posted on Nov, 22 2013 @ 12:28 AM
1. For as much as this console costs, the consumer should not have to rewire or alter anything for it to be satisfactory.
2. Microsoft backpedaled and stated that the Kinect will no longer have to be turned on to play...unless the game requires Kinect. So what if the
games for Xbox One start coming out where they require the Kinect even though it isn't an integral part of play? Reading between the lines is always
beneficial with these megalith corporations.
3. Microsoft patented a
that can read your
hand pressure to "positively identify the user"... is this the controller that will be packaged with the Xbox One?
All of this intrusiveness is naturally marketed to the consumer as something fantabulous - that would lend to a customizable user experience. But peel
back the veneer. Problem is, the up and coming generation were weaned on technology. And they generally see no problem with giving away personal
details online, easily sucked in by the ego driven Facecrook and Youboob. Privacy is not a concern, and they can't comprehend why giving even a
little slack to governments or corporations is a dangerous slippery slope. That's where parents come in to impart wisdom, but seeing that many
parents aren't seeing this as a problem either, well...
But even if the privacy wasn't an issue for me, the fact that a corporation is taking away my choices and making me pay a premium for it, is so
totally unacceptable. I don't even know how Microsoft markets a data-stealing peripheral as a great feature. If I want to customize my experience,
then it should be completely up to me how I customize it. But they've taken that away from the consumer under the masquerade of the illusion of
As long as people find it acceptable or "don't care", companies and governments will continue to push the envelope to see just how far they can go.
Right now we are paying far more for far less (in choice and service) for cable, game consoles, internet service, phones, cel service, and so on. As
long as people accept this, companies have absolutely no reason to change, but every reason to continue pushing in that direction.