frauenfelder at January 23rd, 2014 13:15 — #1
mcsnee at January 23rd, 2014 13:32 — #2
But can it tell you whether they'll drop the bomb or like this song?
grahamers2002 at January 23rd, 2014 13:40 — #3
When you hack into the back end of Mother, you can retrieve a secret communication!
xian at January 23rd, 2014 13:45 — #4
How long before Google absorbs them?
themetalpedant at January 23rd, 2014 13:46 — #5
Suzie has entered Zone 3. VIOLATION! VIOLATION! Administering electric shock corrective measures.
devinc at January 23rd, 2014 14:00 — #6
redstarr at January 23rd, 2014 14:07 — #7
I could see this being useful for folks with aging parents who are trying to help them maintain more of their independence. You could put a sensor on the fridge door, so you could see that mom really did have breakfast today, one on her pills to make sure that she really did take them this morning, one on the front door so you could tell the difference between going out to check the mail or tend the garden for a few minutes versus maybe that she's sitting in the hot sun in the garden for too long and going to get a heat stroke or that she's fallen down and can't get back inside, etc. When my own mother who has dementia was living with me, or even when she was still living all on her own,it would have been a huge help. It would help you watch over them, without having to actually watch over them with your own eyes the entire time, and it would give you more certainty than just having to rely on things like asking them.
rider at January 23rd, 2014 14:11 — #8
I went with the pricey add on of the implanted RFID and direct brain port.
worth it to never have to get off the couch and talk to the family.
nicolas at January 23rd, 2014 14:13 — #9
Hush now baby, baby don't you cry. Mama's gonna make all of your nightmares come true.
kaleberg7 at January 23rd, 2014 14:39 — #10
Do they collect your data or do you collect your data? Do they provide an API so you can integrate the data yourself? I can't tell from their web site.
nonentity at January 23rd, 2014 14:47 — #11
Mother? Does the UI have a pane for interesting factoids?
"Cattle mutilations are up"
"Did you know the Deputy Director of Planning was down in Managua, Nicaragua the day before the earthquake?"
steampunkbanana at January 23rd, 2014 14:55 — #12
"All data generated by devices you buy is yours, only yours. Period. At any time, you can of course choose to delete all your recorded data." is all I could find...
lt_nemo at January 23rd, 2014 15:07 — #13
I note that the product's full name is Sense Mother. This puts me in mind of Wall Mother from one of Bruce Sterling's Shaper/Mechanist stories.
wrecksdart at January 23rd, 2014 15:13 — #14
"NOTICE: Johnny is touching himself in your closet."
"NOTICE: Toilet paper in Johnny's bathroom is low."
"NOTICE: Johnny is touching himself behind the shed."
"NOTICE: Hand lotion in all bathrooms is low."
baroncaveyeti at January 23rd, 2014 15:14 — #15
brainspore at January 23rd, 2014 15:28 — #16
Big Brother was always her favorite kid.
jorpho at January 23rd, 2014 15:33 — #17
But will it come with a special fuzzy cloth iPad cover for contact comfort?
dwightfriesen at January 23rd, 2014 15:48 — #18
woodchuck45 at January 23rd, 2014 20:05 — #19
If the Gecko tag ever ships, it looks like all of the above.
soitbegins at January 23rd, 2014 20:16 — #20
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