The Really Smart Phone

April 25th, 2011 Leave a Comment

Thanks to Chet (@oraclenerd) for sending this my way.

Amid the escalating fuss about smartphones (and probably all phones, let’s be honest) tracking and reporting your location back to the mothership, comes very interesting research data about location tracking and its potential impact on predicting human behaviors.

The Really Smart Phone – WSJ.com

I’ve read the bit about Twitter predicting the stock market before, but most of this other stuff is new and very interesting. I’d love to read the reports.

Of course, the cynic in me thinks these findings will end up targeting ads at me, rather than doing something like pre-crime detection.

Although, that wasn’t all good either.

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