“In another example, Google imagines a hypothetical child called Benjamin. Google’s cameras would be watching Benjamin at all times, carefully. They could see if he’s playing outside or using electronics, presumably they’d also try to use that information to sell him things, at some point, because that’s the whole point of Google.”
“The same patent also discusses how the smart home could coach families on ‘areas of improvement.’ For example, if a family doesn’t spend enough time together, eating together, in Google’s estimation, Google might scold them and suggest that they set a goal of eating more often together. That is Google’s description, not ours.”
What is both hilarious and bizarre is that they honestly think this is a real selling point.
And the scary thing is, maybe it is.
The kind of people who are going to enthusiastically buy this are the same ones that seem absolutely stunned and horrified that I was allowed to legally buy ten acres of land and just do whatever I want with it, without getting fifteen permits and paying fifty thousand in permit and inspections fees. I have also been chastised over the fact that a wood burning fireplace is legal in Michigan.
Smug SJW: You realize that many states now ban wood burning fireplaces, don't you?
Cataline: Yeah but I don't live in one those shitholes.