Within 1-5 Years
Data collection is expected to continue expanding and become mainstream to the point where companies begin sharing public data. Instead of companies requiring to do their own research and build their own behavior profiles, they will instead create central data hubs where the data collected becomes accessible to other businesses.
Public data becomes centralized into data hubs, encouraging knowledge-sharing and greatly contributing to machine learning and AI development. This will allow businesses to grow exponentially, as smaller companies will no longer need to do their own data collection as individual data becomes widely available. This will save companies time and money.
Public data becomes centralized into data hubs, encouraging more surveillance by big tech as smaller businesses require the data from central hubs in order to function. Due to AI using individual data for machine learning, data will be collected at much faster and much higher rates.
Public data becomes centralized into data hubs, encouraging big tech and smaller companies to use the data for ulterior motives (ex. Sway democratic elections). AI will be used for mass public surveillance on an unprecedented scale. Privacy becomes nonexistent.
Within 5-10 Years
Data collection will lead to significant advancements in AI that will become a mainstay in homes.
AI begins to have significant integration in homes. Data collection becomes much faster due to AI development, and data will be collected and stored at higher volumes.
Data collection is made easier for companies due to AI development. Advances in AI and integration in homes encourage mass surveillance of individuals for data collection purposes.
AI will be integrated into homes and will encourage mass surveillance and data collection. Privacy will no longer exist in the home.
Within 10+ Years
Through the use of AI developed using collected data, AI will be integrated into the infrastructure of smart cities in order to make life more convenient and collect even more data.
AI will begin to integrate into the infrastructure of cities. Companies collecting data on individuals will be able to create more comprehensive behavior profiles in which they will be able to gain a better understanding of their consumers.
AI will begin to integrate into mass infrastructure. This will allow for mass audio/visual surveillance in cities of high population density. This will encourage mass data collection through the use of AI.
AI will begin to integrate into the infrastructure in cities. This will encourage the mass surveillance and data collection of the population. With advancements in technology, AI, and cyberwarfare, cities can become direct targets for foreign adversaries.