Some of the reports indicate that Google now has a patent for indexing videos of your real-life experiences and making them searchable via a device like say Google Glass. Users would be able to record video through a wearable computer and store it remotely for a later search.
A report on Quartz says that in the patent, the wearable device (Google Class) would send its video to a user’s paired phone, which would in turn send the video to a server, where it would be stored. A user can use keywords to search specific instances they want to re-watch. One can then search the video at a later date vie the online database.
On how the search will work, the patent reads, “the method may also include transmitting a query of the user to the server computer system to initiate a search of the history or real-world experiences, and receiving results relevant to the query that include data indicative of the media data in the history of real-world experiences.”
The patent notes, “When the user is determined to be within a popular location, preference manager may automatically turn on media capture without intervention of a user. In another embodiment, preferences manager, may be set to continuously or periodically capture media data for a specific interval of time.”
The media capturing device could automatically be turned on at popular locations, notes the patent. According to the patent, a popular location, would be one where other users have captured media data as well.
Let’s wait and watch, how this technology will be used in the coming days.