It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

The iPotty: Just when you think things couldn't get any weirder

page: 1
9
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 03:46 PM
link   
Kids are being exposed to technology at an earlier age than ever before. Kids these days have got to have a screen in front of them at all times. Behold the wonder of the digital age: The iPotty!



Apparently this will cause your child to want to go potty. I imagine they'll get on and never get back off. Complete with a screen guard in case of "messy hands" and "smudges".

Personally (and this is just me), I think this is sick. To shut a kid up, and keep them happy, while the parents don't have to interact with them, screens are everywhere. They can't go on a car ride anymore unless they have their own TV playing cartoons. They cannot sit still anywhere without a screen in front of them. Kids get together to play by sitting on a couch side by side and firing up their iPads.

There is nothing that can replace a parent interacting with a child....talking to them, helping them, and yes, assisting them in learning how to use the potty on their own.

I hope they sell a bunch of disinfecting wipes with this thing.

What do y'all think? Brilliant idea, or another step in our devolution?




posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 03:50 PM
link   
reply to post by FissionSurplus
 


If you don't like my inventions you just had to say...



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 03:51 PM
link   

iRoyalty
reply to post by FissionSurplus
 


If you don't like my inventions you just had to say...


LOL, I'm saying it!


The reviews on a certain major retailing internet site which shall remain unnamed are classic and incredibly funny.



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 03:52 PM
link   
reply to post by FissionSurplus
 


It's a bit much but I have to admit I take a book or my phone with me while I do my business.

I don't talk on my phone while using the toilet but I sometimes text or search the web. For all you know I could be using the bathroom right now. (lol)

What is annoying are the people who talk on their phones in a public restroom. What is wrong with those people?



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 03:55 PM
link   
Well technically, this is no different than you guys reading your magazines on the potty for hours on end. ROFL



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 03:55 PM
link   
reply to post by FissionSurplus
 


lol, I can see them coming out with one for adults! Considering how many people can't step away from their cell phones or their computers. It creates a new meaning for "are you done yet?"




posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 03:56 PM
link   
reply to post by WeRpeons
 


How the hell did you get my picture?!?

(joking.)



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 03:57 PM
link   
reply to post by FissionSurplus
 


Is this the same website that came up with these?





These were just a hoax by the way haha

but seriously, I think if we keep showing kids bright lights, sounds and interactive games like this then they will not be able to focus on a white board, I mean there's no comparison to which one will be a stronger stimulant.



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 03:57 PM
link   
But I don't want the N.S.A. collecting meta-data on the "bathroom habits" of me or my nonexistent kids!
edit on 13pmMon, 13 Jan 2014 15:58:14 -0600kbpmkAmerica/Chicago by darkbake because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 03:58 PM
link   
reply to post by FissionSurplus
 


It won't be long after these hideous baby sitters are on the market, for lazy parents to be charged with child abuse, and kids hauled out of their homes, for leaving kids sitting there for hours on end.

Parents wonder why their kids don't listen to them anymore, and ignore them. It's because kids don't know their parents due to lack of any real personal interaction with them. I think this new way to ignore having to act anything like a real caring parent, will probably be a big hit in some dysfunctional homes.

Des



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 03:58 PM
link   
reply to post by justreleased
 


I kind of flashed back to people who had magazine racks in their bathrooms when I was younger. It's okay for an adult, but I mean....for a toddler? I don't think this type of mental conditioning is healthy. Let them learn what the toilet is for, use it and get back off. Parents are deferring to the iPad for kids the way they used to do with television. Either way, it's sad.

There's some good thinkin' time to be had while on the pot.



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 03:59 PM
link   
reply to post by FissionSurplus
 


I have young kids, so I think I am the target audience for this product. I recently saw a ad for this once on a sidebar...I thought it was a link to an Onion article or something. Seriously! It seemed to crazy to be true. It reminded me of that old SNL sketch - the toilet built for two. (Just in that it is along the lines of toliets that really never need to be invented.)

I understand how hard potty training can be for some kids/parents. I really do get the desperation some parents can get in. One of my kids was especially resistant to it. And screens do, in fact, mesmerize kids. It will keep their butts in place. So I do, in some ways, "get it." Now, I don't want to overstate things - like say that this iPotty illustrates everything that is wrong in parenting today... but... really? This iPotty illustrates everything that is wrong in parenting today. (I didn't want to overstate things, but I did.)

The thing that bothers me about it is this modern notion that kids cannot be bored. Ever. Not even for sitting on the potty. They have to be scheduled for back-to-back activities. When they don't have activities, the parents better make sure they are busy an entertained. It's sad. It's robbing a generation of their imaginations. I make sure my kids have lots of hands-off unstructured time - even my preschool age kids. And the games they come up with when bored and not in front of a screen are awesome. Actually, they are very rarely bored.

For my kids, I kept them on the potty the old fashioned way. Duct tape. (Not really.) I had some amazing conversations with toddlers sitting on potties. Lots of frustrating moments, but enough hilarious and sweet moments that I wouldn't ever trade that experience in for this fancy-shamcy iPotty.

Soon to be released - iParents!



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 03:59 PM
link   
reply to post by FissionSurplus
 


Uh, how much is the ... ADULT Version ???

-
AND/OR

The HOW-TO: ELIMINATE (bowel-movement) MAGAZINES
... ( and/or the one-step closer to "paperless toiletry". )
edit on 13-1-2014 by FarleyWayne because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 04:04 PM
link   
reply to post by WeRpeons
 


Bwahahaha!!! Magazines are for the older generation who are gonna be there for a while due to low fiber intake. The last time I took my phone in and used it, I accidentally dropped it into the bowl. People don't always have to do two or more things at once. Give me the simple life.



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 04:06 PM
link   
Statistically I wonder how many are going to respond to this post while sitting on the pot clicking away merrily at there phone or tablets.

I don't see a problem with the I-Potty only because why do should I feel the need to hang around my kids while they take a dump. There are other moments I choose to spend quality time with my kids.

"You can do it son. Puuussshhh! That's my boy!"



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 04:07 PM
link   
reply to post by iRoyalty
 





but seriously, I think if we keep showing kids bright lights, sounds and interactive games like this then they will not be able to focus on a white board, I mean there's no comparison to which one will be a stronger stimulant.


This is my issue. I know young kids who constantly have to have their iPad or they're out of control. I cannot see how this is a good thing. There is no way a classroom and a teacher can compete with this.



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 04:09 PM
link   

darkbake
But I don't want the N.S.A. collecting meta-data on the "bathroom habits" of me or my nonexistent kids!
edit on 13pmMon, 13 Jan 2014 15:58:14 -0600kbpmkAmerica/Chicago by darkbake because: (no reason given)


LOL. It'll only be a matter of time before they figure out if people are surfing the net while doing their business.



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 04:13 PM
link   
reply to post by VegHead
 


Yes. Excellent post, Veg. You are correct. Kids these days are not allowed to be bored, ever. Now, I'm older, and my kids are grown, so all I can do is shake my head and think that this is weird as all get out. But you, in the target demographic, also know that this is a lazy way of potty training.

I also feel that it is going to be confusing. What if they're sitting on the couch and there's a Pavlovian response to using the iPad? Try teaching them what the potty is for first, and then deal with the issue of "I'm on the toilet for 30 seconds and I'm bored" later.



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 04:15 PM
link   
reply to post by FarleyWayne
 


Don't you fret, Farley, the adult version is probably already in the works. Awesome way to get extra e-Coli bacteria on the touch screen.



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 04:19 PM
link   
Looks like the newer generation of conspiracy theorist.



new topics

top topics



 
9
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join