(Is ‘2525’ here already?) Here’s what can happen when you let Google run your life.
I had to laugh at this article. It is funny in a perverse sort of way. But it shows the dangers of relying on ‘machines’ to do everything for us, even simple tasks that would require the flip of a switch.
Woman says her Amazon device recorded private conversation, sent it out to random contact
A Portland family contacted Amazon to investigate after they say a private conversation in their home was recorded by Amazon's Alexa -- the voice-controlled smart speaker -- and that the recorded audio was sent to the phone of a random person in Seattle, who was in the family’s contact list.
"My husband and I would joke and say I'd bet these devices are listening to what we're saying," said Danielle, who did not want us to use her last name.
Every room in her family home was wired with the Amazon devices to control her home's heat, lights and security system.
These people get no sympathy nor do they deserve any in my opinion. To turn your lives over to Google is absolutely fucking ridiculous. That’s just handing that craptastic organization control of everything and if it goes belly-up, oh well. Yeah, you don’t have to get off your lazy ass to check the thermostat or to flip a light switch, which can be done with next to no effort on a human’s part with old school non-invasive technology since 1984...
Apparently that’s still too much work for some. I know some are gonna say “what if I’m at work, on vacation”, etc. Well humans have been able to figure out a way around this up to now without having to have Bezos & Co. handle it for them. Things like timer switches are a wonderful thing. But you have to program them which apparently is too much of a task for many in today’s world.
A fully automated life means a life of absolutely NO privacy. There is a record of everything you do. It’s not like we have much privacy left now but for the life of me I cannot understand why people want to just hand what’s left to people like Bezos. He hasn’t got anyone’s interests at heart but his own. And there is some question about how great this new technology really is. In fact, some think it might not be all it’s cracked up to be.
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It’s like a ‘cashless’ society. THAT scares the Helll out of me. That means that there is a record somewhere of what you did with every dime you make. Let that one percolate between your ears for a minute.
And just think what a handy tool this would be for law enforcement. If you think they won’t find a way to use it you’re not paying attention.
Apparently some people don’t realise that The Jetsons was only a cartoon.