Tech Scanners Are Becoming a Big Thing on the Consumer Market



For a long time, things that may have made us uneasy for we have been heavily encouraged to buy that latest smartphone. Along with that we're given Wi-Fi service plans to keep us connected to the worldwide net.


Alexa, who was introduced to us a short while ago.


It's an independent software system capable of carrying out various functions once the user feeds it verbal commands. 


Simple tasks such as switching on the lights or switching on your smart TV are a few things that may be on its to-do-list. 


It can even serve as a camera surveillance lookout for anyone who comes up walking to your door.


Or check this one out, these spyware apps and programs can even sense if you are driving while texting on your phone.


And that’s not to justify you should text and drive. Nonetheless, you’re doing that it’s done solely by the choice you made to do so.


Despite that inkling of concern, the marketplace has racked up billions of dollars within this profitable niche.


Businesses have been demonstrating spyware ingenuity consisting of monitors, scanners, and intelligence systems to supposedly improve the user's experience.

The Patriot Act Kicked Off a Tsunami of Spy Programs

However, there's a bit of an issue with the level of privacy that is infiltrated by these online applications. 


I don't know about most people, but privacy is everything I feel. 


It's just something that has been a HUGE issue ever since the 9/11 incident took place. After that unfortunate event, former President W. Bush introduced the Patriot Act.


Enabling the Patriot Act gave the ok for government entities to spy on individuals within society to see if they are domestic terrorists.


And the kicker is that it's our own government that has been appointed as supreme authority to intervene in our lives whenever it sees fit.


The various technologies created over the years has allowed online criminals using different forms of malware to hack into hand-held devices with little to no effort (included in this is the hacking of Smart TVs and personal PCs).


Ever Heard of PAT Scan Technology?

The technology is meant to determine what mood you're in and what can be seen in real-time mode. 


It even gets a bit personal when you're being probed to see if you're distracted, or the type of body language you are demonstrating at the given moment. 


Well, that’s the thing about scanning and monitoring programs run by companies such as PAT Technology. The company works with various spyware software and applications.


The online website featuring their tech products and company information can be found at filtrabox.com the company is based in Quebec, Canada.


Process Analytical Technology or (PAT) has been defined by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a scanning technology that can analyze, collect detailed information, and get this it can EVEN LAYOUT VISUAL CONSTRUCTS BY DESIGN!


And when I read that, I immediately thought about 3D Printing technology.


And why should 3D Printing matter here?


It’s because the technology is so sophisticated to recognize and understand exactly how to layout the physical dimensions of an object. 


How to compose its molecular structure, and even how to then go ahead and actually replicate the item (or to construct it into a real usable item).


That right there is somewhat unsettling, because having such technology can lead to the creation of weapons such as a 3D Printed Gun.


Now, don’t get me wrong here. The technology isn’t a bad thing to have access to, however, it comes down to how it will be used for whatever purpose.


And when I mean purpose, will it be used for good or evil intentions?


Because technologies such as the PAT Scanner has quite a bit of control over products within our consumer market. 


I read where it can control the pharmaceutical manufacturing processes through the measurement of critical process parameters or (CPP). It even can dictate the level of quality standards of manufactured items and food.


And that derives from its critical quality attributes (CQA), or what should be determined by an actual person can now be independently determined by cutting-edge technology.


And this is what bothers most people you see. 


Because the amount of control given over to these super-duper helpful applications and programs is pretty skittish Keep in mind that the majority of these online software systems are feeding off of any information parked in the storage recesses of your smartphone. 


And what about the smart cars in which more will be rolled out in overwhelming abundance a few years from now? 


It's already been pointed out how your vehicle's GPS system actually serves as a tracking beacon (not to mention how it collects extra scraps about you and any of your questionable driving habits). 


So, it doesn't only help you find a particular location. But it also targets your location right from your precious hand-held device.


It's even said that if you were to be involved in a car accident, and you have installed an insurance app making assessments of every detail of how the incident happened. 


And then that gathered info is forward straight to your insurance company. It wouldn’t surprise me if you were to receive a call from your insurance company agent. 


And your agent calls to tell you that all of the costs are already estimated. 


Not to mention, if you’re ready to meet at the office to compile all of the details needed to be heard in a small claims court that serves as evidence.


Now, if a smartphone application can do all of that is pretty damn wild to say the least!


So, one has to see that all of this automation may be taking us straight toward a turn for the worse. 


This is pretty much comparable to a digitized simulation you'll never wake up from as if it's a literal flowing digitized Matrix-like world.


Spyware Systems Are Heavily Marketed Toward Businesses

If you haven’t heard about major retailers using spyware technology to watch over their purchasable assets, then it’s time you did.


Walmart (among other magnate companies) are cracking down on thievery.


And the funny thing is that it’s not the typical security assets guys making rounds spying on those who are looking to steal the store goods.


Well, it’s a different scope of how it will go down. 


So, say you have a guy purchasing items in the store. He’s ready to check out, and so he makes his way over to a nearby cashier station to get his items rung up.


The cashier is ringing up his purchases, and everything seems to be going nice and smoothly.


Suddenly, the cashier stopped checking out the items. The customer is standing there in a slight state of confusion trying to figure out what’s up.


Well, unbeknownst to him, the cashier has a serious advantage when ringing up any of the items that were brought to the checkout line. 


The cashier will be able to see the exact amount of purchases (with the help of Walmart’s Closed Circuit TV system).


The cashier will also be shown by the software application exactly how much each item costs. And that even doesn’t include the fact that they are also able to scan your ID for any specific purchases. 


Now that last part, the scanning of someone’s ID Card was the thing that got my wheels turning (“wheel turning” to mean what I was thinking). 


That’s a small bit of extra information that might be crossing the line somewhat. 


I mean, it’s just the fact that any details of your identity are siphoned into the system when your debit card or an ID Card is scanned has never sat well with me.


We’re living in a time where everything can pretty much be accessed easily online. 


Much of that comes down to the evolution of these intrusive surveillance systems or programs that constantly gobble up our personal information.


Seeing all of this as factual, brings up the point how businesses are “opting in” big time with the big tech companies.


On an annual basis these big tech companies are taking in billions of dollars (this is an article I looked up over at the New York Times).


So, there it is.


That common word phrase…


“Follow the money.”


Is what tells the tale every time!


Conclusion


Giving all of these applications and online software so much control over everything we do is dangerous.


They serve purposes that can be helpful, but now it seems to be out of control because there’s a lack of human interaction involved.


Computing systems have no regard what-so-ever about such things. It can only access what’s there and then execute a function.


So, does that sound like something we should give total control over to?


And why can’t we as humans be able to manage the idea of what is right and wrong under our own accord.


The problem there is power, that’s why, the next I type out after this should ring a bell in your mind.


“Too much power in the hands of one person is just downright crazy!”


So, shouldn’t the same thing be said about online programs being put in control of everything including your lives?


Right, you catch my drift there. 


I’m sure you do!


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