by Taylor G
Have you ever seen the movie “Eagle Eye” and wondered if someone was able to track your every move. Well that is actually becoming a reality. Recently, the American Civil Liberties Union reported that there is a “widespread tracking of citizen’s movements” using automated license plate readers. This technology is reaching a point where it can be used to track every movement of any vehicle. This technology works with street lamps, in every light pole there is a processor, like the ones in our mobile phones. These poles are actually able to feed information back and forth with each other. They can take a picture of your face and it can even record your conversations. There is technology all around us, and even in our cars, which can be used against us. Just like in an airplane there is a black box which stores all information when you enter a vehicle. There are even cars that will send your location and speed to websites which are capable of being attacked. A company called ‘SNOsoft Research’ says that it’s not impossible to program your car to kill someone.
After reading this article I have a renewed vision for what is actually possible with the future of technology. The development of technology will never end. Soon our ATMs will scan our face using facial recognition software to verify that the right person is accessing the account. There are endless possibilities to what the future can hold. What is it going to take for the human race to realize that the more we innovate technology, the more we lose out on privacy and the right to freedom. I hope that someday we learn from our mistakes and we don’t get pushed to become perfect beings and not get punished for every little mistake we may make.
Storm, D. (2011, November 24).Surrounded by surveillance: Is everything spying on you?. Retrieved from http://www.pcworld.com/article/244654/surrounded_by_surveillance_is_everything_spying_on_you.html
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