Smart Homes; The future?

Cumulus

Member
What's everyone thoughts on the rollout of more Smart Home technology such as Amazon Alexa, Facebook's Portal and so-on? Being able to control things like lights and equipment with voice-assistants, or having a portal that tracks your movement to keep you in frame is unreal! Coupled with some of the smart-kitchen tools coming out and it's incredible the power of the future 'smart-home'

What's your thoughts on the technology, and will they soon replace traditional home items?
 

gemxtria

Akatsuki
Staff member
I have Alexa in my house but it's turned off unless i listen to music through it. I kinda believe that everything is listening. I was talking about Penny boards once and i've never searched for them but i started getting ads for them haha

i Think it's only a matter of time before we stop having switches and what not and everything is just smart
 

HannahCN

Well-known member
gemxtria said:
I have Alexa in my house but it's turned off unless i listen to music through it. I kinda believe that everything is listening. I was talking about Penny boards once and i've never searched for them but i started getting ads for them haha

i Think it's only a matter of time before we stop having switches and what not and everything is just smart

That's kinda creepy, tbh.
 

apathy

how'd i get to be so good?
I dont think these technologies are so great. I constantly hear my parents practically arguing with Alexa or Google because the device just doesnt understand what they're saying. In the time it takes the device to understand their request, they could have just done it themselves. So I don't really bother with them myself.
 

Blackangel

Well-known member
nothing much lol
but you are right and they are our future and nothing more and i am sure they are all expensive
 

Demon_skeith

Well-known member
I'm against it, mostly for the voice recording stuff that goes on. Though hacking would be a huge issue as well.
 

Blackangel

Well-known member
Demon_skeith said:
I'm against it, mostly for the voice recording stuff that goes on. Though hacking would be a huge issue as well.

that's true lol
i am sure it's all possible with voice changing and all. i am sure it's easy to do that
 

Demon_skeith

Well-known member
Blackangel said:
that's true lol
i am sure it's all possible with voice changing and all. i am sure it's easy to do that

more like straight up hacking, there have been people already held for ransom for people hacking into their smart thermostat.
 

ZandraJoi

Active member
We don't even have a cell phone lol My husband has a tracfone ONLY because phone booths are few & far between. Smart appliances, IMO, make humans lazy. It irks me when I hear "Alexa, remind me to record..." Just get out pen & paper & do it yourself :) There's also the lack of security for hacking. Even when you turn them off, they can turn themselves back on & record what you are saying. That then is listened to by bigwig corporations.
 

Sincerem

Well-known member
We're simply on tech advancement i can't be surprise thou, seeing more advanced technology doing some tasks smartly and expertly.
 
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