The Skin-Crawling Creepiness of Smart Homes

“Calmer, safer, richer and healthier? Try, quantified, coddled, surveilled, and monetized.”

“I was nagged by the thought that a modern surveillance state isn’t so much being forced on us, as it is sold to us device by device, with the idea that it is for our benefit.”

It’s technically an editorial, but this piece on the “smart home” makes enough really excellent points to mention here. Take two minutes to read it, the “smart home” mentioned here is an effective analogy for many other aspects of tech-society today.

http://pando.com/2014/07/07/time-magazine-shows-just-how-creepy-smart-homes-really-are/

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