The list is not exhaustive so feel free to add your own ideas as to what will happen once the tech is affordable (and has been adopted by the beautiful people).
24/7 first person filming will quickly be partnered with live streaming and allow people to subscribe to other people’s lives and watch them live in real-time. At first people will make abysmal choices of who to subscribe to such as celebrities and other people famous simply for being famous. Soon though we will move on and start following adventurers, explorers, daredevils and other interesting folks.
2. Your own Life Channel
Popular people will begin charging subscription fees for you to watch their lives and they will in effect become “channels”. Why watch ESPN tell you about an athlete when you can just virtually live that athlete’s life through subscription? This shift will create the benefit to society of drying up the market for paparazzi and entertainment news magazines like People or US since we can now directly find out on our own what the “stars” are doing
a regular view of my future subscribers
3. Product placement payment for regular people
Once streamers began to get actual followers they can then monetize their own daily product use. We won’t need commercials with traditional pitchmen to promote products they *might* use, instead we can see what actual products people are using in real time. Ever quick to adapt, advertisers will seek out the most followed persons and pay them to use their products. I expect a big check weekly from the makers of Cap’n Crunch under these new arrangements.
low tech personal camouflage
4. Rise of the Personal Camouflage Industry
The fact that everyone is filming everyone else 24/7 will not change the fact that people want some anonymity in their lives. This will be a boon to the Personal Camouflage industry. The natural response to cameras everywhere is for people to begin changing their appearance through masks, costumes, or makeup. A whole new type of electronic countermeasures enabled clothing will soon emerge to make it difficult to be filmed (for those who can afford it).
5. The emergence of compilation channels in the manner of NFL Redzone
NFL Redzone is the NFL on speed. They cut out all the “boring” parts of games and just show you the touchdowns. This will soon happen to the various channels of life streamers. We will be able to subscribe to special “lifezone” channels that just show us dating breakups, people getting fired at work, red carpet trips, or all other sorts of things that we want to watch.
What else do you think will happen in a 24/7 first person filmed world??