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There is no need to be anything like fictional movies, these 5 creepiest technologies of 2019 still appear everywhere

There is no need to be anything like fictional movies, these 5 creepiest technologies of 2019 still appear everywhere

. 4 min read

Does the spectacular development of technology make people feel safer, or actually live in hidden fears?

It is not natural that many blockbusters have taken mainstream content about the war between people and machines for many years. That has been a problem that many people worry about in daily life. They worry about the dominance of visible technology, but we have not realized yet.

"Terminator" is the familiar titles in theme-human machines.
“Terminator” is the familiar titles in the theme of human machines.

2019 witnessed an explosion in the achievements of science and technology. Worries about Facebook and Google tracking users are probably just a small part of the many other theories. Whether or not the perspective of machines and robots against the people in the film happen is unknown. However, these following 5 technologies are surely causing many to debate because of its potential and, “scary” applications in life today.

Face Recognition

It is not the sensors that help to unlock individuals on smartphones, but the fact that this technology is in a large system with a national scale which is worth noticing. Many public places in the world today such as airports, supermarkets, entertainment centers have been integrated face recognition on cameras. Even on streets and crowded residential areas like in China.

Face recognition system is installed in China on many streets.
Face recognition system is installed in China on many streets.

The technology contains lots of uses. For example, automatic tracking, quick identification of negative behaviors, face recognition matching suspicious image data, and dozens of other things we don’t know yet. Furthermore, in certain locations, the police have even applied systems that are capable of guessing the mood and risk of committing a crime by a person. It was based on signs of dispatch only and facial expressions, even voice if recorded.

Virtual people

Unlike virtual characters in games or movies, the difference is that “virtual people” will naturally engage in daily activities and purposes in life. Meanwhile, the looks are very similar. Even real people can not recognize the difference.

An MC on Chinese TV is actually just a virtual image created by humans.
An MC on Chinese TV is actually just a virtual image created by humans.

If you follow the news, you must remember that the broadcasters or virtual MC appeared on some special shows. When watching on the screen, people mistook it for a station employee standing on the set. However, the fact was that it was only virtual graphic images that people inserted into the frame. Even virtual assistants like Siri, the popular Google Assistant will soon be able to improvise. They will be able to talk actively with people as Google tested before thousands of fans earlier this year.

Deepfake

Deepfake – a concept that seems strange but has made many people, especially celebrities – be afraid. This is a technology that intelligently identifies the face image of an original video sample. Then, replace it with another person’s face perfectly and fit almost completely. All original emotions and facial expressions are transformed into new faces. This caused many bad guys to take advantage of this to create fake videos, spreading false rumors, or sometimes extortion.

Obama is one of the first people to take advantage of making face fake videos.
Obama is one of the first people to take advantage of making fake face videos.

Office Following

Productivity and work are the top focusing criteria in companies. Especially in the world’s leading big brands. Therefore, as to set strict standards, they also apply a number of technologies available to employees. Even if these technologies seem to be a constraint.

For example, Amazon and an invention of its smart bracelet. Those wearing them will constantly send signals to the system, announcing certain positions and wrong gestures. Others use motion sensors installed around the campus to cover the company’s operations better.

Amazon and its invention

House Tracking

2018 is also a year of a series of new inventions in the field of “smart home.” A lot of small services and devices are introduced. Especially from big technology like Facebook, Google, Amazon with Portal calling video, Alexa in their Echo smart speakers.

Mark Zuckerberg once introduced his smart home that can listen to commands like Iron Man's JARVIS.
Mark Zuckerberg once introduced his smart home that can listen to commands like Iron Man’s JARVIS.

That’s not to mention other accessories that turn inanimate devices into smart devices. They are even capable of controlling voice or learning user habits. If the prospect of an up-and-coming machine is real, this could be a useful source for monitoring most human movements.