Those of you who have read the George Orwell 1984 book better not buy a Samsung TV. There has been a raging debate online about the loss of personal privacy because of technology. In the late 1990’s when I lived just outside of Monaco, while working for a Monaco-based company, I thought about the loss of privacy each time I walked down to the office. In Monaco, there were so many cameras on the streets that I wondered how anyone could commit a crime and are not caught within seconds.
As a matter of fact, I once noticed two women approach a man and within minutes, two police officers came out of nowhere and questioned them about their residency papers. Apparently, they were soliciting the man and a camera caught the transaction before a deal could be made.
In other words, the conversation you are having in front of the television set it transmitted to a Samsung vendor who then parses it and converts it into text. Although Samsung promises not to share the private moments that television set picks up – you all are aware of the many instances where such promises seem to evaporate when convenient.
Keep this in mind the next time you want to have a private moment with a loved one in front of the television set. That private moment many well end up on the Internet for all to see.