Marcus Parsons, Newton, MA
It Is Coming, archival print from photograph and digital art, 17”x27”, 2015
Will tiny drones (and similar) turn our lives inside out? Something of the kind may be inevitable. Note the development and spread these days of cellphone video, surveillance cameras, body and dashboard cams, street view navigation, miniature sensors and recorders, mobile robots, spyware, data mining, AI, advanced networking, hacking, Wiki (et al.) leaking, mind-reading neuroscience, ever smaller and more capable drones, etc.
With such increasing transparency in our lives, and public acceptance of same, what may become of us as individuals, as societies, and as a civilization? Whither the self, family, and community? Some intriguing and challenging possibilities, and profound changes, may be coming our way.