SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Hypebot) –
Skimming through the latest edition of Wired Magazine, it took me Inside The GPS Revolution, and things became apparent to me quite quickly about how this could be applied to the live music sector. The key article is called I Am Here: One Man's Experiment With the Location-Aware Lifestyle, where writer Mathew Honan decides to become a 'geo-guinea pig' for three weeks by loading every cool and interesting location-aware program he could find into his iPhone and use them as often as possible. His explorations instantly triggered a few ideas of what this could mean to music fans alike and how it could shape the average concert goers experience.
"The location-aware future—good, bad, and sleazy—is here.” Matt continues, “Thanks to the iPhone 3G and, to a lesser extent, Google's Android phone, millions of people are now walking around with a gizmo in their pocket that not only knows where they are but also plugs into the Internet to share that info, merge it with online databases, and find out what—and who—is in the immediate vicinity.” All this information creates another curious scenario for people to explore, if indeed the braver social net workers haven't already done it.