Here are three posts from my other blog, Outrun Change, looking at some implications of the rapid technology change taking place around us.
New technology is very cool, yet we need to ponder the implications:
- Downside to cameras everywhere and the near-zero cost to record data – There is a log and probably a photo from every time you interact with a toll booth, cell tower, ATM, or commercial security camera. Those records will likely be retained for a very long time.
- Who inherits your digital music, books, and movies? Who controls your social media after you die? – Our legal system hasn’t come to terms with those questions. The answers today are murky.
- Can your cloud provider do *anything* they want with your data? – On one hand, a literal reading of their terms of service say the answer is yes. On the other hand, the answer is more likely no, but they could do a lot if they wanted to. Might take lots of legal fees to sort out the boundary of what’s okay.