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New technology never fails to amaze me. Some stuff is super cool. Some stuff is probably cool, but I have no idea how it works or what it is for. Sometimes something is available that I do understand, except I have no idea who would want it.
I just saw an advertisement for refrigerators with three cameras which can, via an app, transmit to your phone a video of what is inside. Terrific technology, but why? Why do I need a camera in the refrigerator to show me what is inside?
Granted many people, especially teenagers and myself have a habit of opening and looking into the fridge for something to eat. Often we do not find what we want, but that doesn’t stop us from looking again and again. I suppose with this new app we could save energy from opening and closing the fridge door again and again or just staring blankly into an open fridge. Will this save lots of money? Will this end global warming? I don’t think so, I just don’t think there is enough bang for the buck.
“Well Cranky, what if you are shopping at the supermarket and you don’t know if you need a bottle of mayonnaise, or more eggs? Wouldn’t you like to just remotely look into the fridge and see what you need?”
I guess, but I generally know what I need before leaving the house, and if I happen to buy a jar of Mayo when we don’t need it, it will eventually be used…it is not that big a deal. What I need is an app to interpret Mrs. Cranky's shopping list.
Look if you want a refrigerator with three cameras which in concert with an app can show you what is in your fridge without opening the door and looking, knock yourself out. It is only money and it is kinda cool.
Cool, but in my opinion really friggin stupid!