Technologies allowing thoughts and feelings to be translated and shared into digital form are already a reality, and in the era of neurocapitalism, your brain will soon require its own rights.
In the modern world, brain-computer interfaces (BCI) allow us to connect our minds to computers for medical purposes, and now big tech is seeking to transform this into consumer commonplace.
COVID-19 measures will see Australia’s 5G rollout accelerate to ‘meet demand of businesses working from home’, as Telstra announces an extra $500 million in funding to meet capacity.
Australians will now get an early taste of 5G’s “full potential” when telecommunications giants seek to launch the country’s first ‘millimetre wave’ 5G customer trials by mid-2020.
The Digital Transformation Agency is hoping to begin publicly testing the new facial recognition component of the government’s essential services app by mid-2020.
myGovID, which is set to move from public beta to live later this month, will become the default option for identity verification when accessing most government portals.
Australia’s premier foreign cyber-intelligence agency would be enlisted to help track down ‘online criminals’ under a proposal being developed by the government.
Authorities appear to be moving forward with discussions on the sweeping overhaul, as Peter Dutton reiterates it’s time for a “public debate” over domestic surveillance powers.
The ‘smart city’ movement in Australia is entering a more actionable phase, with local government and private bodies now actively engaged in pilot projects.
The nation’s largest smart city project, Switching on Darwin, has successfully been completed, while other locations such as Perth are now over six months into controversial facial recognition trials.