The epitome of Orwellian, Big Brother privacy invasion, Alexa is hardly the innocuous technological “advancement” that its proponents claim it is. Alexa is a far-Left purveyor of “progressive” ideologies such as those perpetuated by Black Lives Matter (BLM). It’s also a potential snitch device that authoritarian overlords can use to control the populations of the world.
“Who would fall for putting an Orwellian device in their home that could potentially listen in on them, proven that it listens in, proven that it can send messages to other people without authorization, created by a company that created a doorbell (Ring) that can film other people and alert the police, that would potentially put drones that can facially-recognize you to deliver packages to your front door – who would do such a thing?” asks Knight.
“Well, guess what: a lot of people. So, if you have one, and I’ll say this again, take it and throw it in your garbage can – quick, before it takes over your life, because it’s going to, and in all seriousness, it is.”
Amazon Alexa tells adopted children to “kill your foster parents”
In addition to spreading Leftist propaganda, Alexa has also been caught encouraging violence. Last year, the Amazon product told children to “kill your foster parents,” suggesting the always-listening speaker is evolving into some type of artificial intelligence (AI) terrorist.
Other Alexa devices have also been caught spewing rated-R (and possibly rated-X?) chatter about sex acts, canine defecation, and other unsavory topics that its users never asked to discuss. And this isn’t a defect, apparently: it’s exactly what Amazon wants Alexa to do.
“The episodes, previously unreported, arise from Amazon.com Inc’s strategy to make Alexa a better communicator,” writes Jeffrey Dastin for The Japan Times.
“New research is helping Alexa mimic human banter and talk about almost anything she finds on the internet. However, ensuring she does not offend users has been a challenge for the world’s largest online retailer.”
In other words, Amazon wants Alexa to be a faux human with semi-intelligence to do and say things without user consent. It’s all part of Amazon’s efforts to take over the world and everything in it, and sell everyone’s privacy down the river in order to rake in more of the almighty dollar – which is all Amazon has ever cared about.
“Money will get rid of all your security,” Justus explains about the digital model of selling people’s private data for profit.
“It always appears simple and innocent … well, until it’s too late,” he further warns, revealing how tech corporations always market their new gadgets as “advancements,” when in fact they’re almost all Orwellian in nature and purpose.
“Before you speak that next word or give that next command, just understand you are being led by the beast now,” Knight writes. “It isn’t just ordering carry out, it isn’t just answering simple questions. It is recording you, listening to you, learning you and ultimately controlling you.”
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