Whilst watching TV at lunchtime, one of the ladies on "Loose Women" raised a a very interesting point. The new government initiative of fast broadband for all would give them potential access into every house in this country. Is this the first step on the slippery slope to George Orwell's nightmare of 1984? What do members think ?????
It's just another typically ignorant comment made by people who don't understand what they are talking about. It's similar to people who think you can wipe your hard drive by pressing the delete key on a keyboard.
OOH, you are a touchy lot aren't you. I only posted the item because I was bored out my skull sitting at home after a very minor op and nothing better to think about. It just struck me that this could be the start of the slippery slope to B.Brother. I realise you need a camera in every home to complete the setup, but think of the number of cameras that already exist in public spaces without anyone raising objections. How much longer before your friendly neighbourhood watch would like to instal a camera "For your security and peace of mind" !!!!!!
Supermarkets are trialling a system that would send a text to your mobile phone: "Those biscuits you like are back in stock again" whenever it sensed that you (or more correctly your phone) had entered a nearby network cell.
It would remind you that you must be running out of coffee since you last purchased any a month ago, or that your favourite wine was on special offer.
Call me naive but people seem to be bringing this down to a personal level. Any direct marketing is brought about by a computer programme collating information. Companies aren't interested in Mrs Smith as an individual buying bananas every other Saturday but they are interested in what a mass of people buy – a demographic. I’ve noticed that my e-mails from DABS and EBuyer contain information about products I’ve previously looked at as well as their general offers but my wife’s e-mails contain different products. Their software has done this automatically. Amazon’s website has this feature and I don’t have a problem with it.