The technology is going on a full speed. We see how technology helps us during the Covid-19 period. We have also seen how hackers use ransomware to destroy our computers. Technology is a blessing if it is in good hands. Today, we will discuss some pros and cons of technology that we see recently.
If we look at ten years back, can we see a pair of true wireless earbuds? The answer is NO, for sure. Now, if we look at our surroundings, it would be challenging to find someone without a pair of TWS (True Wireless Stereo) earphones. Bluetooth earphones were there back then, but the difference between a TWS earbud and a regular BT earphone is enormous. TWS offers quality sounds, and it is easy to carry. No matter which TWS you buy, they are undeniably cool compared to our first-generation bulkier wireless headphones.
Smart accessories are there in the market for a time now, but they were only popular in first-world countries. Recently, smart accessories became a trendy thing to buy, and we see extensive usages of these items everywhere. These products are considered as a standard product now as their price became affordable. Thus, regular customers are motivated towards an intelligent ecosystem. So, items like automated toothbrushes, AI-based lights, speakers, wireless interconnected smoke detectors, etc., are common in houses now.
On the other hand, if a world war happens next, personal data will be used more than weapons. Majority of the internet users are not aware of the importance of data and privacy yet. They allow third parties to use their data often, sometimes willingly, and sometimes unwillingly. We see how Facebook and different websites share data with third parties. Identity thefts will be happening on a large scale if we cannot stop data leaks now.
Misinformation and deepfakes will spread rapidly in the coming days. Many people will be in a fix to decide which is right and which is wrong. Fake news and fake photos are already being used to spread propaganda. People spread fake news to gain political advantages most of the time. We have seen many riots due to the spread of fake news.
Similarly, the deep fake is a game-changing technology. With the usage of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and deep fake, anything can be cloned. It is an alarming tech if it goes to the wrong hand. Tech experts find it challenging to identify a video created using deep fake, so you can probably understand the difficulty level for mass people. You will start to doubt yourself if you watch a deep fake video for the first time.
The only way to identify deepfakes is to check the source of the video. Besides, AI experts are trying to develop something which will identify deepfakes from the original.
Finally, technology offers many things for the welfare of humanity. However, there will always be a party that will use technology to harm people. It is us who have to control technology and let us not be controlled by technology.