Ever look around and get the sense that we’re living in some sort of techno-dystopia? We get it—sometimes it’s cool to have lights that you can dim from your phone or a watch that tells you how many calories you burned, but maybe the ‘Internet of Things’ has gone too damn far. Once you start connecting every single object in your home to the internet, you become pretty vulnerable when, say, Google is suddenly down, or your WiFi router malfunctions. Sometimes a doorbell should just be a doorbell and a toothbrush certainly shouldn’t require regular firmware updates. And who the hell actually wants an Amazon surveillance robot literally flying around their house 24/7?
Anyway, we’ve got a bunch of examples of bad ‘smart devices’ from Twitter that might make you reconsider that bluetooth coffee mug purchase.