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Unsafe_Sax_54 64M
1988 posts
2/11/2019 10:21 am
A Google Future

Fair Disclosure: I don't like Google. As soon as I found out (years ago) that they were gathering/analyzing personal information, I stopped using it.

In an article today, it was hinted that Google was developing shoes which would tell you if you're fat. The only possible purpose might be for those so rotund they can't see the bathroom scale. That would be the only purpose useful to the user.

Allow me to digress: Google-controlled, self-driving cars. "Google, take me to McDonalds". What if Google decides it doesn't want you to go to McDonalds. Perhaps Taco Bell is paying them to deposit you at their door. Better yet: Your benevolent Government, with help from Google, decides where you should be driven.

Fast-forward to Google shoes. "Google, take me to McDonalds". "Dave, you shoes inform me that you are overweight. We have also determined that you have high cholesterol and blood pressure. The McDonalds meals we have predicted you will order does not meet government restrictions for salt, fat and calories for your condition. Since The Government is paying for your medical care, it is illegal for you to eat at McDonalds. If you walk there, the shoes will report you and you will be arrested".

Unsafe_Sax_54 64M
1436 posts
2/11/2019 10:25 am

Sparkie-the-Mental-Health "Pro" will scream paranoia. But answer me this: has there ever been any law which the Government hasn't circumvented (or at least tried)? Including the Constitution.

Another question: which cult has recently been passing laws to keep you from eating things you like (salt, sugar)?

This attitude is nothing new. The Nazis had it going in the 1930's.

deborahsu2 79F
3286 posts
2/11/2019 12:39 pm

I don't want the government telling me what I can eat, where I can go and if I am fat!!! lol I really like making my own decisions. It is an interesting blog and probably not too far from the truth.

MrsJoe 72F
11159 posts
2/11/2019 1:30 pm

Paranoid? Nope, I don't think so. Look at how many things in our lives that people take for granted were science fiction when we were kids.

If you don't expect anything from anybody......You won't be disappointed.