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SXSW Interactive 2014

Location, Location, Location!

Location, location, location is not just about real estate anymore. Your location at any given moment is of interest to many entities. Some good, some bad, some yet to be determined.
During this session the concept of ambient location as related to a mobile devices and the emerging internet of things hardware phenomena will be explored. Use of location data can impact both the individual and the community in a positive way by enabling new means of social interaction. Location can also be used against us in ways yet to be imagined through the collection of location based meta data. The technology exists to make location data both useful and secure provided the pain points can be mastered.

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  1. What is ambient location?
  2. What technology is required or yet to be invented in order to support ambient location?
  3. How is ambient location data stored and kept private?
  4. How can ambient location be used for the good of society?
  5. How can we avoid the "big brother" scenario with ambient location?


  • Joe Chavez, Mobile Zen Master, izen.me


Joe Chavez, Mobile Zen Master, izen.me

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  • Tags: internet of things
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: AI and Intelligent Devices
  • Level: Advanced
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