The Internet Of Things is coming, science and technology geeks tell us. These dysfunctional misfits whose only friends are machines long for the day when we finally surrender our humanity and freedom and become slaves to the machine. but how realistic are their claims, is it mostly just hype?.
And even when web enabled domestic appliances are available how much of a market will exist for them when people understand the privacy issues. Do you want Google to know when you go for a dump, do you want creepy Bill Gates informed when you have a wank? Do you want your television reporting to the government on the shit you watch?
Have more than one shot or beer, eat a medium pepperoni pizza yourself, or smoke a cigarette and you will have an agent of Nanny State's Politically Correct Police banging on your door, warning about the dangers of obeseity, alcoholism or cancer.
All the questions can be summed up in one. Are we prepared to hand control of our lives to technology and surrender everything that makes us human for the sake of convenience? Are we ready to volunteer for a kind of slavery.
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