Social networks and surveillance means that our society is more connected than ever, a theme that underpins Ubisoft's staggeringly ambitious upcoming open world title Watch Dogs. To get some viral publicity going, they've launched a new site that tracks real-time data in the city of London: including train services, Boris bikes, social network posts, Wi-Fi networks, traffic lights and more.
WeareData is well worth checking out if you've got some time to kill, and want to feel a bit like a super-hacker. Or a stalker.
“With WeareData, visitors will discover that much of the hyper-connected world imagined in Watch Dogs already is a reality, and that everything and everyone is truly connected,” explains Ubisoft. “The amount of and potential uses for public and personal information that is readily available online has never been more relevant, as evidenced by today’s headlines.
“WeareData is designed to provide a glimpse into this reality and to give visitors a new perspective on the cities in which they live.”
Watch Dogs is out on November 22nd for PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U - with next-gen versions arriving at or shortly after launch. More details in our extensive preview.