Yes, video technology will reshape our lives

Today we say a picture is worth a thousand words; tomorrow we will say that a video is worth a thousand pictures.

Because we use it a lot in the security industry, many people associate the CCTV or CCTV only to crime prevention. We certainly continue to use video technology for this purpose, but it has evolved far beyond cameras that monitor criminals and offer considerable benefits to society, in the service of a “better life” together. Here are some concrete examples that have already proven their worth:

Saving the lives of the elderly

With the aging of the population, video technology is playing an active role in ensuring the well-being of the elderly. Falls are a major concern in nursing homes as video technology offers a non-invasive way to proactively support citizens and to quickly alert personnel in the event of a fall. If someone falls due to a stroke or heart attack, the minutes saved by allowing staff to respond quickly can save lives!

Cities where life is good

Cities are using video technology combined with artificial intelligence (AI) to learn traffic patterns and adjust traffic lights and signage in real time to avoid queues of slow-moving vehicles.

By combining video analysis of traffic patterns with data from air quality sensors, we can also actively contribute to minimizing pollution hotspots that form due to slow-moving or stationary vehicles during peak hours. point.

Being “there” in the classroom

Video technology provides students with an immersive experience that captures and holds their attention. Being “there”, immersed in an experience, increases students’ engagement in learning and helps them retain information. Video technology can also help students become familiar with concepts beyond their current experience and apprehensions, such as a mission to Pluto.

However, keep in mind that video technology should serve humanity, not the other way around. These examples show some of the ways video technology is reshaping our lives. However, today the technology is under intense scrutiny from society. The younger generation has gone through a period of social media where they shared everything. Now, as they grow into young adults, most probably don’t think that was a good idea. For video to become a life-enhancing technology, we need to keep it under control. Video technology should serve humanity, not the other way around.

Future generations demand transparency from tech companies. They need to feel confident that they can make conscious choices about how they allow video technology to reshape their lives and how companies use and store their video data.

As we move towards a future where video technology could become part of everyday life, there are many more promising possibilities. So that current and future generations can take advantage of these opportunities, we need to implement this amazing technology in the right way, which is to say responsibly.

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