#1: Self-driving cars
Smart? Sure. Spooky? Absolutely.
Remember that time this real-life robot told a human being, “Don’t worry, if you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you”? Because I sure do.
#3: Amazon Key
With Amazon’s new Cloud Cam and a compatible smart lock, you too can let a stranger into your home to deliver a package.
I like an automated conversation as much as the next introverted techie, but we all know what can happen when a major company introduces the internet to their new AI chatbot.
Whether they’re spying or delivering packages, there may never come a time when drones aren’t spooky.
#6: Proximity-based dating apps
Animals mate in captivity, and you can now mate with… your neighbors, the guy in line behind you at Starbucks, and so on.
#7: Smart homes… in general
Case in point: Disney’s 1999 movie Smart House, in which a smart house rebels against its residents. We can’t say we weren’t warned.
#8: Remote work! Thanks to real-time collaboration tools like…
Slack, Trello, and Google Hangouts. What’s haunting is that I can do my job and pet my dog at the same time.
#9: The iPhone X
Simply put, there’s nothing spookier than a phone that starts at a thousand dollars. (Heed my warning: if it’s not too late, buy the iPhone 8.)
#10: VR and AR
Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard have brought virtual reality into our homes and hands — with everything from touring cityscapes to semi-interactive horror movie-like games. (Haunting? Check.) And Pokémon GO, while wildly entertaining, had people crashing into parked cars while trying to catch a Charizard.
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