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perception camera

know how you are being perceived by others
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A tiny camera (size of a mosquito) should be hovering over our head all the time. It should capture entire day's event on our actions and also it should capture how people around us respond to them (capturing body language, words, actions etc). End of the day you play the video and understand what went well and areas where you need to improve. Helps to identify areas where you feel disgusted about yourself and areas where you feel proud
ravi kris334, Jun 11 2011

Smallest flying camera we've got yet. http://www.gizmag.c...-takes-flight/9702/
...at least the smallest declassified flying camera we've got. [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jun 11 2011]

Prior Art http://en.wikipedia...y#Point_of_View_Gun
Point of View Gun, but I don't think it's on Earth MkII at the moment. [TomP, Jun 11 2011]

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       [ravi] - you're new here so welcome.
xenzag, Jun 11 2011
  

       Watching the video could take awhile, even if you were to fast-forward through the boring parts, like the watching of the previous day's video, for example. But the idea shows thoughtfulness and creativity. Bun from me.
RayfordSteele, Jun 11 2011
  

       "Helps to identify areas where you feel disgusted about yourself and areas where you feel proud", surely much of what it'd capture would show what others perceive about you (their expressions / reactions you'd otherwise have missed), and perhaps some of what you might find you do, which you find disgusting in others. Either way, I think if you were so self analytical, (and by extrapolation, others were too) the World would be a very dull and even more self-centred place. [-] {logs into ravi_kris334's webcam to see the reaction}   

       Oh, and hey, welcome to HB
Dub, Jun 11 2011
  

       Not a bad idea. As you describe it, it's like a high- tech diary. I prefer to interpret it thus: since ordinary social interactions, coupled with ordinary social skills, normally serve the same function as this idea, what niche does it fill? Presumably, would be useful to people short on either social interactions or social skills, as a means to remedy those defects. Would also be useful to people who're unwilling to rely on the opinions of others in deciding what, about themselves, merits pride or disgust. But in practice, some of those people belong to the first group.
mouseposture, Jun 11 2011
  

       The idea as a self-improvement tool is valid; I've often thought of doing that sort of thing myself, but there's no such thing as a mosquito camera.   

       However usually people take videos of themselves, not others since we have, you know, eyes and ears already... and I'm not sure what you're doing such that the descriptives you're looking for would be "disgusted" or "proud".
FlyingToaster, Jun 11 2011
  

       Mightn't it be more effective just to use the Point of View Gun? Won't work on women though...
TomP, Jun 11 2011
  

       I have a vague memory of hearing of some thing like this being done to help people with a defective memory, If memory serves. Except it was a rather large pendant, and took still pictures in response to changes in the scene it was looking at. “Size and costs fall and complexity increases. It's just a matter of time.”
j paul, Jun 11 2011
  

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       s.
sirau, Jun 12 2011
  

       Eventually, people will stop having cameras. There'll just be a continual recording of everything, everywhere and you'll be able to pick what you want to view, and from what angle and what time.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 12 2011
  

       True, [MB]. Except you won't bother, your AI will pick them for you. Then you won't bother to look at them either, so your AI will look for you and will show them to other peoples' AIs, and the AIs will have a right good time laughing at the photos...
pocmloc, Jun 12 2011
  

       De l'Isle-Adam was right, apart from a minor spelling error: "Vivre? Les servers feront cela pour nous."
mouseposture, Jun 12 2011
  

       "Except you won't bother, your AI will pick them for you. Then you won't bother to look at them either, so your AI will look for you and will show them to other peoples' AIs, and the AIs will have a right good time laughing at the photos"   

       and then some scientist will create a programmable light nimbus to surround you such that it emits the vision of all you should be to your surroundings
beanangel, Jun 13 2011
  

       I thought that was couturiers? Or are they the ones on motorbikes?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 13 2011
  
      
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