To take the devil's advocate stance here- so we're banning things based on what others *might* do with them? That seems a bit draconian...
True. But I'm pretty sure (based on what has gone before) that we could come up with a pretty accurate probability
of what will
happen once these things hit the street. Some uses and ab
uses are so obvious it's not so much a question of "if any will" as it is a question of "how many will."
So c'mon Beelzebub. We're all
We already know
how this is likely to go down in an unregulated environment. Look at what happened with 'lipstick' cameras and nanny-cams. Those "benign by design" devices proved to be a major if unintentional gift to the voyeur porn market. Ditto with the cameras embedded in half the laptops being sold. Even public school administrators got caught abusing their trust, to say nothing of breaking the law, with those gadgets.
Like all tech, it can go both ways. And if I had to give odds on which
side is going to be more 'innovative' and quick off the mark, I'll give you two free guesses as to which side I'd put my money on.