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Dining With Big Brother
Hoffman Lenscrafter Show this Post
01-21-2015, 10:30 PM #1
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"Just when I thought things couldn't get any more ridiculous in the realm of ubiquitous surveillance in American society, I decided to brave the Brave New World by going out and trying to enjoy a cheap burger at a restaurant chain that offers a burger deal on a specific night.

Everything seemed okay, until the hostess showed my group to its table, and as we sat down, we were faced with an uninvited guest that did not ride to the restaurant with us in our car. It was a familiar looking computer device similar to many versions of tablets that people can purchase from electronic retailers, but it was propped up on a stand, all professional looking. That's right. A telescreen sat on the table staring us in our faces. It was a soul-sucking intruder put there to further remind us of the death of reasonable society and the ominous prospects for humanity. If I didn't know any better, I'd say that it had a shït-eating grin on its lustrous face.

“What in the hell is this?” I said, as I picked it up and threw it into the corner with the camera facing away from the humans in our group. I was at a loss for words, and the people who were with me told me not to make a scene, but I was livid. The nerve of these people - and their total lack of respect for their customers. It's like they were spitting on my food before I had even ordered it."

Read more here: http://italktotheweb.hubpages.com/hub/Di...ig-Brother
01-21-2015, 10:33 PM #2
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
The sushi restaurant my daughter, mom and I go to has those self-serve menus and we love the convenience of immediate and correct service. I don't see where Big Brother comes into this.
Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
01-21-2015, 10:37 PM #3
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(01-21-2015, 10:33 PM)US nli Wrote:  The sushi restaurant my daughter, mom and I go to has those self-serve menus and we love the convenience of immediate and correct service. I don't see where Big Brother comes into this.

So, you like having a camera and a microphone that is under somebody else's control at your table with you? I don't.
01-21-2015, 10:38 PM #4
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
(01-21-2015, 10:37 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
(01-21-2015, 10:33 PM)US nli Wrote:  The sushi restaurant my daughter, mom and I go to has those self-serve menus and we love the convenience of immediate and correct service. I don't see where Big Brother comes into this.

So, you like having a camera and a microphone that is under somebody else's control at your table with you? I don't.

I would ask them to show me where the shut off buttons are, if I it bothered me or someone in my party.
Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
01-21-2015, 10:45 PM #5
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(01-21-2015, 10:38 PM)US nli Wrote:  
(01-21-2015, 10:37 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
(01-21-2015, 10:33 PM)US nli Wrote:  The sushi restaurant my daughter, mom and I go to has those self-serve menus and we love the convenience of immediate and correct service. I don't see where Big Brother comes into this.

So, you like having a camera and a microphone that is under somebody else's control at your table with you? I don't.

I would ask them to show me where the shut off buttons are, if I it bothered me or someone in my party.

Nope. I will be asking any restaurant with them to remove it entirely from my table, and I will be telling the manager that I will not be returning until such time as they remove the cameras and microphones from their tables.
01-21-2015, 10:46 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I would have just taken the group to another restaurant, and informed them exactly why before doing so.
Did you look at what the screen said? Was it a menu? What was the purpose?

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Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
01-21-2015, 10:50 PM #7
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"But in our family, we don’t do screens at the table when we’re eating together. I can think of no more antisocial behavior than this.

Growing up in my (big fat Greek) family, eating was partly about sustenance, and largely about socializing. Gathering around the table was an occasion for us to reconnect and talk about our day, and this is what I want for my kids, too: to recognize that when we sit down together to eat, we are sharing each other’s company—something that simply can’t be accomplished with a screen in your face.

People like Linda Stone, a tech exec, have actually been talking about the effects of children’s extensive exposure to all these screens, especially when we, their parents, can’t help but keep our eyes glued to our iPhones all day long. In an interview with The Atlantic, she said:

Quote:What we’re doing now is modeling a primary relationship with screens, and a lack of eye contact with people. It ultimately can feed the development of a kind of sociopathy and psychopathy”
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http://www.merelymothers.com/2013/08/04/...eeing-red/
Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
01-21-2015, 10:54 PM #8
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(01-21-2015, 10:46 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  I would have just taken the group to another restaurant, and informed them exactly why before doing so.
Did you look at what the screen said? Was it a menu? What was the purpose?

And this is how local news handles the story. At least they've touched upon it, while I have not seen national news so much as touch it, which probably indicates big time DOD investment at the top level of the company, similar to Theranos.
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01-21-2015, 10:54 PM #9
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01-21-2015, 10:55 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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I don't want any screen on my table when I eat... Unless I choose to eat in front of my computer 13.gif

At a restaurant I definitely don't want to see a screen.
01-21-2015, 10:57 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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And what about the hygiene issue? How many filthy fingers have ordered their food on that screen before I do? Eww bleh.gif
Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
01-21-2015, 11:09 PM #12
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(01-21-2015, 10:57 PM)Octo Wrote:  And what about the hygiene issue? How many filthy fingers have ordered their food on that screen before I do? Eww bleh.gif

Good point.
01-21-2015, 11:12 PM #13
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
(01-21-2015, 11:09 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
(01-21-2015, 10:57 PM)Octo Wrote:  And what about the hygiene issue? How many filthy fingers have ordered their food on that screen before I do? Eww bleh.gif

Good point.

Good point, but in our all you can eat sushi restaurant they bring us hot wet towelettes before we begin eating. Just ask for a wet wipe.
01-21-2015, 11:35 PM #14
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,782 Threads:1,182 Joined:Feb 2011
The store I buy groceries at provides sani-wipes. I know they're full of chemicals, but when studies show 70% of shopping carts have fecal bacteria, I'll use one when shopping for grub. And computer screen while dining is not only filthy but quite an intrusion. I'd simply leave without ordering.

eta, how many people lost jobs? Same reason I don't use a ATM if I can avoid it.
01-21-2015, 11:43 PM #15
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,396 Threads:1,439 Joined:Feb 2011
Aww.. awww... awwww... that's the nastiest statistic I've seen in some time. Think I'll invest in a box of latex gloves.
FFS, what happened to washing your hands after backing the big brown motor home out of the garage.

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