"In 2012, we were sent out into the world to explore and document how lifelogging is going to change how we remember our lives, track and monitor our health and find out any possible risks of documenting our lives.
The two of us - me, Amanda Alm and my friend Ville Boom - traveled around the world for six weeks interviewing pioneers in the field, entrepreneurs, and lifeloggers.
We didn't know anything about "lifelogging" but we soon realized that it's a trend that will affect all of us. It was super exciting to meet people like Gordon Bell and Steve Mann who more or less have invented a whole new way of documenting peoples' lives. What they had to tell about the future was fascinating.
The term 'Lifelogging', which refers to registering your life with technical tools and services, was once an obscure hobby explored by only a tightknit group of researchers. Today, it has evolved into an exploding trend, gaining mainstream popularity through mediums such as Facebook and Instagram. Life tracking technologies are also growing in popularity with smart-phone apps that keep a record of your life. People are using technology to track efficiency at work (Yast), exercise (Runkeeper) and even sleep (Sleeptrak). The next stage of innovation, in hardware, has been rapidly growing with innovations such as the Memoto Camera and Google Glass.
Our trip was edited by brilliant editor Julian Antell and we're proud to present the full documentary #Lifeloggers here on Memoto.com and on Lifeloggersmovie.com.
Please let us know what you think by tweeting with hashtag #Lifeloggers. And support Memoto who made the film possible by ordering a Memoto camera - the world's smallest lifelogging camera."
- Amanda Alm, Film Student at Medieskolan
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