Our technological capabilities are developing faster than are the laws that dictate how they can be used. There are also many gray areas that require a lot of deliberation. With this set of articles we examined the technology and what we can do with it, and consider what we should do with it.
Since time immemorial, humans have been concerned with the subjects of security and privacy, but the convergence of many of today’s technologies — especially in the form of the Internet of things (IoT) — mean that the stakes have never been higher.
Already identity theft and ransomware attacks are rampant, with a worse-case scenario being a dystopian future in which “Big Brother” in the form of governments or mega-corporations observe and control our every move.