When we think of sensors, we tend to think of them placed on things, not us—but this technology will make it normal for the sensors to exist on our bodies or even inside them.
Wearables are the early stages of the internet of things,
Some people may have RFID (Radio-frequency identification) devices in their bodies or just beneath the surface of their skin and not know about it. These devices have been introduced by the medical procedures they have had, and that may include fillings from the dentist. Often these medical devices are tiny and require sensitive medical equipment to extract the information they contain—but this might not be true in the future as the range of such transmitter may increase, and intermediate device (such a the ones we might wear) might carry their signals to distant receivers.
There may be an industry formed to block or kill RFID tags that are put into our bodies, our gear, workplaces, or the areas we hang out in (like our homes and the park) without our knowledge. Will such industries be outlawed—that is a possibility…
Will such devices integrate with complex programs and even artificial intelligence? The answer to that is yes, data collected by RFID tags can be processed further, and there is no expiry date for information collected either.
A new term: simulacra (a simulation of you—your body and how you think) can be produced and experimented on by businesses, and governments; because currently… simulacra have no legal rights.
These devices can come in at lest three forms it seems.
1) Storage of information
These devices may store information about who you are, medical information, and government information such as social security numbers and so on. They may also store personal or commercial information such as your bank account numbers for example.
2) Personal Information
Like the above (1), all sorts of information can be stored in these, and apps may even share information about us to third parties, and even sense the environment or our bodies without at the request of a third-party.
Most of these devices will be devices we buy and use for personal reasons. Examples might be body health monitors, apps that we often associate with our mobile telephones right now, and that includes storage of information and recording, taking pictures or films.
With these devices, they may also connect to our homes letting us check if the door is locked, what is in the refrigerator, cook meals before we get home, turn on or off lights, check out how much fuel is in our cars, see if all the bills are paid (if the payments are not automated) and so on.
With wearable devices our partners and friends can also check up on us to see if we are stressed, our health, or if it is a good time to contact us.
3) Business & Government (on site, or work place if mobile)
Employees may wear these devices to gain access to work equipment, monitor work time and work flow, schedule reminders, sales information, travel schedule, social obligations, adverting, on the fly re-scheduling, communication between employees.
Customers or those who interact with the business (such as contractors or other visitors) may also be given wearable devices. Customers may also download apps into their private wearable devices that give them gifts or encouragement for visiting a business premises often for example.
Business and government like individuals face privacy concerns such as what if wearable devices take pictures of the work place, plug into business equipment or computers, or an employee decides to record (or film) a meeting for example.
The management of government functions is outside the scope of this article and might be considered to be a fourth topic area; especially if those functions include the management of large groups of people such as prisoners, protestors, the military, police, events (such as races and running), covert operations (that may dragnet a lot of innocent people to get to the people they are looking for), boat people, illegal immigrants, tourists on temporary visas, and probably a lot more groups that might have been missed here.
Sample tweet about this technology: 📌 Wearable Technology (the next stage for global sensors—us) [a presentation]: http://preview.ceros.com/salesforce/salesforce-wearables/page/page-554114af0698a #TheVenusProject #Transition #RBE
Last edited in May 2015
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