My friends tell me that my Alexa is always listening to what
is going on in my home, and that is why they will never own one. Personally I have nothing to
hide, and if the government has nothing better to do than listen to me play
techno music then it is pretty sad we have such a paranoid government.
But then a thought came to me, what
does my Alexa hear and what might some of the things be that an Alexa or Google
Would it hear the dirty little secrets that my pets are plotting, or my dog’s parties
while I’m gone?
Would it hear the repairman joke about how much
he over charged me?
Would it hear my friends joke about me when I
leave the room?
Does it hear the ghosts that whispering things or the other things that go bump in the
Or how about something really absurd, would it
hear the last screams of everyone on planet Earth when the world came to an
I guess what I am
trying to get at is that if Alexa is only listening for the bad things we
humans do, then there would be less crime, right or if it is listening for our
calls for help, the elderly and others would have less to worry about. If it is listening to everything then it would
be a little bit like listening to an unending soap opera, and if Alexa is truly
an A.I. how maddening would that be? If
an A.I. had to listen to humans 24/7, how long before it would go crazy and
just start hysterically laughing for no apparent reason?
When an earthquake hit’s a city, does it hear “Oh
shittttttttt” and then the whimper of those that survived?
So I’d be curious to hear some of your thoughts as to what you think Alexa or Google is listening for and what it might hear. So please feel free to comment, and try to be creative.