Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not (1 Viewer)

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Too much tech? Too much personal data?

Why does my toaster need to be connected to the internet?

Smart Toilets?

We know that Smart Condoms are a thing: https://saintsreport.com/threads/smart-condom.394492/

Soon the robopocalypse
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NEW YORK (AP) — One day, finding an oven that just cooks food may be as tough as buying a TV that merely lets you change channels.

Internet-connected “smarts” are creeping into cars, refrigerators, thermostats, toys and just about everything else in your home. CES 2019, the gadget show opening Tuesday in Las Vegas, will showcase many of these products, including an oven that coordinates your recipes and a toilet that flushes with a voice command.

With every additional smart device in your home, companies are able to gather more details about your daily life. Some of that can be used to help advertisers target you — more precisely than they could with just the smartphone you carry.

“It’s decentralized surveillance,” said Jeff Chester, executive director for the Center for Digital Democracy, a Washington-based digital privacy advocate. “We’re living in a world where we’re tethered to some online service stealthily gathering our information.”

Yet consumers so far seem to be welcoming these devices. The research firm IDC projects that 1.3 billion smart devices will ship worldwide in 2022, twice as many as 2018...………..

https://apnews.com/12787de930564f2cbe8fadfdf63e2e7e
 

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Pretty soon woman you will be replaced with something better, more reliable and way less liable to nag
 

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By the way, that was kinda a joke. My wife doesn’t nag. Makes a great income. Totally and completely inept in the kitchen
 

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