Do you notice the ever-changing landscape of horror? Back in the day, we were terrified of those old cursed houses, with their eerie vibes and creaking floorboards, featuring known horrors, whether mythical or real. But fast forward to today, and what do we have?
Haunted smart homes! Forget the ghostly moans, clinking of chains, and transparent figures in white. The menace is unknown and ubiquitous. It could be a thermostat running amok, controlled by hackers who think they can mess with our lives. It could be a peeping web camera, broadcasting publicly due to the nonchalance of the person who installed it. It could even be a fridge ordering a hundred packs of toothpicks as the hallucinating AI recommendation system decides these mini swords are an absolute must for an epic battle between the condiments.
Remember the days when we were scared of the idea of big machines going haywire, giving us the heebie-jeebies? HAL9000 from “2001: A Space Odyssey” would say things like, “I’m sorry, Dave, I can’t do that.” Well, now we don’t have insanity in the mainframe; instead, we have an army of tiny WiFi ghosts haunting our routers, watching our Netflix, chuckling at our WhatsApp messages, and making us guess who is truly behind that black box during a Zoom call. It’s like living in a digital haunted house, where even our own devices have a mischievous spirit.
So, remember to keep your devices secure and your sense of humor intact. After all, what’s scarier than a haunted smart home? Trying to get tech support on a Monday morning!