Amazon Echo Interests Many, Raises Privacy Concerns For Many More

Kristine Croto

From smartphones to e-readers and tablets, technology has gotten more and more like Star Trek: The Next Generation throughout the modern thirty-something's lifetime. The Amazon Echo, on its surface a boring looking black tube, appears to take us all one step closer to that far flung future. When the Echo's promotional video surfaced yesterday, the tech world took a surprised breath; no one had any idea that it was coming, or what it would be.

Many tech writers and users seem to say that this is absolutely a device that they want but many more people are commenting on social media that they are somewhere between bored by this device that does what their smartphone already does and concerned about the potential invasive uses of this technology in their homes.

What will happen as the product develops and releases? Stay tuned.

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