Technologies Which Are As Scary As Useful
Technology is indeed very important. The human advancement in this field is indeed appreciable. But, there's a different side to this coin too. Talking about Nanobots, Nano particles have existed for a long time and are not just some villain from an animated TV series. Remember that nanite in one of the Justice Leagues' episodes that controlled Bruce Wayne (Batman) into revealing the other League members' strengths and weaknesses? They have been around since the 1980s, although they don't exactly have an evil plan. The nanoparticles called cadmium selenide quantum dots, for example, actually help detect diseases.
#7 Internet Banking
Shocked? We just point out the facts. Identity theft. Identity fraud. Phishing. Hacking. Scamming. These are just some of the problems online users encounter on the web, which are actually more frightening than a real robbery. This is because you won't even know what hit you until it's too late. Online, anyone and everyone can gain access to your account, especially if you aren't too vigilant about protecting your computer or encrypting your files. If you are too complacent, your account could be wiped cleaned in a matter of minutes. If you carried out your bank transactions the traditional way, you may have more chances to protect your money.
#6 Artificial Intelligence
This is a very interesting technological boom but you deserve to know its side effects too. Experts say that singularity — the point when robots surpass human intelligence — will occur in 2045, so you should probably keep an eye on that robot vacuum you own. Who’s to say it’s not going to transform into an angry, mean machine that's full of resentment because you didn't even bother turning it off even if just for a while? If you think the idea is impossible, know that AI and robotics consist of two primary systems, which are are control and perception. This can altogether take a deadly turn for no ones betterment.
#5 Google Glass
No doubt that Google glass is brilliant and a very useful technology but their are glitches involved with it. It can be likened to a weapon that people can use to invade privacy or promote piracy. Who's to stop someone from recording a video or taking a picture of someone or something without the subject’s knowledge? With the Glass, it would be so easy to record movies in the cinema or a play in a theatre. If it’s capable of uploading files online, distribution of illegally recorded films would be widespread. What would happen to the movie and music industry then? What would happen to people’s secrets?
#4 3-D Printers
Ohhh ya, we are very serious here. The machine can print just about anything. And in this case, anything truly means anything, including guns. So, imagine what it can do when it falls into the wrong hands. As it happens, the printer is capable of replicating a fully functional gun. And with the internet providing images, complete with information about parts that make a particular object, you can practically build a Sig Sauer or rocket launcher out of the printed parts.
Most of us have seen this in movies. they are remotely controlled. Citizens are worried that drones will soon be used for illegal and indiscriminate spying. Even if you have nothing to hide, a breach of privacy is unacceptable. There's also the question about how accurately military drones hit their targets. Do they get the job done without hitting civilians or adding unnecessary casualties? If these drones are left to their own devices, what are the odds of them developing a brain with a mind set on following their pre-programmed orders?
#2 Cars on Autopilot
All of us would love this feature in our cars. But wait till you read this. It isn't so much as a problem in the software, but the switch from robot to human mode. The driverless cars driving on the road today aren't fully functional on their own. At some point, they still need human input and would prompt a driver about a switch. The only problem is when the driver is doing something other than keeping their eyes on the road. If they are dozing off and fail to hear the alert, accidents are bound to happen. The alternative, however, doesn't present a better option. A car that will be remotely controlled can be a cause for accident, especially when the controller isn’t keen on what he’s doing.
This is a developing field in science but is very dangerous at the same time. Side effects. For every action taken, a reaction takes place in another part of the world. If algae blooms grow out of control, for instance, dead zones will be formed. And we're not talking patches of dead zones, but massive ones. Another geoengineering option used is seawater sprayed in low-lying clouds to make them more reflective of sunlight. While this can help cool a certain area, other areas may experience a monsoon. So much to take for us!
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