Life Recorders: The wristwatches of the future

sensecam.jpgLife Recorder devices are coming, says TechCrunch, whether we like it or not. These devices, such as the ones that Microsoft is developing, will have tiny cameras and audio recorders that record what is going on around you and automatically upload it all into the cloud.

The Microsoft site says the camera could have sensors that would detect body heat or changes in ambient light that could active the camera — or it could work on a timer. The audio recorder could have a sound sensor that would activate only when the noise near the microphone is loud enough.

I can tell you this, if they could make one of those in a small enough package — smaller even than the one in the photo on the MS site — I would wear it all the time, or at least when I’m working. Can you say perfect journalism tool?