As many of us know, technology can come as a double-edged sword. The use and incorporation of a particular technology cannot reduce effectiveness particularly in life-threatening situations.
Smart technology, the use of computer-based algorithms to solve problems, is no less sensitive to judicious application. Questions that must be addressed include:
How reliable are the sensors being fed into the algorithms? How does the algorithm manage variable sensor degradation?
Does the technology’s use distract or conform to the activity?
What are the failure modes of the technology in multi-parameter space?
How well do the technologies detect missing components required to verify or annul an algorithm’s analysis?