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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KINDER, GENTLER BIG BROTHER MAY ENFORCE LAWS
BETHESDA, MD Imagine getting into a car that wont start until it verifies you as its owner and checks to see if you are wanted for any driving violations or crimes.
We are on the brink of innovations that will enforce laws and regulations automatically, says Dutch futurist Marcel Bullinga. He foresees a safer world with the advent of these new technologies.
"In the years ahead, technology will provide government and society at large with tools for a safer world and for automatic law enforcement," Bullinga writes in the latest issue of THE FUTURIST. "Permits and licenses will be embedded in smart cars, trains, buildings, doors, and devices."
Government and law enforcement are not the only beneficiaries of these changes. Bullinga envisions instrument systems that can respond to any command or provide information 24 hours a day.
"The intelligent environment is about living and being comfortable and having a nice time and relaxing and resting," he says.
Some of the intelligent environment innovations Bullinga predicts are:
"Laws will automatically download and distribute themselves into objects in our physical environment, and everything will be regularly updated, just as software is now automatically updated in your desktop computer," writes Bullinga.
Read Marcel Bullingas "Intelligent Government: Invisible, Automatic, and Everywhere" in the July-August 2004 issue of THE FUTURIST, available for $4.95 at bookstores and newsstands and from the World Future Society, 7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 450, Bethesda, MD 20814.