Rewind a decade or two, and imagine that you have been approached with the following offer . . .
“ We’ll provide you with a reassuringly shiny hi-tech device (which you’ll have to pay for) THAT WILL :
● listen to, analyse and record all your conversations,
● recognize your voice for inclusion in a Big Database,
● track where you are to within 30cm,
● store and analyse all your photos,
● recognize your face for inclusion in a Big Database,
● map all your connections to your friends, family and work,
● monitor your habits,
● log all your internet use,
● track your finances,
● sell all your details to any organisation with sufficient cash,
● give away all your details to Govt. agencies. IN RETURN, you’ll be able to get free phone calls, make videos, and play games with coloured lozenges you can drag around a screen.”
Would you take them up on it?