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    Microsoft Robots to Watch Kids

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    "Microsoft announced today that is testing a new toy / robot to watch over kids. My question is, if the toy BSOD does it take the kid with it? Now we are letting inanimate objects raise our kids! When will it end?"
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    parents have been letting inatimate objects watch their children for years... its called the T.V.

    not to mention that I know alot of parents who are so stupid they should be considered inatimate objects...
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    ... and who "does not" have a baby monitor?
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    Very good point.
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    You guys are missing the obvious. The kids will hack the robot to watch the parents and sniff on the neighbours to pick up the neighbourhood secrets. And then they will broadcast them a la the Simpson's kids (through the cop's coffee cup).

    Don't laugh. They probably would...
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    Not if you ran the Windows Updates every week, MsMittens!
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    Not if you ran the Windows Updates every week, MsMittens!
    Ya, right. The kids will figure out how to use this thing faster than the 'rents and will learn how to avoid it or make it look like it's up-to-date.
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    Good point. Maybe you should format it as soon as you receieve it an install Unix.
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    the sad part is most kids would figure out how to exploit this thing before the parents could figure it out.
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    Originally posted here by MsMittens
    You guys are missing the obvious. The kids will hack the robot to watch the parents and sniff on the neighbours to pick up the neighbourhood secrets. And then they will broadcast them a la the Simpson's kids (through the cop's coffee cup).

    Don't laugh. They probably would...
    They already have (for the most part). It's called "Microsoft ActiMates Barney" -> http://www.geekchic.com/~jpd/barney/

    Chances are they got the idea from the paper those people wrote up -> http://sandbox.xerox.com/dourish/sweetpea.pdf


    But you don't want to know how I remembered that MS was connected with Barney...

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