Dianne Pajo 2m 394 #technology
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You can’t perfectly predict the future, but you can gather information about the past and make some informed guesses on possible outcomes. This is a very useful technique to use when looking at possible future technology and how it will integrate into and affect society. In this article, we’ll look at some of the possible outcomes of new technologies and how our laws may change around them.
As a very hot topic right now, the use of AI and the ethics surrounding it are in constant flux. The new technology is extremely popular. People can create and learn with these new interfaces, but the potential dangers of bad practices such as theft may be cause for alarm. It wouldn’t be surprising to see future laws attempt to reduce fraud by strictly regulating how people can access and use AI.
Self-Driving Cars and Drunk Driving
Self-Driving cars are becoming more and more popular worldwide. However, this new technology does complicate some existing driving laws. For example, many people wonder how self-driving cars will impact DUI charges. Currently, the law still puts full blame on the driver, regardless of whether their vehicle was in self-driving mode at the time of the accident. However, this may change as the technology improves.
Rising Cyber Security
Technology is always growing and collecting more data, especially with inventions like the cloud. This makes criminal activity all the more likely, as there are more accessible targets out there. That’s why cyber security is becoming a bigger field every day. It’s very likely that much higher levels of cyber security for consumer products will be mandatory soon.
While cryptocurrencies are reliant on the lack of government regulation, the currency’s future may change with its growth. As more people can get real-world money using cryptocurrencies, there’s more incentive for the government to regulate them. Already, the government is changing tax code laws for cryptocurrency, and we can expect much more development in these laws in the future.
These are just a few of the potential changes we could see and are currently seeing with new technologies. Who knows—in another 100 years, we may not recognize the laws we currently have, as technology has changed so much of the world. That’s why it’s important to stay on top of these changes.