Bruce Schneier in Secrets and Lies says:
"We're only a few generations from being able to record our entire lives -- in audio and video-- . . ."
This never occurred to me before.. it really is a defining thought. I have a feeling that it may only be a single generation. Yeah, in 30 years it may be possible, but it may be 60 until it can be done cheaply enough to make it practical for everybody who wants to.
I bet right now you could record all your audio conversations. With a pocket PC and a little innovation it would be almost trivial. I’m sure you could even do it with less. It’s not like there is not a lack of consumer targeted products for digital recording. Just imagine if you could ask yourself: What was I doing 15 years ago today and answer that question with a video of just what you were doing. What a powerful tool that could be.. for good and evil.