Even your teddy bear can’t be trusted

Microsoft has apparently designed a teddy bear designed to function as a child monitor. It is equipped with a public address system, a microphone and cameras. It’s head can swivel to track the child it has been programmed to follow, using face recognition.

I remember having long private conversations with my teddy bear. Given that this one is made by Microsoft, that might still be possible.

Author: benfell

David Benfell holds a Ph.D. in Human Science from Saybrook University. He earned a M.A. in Speech Communication from CSU East Bay in 2009 and has studied at California Institute of Integral Studies. He is an anarchist, a vegetarian ecofeminist, a naturist, and a Taoist.

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