We have talked extensively about the aggregation of information and social networks, bringing together multiple streams of social media into a centralized browser a la Flock.
Well, what if your PC not only helped you gather info and act on it, (i.e. paying bills, buying airline tickets and checking up on friends) but did a lot of work for you while you were out LIVING YOUR LIFE.
Wouldn’t that be nice?
The first step towards a never tiring personal butler is here with a new aggregator called Pageonce.
Pageonce keeps track of your social networks, your Netflix que, your upcoming trips and most interestingly,Pageonce takes action for you while you are away, essentially acting on your behalf.
Once set up Pageonce will pay your bills, maximize your travel rewards, and keep tabs on your cell phone usage so you don’t go over in minutes.
TO me it sounds eminently useful. However we come back to the issues that separates the pre- and post- digital natives most clearly: Privacy!
Pageonce would essentially have access to your whole life.
A lot of people will balk at this, but really if you think about it you give out your personal information all the time to hundreds of vendors over the course of your life. Pageonce would centralize this and perhaps make it easier to see where and how your information is compromised.
I myself am not too hung up in privacy. But most people I know are. What kind of security promise would be required to get the majority to use a program such as Pageonce?
Money backed guarantees?
What does the crowd think?