Two news items that seem to reinforce each other.
The first is Jan Chipchase’s presentation on the Ideas Economy. Key point:
Within a few years time, in any part of the world where there is a cellular data connection you’ll be able to point camera phone at someone’s face and know within a reasonable time-frame and level of certainty who they are, their history and their history of interactions. And the same goes for them of you.
And in today’s Observer, a story about the unveiling (hah!) of a hi-tech way for Egyptian women to report sexual harrassment:
HarassMap allows women to instantly report incidents of sexual harassment by sending a text message to a centralised computer.
The future rushes to meet us.