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Tim Cook warns of 'great damage to society' if tech remains unregulated

27 April 2019 3

With the pace with which technology is growing, humans have begun to realize how destructive it could be to the human race if in case it's not regulated at an early age, and the time to act is right now as per many experts. While there are all sorts of opinions out there, Bill Gates believes that it’s yet too early to worry about AI, while others like Elon Musk signed a letter to UN against ‘killer bots’.

The same goes for privacy concerns of internet users where there are now countless loopholes giving triggering data breaches that violate human privacy on the internet. Apple CEO Tim Cook believes “We all have to be intellectually honest, and we have to admit that what we’re doing isn’t working,” as he shared his views at the Time 100 summit today. “Technology needs to be regulated. There are now too many examples where the no rails have resulted in great damage to society.”, he further added.


Cook shared how Apple is totally responsible for providing data privacy to its users, which has also become a marketing strategy for the company recently as well. While talking about how the government couldn’t solve all the problems, he shared, “We cannot look for the government to solve all of our problems,”

In the interview, Cook was also asked how people now days are touching their smartphones more than ever before too which he humorously replied, “Well, you shouldn’t be doing that.”. Giving his views on the screen on time debate as to how smartphone users are looking at their phones all the time, he said,

“If you’re looking at your phone more than you’re looking at people’s eyes, you’re doing the wrong thing. We don’t want people using their phones all the time. This has never been an objective for us.”


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Tim Cook warns of 'great damage to society' if tech remains unregulated
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JanavhiAvadhoot

I think the way human cloning isn't allowed (please correct if I'm using the wrong words), it'll good if we see some regulation on the technology too. Because yes, it's going to play a destructive part for our future generations.

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