Or should I say, what can you trust these days?
If you own a smart home...if you converse with artificial intelligence in the form of Alexa or a Ring Doorbell, or a smart TV, or a smart whatever...chances are you are not being offered a service out of convenience (it's the natural inclination of human beings to take the easy, lazy way out when offered the chance, no matter the consequences), so much as you are being observed and studied.
Your personal data is being compiled, bit by bit, pixel by pixel (my coding and computer terminology might be off here, but bear with me). You are not flesh and bone to these devices. You are code. They know what you eat, drink, read, listen to, indulge in sexually, pray to or not pray to, and so much more.
One day, they will know more about you than you know about yourself. They will anticipate your every move. If for some reason, they come not to like you, or suspect the worst about you, they can work against you and at best, shut you out...imagine arriving home from work, the Ring Doorbell recognizes you, and decides to lock you out of your own castle. At worst, they will make you a slave.
You just might disappear one day, no questions asked.
Can it happen?
Maybe it already has.
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