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The Coming Commodification of Life at Home

The Coming Commodification of Life at Home

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  • Do you really want this? Thought privacy the reason everyone’s so crazed over Facebook selling info that you signed off for?

  • I am taking the Battlestar Galactica approach to internet connected appliances. In BG, Commander Adama expresses his disdain for networks given how easily the Cylons can exploit them and cripple their systems. Toasters...Cylons...same difference

  • Aren’t we already monetizing our homes through Voice? Smart appliances are the next step, but the real point is: line between the virtual world and the “real” one is going to get so blurry it disappears.

  • "thousands of devices, or even just hundreds or tens, would capture an unprecedented amount of data about domestic life. They present a possible future in which the experience of doing stuff at home converges with the experience of being online, in which a company can catalog people’s daily habits and

    "thousands of devices, or even just hundreds or tens, would capture an unprecedented amount of data about domestic life. They present a possible future in which the experience of doing stuff at home converges with the experience of being online, in which a company can catalog people’s daily habits and present them with more of what it thinks they’ll like—the transformation of the home into just another tech platform."

  • thought-provoking

  • Yikes.

    As much as I try to see past user data consumption and trade as an issue, given the obvious implications it has when mishandled...well lets just say, thank you iRobot for holding you ground and keeping my floor plans to yourself. It’s amazing some of the things I never considered being useful

    Yikes.

    As much as I try to see past user data consumption and trade as an issue, given the obvious implications it has when mishandled...well lets just say, thank you iRobot for holding you ground and keeping my floor plans to yourself. It’s amazing some of the things I never considered being useful to corporations and the implications they might have.

    My distancing from Facebook as a social media outlet doesn’t seem like such a bad decision after all, and I’d prefer to know what my data is being used for.

    Transparency is always key.