When people go on vacation, 99% of their pictures are of sunsets and monuments that have been photographed thousands of times before.
Sure, that image of a majestic tropical bird perched in front of a waterfall may seem like one-in-a-million shot, but that still means that one hundred variants of it have already been uploaded to Google Photos.
It can be a lot of work to frame a shot in an aesthetically-pleasing fashion. But what if we could make use of THE INTERNET to save us the trouble?
Instead of carrying a regular camera, a user can carry a “camera” without a lens or ability to take pictures.
Instead, when the user presses the shutter button:
- The “camera” records the user’s GPS coordinates, the time of day, and the current orientation of the camera.
- Later, the “camera” syncs this information to the Internet and downloads the most aesthetically-pleasing photo for the specified site and time of day.
So if you were disappointed that you were taking photos of Niagara Falls while it was overcast, no worries: the camera will pick out some majestic waterfall-and-rainbows-on-a-sunny-day photos from online.
Stop futzing with shutter speed, exposure, framing, and who knows what else—just let the Internet take your photos for you!
PROS: Saves tons of time! Makes everyone into a master photographer. You won’t have to worry about looking bad in a photo, because you’ll never be in a photo! (Unless you happen to be the subject of the top-rated photo somehow.)
CONS: At least one person will still have to use a real camera to take photos, or else there won’t be anything for the GPS-only camera to find.