Hydrologic Modeling and System Optimization for IoT Flood Management

Malinowski, Lily, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Goodall, Jonathan, EN-CEE, University of Virginia

Imagine a world in which everywhere one looked was a piece of technology monitoring, recording, collecting information about them- that is the reality of a “smart city”. While smart cities haven’t been fully implemented yet, they may be an accurate depiction of a potential future implementation of technology. Human privacy is an ongoing issue even in today’s society with just the rise of smartphones and wearable technologies. While these devices provide great convenience, it is important to survey opinions about how the use of this technology may violate privacy if it is to be further implemented later in a smart city-like solution. Through exploration of the current debate of human privacy in the US, the way Americans view human privacy currently and their thoughts on constant surveillancing will be examined to further identify what kind of laws are necessary to implement to protect human privacy. Using wicked problem framing, the paper will identify that while some might view human privacy as a wicked problem, there still must be action taken upon it even if it isn’t the most efficient solution. Privacy is an issue that affects everyone as if implemented in society the technology will be inescapable. Forming a potential solution to hold governments and technologies accountable is the only way to preserve human freedom.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
IoT, privacy, Internet of Things, flood, flood management
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