Happenstance is when two things occur at once that seem to be coincidental, but no one ever realizes why they occur. Why should they? The fact of the matter is that when using technology for accomplishing your work it is possible to be at two places at once. Who would question why something is allowing them to accomplish something expeditiously? It makes sense to use technology to accomplish more with less. So why is it that people are so uncomfortable with artificial intelligence? Is it that it makes people feel less secure knowing that their world is being over run with ET or paranormal like systems. Smart houses, a car that you can turn on while you are no where near it seems cool, but technology that allows marketers to know when, where, and what you're buying is a lot less cool. Creepy at best for some.
Whether you're a fan of artificial intelligence or have decided to take on a new role as captain of the privacy police you're not alone. Whether you're on the privacy bandwagon or the whatever makes my life easier bandwagon you're not alone. There is a fine line between having the latest tools and technology to get something done quicker and agreeing to having your privacy slowly chipped away. As the old saying goes "Everything comes at a price". Sometimes it is not until after the price has been paid does one question whether the cost was worth it.
Serendipity, synchronization, coincidence, chance these are all words you become all too familiar with in the world of artificial intelligence. It's clear that technology is here to stay and that with it privacy concerns will continue to be debated. The issue is what the future holds in store for legal professionals as technology continues to dominate. Legal Zoom, Rocket Lawyer, Westlaw Edge, Rocket Matter, Clio, My Case, Iphone 10 gizillion all provide quicker and more efficient access and usage of data. Technology isn't all good, but even at its worst it would be difficult to come close to the capabilities that are enhanced with its usage.