I’ve been keenly watching out for the hot new gadgets that are emerging from CES.
One that jumped out at me in an alarming way was Welcome, by NetAtmo.
I’m a parent and this makes me ill. NetAtmo is a camera that recognises your loved ones and sends you messages via the web to your smartphone. Stuff like ’Polly and Molly are home’. It also recognises strangers and sends you messages like ’stranger in the house’ which could be a delivery guy or a sex pervert. Which of course you won’t know until you desperately call home. From the middle of a meeting. Or while you are on a train with intermittent service. This would drive me mad.
Please please don’t let this be the future. Where we see all the danger, everywhere, all the time. I’m off to buy a drone.