Tucker Sees Disturbing Google Patent, Knows He Needs to Go Public
How comfortable are you in giving Google and other tech companies un-elected power of what goes on in your house? It’s a question that Tucker Carlson recently asked as a result of recently submitted Google patents.
On his Fox News show this week, Carlson showcased a series of Google patents that should make people think twice about what’s going inside of their homes.
In a monologue Monday night, Carlson described the potential spying power of the potentially patented systems, before beginning interviews with two experts in the field of “addiction” when it comes to electronic devices.
Check out the monologue in the first two minutes of the video here:
The first patent Carlson talks about is a camera that could be put inside your bedroom. Yes, you read that correctly; a camera in your bedroom.
According to a patent that was filed in September of 2016, the camera will read what is inside of a room and offer you advertising based on what it finds there.
The example Google gives is that a camera in your room would notice you have “The Godfather” book on your nightstand. As a result, it will suggest you watch or purchase the movie “The Godfather.”
Pretty creepy, huh? But that’s just one patent. Another patent that Carlson describes now moves into the realm of parenting. Because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t want Google to parent their kids, right?
Carlson says, “In another patent application from September 2016, Google imagines how it could take control of your parenting, your relationship with your children.”
He goes on to explain. “Google’s smart home system could detect children near a liquor cabinet for example, or in their parents bedroom, infer that ‘mischief is occurring’ and deliver a verbal warning,” he says.
Another example that Carlson cites involves proposed Google patent that describes a fictional child named Benjamin. Google would watch Benjamin as he plays, whether it be inside or outside. Based on Benjamin’s playing habits, Carlson said, Google could use that information to later suggest products to him “because that’s the whole point of Google.”
There’s nothing that makes a parent feel more comfortable than knowing Google is watching your child play, right? But it gets worse.
Carlson also pointed out that Google said the same patent describes a device that could use the information gathered by the cameras to “coach” you in “areas of improvement.” For instance, Carlson said, if a family isn’t eating together enough, the device could “scold” them and tell them to start eating together more.
Congratulations. Big Brother just entered the building.
According to Carlson, Google’s response for the report was there’s nothing to worry about because they “file patent applications on a variety of ideas that our employees come up with. Some of those ideas later mature into real products or services, some don’t.”
In other words, as Carlson points out, what they are really saying is “Don’t worry, we’re not spying on you … yet. We just have a patent for it.”
The eerie key word is “yet.”
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