posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 08:27 PM
I strongly disagree with those who said this technology will be beneficial. Even if there were some benefit beyond targeted advertising, which really
does not benefit anyone, the negatives would outweigh the positives. It is scary to think that these companies could actually convince people that
having a camera and mic on their tv or dvr is a good idea, considering that this just SCREAMS bad bad bad. The government and corporations, who help
each other out all the time, get away with so much because too many people just do not care.
Something I think people need to do is quite simple. Just write your members of Congress. People think it doesn't work, but usually someone does take
a look at your message. Don't submit messages online, but instead mail them in, and include a SASE for a reply. This is highly effective when many
different people from your area do the same thing. The representative who suddenly get a huge influx of mail is going to take notice.
Which reminds me...Do you know why we have some laws now, especially the politically correct crap that the hippies complain about? It is because they
flooded these representatives with letters in the mail. Of course not every single one of these politicians is going to do what the people ask them to
do, but quite a few will take into account whether or not the voters support a certain issue. This is even more effective if the representative is
approaching re-election. So organize the people in your area and flood the mailboxes of these politicians. It doesn't even have to be your specific
representative, and even though you cannot vote for that person you can still let them know how you feel. This really can work, and it does all the
time, so take this advice if you don't already do this.
Anyway, does anyone really think that targeted advertising is worth the potential privacy invasion of having recording devices with recording devices
inside of them, constantly watching you? And that part about "if you start getting frisky on the couch, the system will take notice." I would not
even risk something like this, as you cannot know who is watching you. Maybe nobody is, but just because there are rules in place to prevent this sort
of thing, employees are still going to do it. I've had employees of government, at the post office, steal valuable things out of envelopes and
packages before. And remember the case of the school watching kids through their laptops? This sort of thing happens all the time, so never agree to
put anything with a camera on it in your house.