reply to post by Hefficide
Hey heff, hows it hanging?
Anyway, have a problem with the way you are viewing this.
The Xbox kinect, in my opinion, is just a novelty. However, people are aware of what they are buying and what it is doing when in use, it is
advertised as such. But, as far as i am aware, it is not sending all our recordings to some sort of master database to be logged and viewed. Even if
it was, that would be noticed considering the massive amounts of bandwidth that would be used. The kinect it self cant be storing the data, that would
require massive amounts of hard drive space, which would also be noticed.
Also, i find it hard to believe that an item you buy, knowing what it is and does, can be violating your rights by doing exactly what you bought it
for. Which is to record you movements while you are playing games.
I would say, buy the kinect and don't worry about the "privacy" issue, because there is really none. There is simply no way to record and sift through
all the data from the various kinetics, that is, even if the recording were being stored.
Also, the Orwellian references that have come up are totally inappropriate for the situation, at least at the moment. Also, Orwell intended for his
books to have the opposite meaning. He didn't mean it as a warning, but as a parody of the unrealistic fears people had at the time. Any sort of
critical thought or inquiries into why exactly this all is happening makes the plot of the book fall completely apart. The books are not meant to be
deep insights into the control of the rich, but as a showcase of how unrealistic and how much stretching requires such a situation. At least, thats
how understand it given the plot structure, Orwells political leanings, and the time they were written in.
Just for fun, which you cant see anyway, I have taken my little bros kinect and totally told it, via flash cards, that will be engagingly in various
criminal and anti government activities. I will bet my balls nothing happens. I will bet my penis no one noticed. I will bet my other penis that even
if everyone noticed, they wouldn't care.
This brings me to my point. No one cares what you do in your own home. No one cares if you think the government is awful. No one cares if you
masturbate to shemale porn while My Little Pony plays faintly in the background. No one cares at all about anything you could possibly be doing in
Even if you might be concerned that someone will care, provided they are, indeed, watching you via the kinect, then turn it off.
I am going to continue to use the kinect. I will buy the new models. The tech to me is just a novelty, but my bro loves it. I will be concerned when
the police arrest me for all of that pot i smoke or my xbox starts recommending me my favorite pop tarts. Until then, I feel reasonably secure about
the privacy the kinect, as far as i am aware, is not violating.
edit on 8-12-2012 by TsukiLunar because: (no reason given)