Maybe I’m getting old. But the more technology gets added to stuff that doesn’t need it, the stronger my resolve to never use said technology becomes.
Intel’s going to make a wearable t-shirt.
Google has an ugly self-driving car. I’m a fan of autonomous cars in principle, since they may make personal car ownership obsolete. But the prospect of getting in a car manufactured by an advertising company—and granting that company access to my driving habits, in-car entertainment preferences, not to mention home and work addresses—gives me pause to say the least.
I’m no luddite. The car I currently drive is one of the most advanced mass-market automobiles ever produced. I’m all for technological progress. I’m just wary of the companies arranging the 1s and 0s and all the implicit limitations and biases they introduce.