Sterling has an excellent bit about “information munitions” – little cameras with cryptographic signatures and GPS to verify time and place an image was created at, and audit trails on image modification.
It’s interesting that, even without all that, a camera phone can still rock the world.
I left this comment on Worldchanging years ago, and I distinctly remember the concept, but I’m totally unable to find where The Chairman talked about it. There’s a Viridian Note which discusses the idea, but I could swear that there’s a Sterling rant where he discusses dropping thousands of cameras with forensic features into war zones as human rights monitoring tools. Cascio discussed an “earth witness” phone too at one point, but that wasn’t it.
Anybody with a mind like a steel trap or access to insane search skills able to find it? It might have been in a video or audio talk by Sterling which would explain why it isn’t indexed. Can We Find it?