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..

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Comment by Al LeBlanc on January 29, 2015 at 9:57am

IMO, Urgently Need International CyberPrivacyCode of Ethics and Personal Empowerment of UsAll Users to Audit our On-line Personal Identity Data and collected Meta-Data.  Our every cyber transmittal is being collected and tracked in BigData, even our location movement.  Enough Already - We Need access to our publicly available data, tracking sites, et al  and be able to audit/control/delete our on line personal/private data. 

Comment by Valentine Olushola Oyedipe on January 22, 2015 at 9:42am

I Think the Idea of personal privacy is a function of value. Our values today are being shaped , re-shaped and altered  as the case may be by the ever prevailing technological advancement of out time. Consequently and perhaps,the hitherto "personal privacy" may metamorphosed to "public or general privacy" in this situation , Our values would have shifted from what we see as personal to public. Mankind is value oriented and this  value can change when contextualized within the business, personal, educational, family lifestyle, taste and what have you domains.

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