Thursday, February 12, 2015

The rise of the machines

On Tuesday, I posted Stewart Lee's comments about the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Sajid Javid's "Orwellian doublethink", and here's another nightmarish scenario lifted straight from the pages of 1984: a smart TV that is so smart that it eavesdrops on its owners and could potentially report sensitive personal information it overhears to a third party. Apparently this constitutes progress. Personally, I'm not so sure I want inanimate objects spying on me.

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