Humor: What all these new smartwatches really mean

Humor: What all these new smartwatches really mean
Technology has its hooks in us, an undeniable fact. As we acquire and use more of that technology in the form of hardware and services, a burden of responsibility falls on us to look after our personal privacy as well as our on-line persona.

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.

Humor: What all these new smartwatches really mean

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27 Comments

1. Busyboy unregistered

It's creepy and pointless. Waste of money IMO

6. DAMONORIBELLO

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 18, 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 unregistered

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: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

But a smartphone already sells out all your privacy.

12. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 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 unregistered

Correct, I won't sell it. They will, just like FB is.

21. oboboy14

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

I'm willing to bet nobody cares about what you'd rather keep private.

25. hallucinogenius

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

So true... hahahaha

3. engineer-1701d unregistered

wow like they dont do that anyways there are video recorders everywhere

4. Busyboy unregistered

R.I.P Privacy

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Does it even matter?

7. Busyboy unregistered

Of coarse it does. It's people like you that companies target, people who don't care about anything that really matters

13. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

You're a moron...

14. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 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 unregistered

I'd rather have it private than public even though it technically won't "Destroy my Life".. Just my opinion

8. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 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: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 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 unregistered

You sir need to calm down. People have their own opinions, respect that

22. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 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: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

ridiculous deserves ridicule, thank you.

24. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

You mad huh ???

26. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 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 ?

10. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

EDIT..

16. naittosan

Posts: 239; Member since: Jun 28, 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: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Exactly, I'd rather not be under constant surveillance, but it doesn't matter, because I don't have anything to hide.

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