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Three big trends converge at CES

Mike Elgan | Jan. 13, 2014
Lifelogging and lifestreaming got a boost from wearable computing and the quantified self at International CES this week. Welcome to the future.

Now, if you're asking yourself why would anyone want this, the answer is: Because we're human.

Why did ancient people make cave paintings and stone statues? Why did we embrace paintings? Why did we embrace photos? Why did we embrace video?

Human beings like to make things to remember and share experiences. Throughout the history of mankind, we've always embraced the better, higher-resolution, more-details way to do this.

Lifelogging and lifestreaming are just super high-tech cave paintings. Combined with wearable computing and the quantified self, lifelogging and lifestreaming are going to be super easy to do, and the results will be even more compelling and addictive than selfies, Snapchat and social networking.

So remember International CES 2014. Because next year, you won't have to.


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