What better way to start the year with a forecast for the coming 365 days +? Finally being able to catch up with my blog reader, I undoubtedly came across George Siemens’ post on the “Top 10 forecasts for the future” which were issued by the World Future Society.
All the mentioned trends can have an earth shattering influence, but the one that is most likely the most invasive for each person – at least in my opinion – is the first one: “Everything you say and do will be recorded by 2030.”
Though it is not said in which way all this information will be used, analyzed or even just stored and archived, this will have a major impact on our lives. Would we eventually get used to it as we are often not aware of surveillance cameras in public places? Would we care? Would we be more guarded? What about privacy? Would we be able to have an “Oops” button (see video below) to delete anything that should not be recorded?
Deb Roy from MIT can give a glimpse at the magnitude of data that can be produced though the envisioned nano devices need to use different technologies in order to avoid such huge storage needs as the Human Speechome Project required.
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