I work in technology but I confess, I have been suspicious of some of the newer releases in personal electronics. Now all kinds of biometric data can be obtained and tracked for various purposes.
I’ve spoken to many users of such devices as the Fit Bit and none of them seem concerned with the fact that they are volunteering up a whole new level of information to the worldwide web.
In their eyes the information being obtained couldn’t possibly be of any real value.
If I have used the frog and the pot analogy once I have used it a hundred times. Be that as it may, I need to use it again and if you have somehow never heard it before, here it is. If you take a frog and toss it into a pot of boiling water its immediate response will be to jump out.
The obvious danger of the boiling water will invoke an instant flight response. However, if you take a frog and put it into a pot of cold water then turn on the heat the frog will never make an attempt at escape. Rather it will boil right where it sits without ever knowing what is happening.
Technology is moving away from the computer screen and onto the human body. Right now it is in the kinds of devices we can wear but it will not be long before it is the kinds of devices we can insert beneath the skin. All will be sold for the purpose of safety and convenience.
The heat just went up in wearable technology devices with the Google “vampire watch.”
From my research, Google does have a patent pending for this technology which, of course, has valid medical applications. However, wearers of such a device should expect that they will be giving up even more information about themselves.
Beast technology? Likely not, but how many generations of product releases are we away from the release of the bona fide “mark of the beast?”
It’s hard to say but one can conclude it will not be long. Be on guard. The devil roams to and fro like a lion seeking whom he may devour.
~ Mitch Salmon