Good luck trying to get that shot of the Eiffel Tower with this thing in tow. Think of it as a gentle slap on the hand from your favorite art professor, followed by a micro lesson in creativity: "Be. More. Original."
The technicalities of the disabling function don't actually sound that complex, and we could see it readily implemented on any DSLR today:
"The phone runs a web app that queries a Node.js server I built to query Flickr and Panoramio for the number of pictures nearby. It's open source. According to that number, the app synthesizes the camera sound in real-time using the Web Audio API. If the number is above a certain threshold, a photo cell mounted in front of the screen picks up a signal and transmits it to the microcontroller which then retracts the shutter," Schmitt details on his website.