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What Happens When Our Cellphones Can Predict Our Every Move?
Your cellphone knows where you’ve been. And new research shows it can take a pretty good guess at where you’re going next.
A team of British researchers has developed an algorithm that uses tracking data on people’s phones to predict where they’ll be in 24 hours. The average error: just 20 meters.
Full Story: Slate
An interesting read on the future of our phones - and our privacy. “While some people might be less comfortable with the idea of commercial entities tracking their movements, others embrace it. Just look at the Foursquare users…. With a good prediction algorithm, you’d have a reasonable chance of guessing where they’ll check in next.”
Reblogged Monday, August 20, 2012 from smarterplanet