In Less Than Five Years, 44 Billion Cameras Will Be Watching Us

As jaw-dropping as that figure is, it doesn’t seem so crazy when you realize that today there are already about 14 billion cameras in the world, according to data from research firms such as Gartner. Next to phones, other camera-hungry products will include robots (including autonomous cars), security cameras, and smart home products like the new Amazon Echo Show, according to LDV Capital, a VC firm that invests in visual technologies such as computer vision.

Is there no privacy left? Read the article by LDV Capital at http://www.ldv.co/insights to learn more.

NOTE: An earlier version of this article quoted the LDV Capital article that originally stated “14 trillion cameras.” LDV Capital later posted a correction. The correct figure is14 billion cameras. The article here in Privacy Blog was then updated with the correction as well.

 

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