One of the large new home builder companies in the USA will begin to install in all new homes built the sensors, connections and wifi enabled lights, appliances and more such that Alexa may operate for you upon moving in. An upgrade will include security for lights, locks and cameras all online and ready to go.
Most people are embracing the technology. “Hey Alexa, turn on the bedroom lights. Hey Alexa Play some Smokey Robinson tunes.”
There are some people who are concerned that what they say or do in their home may be listened to by others or saved somewhere to be hacked into at some point down the road.
How do you feel about all of this?
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Well this isn’t about all that. Maybe it is a little bit.
The streets of most major cities in the USA are now on camera 24/7. If not providing a live feed there are cameras which are accessible or at the very least recording everything on virtually every single street and major intersection or crowded areas.
What do you think? Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Feel safer?
Now think about this for a moment. There is a relative startup with an office which is pretty much a virtual office location. The people who work for the startup go to the physical office space everyday or at least are expected to go there. The actual work and the support they provide is to a project team many miles and time zones away from there.
The CEO and most of the other workers are located with the project team. The CEO feels there is a need to check to make certain each person arrives in the morning by a certain time and remains at the end of the day until a certain time. A potential strategy is to install cameras in the office location to capture the people working there when they arrive, as they work and when they leave.
What do you think about this solution?
Consider each point of view or at least two points of view: The view of the CEO and the proposed solution. The view of the worker who is now on camera all day every day whenever someone wants to have a look. What do you think in each case? Do you have another solution to offer?
In closing do you feel there must be a sign posted when an area is under video – where you may be recorded or viewed at will by an unknown party? If it is a public place or a private location does this now make a difference in your answer? In addition, who owns the actual content? In many ways isn’t this similar to your personal data which Facebook is being raked over about. How about the video being recorded by all of these cameras?
Think over these questions and share your thoughts.
If not maybe reread George Orwell’s book written in 1948 titled, “1984”.
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on Strategic Business Consulting, Training and Business Coaching. Our passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their business.