It's a good idea.
It's not for everyone, but for the ones that are extroverts enough it's a good idea to express themselves 'live' or just share random/important/urgent stuff.
Originally Posted by out_here_grindin
I read an excellent book by Dave Eggers "The Circle" and it was effectively about a technology conglomerate becoming too powerful (like a google or apple) and controlling everything. One of the parts of the book deals with the company "The Circle" setting up these tiny cameras everywhere around the world so people all over could watch things live. This book was right before Periscope was created so it kinda foretold of Periscope. In the book everyone loves the all access cameras but eventually there are cracks in the system and a few people see the dangers of it. This one guy does not want his entire life broadcast as apparently everyone else in the world does. Eventually he is pursued relentlessly by people from the circle, demanding that he give in and broadcast himself like everyone else. The cameras pick up him driving off a cliff in his car as he runs away, broadcasting his suicide worldwide. It was a book about the dangers of this stuff. It could be us in 10 years or even less.
Kinda like Person of Interest, in which there is a powerful machine that can see from every audio/video recording machine in the World and there are two good guys who use it to protect the World from bad people, and there are some bad people that wants to use it to do bad things.
I wouldn't be surprised if in the future someone could create a machine/virus so powerful that it could infect all the machines in the World and do..everything it wants.
I mean, governments and big dogs (Google, Facebook, Twitter etc) already do something similar from their services/products.