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Old 7th December 2019 | Show parent
Lives for gear
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"Digital" is the new religion. People buy those systems to do stuff around the house not because if offers value, but because they can feel more digital, more hip and modern by talking to a robot than by turning on the radio manually. Many people will by "driverless" cars (which won't really be driverless) and lots of other crud for the same reason. It's driven by pathological psychology as much as by anything else.

Eventually someone with one of those home-control systems will come to tragedy when he/she/other is welcoming a foreign-speaking guest to the house and badly says something in the foreign language which the robot hears as "screw me with the egg-beater" in English.