[extropy-chat] Wearable Camera Etiquette

duggerj1 at charter.net duggerj1 at charter.net
Fri Apr 9 15:54:23 UTC 2004

Friday, 09 April 2004

Hello all:

      The Viridian mailing-list pointed me at this interesting little gadget. 


Basically you have a small wearable video camera that runs a 30 second tape loop. You can save the current buffer to removable storage by pressing a button. 

I pre-ordered one today. It will make a useful tool at work, although I won't get to take it to some work sites. It will also let me attach video clips to my blog. Finally, I wish had one of these for both of the two car accidents I suffered. 

What kind of etiquette will develop around these? For instance, I wouldn't have worn this to the funeral I attended last week. I would certainly wear it to a library or out in public, but I don't know if I would wear it into someone else's home. Should a wearer tell people about the camera? Should a wearer conceal it? Should a wearer offer to provide copies of the video to those in it? What sort of precedents exist? 

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