Artificial Intelligence on the edge. Latest cutting edge technology. In other words, let the AI model reside in Internet of Things devices sensors. Ingest data, ping the Model, look for anomaly, fire off message to home base to alert. Models can be created locally, pushed to the edge, where they reside. Can update Models over time. Seems like a good distributed AI model in real time.
We have devices to monitor people's vitals in real time, send messages back to home base, to alert if need be. Combine the two, you've got some serious monitoring ability.
Due to security concerns, people have suggested embedding "chips" into children, so they are easily track-able. Some push back from advocates, borders on ethical concerns, do we want to cross the boarder on people basic freedoms.
We can embed chips in cows perhaps, monitor them from a distance. Seems like a stone's throw away, humans could be next. First people volunteer, then offer service, similar to Flu Shots.
Internet of Things had security concerns out of the gate, opens up vulnerabilities, someone could tap into your home security through your thermostat, once in, scan your files, embed Trojan Horse, even Ransomware. These are not good, yet they are real threats. Suffice to say, if someone wants to hack you, they can usually find a way, as any device connected to internet is suspect.
With talks of cyber currency to overtake traditional paper money, we could soon see the disappearance of physical wallets. Then all transactions will be documented in real time, audit trail, using the upcoming technology Blockchain. Basically a distributed ledger system to handle transactions. It uses a technique to add new transaction to the chain, by collectively validating the hash key, which is unique and created by hashing the prior key. If you transaction is valid, it will be added to the stack and committed, and can never be altered, modified or deleted. This should allow a valid history of all transaction. With that said, financial transactions would no longer need to go through traditional methods, where the money is placed on hold until the nightly batch pushes the monies here and there. It will be instant. This can and will be applied to currency, voting, stock transfers, healthcare records, just about anything and everything. This will disrupt all industries.
Taking the IoT example, what if they add microphones and cameras to people. That would surely open up new avenues for monitoring, instead of current methods of smart phones, smart listening devices and cameras littered throughout society. It would be a tighter mechanism for sure.
So it would appear, the latest hot trends in technology surround Artificial Intelligence, on the Edge, using Internet of Things, along with Blockchain. These three technologies are primed to disrupt everything.