Will It Let You Wave Away All Those Dots?
I get it that some feel crazed paranoia could cause events to spontaneously happen, all I can say in defense of this blog is that those damned dots were just screaming at me, begging to be connected. As I mentioned in a previous post, many parts of current technology that may stand innocently on their own will only need a small bump to have their combined digital thermometers stuck far up into a region where the sun doesn’t often shine. By the way, I’m not talking about the space under the Kim Kardashian moomoo (that’s how I spell it, it’s similar to a Hawaiian MuuMuu but I think it’s Armenian for “Wide Bovine Load Follows”) that she wore on the oh so brief honeymoon for her oh so brief marriage.
Dick Cheney’s dark hide-a-way revealed
Technos who had their uber revelation fest recently were shown what the next generation of TV’s to be pushed on us after all of the 3D crap goes to its well deserved burial ground will be like. I’m talking about interactive TVs that will respond to spoken words and / or body movements, and do those things their owners (some may call them their slaves) want to have done, i.e., change channels, adjustment of the volume, whatever. Remote controls will become the update to the slide-rule or buggy whip on one of those History Channel shows, the ones covering things that were once an everyday necessity, but now lay on a shelf in the garage, obviated by the creation of a product you didn’t know you needed until you tried it.
Crap in 3D? It’s still crap!
So, here we are with a device stationed in our home that will be easily connected to the ‘Net in the name of ‘Netflix, Hulu, etc… sitting there all patient, waiting and ready to do our bidding. This technology is a beauty and a joy to behold, but at the same time you take into consideration that it’s doing business on a two way street when it’s connected, also ready to report to whoever controls the external end of these things. And I mean report as in it can relay not only what kinds of movies that we prefer, but also records what movements we do whilst watching them and perhaps what, if any, clothes we might be wearing on that day.
Doing my best J. Edgar?
This could be considered to be all no harm – no foul so far, but when this technology is combined with government level facial recognition capability, as it will need to have someday so it can monitor and report back just how many smiles we generat when we are watching a program or security wise to prevent visitors in our home from overriding our wish to watch ” LaVerne and Shirley” or whatever, then won’t our TV need to be watching us as intently as we watch it, perhaps with even more eyes, the better to scan us with?
O.K. then, on another level that I’ve just decided to add in, much like how Google and an large number of other interfaces and their “cookies” will keep track of where we go on the ‘net, and once there what we choose to download, how long we stay, and what the kind of subjects are that we watch most often, our TV viewing choices will be building a data base that will define us. “G” mail (think about what the first letter in “Google” is) and others will use this data base beyond what they do now to pre-load the ads that accompany the e-mail that you haven’t even opened yet, targeted adds they call them. This is the kind of eyeballing that could give an airport TSA inspector an erection, assuming that they had the proper equipment for it.
Would you like to try one on for size?
So when you’re home for the evening and watching “Elevator Girls In Bondage” for the third time… That’s right, you there, the one the TV knows as viewer number three in the Blah household at 12345 N. Blah street, the viewer with the chubby oval face, receding brown hair, blue eyes, an overweight yutz who stands about five foot ten, a wearer of glasses (aha, another link) with a box of kleenex (like the scanner at the market, it will be need to able to read and identify all of those trade names and barcodes or RFID chips in or on the products) or Handi-wipes, and a squeeze tube of moisturizer positioned handily (sorry, no pun intended) on your lap, yes you, you are now another well defined element that can be found and marketed to an economy that buys targets.
No, I really can stop anytime
But wait, much like what we learned in those commercials for Ginsu knives, there’s more to cover so we need to return to the paranoia section mentioned at the top….. While ATT U-Verse, Time Warner, Comcast, DISH, DIRECT NETWORK or whoever it is that provides your connection to the web for TV is busy handing you over to the Kimberly Clark Corporation as a viable buyer of one or more of its products to be pitched to, at the same time they may also be adding you to a list maintained by people or various governmental agencies that are interested to know any details about folks who are interested in anything that someone somewhere may once have defined as porn.
Hence the paranoia……
So many dots embedded in your permanent record, and so little time left to do anything…..
N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and/ or quotes above (including those of my own) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but as always, success usually has a million parents and failure is an orphan.
Feel free to ignore any ads that are shown below this advisory, I don’t get to choose them and even more sadly, I don’t make a penny off any of them, so in the holy name of capitalism I rebuke and don’t endorse or support any of them, unless of course they’re made of funny stuff…..
P.S., check back for occasional updates and rewrites….
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