By Michael Rosskothen @

With all the surveillance technology, I don’t know if we’re safer or just more scared. The phone app “Sharktivity” tells you the latest shark sightings. Its Terms of Service agreement explains: “You should not rely on this app to determine if sharks are present or where it is safe to swim. The only way to avoid sharks is to stay on shore.”

Great, just what we need, more disclaimers. Now, I’m no fan of swimming with sharks, but with all the hoopla, is it any wonder beachgoers are freaked out? Yes, if you see a seal, it’s probably a good idea to get out of the water. Same for an open wound. But sometimes, too much info is too much info.

Action Line: I’m no fan of artificial intelligence, especially for your hard-earned money. Protect what you make. Big brother, isn’t you. Let’s talk.

Originally posted on Your Survival Guy