The Car of the Future is a thinker. It will offload all kinds of tasks from consumers, including the actual driving of the car.
In fact, all of the machines around us are increasingly hooking up to the cloud and making use of real-time data to provide more value to us. And this creates some new challenges.
Cloud-enabled machines could quickly outnumber people, and could autonomously access or share content in a split-second. Personal privacy and data security issues become even more important when the “person” is a machine.
- How and when can machines share content with each other?
- How do we monitor these interactions?
- How do we protect ourselves from machines that might be manipulated with content?
While there’s little risk of this turning into Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive, smart people are starting to think about these issues. Standards and tools are needed to take full advantage of cloud-enabled machine intelligence, without exposing society to unnecessary risks.
The world of digital content delivery is quickly expanding to a three-way partnership: the cloud, consumers and machines. When considering how to manage and deliver your content, think beyond your human consumers.