You know, technology is great as long as it is kept in the proper realm…and when it actually works as it is supposed to work. However, things are definitely getting unbalanced. We have smart meters, smart cars, smart phones, google glasses, and virtual reality coming at such a rapid pace that healthy boundaries and intelligent control can’t be positioned quickly enough to keep humans at the top of the food chain…or energy chain, if you prefer. The following article is another in the long line of technological advancements that makes one say, “Hey, what could go wrong???” I can think of a bunch of things.
Here ya go:
Here’s another one for the “brave new world” files.
The Guardian reports:
Samsung is exploring the development of a contact lens that can project images directly into the users’ eye, take photographs and connect wirelessly to a smartphone, a patent application has revealed.
The South Korean copyright authority has published a 29-page application made by the consumer electronics firm two years ago, reported the technology blog Sammobile, offering a rare insight into a science fiction vision of a future technology that could be closer than we think.
The lens could overlay internet-connected services directly into the user’s line of sight, in an example of what is known as augmented reality. It could also discreetly – even covertly – take photographs. The device would be controlled by eye movements or blinking, according to the patent, and it would connect with a smartphone.
Of course, Liberty Blitzkrieg readers will recall that Samsung came under serious heat last year when it was revealed that its “smart tv” might be spying on you.
But, said McSherry, “If I were the customer, I might like to know who that third party was, and I’d definitely like to know whether my words were being transmitted in a secure form.” If the transmission is not encrypted, a SmartHacker could conceivably turn your TV into an eavesdropping device.