As we all know, the technology nowadays are ever expanding at an exponential rate. What we may just think of something today, may already be prototype and optimized by tomorrow.The instruments to make anything is almost limitless; from ubiquitous DIY material to 3D printer. Like they say, the Sky's the limit.
However, there's a possibility that a threat may come upon us. A threat of "privacy invasion".
Well, what I'm thinking is not about the internet, but the future of it.
Let me give an example of what future of internet could be, from my perspective. In future, all of us would have a "digital sign" whether we want it or not. This digital sign could be a replacement to our physical identification card. This digital sign would enable one to detect one's present even in camera. So, it's like a "Big Brother" is watching us, 24/7 .
But then again, this is not the cyber invasion that I thinking of...
The introduction of this digital sign would be lucrative for the business world. Since the digital sign would readily identified our face, body and even our personal ailments, there is a use for that in the marketing world.
In future, there will be NO models working to promote product (sorry!). so, who's going to publicize the market product?
Well, they have YOU.
Imagine this, the advertising board will have and digital sign identifier. So whenever someone close by, the board will show the closer-by people wearing/using the product. An Innovative way to capture and persuade customer to buy their product.
BUT, then again, does this not against one's personal privacy?
What if the person does not like others to see them in plain clothes or vice-verse? What if the person is bound to religious belief that abhorred act of "revealing" body to anybody?
This will be a question to ponder about when we imagine the future of things..