Why You Aren’t Safe Anywhere at Anytime in Twin Falls
Technology is great, and most of us use it daily. It is nearly impossible to function without some sort of technology in today's society. Even farmers, who are often the last to adapt to new technology, have seen their equipment advance so much that they are now reliant on it as well. While this technology is great and makes life easier for many of us, it can often be a little too smart for its own good. We can all agree that smart speakers, smartphones, smart doorbells, and other smart equipment have made life easier, but at what point are they too smart?
Smart Technology too Smart for Twin Falls
While it is nice to have technology to make our life less stressful, there are times you have to scratch your head and wonder if the devices are truly more in charge than the user. There have been multiple examples lately of devices perhaps being too smart, and your work area, your home, and your car may all be bugged. My wife and I were recently discussing adding a screen door to our back door to leave the door open and keep bugs out. The discussion took place outside on the patio, with her phone next to her. After our conversation, she picked up her phone, and the first ad she saw on Facebook, was for screen doors. She had not searched a single screen door, but the timing was odd. Was her device listening and picking up on our conversation?
They Are Always Listening and Watching
While it is a little spooky and you can say it is a coincidence, this has happened multiple times at work and to my coworkers. Yes, we all know there are algorithms to send us things we have searched, but from a conversation, is a little alarming. Smart devices have advanced and are beginning to take over everyday functions and before long the human race may not be needed anymore. Is it an exaggeration? Perhaps, but why pay someone to do something a smart device can do for free? The only plus about Idaho, is there are tons of places without service to escape these devices. Whenever it gets to be too much, head out on your kayak, a hunting trip, a fishing trip, a hike, or somewhere else to escape the technology that always seems to be listening and watching. While it may seem that simple, unless you leave the device at home, they may still be watching.
Despite knowing these devices are listening and many of us are aware that our houses might be bugged, we will continue to buy and use them, because overall they make our lives more simple. Pay attention the next time you have a conversation about a certain item and how long it takes to pop up on your social media, it might raise some eyebrows. The robot takeover is likely coming soon, but until then, we will continue to enjoy the luxury they are, despite how creepy it can be.