So, I read this article today, and I don’t like it.
I’m still not over that we can’t even work on our own cars anymore. Heck, most people don’t even own their cars. Once you get sucked into leasing, you will pay month, after month, forever.
I like not having a car payment. I haven’t had a car payment since 2015.
She is starting to look a little shoddy, but runs great – even at 195k miles.
And I don’t have to put out a few hundred dollars a month.
Oh, and now you’ve got phones, and cable, and internet, and streaming… add another couple hundred a month, minimum.
And then there’s the other convenience services – Amazon Prime, Walmart +, Grub Hub, Door Dash…
Then I’ve got subscriptions to the Chicago Trib and the New York Times.
You get the idea – all these fees add up.
Now imagine having to subscribe for your fridge to work.
But what really baffles me, aside from all the monthly expenses, is that people are willingly allowing all of these intruders into their homes.
Every single one of them is capable of listening in.
Every single one of them is a possible inlet for hackers.
It all may seem fairly innocent now. You have nothing to hide, right?
When I was in high school, the book 1984 was required reading. It still should be, but I’m sure the government doesn’t want you reading it.
Its where the term “Big Brother is Watching” came from.
In the book, every move you make is monitored. Even within your home.
I really don’t remember that much about the book, (I should read it again) but one scene has stayed vividly etched in my mind to this day.
There was one corner in his apartment where the cameras could not see, over by the toilet. It was where he kept books. Books were outlawed. You only got the information that “Big Brother” gave you.
Does that creep you out as much as it did me?
How do you feel about all of this stuff invading our homes? Do you use Google Home or Amazon Echo in your home?
Are you OK with giving up your privacy, and control of your home for the sake of convenience?