Why technology scares me

Here I am, sitting in my car as a passenger, heading home from a friend’s concert. I’m using this iPhone to post to my blog, I have google maps loaded, and it’s tracking this car’ down to the meter via gps. Meanwhile, on another tab, safari is loaded on twitter and gmail, and every time I pull down the page it refreshes with my latest tweets and emails.

And this is all on an iPhone.

Sometimes, it’s scary to think about how far technology has come these days. The world of technology is growing at an exponential rate, and there seems to be no sign of slowing down. Will we be become completely reliant on cellphones, tablets, and laptops?

Here are some other aspects of technology that I look forward to, but at he same time, have a slight fear of:

-sapient robots that have human emotions and can learn like a human being.
-computer chips embedded with in us instead of credit cards
-adding a hard drive to the brain to record every waking moment from birth to death
-security cameras and sensors everywhere that know where you are, what you’re doing, and who you’re with

1984 may be closer than we think.

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