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posted by martyb on Wednesday September 29, @04:49PM   Printer-friendly
from the jestsons-meet-skynet dept.

Amazon’s indoor camera drone is ready to fly around your house

Next up: cameras. Amazon's crazy indoor, flying drone camera—the ambiguously named "Ring Always Home Cam"—is actually for sale now in the US. This was announced a full year ago, but now it's available "exclusively by invitation" for $249.99. This is a "Day 1 Edition" (read: a beta product). So Amazon isn't letting just anyone buy it. You can request an invitation to give Amazon money on the product page.

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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by DannyB on Wednesday September 29, @07:12PM (3 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday September 29, @07:12PM (#1182880) Journal

    The Ring Doorbell is video recording OUTSIDE your home.

    These new must have gadgets offer you the excitement of video recording INSIDE your home too! It's so good, people will want to pay for it.

    It's not that you're giving up your privacy. It's that you're letting Amazon helpfully do more and gradually more of your thinking for you. Thus relieving the burden of having to think for yourself. Life is so much easier when a machine can tell you what to do next. Ask any Amazon warehouse worker.

    As I get older, it becomes more clear why the Grinch wanted to live alone with his dog.
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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by stretch611 on Wednesday September 29, @09:24PM (1 child)

    by stretch611 (6199) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday September 29, @09:24PM (#1182927)

    While the Ring Doorbell only records outside, in many cases it does have your driveway in its recordings whuch means it can tell when you are leaving/returning too your house. Every little piece of surveillance adds to a better profile on you.

    As for the Amazon Warehouse worker being told what to do by a machine, that job only lasts until it becomes cheaper for the machine to do it without the human.

    I think; therefore, I am vaccinated (and boosted.)
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 30, @06:44PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 30, @06:44PM (#1183152)

      Jobs like that should be automated, the problem is that we haven't done anything to ensure that those displaced by technological advance will still have a decent lifestyle afterwards.

  • (Score: 2) by Fnord666 on Thursday September 30, @10:07PM

    by Fnord666 (652) Subscriber Badge on Thursday September 30, @10:07PM (#1183210) Homepage

    Life is so much easier when a machine can tell you what to do next. Ask any Amazon warehouse worker.

    Manna []by Marshal Brain