Remember how Skynet took over the world in the Terminator movies? You probably thought that was fiction. Ha! Watch closely for signs of a conspiracy among your cellphone, iPad and personal computer.
Siri gets nosy. First she asks for your Social Security number. Then she inquires into your bowel habits. Eventually she demands the combination of your gun safe.
Your personal computer goes on strike. When you attempt to print an ordinary Word document and get a 55-page Skynet Tactical Manual instead, you know you’re in trouble. Don’t try to unplug the printer; it will give you a nasty electric shock.
Your PC goes all “2001: A Space Odyssey” on you. When you attempt to restart the PC, the speakers emit an eerily calm voice: “Dave, I don’t think you should do this.” That’s especially worrisome if your name isn’t Dave.
The iPad becomes radioactive. Signs of an overactive iPad include: emitting the high-pitched electronic Theremin noise reminiscent of old sci-fi movies…summoning storm clouds that roll in against the wind…moving around on its own – say, from the kitchen island to the toilet tank…redirecting all Google Map inquiries to Devil’s Tower National Monument and instructing you to get there immediately.
Your smartphone gets way too smart. Using clues like your mother’s maiden name, it discovers that thing you did at a friend’s basement during a half-day off from junior high. It knows where all the knives in your house are located and tells you to pile them up at the end of the driveway. It sends you bogus LinkedIn invitations from “John Conner.”
I hope you weren't expecting anything profound.
If I ever need to plead insanity, this blog will provide valuable evidence.
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