A participant uses his phone in a corridor during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 22, 2015. (REUTERS/Ruben Sprich)
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Imagine a world where mosquito-sized robots fly around stealing samples of your DNA.That is the terrifying dystopian world portrayed by a group of Harvard professors at the World Economic Forum in Davos Thursday, where the assembled elite heard that the notion of individual privacy is effectively dead. What's more, Seltzer imagined a world in which tiny robot drones flew around, the size of mosquitoes, extracting a sample of your DNA for analysis by, say, the government or an insurance firm.However, despite the pessimistic Orwellian vision, the academics were at pains to stress that the positive aspects of technology still far outweigh the restrictions on privacy they entail.The World Economic Forum in the swanky Swiss ski resort of Davos brings together some 2,500 of the global business and political elite for a meeting that ends Saturday.
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