Trackable Pill Approved. Wow.
Now that Internet-connected sensors are cheaper, smaller, more powerful than ever, human implanted microchips are now a thing.
Next up, apparently – Trackable Pills.
So, it’s kind of official. We’re living in a Philip K Dick novel. Personally, I was hoping for a more Jetsons-ish future (I want my flying car as I head out to my job at Spacely Sprockets), not a Blade Runner-ish future… but progress is progress I guess.
Why mention a smart pill on a security site? Biggest reasons:
- Just because we have the technology doesn’t mean that we have a handle on bio morality. Here’s hoping that before we go too far down this road as a society that scientists, ethicists, politicians and human rights groups can talk and agree on some ground rules. We need, essentially, a Geneva Convention for bioethics.
- Progress usually occurs after lots of testing. We’re moving pretty fast as a society. And, as we allow AI and big data to robotize our existence, things will speed up exponentially. Great for invention, not necessarily good for human decisions.
- If something is Internet connected it can be hacked. Not quite sure how I feel about hackers having access to medication that includes inter-corporeal location data. So, let’s hope that as this tech evolves that security will be the #2 concern (right behind health safety).
Welcome to the future, gang. Stay safe out there. Now back to the Jetsons