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CAD703X
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Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
53127 posts

Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
Pretty much what we 'see' on the Internet, phones we use, every single song, photo and video we've taken in the last 20 years, what we 'buy' on the internet, and now we're paying THEM to add spy cameras and listening devices in every room.



aren't you the least bit concerned these are the people you are turning over every last shred of privacy to?

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Freauxzen
USA Fan
Utah
Member since Feb 2006
31226 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
I wouldn't disagree with the sentiment, but there are major problems with doing anything about it.

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Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?


It started with cell phones, too, that's problem #1.

Further, 2 problems with it: 1) It is embedded in every day life 2) Convenience

For me, physically distant from all of my old friends, and every single family member I have, I could choose to do without a cell phones and social media, but then I would pretty much cease to exist to everyone I've known outside of SLC. I mean, that's what it was like in the old days. When you were separate...you were separate outside of the maybe one or two trips back home you make every couple of years.

Convenience requires one to ignore security. Convenience allows for efficiency, productivity, etc. I just don't see myself as productive without automation, smart devices and software, etc.

This post was edited on 3/5 at 2:49 pm


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
53127 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
when you can yell from the bathroom 'alexa order me some toliet paper' we are truly lost as a species.


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CarRamrod
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Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
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re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
he doesnt look like a "punch all the nazis" type.


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DoubleDown
Alabama Fan
New Orleans, Louisiana
Member since Oct 2008
9590 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
Yes and no. My wife is concerned about having nest cameras in the house. But then I asked her "Even if someone cracked our password and logged in to our account - who wants to watch a 4 year old and a 2 year old sleep?"

I get the sentiment but I don't think I'm that important that anyone wants to watch my boring arse house and kids rooms. Also, my cams spend 95% of the time recording an empty room.
Now, if you're an important or famous person, sure. Don't do any of that shite.

ETA: I think I'm all in on Skynet. Let them make our lives easier. Until they murder us all but at least it'll be a fun run until that day happens.
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bluebarracuda
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since Oct 2011
11711 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
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Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?


I've already got my pants down, bent over, and cheeks spread wide


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TigerWise
USA Fan
In CAD's head
Member since Sep 2010
33537 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
Yes, they are going to cause a major shift in my industry.


Green Chili Tiger
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Lurking the Tin Foil Hat Board
Member since Jul 2009
28295 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
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Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?


I wouldn't say that. It would be more accurate to say that we are voluntarily surrendering some of our privacy in exchange for enhanced communication and information access.


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CAD703X
Toledo Fan
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Member since Jul 2008
53127 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
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Yes, they are going to cause a major shift in my industry.


i am all for technology advances but its frightening how quickly the 'web' has devolved into maybe 10 different tech companies.


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TigerMyth36
River Ridge
Member since Nov 2005
36035 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
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I think I'm all in on Skynet. Let them make our lives easier. Until they murder us all but at least it'll be a fun run until that day happens.

Hopefully there is a nice grace period with sexbots before they wipe us out.


SuddenJerk
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Oct 2017
144 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
When I was younger I cared, now that I’m older I have no fricks to give. My life isn’t that interesting and I like the convenience of telling Alexa to turn shite off that my damn wife and kids leave on constantly without getting up or yelling every five minutes.


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MontyFranklyn
Alabama Fan
T-Town
Member since Jan 2012
20301 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
I mean if my porn preferences are that important to them then so be it


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DisplacedBuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Member since Dec 2013
32126 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
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CAD703X
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Google
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Amazon




They run your life, my man.


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TigerstuckinMS
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2005
13956 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
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Hopefully there is a nice grace period with sexbots before they wipe us out.

Death... BY SNU SNU!



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ArkLaTexTiger
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Nov 2009
1366 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
We used to worry about IBM, MS, Apple, etc.


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junkfunky
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2011
22930 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
Nah, lost all my fricks with my guns in that damn boating accident.


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Boatshoes
Member since Dec 2017
1313 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
I actively fight it.

Sailfish phone
Linux laptop
Brave Browser
Duckduxkgo/Startpage search
Protonmail email
Gab.ai as a twitter alternative

As far as amazon, just don't shop there.
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OneSaintsFan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2009
1027 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
Anyone see the X Files episode last week? This exact concept to the extreme.


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AlxTgr
LSU Fan
Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
58139 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
no


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Mr. Hangover
Hawaii Fan
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2003
22993 posts

re: Is anyone else worried that Google and Amazon are taking over our lives?
Why? What do you have to hide from the government?

I just don’t understand the people who obsess over this type of stuff...


I have a cousin who is like this. He refuses to download any apps on his phone (‘just read the user agreement man. They get access to your photos and your browsing history’ ), has like 3 firewalls for his computer, and believes in just about every conspiracy theory out there... one of the last conversations we had a few months ago, he told me he was worried that ‘people’ were out to get him because he ‘knows too much’ about what really goes on behind closed doors.... he’s 31 and has an engineering degree from a great school but refuses to try to get a job.... I worry about him sometimes, but he’s convinced that the government wants all of his info


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