If you already hate that so much of everyone’s life is being shared and captured digitally, you probably should turn away now (but hopefully, even if you want to turn away you don’t). Memoto, a GPS-equipped 5MP camera that you easily wear automatically takes a picture every 30 seconds so you can document every moment of your life. The tiny device even geo-tags, timestamps and uploads the image to their servers with limitless storage. Memoto’s user experience is so simple that it automatically uploads your pictures when you connect it to your computer for battery recharge.
Memoto is built with no buttons and has a two day battery life and is a very non-invasive technology for a constant daily documentation tool. With a small monthly fee, you can then access your timeline or organize pictures into “moments” which can be relived in stop-motion, shared or enjoyed at your leisure.
If you are someone with privacy concerns, Memoto offsets that by giving you the control when others can see your moments by providing full ownership. Also all the pictures transferred to Memoto’s cloud service are encrypted. “The pictures are only visible to you: only you can see them and only you can change them. If you want to share a picture or a moment with someone you trust you have to make an active choice.” The device itself turns off when stored in darkness, but it will be very evident to others when you’re wearing Memoto and taking pictures when with friends – taking the uncertainty out of if-or-if-not the device is being used.
Currently Memoto is a Kickstarter project, reaching its funding goal of $50,000 in just 5 hours. With 35 days to go and 1,380 backers, Memoto has already secured $258,000 to bring the world’s smallest wearable camera to market. It’s very evident that people want this and want their lives engraved in the cloud to revisit. You can still back the project for their 2nd batch at $249, with space being filled fast; otherwise you will have to spend the expected retail price of $279.