posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 11:23 AM
Benjamin Franklin said (and I paraphrase) "Those who give up freedom for security deserve neither freedom nor security'.
How about those who give up freedom for CONVENIENCE?
Everyone is raving about Apple's new thumbprint feature on the iPhone, and people are raving about how much they're going to enjoy their Apple Smart
Watch. Here's a scenario, that won't be too outlandish.
Your Smart Watch is recording all your vitals, like heartbeat, steps taken, etc etc etc. Your iPhone is recording your location anywhere you go.
Cops come along to a crime scene, and find a thumbprint that shouldn't be there. They run it through their database of thumbprints voluntarily
provided by Smart Phone users to Apple, Samsung, Sony, LG, Microsoft, and whomever else because they are too lazy to type in a password. Those
thumbprint databases are instantly scanned, and a match is found to a phone user. Remember, in normal every day life, people without criminal records
won't have thumbprints in police databases, but they have voluntarily given their thumbprint to their cell phone manufacturer, who has recorded that
image in a central database, along with other data from your phone.
Police then get use geo locating software to triangulate your cell phone, which you have with you because most users can't live without their cell
phone for 5 minutes.
Police show up, arrest you, and it's all because you wanted CONVENIENCE.
Because you wanted a Smart Watch, they can also tell that at the time the crime was committed, your heart rate and blood pressure were much higher
because of increased adrenaline.
YOU gave up all this biometric data, voluntarily, because you thought it was "cool" and "convenient" to be able to have medical info on your wrist
and a thumbprint to open your phone.
And the marketing from cell phone companies talked you into using this feature, to the point where you not only were willing to give all this up
voluntarily, but to the point where you were LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.
So, who's up for an $599 Apple Smart Watch and a 2 year contract on that IPhone 6?