Once upon a time, you had to come back with some fancy souvenirs to prove to your co-workers you were at the “big game.”
It’s a mindlessly fun way to kill a few minutes, zooming and searching for peoples faces. I know I enjoyed sideline peeping to notice things like professional weasel/broadcaster Jim Gray taking a photo as Gaga finished the anthem. The clarity is completely nuts.
You just better make sure that if you are gifted SuperBowl tickets, you don’t pull a Whatley and re-gift them to Newman. Busted!
Soon this technology will be even better, and scarier. You could put a few of these in a mall, timelapse render pictures every 2 seconds, run some facial recognition software against a DMV drivers license database… and well… say hello to “Minority Report.” Will it be a great tool for law enforcement? Oh, hell yeah.
But will it become a dystopian nightmare? Probably. For now, enjoy it’s innocence. Because I doubt it will last.