Wearable technology is everywhere, and for the most part people seem to like it. There's a convenience factor to it -- even a "cool" factor if you're a gadget fan.
But now the US government (and I'm sure others) are developing clothing that records audio, video, and location data. According to the article, "Garments slated for production include shirts, pants, socks, and underwear, all of which are intended to be washable."
That's right folks. Your "unmentionables" are now mentioning exactly where you are, where you've been, and even where you're going.
I couldn't help but think of this movie line as soon as I read about this.
WANT TO KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA PRIVATE?
What a time to be alive. Stay safe out there, folks.
THE FUTURE OF wearable technology, beyond now-standard accessories like smartwatches and fitness tracking rings, is ePANTS, according to the intelligence community. The federal government has shelled out at least $22 million in an effort to develop “smart” clothing that spies on the wearer and its surroundings. Similar to previous moonshot projects funded by military and intelligence agencies, the inspiration may have come from science fiction and superpowers, but the basic applications are on brand for the government: surveillance and data collection.