One doesn’t need a crystal ball to see that humans will soon be at a point where they have little, if no privacy at all. Some might say we have precious little privacy now, especially if we own products — i.e. cell phones — with GPS.
But my crystal ball sees a time when every human will have a GPS chip (or something similar) implanted in their bodies at birth, and every move they make over the course of their lives will be recorded somewhere — there for instant or future reference by law-enforcement authorities and others, if needed.
There are myriad ways that information could be used. It would certainly help law officials solve crimes. For example, someone robs an ATM late at night. No problem for the police: they simply scan a database to learn which GPS chip was there that night.
Other examples: A child is abducted, and located within moments thanks to her/his GPS implant. An elderly person with Alzheimer’s wanders off, but is found quickly . . .
You get the idea: no more unsolved crimes and disappearances. Indeed, it would probably cut down on the numbers of premeditated crimes.
Some would argue that the benefits of such an internal human tracking system would outweigh potential loss of privacy. Others, of course, would argue that privacy is paramount, and that such implanted tracking systems could give governments and business far too much control over us.
But I think it is going to happen, anyway . . . That’s one of my predictions for the state of the world 1,000 years from now. There will be nowhere to hide . . . if one is so inclined.
P.S. Yes, I have talked about this idea in earlier posts. But I raise it again because we have been making predictions about the future (and because there are always new readers coming here who don’t go back and read all the old posts).