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posted by martyb on Wednesday September 29 2021, @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.

In case you've not had enough dystopian future products:
Amazon’s Astro Robot is Straight Out of the Jetsons

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by BsAtHome on Wednesday September 29 2021, @07:34PM (2 children)

    by BsAtHome (889) on Wednesday September 29 2021, @07:34PM (#1182892)

    Obviously, they didn't think (irony) that they were handing over surveillance tools to a totalitarian state.

    The totalitarian state seldomly comes as a surprise. Most of them are welcomed by the people cheering the change. Then silence falls.
    And, history is told by the survivor(s).

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 30 2021, @09:10AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 30 2021, @09:10AM (#1183067)

    Most of them are welcomed by the people cheering the change.

    That's bullshit.
    It's more the case that propaganda and censorship drown out or suppress other voices, so everyone thinks that they are alone.
    A small percentage will truly agree with the regime, but we've all seen how quickly such things collapse the moment control wavers.

    You are not alone. Most people think things like Ring or Drones-In-My-House(TM) and mass internet surveillance are absurd, unwanted, unnecessary or dangerous. But the corporate media never gives those people a platform. It just castigates them for being luddies, or conspiracy theorists, or $(ENEMY_OF_THE_STATE)-$(DE_JOUR) at its convenience. Or better yet scapegoats them for problems.
    Learn to tune out the corporate message and pay attention to opinions in (unregulated) comment sections. Those are closer to the true swell of ground opinion than you realise.

  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by DannyB on Thursday September 30 2021, @08:53PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday September 30 2021, @08:53PM (#1183193) Journal

    Red states passing new voting laws which enable the legislature to arbitrarily decide the vote was corrupt and declare what the outcome will officially be.

    Not realizing their short sighted idea may just be creating mechanisms for tyrants to come into power and stay there.

    If we tell conservatives that the climate is transitioning, they will work to stop it.