In 2015, the Australian Government passed a new law stating that mobile phone providers can store their customers data for up to two years. In many other countries, this law was overruled, however in Australia, the push against the new law was minuscule in compassion to other countries.
Brain implants have been around for years with one of the first being the Cochlear Implant which improved hearing ability. In recent years, more and more medical devices have been toggling with the capabilities of brain implants to cure diseases, medical conditions and birth defects.
The Deep Brain Stimulator is a brain implant that has been rolled out within the last few years to cure diseases such as Parkinsons. It uses two electrodes connected to the brain that interrupt the synapse between nerves. This means that the implant is able to alter the information the brain receives in order to change the motion of the body. This is the first wave of invasive brain implants with the capability to control movement and interrupt normal bodily function.
Today, taking a picture is as easy as pressing a single button. But there was a time where taking a picture wasn’t so easy. In order to take a picture, you had to have your camera on you. Now, every smartphone has an inbuilt top of the line camera ready for anyone to use at any time.
But how has this instantaneous photography impacted our lives and the lives of others?