I probably have some considerable level of autism, although I don't recall ever doing any repetitive stacking out of coding universe.
Yesterday I went to "Coro da Achada" for the second time. Lovely place, despite being too politic to my taste. During the weekly rehearsals, at least the ones I were there, nobody really talks about any politics, so fine by me as I really, really rather focus on what matters to me: science and arts!
That's subject to a whole other topic, so, anyway...
It is a very open place. Anyone can come in, join and sign. Enjoy. I think I'll even play with then on a presentation next Saturday, even being such a fresh newbie. It will be awesome (I hope)!
The songs are mostly cheerful, despite of the focus being "politics intervention", as they say. I've got little clue of what that means. The first time I thought "politics, I better stay out". Now I thought "well, maybe this makes sense to me if the intervention is to add science!". One can only dream.
Maybe one day, since people there are so nice, if I stick around enough, we can even sign about basiux!
July, 27th a sunny Monday, that's one of the most common kinds of pictures along with my first "outdoors" one with the clip (karma referral link).
Since then I've been using it almost every day. Some people asked me "what's that?", I answered "it's narrative clip, takes 2 pictures per minute". Now I've updated to "1 picture every 10 seconds". Yesterday I was surprised with the first bad reaction, and a massive one. They really wanted to convince me I was doing something wrong and wrong. I couldn't understand what was so wrong about it.
So I researched, just now, briefly. Found this
Common Sense For Wearing/Not Wearing The Narrative Clip
June 11, 2015 23:11
Narrative’s products and services are all about integrity. Everything you create with Narrative is yours - only yours. If you want to share your content with someone else we think you should. But only you decide when to do that.
Legally, you may photograph what you want, as long as you don’t obviously infringe someone else’s integrity or violate an official photo ban. Two things follow from this: firstly, you have extensive rights to photograph what ever you find interesting or important or beautiful or for other reason worth documenting. Secondly, you have significant responsibilities to respect other people’s integrity. If someone asks you not to use your Narrative Clip - then please don’t. If someone doesn’t explicitly ask you, but you have reason to believe that the place or the context is inappropriate for photographing - then please don’t.
I've bolded the "reason" there, for a reason. And this was not as helpful as I'd like. Too short.
I never have reason to believe anywhere is inappropriate, specially after reading "Legally, you may photograph what you want, as long as you don’t obviously infringe someone else’s integrity or violate an official photo ban".
What could be those reasons? I lack common sense. Being someone who don't believe in privacy, I don't correlate myself with many of those things. I was once very, very, very, very, very shy. And that's it.
About a week ago I was discussing privacy with other tech geeks, talking about firefox, passwords, tor, and digital privacy in general. One of them caught my idea of "it's all about miss communication" within seconds. And he kept thinking about it. And I kept thinking about how fast he got it.
My conclusion was that privacy, like vaccine, is important to those who can suffer it. You should vaccine yourself and be aware of privacy because even if it doesn't matter at all to you, it matters to some people, and it threatens their life. Not only politicians and diplomats, but whoever lives on the edge.
It is, still, all about our lack of a better protocol to communicate to each other... But, in practice, there is this very important reason for privacy. And that, somehow, is impressed in our culture. Some people care so much for it, and have no clue to why. They get in circles trying to explain. Very, very confusing.
Some of them may also be shy. Others may be wanting to control everything themselves. To me, those are childish or teenage feelings. Children aren't shy, they become when they become teens and realize the extent of their actions and how they can't control it as they wanted to. Some people grow out of shyness but keep that infamous controlling will behaviour.
I don't know what was the reason behind so many people in that group who just hated finding out I have been using a camera without their consent. I don't think they know it themselves. One of them asked me near the end of the event, and we then talked for almost 1 hour only about this, most of them angry at me at some level. Only reason we stopped was I had to go. It was 2:22 in the morning.
Worse, I still can find no reason to not try again in a similar environment, without necessarily doing what they seem to have advised, per my own suggestion: to greet myself warning people. "Hi, I'm Caue and I've got a camera.". If I ever feel the need to greet in this way, I'll probably just silently remove the clip instead.
I may, however, never feel this need unless someone explicitly tells me to. After all, if this isn't legal, it should be.
Why do I bother? Now, that I don't know.
I do know I love using whatever technology that helps my memory, and patching the intrinsic brain malfunctions associated with it that most people don't know or like to admit it exists.
Narrative clip is still not it, but a great usage to it for instance would be remembering every single thing I ate. With the right A.I., which could come only after the singularity, it can easily lead to such a improvement leap in my own health. This may never happen, but it isn't too hard to see the benefits of never forgetting things.
What are the downsides? The only one I can see is being overwhelmed, but that only happens if you still want to control everything!