With the announcement of Timeline from Facebook, Lifelogging will soon reach the masses.
As Kevin Kelly wrote four years ago, lifelogging is an inevitability. With how much digital information the average person produces and consumes, it was inevitable that someone would come along and enable easy lifelogging.
“The goal of lifelogging: to record and archive all information in one’s life. This includes all text, all visual information, all audio, all media activity, as well as all biological data from sensors on one’s body. The information would be archived for the benefit of the lifelogger, and shared with others in various degrees as controlled by him/her.
Some form of this total recall is inevitable, at least for some people. Partial recall from partial recording seems inevitable for the rest. We are all likely to record more and more of our lives.” – via Kevin Kelly
Facebook has made lifelogging easier than ever for most people with the announcement of Timeline. You’ll have photos organized by year, the dates of when you watched a movie on Netflix, places you’ve visited, and much more.
While lifelogging can get much more advanced than what Facebook has revealed today, this is a big step towards the future of lifelogging that seems so inevitable.