Friday, February 16, 2018

Spyware: The Next Generation

from here

I'm starting to think smart devices like smart water bottles and smart pillows and the like are really just market research trojan horses wrapped in a thin veneer of utility and convenience. The concepts are absurd, the science behind the "goals" these devices promote is questionable at best, and seemingly the only reason you pay for these things that spy on you instead of getting them for free like so many Internet services is that there isn't yet a proven market for the novel data these things gather and the cost of development needs to be recouped.