Everyone has hear of online scammers taking credit card numbers from their unsuspecting victims. Today the scams are pretty low tech because a lot of them are just telemarketing companies in India and other low income countries. Some of these scammers are pretty technical because they hack into databases of large corporations and take names, emails, credit card info, addresses, etc. and use this information for their own purposes, which is scamming. I've had my credit card stolen in the past, but I don't really think that's a scammer, that's just a thief who took my wallet when I wasn't paying attention lol. Today we have a good idea of what all the major scams are and see how they are evolving, but what do you think they will be like in 100 years?
What do you think a scam would be like in 100 years?
So there has been scamming ever since we came into existence, I'm not sure if the cave men did it, but you get the idea lol. Over the last 100 years our technology has evolved a staggering amount and the scams have only gotten more elaborate. In the beginning of the tech world we had trojan horses being added to computers in order to pull information off of their victims hard drives and today we still see the same thing, but it's evolved to penetrate the more difficult protection systems. We still have call centers being raided because they have elaborate systems to call users all over the world trying to get them to say specific phrases and then record it to be used to register for various credit cards and loans but sent to the fraudsters address instead of the real persons. But what do you think will be the trickiest scam in 100 years? We don't know what kind of technology there will be so I guess you will have to use your imagination in your response lol
What I think scams will be like in 100 years
In 100 years I think there will be mind hacks, yes... mind hacks. Right now we're getting into V.R. which is basically you sitting on your couch and going on adventures by putting on a headset. In the future I think that we might be able to have video games that incorporate a V.R. type of technology that allows you to be in first person but control everything with your mind. There is an anime like this called Sword Art Online and it's basically a V.R. type of gaming that submerges you within the game while you sleep or just lay in bed. Gaming like this has to be online so there would always be a vulnerability to people hacking in and doing what they please. And if someone were to hack into your device, they could possibly control you in game and possibly real life if there were some type of advancement in wifi technology that allows everyone to be online wherever they are (this is close to reality). Now this is a pretty advanced type of scamming because they will actually be hacking into your head and withdrawing information if they could. It's a scary thought, but if you can memorize your credit card information then this type of hack can easily retrieve this info and they could use it for whatever they want.
Will there be scamming in 100 years?
With all the security companies coming out protecting people in whatever way they can, I still think there will be scamming. Scammers evolve their techniques just as technology evolves. In fact, the scams get more elaborate when technology evolves because it gives the scammers more tools in order to retrieve information from their victims. Just like in SEO, the scammers have to adapt and evolve when something changes. We all have to change our techniques and strategies when the search engines switch up their algorithm, and we survive. Scamming will survive through the ages until it's punishment is death, which will probably never happen across the entire world.
In conclusion, the evolution of scamming is an unknown thing because we don't have time machines. It's impossible to get a grasp on what scams will be like in 100 years because in 1917 the scams were when people would stand on soap boxes selling snake oil lol and today we have hackers cracking government databases I'd love to hear everyones thoughts on this one