I have just spent a day keeping an eye on a system called “flightradar24”. It allows you to track the path, height and speed of individual passenger aircraft to their destination. I had a friend travelling from Scandinavia to the far east and it gave me peace of mind. Such technology can be rather addictive, but few people would question its use – even though it could be seen as an invasion of privacy.
Reflecting on the increasing power of technology to help us track each other made me go … Continue reading