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It’s helpful for those that are interested in making changes in their behaviour as it provides them information that wasn’t readily assessable. But for those that don’t think they have a problem, it’ll make no change. Just thinking of how many people are deterred from smoking by looking at the pictures of the health risks found covering half of the packaging (at least it’s that way in Canada). That is an in your face stat, but it didn’t take long for my few friends that do smoke to ignore it. And in the odd case it becomes a topic of conversation; ‘has anyone seen the picture of the guy with...’.
I definitely think this is a good thing, as there should be a way for people to get that info, but I don’t think it’s gonna change many people’s habits.
franklinjackcon said:I'm not sure I agree with the assumptions that this article is based on. Could Apple have developed something like Voice Match to differentiate between less personal accounts, e.g. News or Apple Music without opening up access to contacts or calling? If the issue was privacy not technology then why wouldn't they at least start with those? This looks very much like retrofitting a privacy excuse that was never the main reason for HomePod's limitations.
rogifan_new said:ascii said:Is that good or bad? Buffett buys sensible companies. But as a tech nerd I want innovative companies even if they don't balance the books! I guess it's good if you're an investor and bad if you're a fan.
I really do feel Apple is STILL king of the castle. Sure they may not be first at everything but they are the ones that push the whole system forward. Those people who are jumping all over Amazon like they are the next big thing, are those that leave their supermodel wife for something new... only to be disappointed in a few years when they get too familiar with them and start asking the same questions all over again and looking for the next big thing.
I do think your, ‘get so big, it’s inevitable’ comment does have merit and does play a role, but perhaps the size has more to do with the inability to keep things secret and the expectation that Apple needs to keep pace with all these other supermodels who are trying bold things just to attempt to make a statement, to stand out, and differentiate themselves as they attempt to break into a nearly impenetrable business market. (Side note - if you are arguement is simply referring to the comparison of the push to get voice assistants in the main stream with the already major players in the system, then ignore this argument. )
Soli said:What exactly is wrong with an Echo that is designed with a parental filter built in?