This Is Why You Are An Idiot If You Buy One

by Karl Denninger

Seriously, how dumb can you be?

Earlier this month, NPR’s Weekend Edition ran a story on its Listen Upsegment about Amazon Echo and how the voice-activated assistant was helping customers extend the power of the internet into their homes.

But, ironically, the radio program triggered Amazon Echos in the homes of a few listeners.

So you buy a robot that listens to voice commands, and then somehow you inject voice into the environment that sounds like what it listens for.

It does it.

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