The Wisdom of Gordon Bell: things “self identifying and tracked throughout their lives”

In 2012 I asked Gordon Bell if he thought Trōv was a good idea. "It's inevitable" he told me, and then threw his weight behind it by joining the board of directors. No wonder: 6 years earlier he was leading a seminar in Australia called "The Enterprise of the Future:  When All Things Have a Digital Identity" … Continue reading The Wisdom of Gordon Bell: things “self identifying and tracked throughout their lives”

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iPhone 5s even better for life-logging

The recently-announced iPhone 5S includes an M7 coprocessor, which means that life-logging apps can now do their thing without being such battery hogs. The M7 "knows when you’re walking, running, or even driving" and it can track activity without requiring the power-hungry A7 chip that is used for regular applications.  Nike has announced Nike+ Move as the first app … Continue reading iPhone 5s even better for life-logging

Robert Scoble says he would make his Trōv public

Trōv CEO Scott Walchek and I recently did an interview with Robert Scoble. It was lots of fun, but I enjoyed the post-interview discussion even more. We got into privacy or the lack thereof in the world, and Robert was leaning towards the "share everything, who cares?" point of view. I asked him "if we made … Continue reading Robert Scoble says he would make his Trōv public

In-body Sensing, Bell’s law, and NYT coverage of some new devices

Wearable computing is exciting, and on-body sensing is a health game-changer. But the real action will be in-body, as I learned from Dr. David Rollo of Cell Point while doing research for Your Life, Uploaded. Soon my head was full of visions of nanobots in my bloodstream and devices in my stomach that tell my cellphone what is … Continue reading In-body Sensing, Bell’s law, and NYT coverage of some new devices

Infoworld: How wearable tech will fuel the Internet of things

How wearable tech will fuel the Internet of things  A new study from Rackspace titled "The Human Cloud: Wearable Technology from Novelty to Productivity" reports that 18 percent of the population in the United States and United Kingdom are using wearable technology, and the majority of those users (82 percent of Americans and 71 percent of … Continue reading Infoworld: How wearable tech will fuel the Internet of things

FileThis|Fetch – another “keep it forever, keep it together” play.

Check out FileThis|Fetch. They will download your documents from banks and utilities and store them in your repository of choice: Evernote, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, or Personal.com. They are following two trends that will be growing this decade as life-logging emerges and changes society: "keep it forever" and "keep it together."The first trend is "keep … Continue reading FileThis|Fetch – another “keep it forever, keep it together” play.