The Ultimate Social Persuasion Device

October 8, 2010 | Source: Technology Review

In the near future, all citizens will wear a centrally-controlled, super iPhone that tracks your movements and can scan everyone around you to divulge their net worth, their shopping history and their dating potential.

The concept is described by Gary Shteyngart in the satiric novel “Super Sad True Love Story.”

“The RateMe Plus technology is its most important part; the fact that it immediately ranks you,” he says. “You can load all your data onto it, and all your data is always open. You’re always completely broadcasting who you are” from your “äppärät.”