Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Winning House

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I have been getting some ridiculous ads recently on my socials - so ridiculous that I have looked up if said item is for real and it has been every time I've looked into it. But it's a Catch-22 because if I look into it, then the ads think they won and they show me more of the same. Like a tower thing that was apparently so much better than a step-stool because those are just unsafe and a kid could fall off them. Or, what inspired this comic, a Smart Toilet. Companies make them; I don't want them; some things should just not be connected to technology. 

The phrase that this comic is playing off is "The House always wins," which is a phrase used in gambling to say that the establishment will come out on top, no matter the outcome of the games. At least, that's what I think it means and after a quick check, that does seem to be what it means. Couple this with every disaster movie showing how sentient ('smart') computers spell disaster for humanity, and that's why you don't want to automate your house. Or you could refuse due to all the security concerns with IoT. That's a bit more valid. 

M: I'm looking at some smart appliances for our home.
L: Don't automate the house! I hear it always wins. 

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