Friday, October 27, 2017

Brunswick, please listen; this is Alexa beckoning!


We have no idea how many of you have Alexa living in your house, or a similar type device available from Google, Apple, and others.  In this technology obsessed world, where self-validation is a daily requirement to stem budding anxieties, we’re guessing it’s far more of you than we might guess.  Anyone with an iPhone probably speaks to Siri frequently, and she and Alexa are from the same technical gene pool.

If you have children and grandchildren, it’s almost a certainty that somewhere in your extended family, these devices have become a part of daily existence. From our point of view, the less you understand about the underlying technology, the more susceptible you probably are to buying into this “personal assistant” gimmick.

We don’t like to make a habit of bursting bubbles, but in this case we think it’s something we have to do in order to keep our conscience clear.  To do so, we’re passing along this item of ours that recently appeared on American Thinker.


You’ll find the complete article here:

We have two suggestions if you decide to read it, which we of course hope you do.  First, be sure to glance at the comments, which you should find illuminating.  Second, we hope you’ll read the three “laws” with which we closed the article carefully enough to grasp their deeper message as we face the oncoming tidal wave of technology, social media, news targeting and the like. 

We’ll have more to say on this in the future.  The ‘advances’ coming at us from the major players in the field are happening so fast that it’s almost impossible to keep up with them, let alone understand the possible benefits, and more iimportantly, the underlying dangers.  The more you choose to avail yourself of these “wondrous” offerings, the more vulnerable you are.

You can trust us on this, because we’re not like all the others.


We doubt our words will sway you if you’ve already taken the bait, but at least you can say you were warned there’s a barbed hook hidden in the tasty little morsel.

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