Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | June 19, 2013

Question of the Week #30 – 2013: Future Technology

Question of the Week #30 – 2013: Future Technology

When it comes to preserving individual privacy rights, which near-future technology poses the most risk–companels, smartdust, smart toilets, or androids?

My two cents (but please share yours):

I find smart toilets the most disturbing, don’t even like contemplating these gadgets’ analyses and transmissions.


  1. Just saw a movie the other night with “smart toilets” on Lifetime, I think it was. The wife went into the loo after the nanny and the toilet told the wife that the nanny was pregnant. Ended up the nanny was pregnant with the wife’s husband.

    • Hi Patti, That’s just one of the many terrifying things about smart toilets. 🙂 Cheers, Ashley

  2. Androids: already there are ‘companion’ robots in Japan. With more and more people hooked on their computers, smart phones and ipads will we lose the ability to deal with each other face to face?

    • Hi Kay, You’re so right. This is why face-to-face gatherings such as quilt shows and book clubs are more important than ever. Now, an android that cleans the dinner dishes might be a plus. 🙂 Cheers, Ashley

  3. The smart Toilet is pretty disturbing, but I definitely don’t want the “X-box Eye” in my living room (or bedroom).

  4. I shared this on both my FBs.

    • Thank you so much, Julie. I hope your friends will join us in reading the Constitution this week. Cheers, Ashley

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