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Drones Humanus
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine (2014)
  • Christine Perakslis, Johnson & Wales University - Providence
  • Jeremy Pitt, Imperial College London
  • Katina Michael, University of Wollongong

What will we become? We can now buy devices to wear 24/7, logging everything we see, and sending data to our lifelog storage device in the cloud. Perhaps we are now the bird-like drone, but we move from the sky, to the branch, to the inside of people’s homes, into their workspaces, and alongside them on roads, trains, and planes. We can capture their interactions, their facial expressions, and the intimate aspects of their everyday experiences [7]. There are seemingly no limits [8].

Much like peer-to-peer security that has proven to be effective in society to reduce disorderly conduct in crowds [9], perhaps people will be paid for drone like behavior [10]. Perhaps, the sweet, civic-minded grandma in the neighborhood, who lifelogs to pass on a heritage to her progeny, will utilize the same device to capture peer-to-peer data and thereby subsidize her pension. What is the trajectory for society?

  • spying,
  • neighbourhood,
  • binoculars,
  • environment,
  • privacy,
  • devices,
  • road,
  • cloud,
  • drones,
  • humans,
  • storage,
  • peer-to-peer,
  • security,
  • social norms,
  • lifelogs,
  • interpretation,
  • literal,
  • society,
  • social media,
  • personae,
  • Internet,
  • asymmetry,
  • history,
  • personal,
  • chronicle,
  • negative,
  • communities,
  • dissolution,
  • trust,
  • wearables,
  • bearables,
  • narratives,
  • scenarios
Publication Date
June 1, 2014
Citation Information
Christine Perakslis, Jeremy Pitt and Katina Michael. "Drones Humanus" IEEE Technology and Society Magazine Vol. 33 Iss. 2 (2014)
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