Intel pitches stalking smartphones
Super-snoop mobes want to know your every move
ERIC Intel CTO Justin Rattner wants your phone to follow your every move, know where you want to go and what you do when you get there and basically fling at you a non-stop stream of information relevant to what's going on in your life.
Rattner's second keynote at the European Research and Innovation Conference (ERIC) in Ireland was once more focused on Intel's vision of a "context-aware" future for technology, something the firm had been going on about at IDF in September as well – albeit in that case it was ultrabooks, not phones.
In many ways, the smartphone is a better fit than your laptop for context-awareness, given that it is a technology many people already consider an extension of themselves and couldn't live without.
This video, shown by Rattner at ERIC and uploaded to YouTube today at the request of The Register, unintentionally shows the potential creepiness of such a Big Brother overview of your life, as well as just how cool it all could be. ®
Holy Shit !
That's just plain scary. I can see that these things are possible but whether they are desirable is a different matter.
Maybe I am just getting old and out of touch with the modern world, but I want to live my own life on my terms, not as suggested/dictated by a digital overlord.
Ditto. Well, I might keep mine until it no longer works on the new system (it's a Nokia 6310i, it makes (and very occasionally receives) calls and sends and receives text, that's all I want it to do, everything else (Bluetooth, WAP) I've disabled). I have it turned off when not in use (which is why I rarely receive calls on it), and because I work in the industry I've tested it and know that when it is turned off it doesn't transmit anything. It doesn't have GPS etc.
I felt sorry for the dog.
From a technology standpoint it is really cool. But I like my privacy too much to ever use it. If the phone knows what I am doing then other people will too. Since the courts have recently ruled that police don't need a warrant to get GPS data then I am sure they can just tap into you calender at will.
BB of course