This news item was a cool surprise. My instant reaction was “hey! What a good idea!”
Using photo-messaging to catch/convict criminals.
If you are about to be mugged/rapped (or in just about any other circumstances) then you could take a photo of the criminal and send it somewhere (anywhere, as long as it’s away from the scene).
This depends on a couple of factors (obviously)
[li]Weither you’ve got one (they are probably rare, but they may catch on, especially if they have surprise uses[/li][li]How long it takes to send a message (“just wait, while I send this picture of you to the police. then you can mug me”)[/li][li]The quality of the pictures (likely to improve over time)[/li][li]The law (would it be ‘admittable as evidence’?)[/li][/ul]
Any other new (or old even) technology that surprised you for an unforseen use?