When cell phones become oracles [Wired News]

Cell phones know whom you called and which calls you dodged, but they can also record where you went, how much sleep you got and predict what you’re going to do next.

At least, these are the capabilities of 100 customised phones given to students and employees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — and they may be coming soon to your cell phone.

The phones were part of Reality Mining, a Ph.D. project by MIT Media Lab researcher Nathan Eagle, who handed out the devices as a way to document the lives of students and employees of MIT, ranging from first-year undergrads and MBA students to Media Lab employees and professors.

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