What is Lifecasting?
Lifecasting is the continuous streaming of an individual's daily life, recorded via wearable technology. Lifecasting differs from frequent webcam postings in that the camera moves with the individual and often streams directly to the Internet, eliminating the need for uploading. Lifecasters are seen as the polar opposites by privacy enthusiasts as they willingly publish every detail of their life for the public to see.
Prior to full video streaming via webcam technology and cellular networks, livecasting attempts were regulated by connecting a home network to view each room or a portable computer to store footage. This inspired later reality TV shows like 'Big Brother' and piqued the public's appetite for uncut material. Advances in technology and changing attitudes towards privacy and what constitutes entertainment have shown that life is moving from being marginalized to becoming a popular form of online entertainment with thousands of dedicated lifeguards.