I just saw a commercial for a "smart" refrigerator that has 3 cameras in it so you can see inside from anywhere in the world. I don't mind that people want something like that but how much longer will it be before you can't buy a fridge unless it has multiple cameras inside? Those of us who don't want to be "smart" will have to pay for those cameras even though we'll never use them. It' even worse with cars. I don't want a computer with a car attatched. I just want a car.
"Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."
- Hunter S. Thompson
“It’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.
"The less horsepower a motorcycle has, the more it can teach you.” - Ben Bostrom
And though a mountain may rise up and smack the livin' shit outta me,
and wad up my bike somethin' awful...
Still, I rise!
(With apologies to Maya Angelou)
"Give a Damn"
- C. M. Howe, Jr.
Smart devices allow you connect to people at any distance away from you, while ignoring the people close to you.
2014 Zuma 50, 2004 TW200, 1992 R100GS, 1987 TW200
1982 550 Vision, 1986 XL600R
Color me baffled, but why does one need to watch the inside of a refrigerator? Home science experiments eyeballing the rate at which those forgotten leftovers grow?
Does this mean the light is still on when you close the door or are the cameras IR? Do they pan/tilt/zoom?
Can you direct your spouse to the ketchup from afar? "No hon, more to the left...your other left.."
Yeah, I'll pass. Don't want a fridge with an ice maker either. That's what those little trays are for.
'01 TW200, '03 Z1000, '09 KLR 650, '13 CRF250L
And most of those smartphones are smarter than their alleged "owners." It's like Skinner-Box crack for the brain - I see people sitting on curbs, frantically texting; doing it at stoplights - in the driver's seat. In stores and restaurants. It's like a compulsion!
No, thanks. I think the time is at hand when we will be REDUCING our tech use, if only because of cost, security risks, and economic retraction. I'm ready - I use my phone, ONLY as a phone.
This will work out great for Big Brother because they'll be able to look into our fridge and tax us if we have unhealthy food. And if we don't give them access we'll have to pay an even bigger privacy tax. That's what will happen with the black boxes in these new cars. We won't have to give the government and insurance companies access to them but if we don't our insurance premiums will triple.
'87, '90, 90 & '91 XT350's. It's a family thing, wife says its an enabling thing. Saving up for a TW of my own.
Looking for anything Yamaha XT or related. especially a brake caliper and master cylinder.
We, individuals, can do nothing. It is what it is. This is where owning a TW is SMART - it lacks all that computer crap; it'll run on a lower-grade of gas if it has to. It gets high mileage if the goobermint starts rationing gasoline use.
But we are now living in a tyranny. We can no more do anything about it than the Russians could, for all the years they were locked under the Soviet system.
If you listen very closely, you can hear all of our Freedoms being flushed down a great big toilet.