By B.N. Frank
Privacy and security experts have been warning about Internet of Things (IoT) technology for many years and continue to do so (see 1, 2, 3, 4). Internet of Bodies (IoB) technology falls under the IoT umbrella and it is currently unregulated.
For those who aren’t familiar with what IoT entails, an excellent description has been provided on the Whatis5G.Info website:
The Internet of Things (IoT), as being marketed and sold to the public, is a vision of connecting every “thing” possible to the Internet – all machines, appliances, objects, devices, animals, insects and even our brains. In addition, the IoT will include artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), robots, microchipped humans, and augmented humans (humans with some form of technology implanted or integrated into their biology to “enhance” human characteristics or capabilities). IoT sensors and surveillance cameras will pepper our communities as well. New IoT cyber physical systems will render all objects “smart” – i.e. connected to the Cloud – thus enabling pervasive machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and massive data collection and leaving us open to devastating cyber attacks.
In November, Activist Post reported about a law review article which revealed legal and social issues associated with both IoB and IoT technology. Additional scary details and pictures were provided in an article published by Truth UnMuted:
The Internet of Bodies (IoB) and Hacking Your DNA
How Implantable Devices Will Connect Your Body to the Internet
The age of the Internet of Things (IoT), and soon to follow the Internet of Bodies (IoB), is now upon us.
The RAND Corporation, the think tank behind some of the world’s most influential and frightening ideas and technologies, has released a report titled The Internet of Bodies: Opportunities, Risks, and Governance.
You should be wary of any reports issued by the RAND Corporation.