We have all heard about the idea of virtual reality, augmented reality and how we can find new ways to ‘live’ in a technical world. These ideas are becoming less and less of a concept, and more of an actual reality due to the ‘Internet of Things.’ This explores the way in which everything is connected and can process data without having to have human to computer interaction. Ideally, this makes things easier for people as it requires less physical effort.
However, there is a darker side to this connected network, as the security on these systems isn’t always strong. Where have we already gone with the Internet of things? I look around my room and I can immediately find my Xbox Kinect with a sticker over the camera. This is my own paranoia, prompted by watching the movie ‘Ratter’ – which was based on true stories – where a malicious stalker watches a girl through all of her cameras by hacking them. This is only an example of how these new networks are lacking in privacy and security – and it brings concern about how far we will actually go into the Internet of things, without considering our own privacy first.
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