Many bear the notion that they are safe and that their life and privacy are not interfered with by anybody. But for a second, imagine that there is a tracker in your bracelet that monitors the location of your child at home or in school. Again, imagine that there is new technology that can help you determine the attention your child pays in class. Imagine again that with the simple act of touching a button, you can turn on the camera in your car and see what is happening instantly.
In the year 2017, CES (consumer electronic show) privacy invasion was the major selling point of a new gadget.
Presently, there are gadgets that might be invading your privacy right now. They may have a window someone can use to observe all your activities right now.
The major victims of these new technologies are parents who want to spy on their children. For a second, imagine that the device you bought to spy on others is secretly spying on you collecting data from what you say and do.
If you are a simple person and you don’t have tech-savvy friends or parents who are monitoring you, then you don’t have anything to fear, at least not directly.
Since mass surveillance is now a now norm, privacy breach and tech invasion should be expected. Right now the NSA is watching Facebook and other social media giants closely and of course, they are aware of it.
New inventions like the facial recognition as well as machine learning have made the sorting of surveillance video even quicker. As a result of this, there are now massive invasions of the privacy of a countless number of people today.
At a conference in 2017, an electronic giant Panasonic reported that their payment which uses facial recognition technologies can both identify and track repeat buyers.
With the way things are going presently, there is not going to be any privacy in the future. But not all tech innovations are spying on users. There are some that can make the life of their users a whole lot better while tracking them. A good example is Buoy. The buoy is an artificial intelligence powered system that tracks water leakage and usage. In order for this new technology to successfully help you save water, it will have to monitor the amount of time you spend in the bathroom, the quantity of water you use and other things. Indirectly, it is tracking your bathroom habits.
In 2018 there are going to be new technologies that will take privacy invasion to a whole new level.