Knowledge of someone’s location prior in advance has many inherent advantages, for both individuals and corporations alike.
For corporations who survive and thrive on selling advertisements, this could virtually mean adding another ‘goldmine’ to their future revenue pipeline. Highly ‘relevant’ ads could be thus targeted at individuals, basis on where they are going to be.
Facebook has filed a patent application entitled “Offline Trajectories” for a technology can predict where you’re going “based at least in part on previously logged location data.”
The system will use a user’s previously logged location, as well as other people’s, to make predictions.