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    We're so smart we're stupid

    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.
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    Damn straight!
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    Smart devices allow you connect to people at any distance away from you, while ignoring the people close to you.
    interesting twist.
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    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.
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    LoL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWilight View Post
    Ditto...on the damn straight ! That is the primary reason I do not own a "so-called" smart phone. Both my wife and I.....Ph.D. degrees and above...and we both refuse to own a smart phone. When the day comes (and I am sure it will someday) that they make a "smart phone" that is smarter than I am, that is when I will buy one. Until that happens, I really dislike how socially connected all these people are today, faces IN the phones, rather than looking at one another. Dining at a restaurant, and the entire family is staring at their phones, and not talking with one another. Drivers doing more texting, than driving. People walking down a sidewalk, staring into the phones, and not watching where they are walking.

    How in the world did the human race exist, and interact with one another...100 years ago ?
    I refuse to own a phone that's smarter than I am.

    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sponge View Post
    Smart devices allow you connect to people at any distance away from you, while ignoring the people close to you.
    interesting twist.
    Quoted fro posterity and with your permission, to be copied and pasted all over the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cygnus View Post
    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.
    At some point, you have to resign yourself.

    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.

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