Kelvin Chan


The article explains telepresence, as well as its potential in safety and security, along with its traditional usage of traversing dangerous situations. This article describes a dystopian plan to place drones equipped with cameras and microphones in all homes in the Silicon Valley as a vehicle for telepresence. The data achieved through this method would also be stored into a public domain browser on the internet, free for anyone in the public to view, including larger corporations and the government. The idea behind this is the assimilation of data behind all cultures for understanding and to assist law enforcement in the Silicon Valley. The problems discussed include morality, trading privacy for security, pervasiveness, and Big Brotherism. The article states that for this idea to work effectively, everyone affected must put trust in agencies and computers to have complete control and decide whether or not what somebody is doing in the privacy of their own home is right or wrong.

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