Some quick predictions about #Periscope and Terrorism

I think that very soon there will be some kind of outrage – either a terrorist attack or a shooting spree – where eye-witnesses stop to film the events as they unfold.

Last week I recorded a quick Periscope video blog making some predictions about terrorism and technology.

I think that very soon there will be some kind of outrage – either a terrorist attack or a shooting spree – where eye-witnesses stop to film the events as they unfold.  They may even put themselves in danger to broadcast live via Periscope or similar live-streaming apps.

Discussing this with some friends of mine, I was told that was a ridiculous suggestion, and that any eye-witnesses would simply run for cover rather than film a murderer on the loose.  But I have a hunch we will soon see examples where the urge to film and share trumps the urge to fight or flight.

I don’t know what the consequences of this will be.  I just think it will happen.  What do you think?

1 thought on “Some quick predictions about #Periscope and Terrorism”

  1. I think you nailed it. It is inevitable that people who want attention for their cause will use Periscope for their needs. I think it is a very dangerous utility. Out there are persons who will do anything to get their 15 minutes of fame. It is a scary future.

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