Humor: What all these new smartwatches really mean
There will remain an ongoing debate about all the data that is gathered and tracked and how it is collated, used, or sold in the name of commerce. That issue will not likely halt the progress of technological advances though.
Smartwatches are the newest gadgetry to make their way into the fray of personal electronics. Linked to our smartphones, and thus the internet along with a host of various data centers that process and manage the apps we use daily.
Despite what the tin-foil-hat wearing crowd may have you believing, most of the tech is all in the name of making money, making a great product, and providing a great service. In pursuit of that goal, our equipment gathers all sorts of information to cater to our needs, even if we do not know what some of those "needs" may be.
Still, one cannot help but think that sometimes, it just seems a little creepy.
1. Busyboy (Posts: 412; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
It's creepy and pointless. Waste of money IMO
6. DAMONORIBELLO (Posts: 95; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Until you have used one for a couple of weeks. Trust me, if you get a good enough deal on even a used one, buy it and try it out. If you don't like it, sell it.
9. Busyboy (Posts: 412; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
I'd rather not sell my privacy for a measly watch. I will NEVER get a smartwatch in my LIFE unless its free
11. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1469; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
But a smartphone already sells out all your privacy.
12. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 399; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
Shut up Busyboy. you won't "sell [your] privacy for a measly watch" but you would gladly give it up for free....idiot....
19. Busyboy (Posts: 412; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
Correct, I won't sell it. They will, just like FB is.
21. oboboy14 (Posts: 46; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)
I'm willing to bet nobody cares about what you'd rather keep private.
25. hallucinogenius (Posts: 14; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
I'm not really sure what sort of privacy you'd be selling for a smart watch that you haven't already sold for owning and operating a cell phone. If you're that worried about your privacy then I really hope you don't use the internet.
3. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1242; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
wow like they dont do that anyways there are video recorders everywhere
7. Busyboy (Posts: 412; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
Of coarse it does. It's people like you that companies target, people who don't care about anything that really matters
14. fzacek (Posts: 2228; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
I don't care if companies know how long I sleep, what I eat, what I do, etc. It's not like it's going to destroy my life or have any negative effect on it...
18. Busyboy (Posts: 412; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
I'd rather have it private than public even though it technically won't "Destroy my Life".. Just my opinion
8. blackberry_Boy (Posts: 172; Member since: 27 May 2014)
All jokes aside I think this is the government way of saying putting chips into people wrist won't fly will make a product and have major manufactures promote and sell it and that will make everyone want one so this is a way we can track and monitor people when the time comes that's my theory.
15. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 399; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
If you think "they" are out to get you and you are scared of the technological advancements of mankind, then you can go move to North Korea.
17. Busyboy (Posts: 412; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
You sir need to calm down. People have their own opinions, respect that
22. blackberry_Boy (Posts: 172; Member since: 27 May 2014)
@killgoretrouttime I was leaving my opinon chill out but one day all this tech will make people less communicative to each other but next time don't be so negative on someone point of view thank you.
23. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 399; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
ridiculous deserves ridicule, thank you.
26. duartix (Posts: 111; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)
There is one fundamental flaw in your theory. They already have chips inside everyone's pocket, it's called a smartphone. ;)
27. nomancool (unregistered)
it reminds me of the SHIELD in the captain america the winter soldier , they have been tracking every single person in NY and they were all on the crosshair all the time ..
well i dont think its gonna happen , but in the end the major question comes WHAT IF ?
16. naittosan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)
Who cares unless their doing something illegal, they can monitor me and all they want the only thing they will get is bored.
20. gehrig (Posts: 202; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)
Exactly, I'd rather not be under constant surveillance, but it doesn't matter, because I don't have anything to hide.