Angus Darroch-Warren, Linx Int. Group on security in the future
We asked Angus Darroch-Warren, Group MD, Linx Int. Grou: How do you see the future of security in 25 to 30 years time?
2050 – a world dominated by automation, where the human brain is copied and improved on by AI, machine learning and deep learning. Humans do not have the time or inclination to manage their own lives – but rely on machines for work and leisure.
Automation has created excessive levels of unemployment, leading to social unrest, injustice, and restrictions on personal freedoms. Activities of state opponents are monitored, contraventions lead to automatic incarceration at home and removal of access to the internet.
Small, highly technical and specialist private units are deployed to tackle cyber crime at local and national levels while cyber wars are conducted against coalitions of hostile states.
Reliance is on private security to manage
day-to-day criminal issues. For personal crimes, only the wealthy can afford security and the investigations required. Burglaries are managed by the householder, who will use their connected device to record crime scene images, gather biometric data and submit directly to insurers who will complete the case, calculate the premium uplift and send replacement items.
All persons will have their DNA, fingerprints, and other biometric markers on an international database at birth – with access available for a fee.