.  Plus, I'm certain Sony would run all that stuff up to the Cloud where Google, Facebook, MSFT, or the NSA would collect $$ sharing it with everyone.

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Re: still lame
junko.yoshida   2/26/2014 1:08:49 PM
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@Frank Tu, you wrote:


I suppose these wearables will finally let us correctly answer the question we get asked on the witness stand: "What were you doing at 3:05 on July 28th and who can confirm that?"  But normally, by the next day, who really cares?


Exactly. But then, can you remember those days when you first fell in love with someone? How you fell for that person, what you did with that person, what you ate, what you talked about, which music you listened together, which movies you both liked and laughed out loud.... every moment and every movement was prescious -- not to the whole world -- but to YOU. For those in love, and for those self absorbed, I must defend Sony that LifeLog is useful.

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Re: Selfie phenomenon
junko.yoshida   2/26/2014 1:03:12 PM
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@tb100, fair enough. If you are compelled to take a picture for the sake of "I was there" statement, sure, selfies come in handy.

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Re: Record your life?
junko.yoshida   2/26/2014 1:00:20 PM
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@AZskibum, I could easily picture my colleague's wrist twiching non-stop, had he bought one of those.

As for recording your whole life, no, I think you can be selective about the moment you choose. The point is that you don't need to write down words, captions, curate the content or worry about connectivity. The app should do that sort of stuff automatically. But still, yes, you will end up a lot of content. But then, can you imagine all the crap we post on FB and twitter? That's a lot of data! 

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tb100   2/26/2014 12:55:30 PM
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I don't know. If you are travelling by yourself, you can take a lot of photographs, but you'll have no proof that you were actually there unless you hand your camera/phone to a stranger, or you can take a selfie.

Even if you are with a group--if you want everyone in the group in the picture, you have the same problem.

I guess if you are carrying around a heavy camera bag you can set a camera up on a tripod and use a timer, but that seems cumbersome for most of us.

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still lame
Frank Tu   2/26/2014 12:50:58 PM
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Let's just duct-tape the cell phone to our wrist.  Is that all these wearables do?  They're just a meager output extension of the phone (with a little input).  So what? 

With the occasional exception (Mio), you're lucky if it picks up anything more than the swing of your arm.  Most then interpret (very incorrectly) every movement into exercise making crazy assumptions about calories or sleep (no brain waves needed).   Maybe I'm really driving down a bumpy road or sitting still in a movie.  How about adding the exercise of pulling your phone out of your pocket/purse to see what's going on?

There's nothing fashionable about that Sony band - or does it come in real gold, platinum, silver, tennis bracelet, orange bead, and pearl styles so it blends in with actual jewelry?  As fashionable as Google Glassholes.  And as the other Frank says, who wants the continuous alerts?  Let's just go back to an old pager. 

I suppose these wearables will finally let us correctly answer the question we get asked on the witness stand: "What were you doing at 3:05 on July 28th and who can confirm that?"  But normally, by the next day, who really cares?

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wilber_xbox   2/26/2014 12:39:57 PM
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We just now added another IoT device to collect more personal data for big cooperations to sell. I mean if i am paying for smartphone or smartdevice then all the data that i am storing either on cloude or on personal hardware should be only mine.

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Record your life?
AZskibum   2/26/2014 11:01:15 AM
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I wonder if users really want their entire lives recorded, and how they hope to use & manage that data. The idea of a wearable that vibrates for every text, tweet & Facebook like is amusing. For some, that could be a steady stream of interruptions.

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