23 March 2008

Comcast Tests DVR That Watches You... Literally

I was reading this article about a DVR that has a camera in it and it reminded me of the Telescreens in George Orwell's book 1984.

Does this seem like a good idea to anybody? The fact that anyone is working on this is strange in of itself.

I mean on an innocent level I don't want anyone watching me pick my nose or scratching an itch. But on a more serious note who will be watching these cameras? Do I really want some stranger knowing when I am home or not? Dennis Raider the BTK Killer installed security systems for a living. Tell me that's not a conflict of interest.

So much for my dream of having a DVR near the bathtub. I can see it now. "Hey, Kavorka. Enjoyed the video of you taking a bath on youtube. Can you do us a favor and loose a few pounds? Oh and the boss would like to talk to you."

I already have a DVR in my bedroom. Guess I could place tape over the lens. How will they get people to put these things in their houses. People hate that feeling that their being watched. I think that's one of the rights mentioned in the Declaration of Independence:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness without that creepy feeling that you are being watched."

Anyway I don't think any amount of free programming or free equipment could make me change my mind.

But if you want me to monitor the Telescreens at supermodels houses, I'll do it for free.

1 comment:

shannonigan said...

I always enjoy your blog! This post creeped me out!