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Sep 16, 2017 7:05 PM CST
|The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages
One key reason we don’t control our devices is that the companies that make them seem to think – and definitely act like – they still own them, even after we’ve bought them. A person may purchase a nice-looking box full of electronics that can function as a smartphone, the corporate argument goes, but they buy a license only to use the software inside. The companies say they still own the software, and because they own it, they can control it. It’s as if a car dealer sold a car, but claimed ownership of the motor.
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Sep 20, 2017 12:36 PM CST
The Black Box in cars that can come back to haunt you is a glaring example.
People who zap them because they say it is there car and they have the right, can have misery because the gov. does not like that.
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