Link to Amazon’s listing for the device: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X4WHP5E/ref=ods_xs_ae_shurl?tag=mh0b-20&hvadid=7044252244&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_7vu4185oe7_e
I have been hearing about the Amazon Echo since it came out a year or so ago, but it seems to be getting more attention. The NYTimes tech reporter Farhad Manjoo says this in an article today entitled "The Echo from Amazon Brims with Groundbreaking Promise
and (note that Echo is activated when you call it “Alexa”):
I know, we already live in a Surveillance Culture - if Big Brother is already in our house, why not consciously leave it always on and use it?
But the basic concept of this still freaks me out.
Anyone have one? Anyone else watching the Echo roll out and feel like George Orwell is whirling in his grave?