Information technology has been one of the most emerging and has been able to influence lives of almost every human being immensely in last few decades. We need not mention what technology did with advent of Internet, communication technologies and the wide application of all these technologies making our lives far easier than what our fathers and forefathers would have ever imagined.
I have tried to collect whatever information on the new trends that would shape emergence of new applications and focus in technology. Today I would discuss about one such upcoming basket of technology initiatives that would help governments of various countries to maintain internal & external security.
Gone are those days when spies would lurk around the corners trying to find the right mole. Today, smart spies spend time and energy in hacking networks and compromise computers to collect whatever information they need. Thieves have become smarter by resorting to online theft rather than getting into daylight robbery. The illiterates still resort to old models of theft, but they are getting poorer as money is being replaced by credit cards and banks do not keep big money any more. The virtual world has brought immensely ease for millions but has also opened up Pandora’s box of hi-tech theft and robbery. To add to this security threat, terror elements exploit social network to recruit potential terrorists and also use such mediums to fathom social unrest openly. All these threats are only multiplying with every passing day and need addressing of new dimensions of security almost every day.
Future will hold many jobs for security enthusiasts and will be no more limited to security cameras, but would go to the length of big data analytics and data mining, geo-mapping, predicting behaviors and exploit the internet of things for the best use of security. The opportunities would be so huge that not only top agencies like CIA will have a dedicated hi-tech team of technology experts but also it would become a norm to have such units even with the basic local police force. Technology education for each security personnel would be a must for them to remain effective.
To ensure better tracking and security, national ID numbers like SSN number in USA would become standard across most of the countries and tracking of every individual will be done by machines. Embedded chips in humans would be a common thing and would not only help in tracking and security but also for making transactions as close to human as possible by eliminating even cards for financial transactions. Health would be another area where such human embedded chips would bring a revolution.
In the future, most of the wars would be fought from the comfort of control rooms. Satellites, military equipment and humans would work together to make the future wars happen without much of human intervention. Needless to say, the future wars would be won by technology and not by sheer valor.
Technology will play an extremely important role in shaping up the security practices and policies of nations in the next decade and will create huge number of jobs.