posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 08:05 AM
It is inevitable that someday we will live in a bigbrother society, if we keep upgrading our technology.
Today technology is "smart", which means it can modify it's behavior so that it fits our needs. But this requires it to have some memory and the
ability to process said memory.
So far so god, technology gets smarter, I get my coffee faster in the morning. Everybody wins.
Perhaps then somebody from the coffee company wants to buy the data in the machine from the supplier, so that they can better marked their
This is where it starts getting tricky, or perhaps a bit annoying, cause the technology is still being developed, so it's not perfect. It will make
mistakes, and it will send you more commercials than you wished to receive - but that part is bound to get better.
The big issue with it, is when a government starts data mining. Making statistics where they calculate the probability of you being a terrorist, based
on how many cups of coffee you drink, what your favorite books are and where you go on holiday.
That is dangerous, but it is happening already.
Like with the commercials, the government or different intelligence agencies might get better to find their targets the more sophisticated the
technology gets. But it is a very totalitarian approach to take, and perhaps more power than any government can handle.