Do you feel being watched through CCTV cameras as well as many camera devices are spread everywhere? Maybe the answer is yes. Moreover, there is now a wearable technology, like Google Glass.
A psychologist named Tom Foulsham intrigued to examine the relationship between technology and personal life. "Is technology changing the behavior of people in everyday life?" he wrote in The Conversation recently.
Foulsham said the research participants change their behavior when she was being recorded. In a psychological test, he writes, the participants are aware that they are being watched, either through surveillance cameras, computers, and the detection electrode.
In these conditions, if the study participants will behave the same as doing activities every day? Foulsham wrote, most of which showed positive results. Even so, with some advanced way, will be found out who is lying.
This study used eye-tracking devices, such as Google Glass, which is mounted on the study participants. Then the men had been left alone in the room showing the scantily-clad female figure with a surveillance camera behind the image. (See also: Google Glass Sale Starting This Year)
As a result, people will not consciously see the image when using eye-tracking. Unlike when the tool is removed: people will observe the images carefully.
The study participants were aware of being observed directly change their behavior. This reinforces the assumption that a person would not be off the hook when he was being seen by others. The surveillance technology is now scattered everywhere.
The study was led by Eleni Nasioupolous and Alan Kingstone of the University of British Columbia with Evan risks in member of the University of Waterloo, Canada, and Tom Foulsham own.
As quoted from the British Journal of Psychology, other results indicate that the adaptation of each of the different eye-tracking. On average the study participants will be back to normal and no action was being watched after 10 minutes wearing eye-tracking. Then they saw a calendar with a picture of the scantily-clad women.
Even so, when participants were reminded that they were wearing eye-tracking and back was being watched, they returned changing behavior. They take her eyes off the calendar and act like there's no nothing.
This study, written Fouslham, indicating that technology users can easily make people forget that he is being watched and is likely to violate the privacy of others.