Re: Go for it
Well, turns out that Alexa loses money, and bucketloads of it. Not as in, Echo is hardware loss leader, but as in “the added value of being able to sell stuff in context in your home”….is financially negative.
I think you are giving too much credit to this BS. In an ironic twist of fate, I rather think it is the privacy campaigners who have *caused* megacorps to bring these devices to market.
Amid all the wailing and gnashing of teeth “we will become consumer zombies forced to buy stuff”, the companies thought “ok, well sounds good to me”. Whereas the practicality is that it’s about as much a threat to consumer integrity as the hula hoop craze, Pogs, cabbage patch kids, digital Casio watches that played Mario, or any other playground shiny.
Facebook would never have invested tens of billions on Metaverse if they had realised it was just Pokémon Go. But it was privacy shroud wavers that convinced Facebooks advertisers to commit to a few % trial spend on it at launch,which is all you need to sign the project approval.
Sorry, if you’re looking for someone to blame, it’s actually *you* for putting about the myth that if it worked both technically and regulatory, it would be wild money-making for advertisers.
But equally, don’t worry, a year after they are bought, the goggles will all be sitting in the cupboard in the downstairs loo. So really nothing to get your skirts in a tizz