In the future, we might not need memories. Everything you've ever done and said could be available for review, saved forever in the cloud. That's what Google is working on. It would be a searchable, digital database of your entire life.
Google just applied for a patent for an add-on to its Google Glass product that would record events and file them away under different keywords. Remember the song that was playing while you walked around a festival?
With this new function, you'll be able to search for the song title and the video (or memory) will be pulled up in seconds. According to the patent, you can search for a "specific person, a specific object (e.g., artwork, architecture, monuments, retail locations, etc.), a specific song, words indicative of location, words indicative of a person."
The video you gather on the Google Glass could be sent from the gadget to your smartphone. From there, the video would be transferred to an enormous Google Glass server. This server would hold millions and millions of videos, and they would all be categorized accordingly.
Users could ask questions like "How many movies did I see last year" or "What was the name of the street I walked down in Paris in May?" The server would pull up the video and Google would give you the answer along with your video.
This type of technology could be an incredibly useful tool for forgetful people or those suffering with mental deterioration diseases like dementia and Alzheimer's. It could bring back memories you've forgotten entirely.
I think this would be amazing if it catches on. What do you think, though? Is it the next big thing or another flop tied to Google Glass?