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What are your thoughts and feelings on smart devices in home (echo, home, etc)?

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Are you concerned about privacy issues with these devices?

Yes 33 71.74%
 
No 10 21.74%
 
Results 3 6.52%
 
Total:46

I was just wondering what people thought about these devices.  Are you concerned with privacy?  Do you not care about being listened to 24/7?

I don't really see a need or care for such a product.  I would use it as much as a tablet (which is 0%).  Some features might be neat to play music through bluetooth but I have plenty of other "dumb" devices that can manage these tasks. 

So let me know your opinion on such devices being used within your home.



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Honestly dont care about the privacy issue.

will try for a smart flat when i get my own place and not renting. so look forward to seeing what i can use.



twintail said:
Honestly dont care about the privacy issue.

will try for a smart flat when i get my own place and not renting. so look forward to seeing what i can use.

Inform me of something a smart home can provide which a dumb home can't?  I'm not so lazy that I can somehow manage to get off my ass and go turn the AC on myself.  I can power on devices with remotes and not my voice.  I'm just having a hard time seeing any benefit.  I can increase energy effeciency without having to buy something that connects to the internet.



sethnintendo said:
twintail said:
Honestly dont care about the privacy issue.

will try for a smart flat when i get my own place and not renting. so look forward to seeing what i can use.

Inform me of something a smart home can provide which a dumb home can't?  I'm not so lazy that I can somehow manage to get off my ass and go turn the AC on myself.  I can power on devices with remotes and not my voice.  I'm just having a hard time seeing any benefit.  I can increase energy effeciency without having to buy something that connects to internet.

being more efficient i suppose. if you think you cna just do things the way you do it now then that is cool. no worries. smart home is ust something you either care for or dont. if you feel you dont need it then you dont need. no worries.



twintail said:

being more efficient i suppose. if you think you cna just do things the way you do it now then that is cool. no worries. smart home is ust something you either care for or dont. if you feel you dont need it then you dont need. no worries.

I'm just trying to get other mindset.  I don't see any benefit from the cost vs efficiency while at same time giving up privacy.  I believe younger generations trust companies more than governments in terms of privacy.  I trust no one except family and close friends. 



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I'm too paranoid for that, I put a piece of tape on my laptop's webcam. I can't imagine a house full of devices that I think are listening to me.



Aeolus451 said:
I'm too paranoid for that, I put a piece of tape on my laptop's webcam. I can't imagine a house full of devices that I think are listening to me.

The Russians are spying on us!



Spy central right there. I am old school so I will probably never get most of them cause I really don't like the idea of it recording my conversations and sending it off to the cloud, regardless of it's purpose.



             

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They can already spy on you through web cams and yes, these devices are awesome.



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Just don't get it if you don't like it.

Personally, I'm fine with a traditional home with security cameras and devices inside. I'm not lazy to the point where I need a smart device to do things like turning on the light