360 video kills privacy & creates serious security risks.
Your Business and privacy are at risk, but there are steps that can be taken.
With the latest Camera technology (known as 360 camera filmography), you can record or live stream, a moment of time , a wedding, a concert, a sporting event, your baby’s first step, a secure location or even a job site. Anything. Then using Virtual Reality devices (using your PC or mobile cell phone and GearVR or cardboard V.R (5–100$) you can relive that moment again, or be there LIVE (digitally).
You see, when you put on the VR viewers you become the camera that was recording or streaming and can be “present” in that location. This is world changing news, if any of this is new information to you, you’re way behind in technology innovation news and should watch the tutorials at www.ThisIsMeInVR.com
So, with that knowledge in mind, some questions about security and privacy invariably pop up.
(To Access the 360 video links in your PC or mobile device and be sure to set the resolution to highest. They are best viewed through YouTube so if needed, click the three dots at the top right and “Open in YouTube app”. To truly enjoy them to their fullest, I suggest sitting in a swivel chair so you can rotate around and look at everything.) OR alternately use the Enabler app OR a VR web browser such as : Samsung VR net browser to accesss YouTube videos on your GearVR.
For job site or security cameras the upgrade allows TelePresence monitoring, Employers can check in on their staff in restaurants, construction sites etc which is a fantastic safety tool, but when used by unknown persons in your private areas they can pose a potentially security breach. Perhaps some locations should ban the use of 360 cameras. Banks, Government institutions, museums, theaters, military bases, and casinos until more research is completed on the implications of virtual presence in private locations.
On the other hand with the technology becoming mainstream, 360 captures will start taking place everywhere, in public spaces, and due to the nature of the spherical capture, few people are aware they are being recorded. The all encompassing nature of these devices means that there will be less and less areas to hide if you wish to remain out of photographs. Facial recognition technology, when combined with 360 capture may eliminate the last vestige of anonymity in public areas. Perhaps until consumer awareness is developed, those capturing with 360 cameras should carry a sign stating ( you are being recorded) so as to not infringe on peoples right to knowing when theyre actions are being documented.
Technological developments are accelerating, they bring great promise to improve our lives in many ways, but they are not without risks and dangers. Personally I love 360VR tech, I just think we shouldn’t blindly embrace it without considering the possible negative ramifications. It may be time to discuss these Before the issues begin to arise. At the very least consider covering up 360 and VR cameras (or sensors) when not in use.
for more risk Research visit: Facebook Risks-and-Benefits-of-Virtual-Reality-AR
Zen @ ThisIsMeInVR.com