Monday, January 01, 2018

Happy New Year! Tech is in a mini-revolution at the moment and 2018 should be a fun year

It's 2018 already.. wow, time is flying isn't it? You barely look up and another year has clicked by, but the internet has a lot going on with the new year that we just ushered in. In the US, Net Neutrality will become a reality, what does it mean for consumers? I've spoken to many educated people who have no idea.

But, there is a lot of other things going on as well within the tech world. Privacy, which is always an issue continues to be largely ignored by most Americans. Edward Snowden has made his bold announcement and it didn't seem to phase the ordinary American, who probably has taken the news in stride and doesn't understand either what these things could be used for.

The book 1984 spoke of privacy and surveillance - a telling take on a land where your every move is watched. Video, audio, and GPS tracking devices have been creeping into toys now for the holidays. Robot toy dogs with video monitors, paying for you check on devices that have cameras and essentially microphones can home in on you at the dinner table when you are out. Refrigerators, TV's and more.

Have we become a little too complacent with what we allow to be recorded by unknown entities for unknown reasons? Maybe, maybe not. One thing is for sure, it's a strange new world we are about to enter into as VR headsets and robots are about to transform tech.

Self driving cars are proposed? Will they take over the streets? Probably not, but again, just a few years ago, the book 1984 seemed like a far fetched notion of science fiction and was open to conjecture. The future? We may already be inside that future right now.

Take this story for example, Face ID technology IDs Family Who are not alike? Say what?’t-alike/ar-BBHA4Ex?li=AA4Zoy&ocid=spartanntp’t-alike/ar-BBHA4Ex?li=AA4Zoy&ocid=spartanntp 

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