Saturday, February 04, 2006

A glimpse into future digital life

NEW YORK (FORTUNE) - Should you be able to video yourself being interrogated by the police? With many of today's camera-cellphones, it's trivially easy to do from a technical standpoint. But it took Hubert Burda Media, Germany's largest magazine publisher, to get me thinking about it.

Two weeks ago in Munich, Burda hosted an innovative event it calls Digital Lifestyle Day. There Gabe McIntyre, a well-known blogger who lives in Amsterdam, showed a video of himself in a real-life experiment. Even in the relatively benign precincts of Amsterdam, he demonstrated that the police may not be pleased.

By David Kirkpatrick
FORTUNE senior editor

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