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Amazon Locks Man Out of His Smart Home After Baseless Racism Accusation (sea.ign.com)

This issue has raised questions about the risks of smart home technology.

What do you think?

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Poppy
Poppy
1 year ago

Oh my goodness, what a disgusting monster technology is turning into.

But I don’t understand, how come it’s possible (and legal) for Amazon to lock you outside of your own house (which you own and have rights upon) because they think you are racist (with no actual proof)?

So if you have a smart home (whatever that means) you cannot open the door normally in case you’d need to?

And also, someone mentioned an experiment with people perceiving themselves as victims and seeing discrimination even if not present. Oh boy, isn’t it true? And isn’t this the case…

QuestionEverything
QuestionEverything
1 year ago
Reply to  Poppy

Narcissism abounds ..

lgageharleya
lgageharleya
1 year ago
Reply to  Poppy

I think it’s critical people realize this about all “smart” technology now, to include their upcoming “smart cities”. You will be controlled entirely by the overlords affording or denying you access to your own “property”, to money/resources, to your ability to buy/sell and to seek other basics like access to medical care. All based on whether you tow their line and stay in favor or no.

Poppy
Poppy
1 year ago
Reply to  Poppy

Ok, I got it, he was locked out of his smart home FEATURES, not from his home in general (in this case, still unfair, but good for him).
And (ironically) he is black.

https://www.newsweek.com/amazon-smart-home-brandon-jackson-echo-racial-slur-allegation-1806947

lgageharleya
lgageharleya
1 year ago

Kicker is he is still “considering” whether to give up this technology or no.

Rosey
Rosey
1 year ago
Reply to  lgageharleya

Yeah I mean ppl really aren’t putting what might happen down the road together are they? You would think the fact he’d been locked out of his life for a week might be enough to stimulate a couple of brain cells. No – I’m addicted to the convenience.

John
John
1 year ago

Why trust technology that not only eavesdrop on you but controls your access to your property? It’s really stupid to give up your freedom for a tiny convenience

Anton
Anton
1 year ago

wow one must be very stupid to live in such house

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Ryan
Ryan
1 year ago

It’s true. People don’t don’t have common sense nowadays.

GD R
GD R
1 year ago

what could go wrong right? how dumb fr💀