Not many people are familiar with the term “Internet of Things.” In its simplest form, Internet of Things is the concept of having every object in the planet tagged with RFID device and then tracked all over the world. So if you buy a can of soda, this can of soda can be tracked by computers, at any point in time the computer will be able to tell where is the soda can is located. The idea is to tag all objects around us with tags (we are talking about billions of objects) to have a total controlled environment.
How scary that could be? We already live in much controlled environment, people can track you if you carry a cell phone and most of your personal and financial information are already stored in computers.
The more convenience out of life we seek, the more privacy we will have to give up. The Internet, satellite and cell phone technologies made it hard for anyone to hide anymore. When all these 3 components work together almost any object is traceable.
The debate of how much privacy we are willing to give up will continue, but the technology to invade your total privacy is already available.
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