It’s not quite the futuristic picture painted in Steven Spielberg‘s 2002 adaptation of Phillip K. Dick short story “The Minority Report.” But it’s pretty close:
A world where everyone on the street is instantly uploading to YouTube whatever they’re looking at will be a world where everyone is both continuously filming and being filmed, where everyone is both voyeur and object.
In a thought-provoking Rolling Stone blog post, Gary Susman touches all the relevant recent media bases – S.T. VanAirsdale’s Tribeca Film essay, a photo of Michele Bachman tweeted by Luke Russert and the musings of documentary filmmaker Henry Alex-Rubin (Murderball).
There’s no doubt Google Glass could be the biggest thing to hit the digital documentary age since Kickstarter and Indiegogo. And as Susman rightly ends with, the technology will almost certainly also allow some young wearer to bust out as the next Spike Jonze. Read Susman’s piece here.