Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I'm Surely Not The Only One Who Gets A Little Freaked Out By This Sort Of Thing. Am I?

The latest interesting trick from my new phone: it told me what my travel time would be between my home and work, and offered me a traffic report for my commute. Which is a bit silly, as I walk to work, and my travel time is always exactly the same. But that is not the important point. The important point is that it figured out by itself where I work. My phone is stalking me. I'm guessing the app tracked the phone's location and decided, correctly, that that place I've gone at the same time every day for the last six days must be my place of employment. Truly, this is an awesome and terrifying science fiction future I am now living in.

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  1. So a long time ago any time the GPS was turned on it would show a symbol to let you know. Now unless you tell it do not send geolocation in the various settings parts.. you will be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, and numbered

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    1. So much for my fantasies of being Patrick McGoohan.

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  2. Today's word of the day is "panopticon." :)

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    1. LOL! This is without question the single creepiest blog comment I have ever had. Not excluding the spam. :)

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