Development of software has been really dramatic and breathtaking through the decades. We have witnessed the computer’s humble beginnings in simple applications like the VisiCalc and the Lotus123. We have watched the birth of commercial GUI (graphical user interface) operating systems like the Mac OS and Windows. As mankind marched towards the 21st century, communications and electronics technologies finally gave birth to the modern computer monitoring software that we know today.
But as we walk further down our path towards the future, what could be the next set of developments that could happen to PC monitoring software? Would our needs in the future still fit in with the basic function of a spying software program? Could there be any new uses of monitoring software centuries from now?
We might have taken off a little too high in our imagination, but we have nevertheless tried to come up with at least 3 future conceptual uses of monitoring software that we thought could adapt to the perceived changes in technology at that time.
Computer Monitoring Software on different platforms
The emergence of tablet computers and ultrabooks in this era has led to a significant decrease in desktop computer usage over the past four years since 2010. Tech enthusiasts, who have been observing this trend call today’s area the “non-PC era”, or the era where the desktop computer is no longer the primary or mainstream computer unit. If we are to combine this tech revolution to the fact that the internet is getting faster and faster each time, what could be the implications for tracking software in the far future?
This would most likely mean that PC monitoring software as we know it would no longer exist. Instead, in its place would be something that is a combination of the best qualities of cell phone and computer monitoring software. Since portability would be the primary game in the world of tomorrow, tracking would now have to be done at a global, wireless scale.
The transformation to become an avatar of authority
The concept of a dystopian society takes its roots from the same fundamental idealistic view of a utopian society, but instead of mutual respect and understanding, it emphasizes compulsory control over everything. No, we are not saying that it is likely to happen centuries from now, but we at least believe that a certain level of global internet control would be done by officials and authorities around the world to make the web more “docile”. And what would be needed in order to achieve that? They would need a computer monitoring software of course, and a highly advanced one at that.
So, instead of being just the relatively silent and observer type program, computer monitoring software of the future could be developed to become a ubiquitous system that is installed by default on each computer. It would evolve into something that doesn’t just collect usage data, but would also analyze many other things, including the criminal tendency of the owner of the specific computer unit.
The integration into a centralized system for space vessels
Commercial space travel has already been achieved by many independent organizations since the dawn of the 21st century. Should development and research continue in sending ordinary citizens to outer space this way, it is highly likely that we’ll see regular citizen-type space vessels a few centuries from now. In order to keep non-military interplanetary vehicles from getting into serious trouble, a centralized system that would guide the vessel and the crewmen would be needed.
This advanced integrated form of a PC monitoring software program would not just regularly send the vehicle’s location data to nearby spaceports, but it could also monitor usage data just like how computer monitoring software function today. Of course, some data categories would probably be altered, and with a few new ones, such as vessel instrumentation usage, to be added to the variable list.
This guest post has been contributed by Jane Andrew, who is the author of computer monitoring software and keystroke logger. She provides tips, tricks and news about mobile apps. You can also follow her on Twitter @janeandrew01 to get the latest tips about cell phone technology.