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#040 Legacies of the Future

posted 18 Aug 2018, 03:53 by Aaron Brownlee   [ updated 18 Aug 2018, 03:57 ]
"History obliterates, In every picture it paints, It paints me and all my mistakes"
- Hamilton the Musical

As I'm thinking of the future, I have to wonder one thing: What will it be like when history is recorded? And not recorded as in "We have one grainy looking camera shot of it happening and a guy called Steve who said what happened". I mean that for the first time ever, people can record the world as it changes. The first ever camera phone was invented in Japan in 2000, making my generation the first to grow up with the ability to mass record an event. Obviously, there were regular cameras before the first camera phone, but you wouldn't have them on you at all times. Anyway, what I'm saying, is that for the first time ever, people don't have to look at an event in history through one grainy black and white news camera. For the first time everyone has the ability to record their point of view in HD wherever they are, and as Tom Scott said in a talk a few years ago, Once live streaming becomes mainstream in everyday life:    "It won't be, Where were you when X Happened?, it will be, Were you watching when it did?" (9:10 in the video if anyone is wondering)

I've mentioned it before, but things like this are going to change the world and the future of history, since we no longer have to look through someone else's view, we have 100 cameras of people in the crowd, letting anyone see an event for themselves in the future. And it's only gonna get better from here as technology develops. Anyway, Thought Over,

- Aaron

PS. Did a bit of a redesign on the Network with the Help of TERMINAL, you might notice their posts will be a bit different from Me and Jen, So they should give a useful perspective.