35 Years from Today

35 Years from today you, your spouse, your son or daughter may be involved in an investigation where an entity needs to know where you were at this exact time 35 years ago. For most of us to answer that would be nearly impossible to answer.

But Apple, Google, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Fitbit and any other app or device that you use or wear pretty much knows exactly where you were at any given time, and even better the 100 people that where physically closest to you.  If you think about the metadata being collected on each of us today is incredible.

After all Google Maps recent update is even helping you with known routes and drop-offs and things of interest in between targeting you with advertising. Apps like Woz will even be able to tell an investigator if you had to deal with traffic during your commute.

Recent political events where the Supreme Court nominee produced a calendar of his daily life from 35 years ago got me to thinking about this quite a bit. The tech we carry in our pockets and purses has the most comprehensive digital diary known to man.

We have already seen Google Map data used in divorce proceedings and a variety of other legal events So whats to say that our lives will not be re-constructed later with the digital footprint we have today.

Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash

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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.