I personally love the google vacuum scanner, i personally love a good percentage of googles ventures,
what we're trying to do with the iknow project is to provide a digital way for people to socialize and share knowledge, and interest others in a variety of sources of literature, a book club of sorts, google docs meets facebook meets a late night in a pub,
preserving the written word is essential to our survival, but so is integrating it into a form that can be easily absorbed and taken with you in todays modern fast paced age.
Initially the starting point was just a few people, a group, and now we're looking into servers and building an app.,
So with that, and with the emergence of low cost high quality technology utilizing your one device rather then a plethora of devices and possibly servo's, microcontrollers and some form of rig to hold it all, and in early concepts would have required either specific or a universal mount for the phone ( or tablet etc )
Though scanning a whole book would be tedious, we would like it to be far more possible for someone to be able to capture whatever they like easily without a complex rig or set up.
As i work digitally more hours then i sleep or eat, my access to digital realm is a constant, and though i can't do much a/v production on my phone, it's a different tool and produces somewhat different results it's an incredible and indispensable tool on its own,
and with the exponential rate technology has and is increasing at, smart phones from china are now packing more then most peoples desktops, i've seen the future>
and modular accessible technology is that future.
I also am building an offgrid community in northern ontario with my best friend where we can integrate technology and nature into our lives harmoniously, as harnessing nature is where technology started,
and i'm an avid tinkerer and body mod enthusiast, so i'm interested in integrating small modular technology into the body as well .