Can’t remember what this story was about | NY Times 26 July 2010

Services like Date Check, Zittrain said, could soon become even more
sophisticated, rating a person’s social desirability based on minute
social measurements — like how often he or she was approached or avoided
by others at parties (a ranking that would be easy to calibrate under
existing technology using cellphones a…nd Bluetooth).”

The Web Means the End of Forgetting

Okay so the question of forgetting is of course on many people’s minds, including mine, but this story doesn’t do much more than ponder it, raising both unrealizable techno-fixes and unrealizable techno-fears, like the above. Really? Easy to use bluetooth and cell phones to figure out what people are doing at parties? Gimme a break.

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