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Today's Poll: 05/27/2015

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Google filed a patent for a teddy bear outfitted with sensors and cameras that among other things rotates its head to look at you and receives and recognizes voice commands. Do you think it's creepy? Submitted By Team Swagbucks, CA
Yes, but I want one
Yes, and it frightens me
No, it's just a teddy bear
Other/Undecided (explain in comments)
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lukemoby
on 05/27/15
What frightens me is Google, and its capacity to do this.
Lynda5
on 05/27/15
You mean you didn't think people can do it, although it's been imagined in books, movies and TV for years? How odd.
missnewfound
on 05/27/15
I think it is very creepy but could it possibly be a useful tool for a child with special needs?
Midntlady769
on 05/27/15
Sounds like someone had a stupid idea and someone was stupid enough to make these.
Dpowell2
on 05/27/15
i want 1
92YuyaXanime92
on 05/27/15
never heard of it, but yes that sounds creepy. So... very... creepy.
BatManuel67
on 05/27/15
YES PUT YOU KID INFRONT OF TV HAVE THEM WATCH CHUCKY (CHILD'S PLAY),CHUCKY'S RETURN , CURSE OF CHUCKY , CH BRIDE , CH SEED , AND ON NOT SURE HOW MANY THEY MADE AND THE PUPPET MASTER . THEN PUT THAT BEAR INFRONT OF THEIR BED LET THE BEAR DO THE REST. IF THEY ARE BAD THE BEAR CAN SEE THEM. GUARANTEE YOU A VERY HEALTHY CHILD
Grammylove
on 05/27/15
Pajamaday liked this  
Just another unnecessary thing to spend money on
stevi
on 05/27/15
Search for it. It is meant to be connected to other devices via Wifi.
fuerza81
on 05/27/15
Off topic: There haven't been any activities in the Encrave section since Saturday. What's up with that?
LindaM1
on 05/27/15
Sounds a little creepy to me.
sunderlandlm
on 05/27/15
INTERESTING
dragon54u
on 05/27/15
SueMJ and 2 others liked this  
It frightens me because we are robbing children of their imagination--every toy has to do something and they rarely have to use their imaginations. Technology is destroying the very things that makes life so wonderful and everyone thinks it's great..
Lori1977
on 05/27/15
Wouldn't buy the product.
Auntof11
on 05/27/15
First I have heard of this. It could be good for a few, but not for all.....
Timo
on 05/27/15
Pajamaday and 6 others liked this  
Any toy with a camera, and assuming from Google is connected to the internet, is just asking for trouble.
Those that buy this possible future toy for their kids should be forewarned.
Might as well just set up a webcam in your house connected to Google for all to watch.
NathanOfLight
on 05/27/15
I assumed it was for something like surveillance purposes - just a camouflaged system.
Daveofva
on 05/27/15
Who said it was connected to the internet?
parrott417
on 05/27/15
sounds like something with more money than brains would buy!
OMG! this has been done. Why not try selling pet rocks and it's training manual!
Move on google,your stuck in the past!
rorose132
on 05/27/15
Horseluvr liked this  
Google needs to chill with the whole world domination bent they've been workin.
allier383
on 05/27/15
revLea liked this  
creepy, but doesn't scare me.
sugarbrown
on 05/27/15
The future is here!
pic297
on 05/27/15
revLea liked this  
Yes, but it's just creepy - it doesn't scare me.
KRegalbuto
on 05/27/15
revLea liked this  
I think it is creepy, not frightening but still don't want one.
kydaboss118
on 05/27/15
I'm not frightened of it, but yeas, its kinda creepy.
MaxiMouse
on 05/27/15
don't care.
Kjansema
on 05/27/15
Yes but it doesn't frighten me. It's just plain creepy.
swoosh32
on 05/27/15
Hey Google.....It's been done already
inkygurl42
on 05/27/15
ugh total none sense
marianrose53
on 05/27/15
PoliteKiller and 7 others liked this  
People need to work on things that are life altering...like illnesses, safety, peace, family values.... not this nonsense. There are geniuses out there building "teddy bears" where there minds can be put to greater use.
ManaHale1
on 05/27/15
Goofyunc and 3 others liked this  
So true - but just like in art where "sex sells" and drowns out true art, money talks (even in pharmaceuticals - why do you think that name brands hold out for so many years before a far cheaper generic becomes available when it is made using the exact same processes? Even when it comes to a cure for cancer, while the hearts of some of the scientists may be quite noble, at the end of the day that won't mean that the successful company will make it widely available to every cancer-stricken person) and wherever the money is is where the people with money funnel those with the capable minds.

It's just how the world is... unfortunately.

However, if everything were utilitarian, certain aspects of life may not exist, so not everything should be treated as bad in and of itself, as entertaining discoveries can lead to more serious ones - just like how "accidental discoveries" have lead to some of the most ground-breaking advancements in society.

There are more than two sides to every coin: front, back, and edge, however razor thin that edge may be in this complex world.
SouthernSissy
on 05/27/15
I love this comment and I totally agree!!
FinSpencer
on 05/27/15
Frighteningly good! I want several, LIFE sized!
rlupton
on 05/27/15
Marjoe33 liked this  
I had a Teddy Ruxpin when I was a little boy and loved it watch it tell stories (blinked eyes and moved mouth). It would have been really cool if it had been able to walk around too. The robot bear (Teddy the smart-toy) in the movie "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" was kind of cool, but if this is the next step to creating 'robot boys' as in that story, then I would like to just end it now before it does get creepy.
Helen415
on 05/27/15
Depends on how it looks and what it's purpose is....But mostly how it looks.
Daveofva
on 05/27/15
cavfam liked this  
Not that I find this idea to be a good one, but you people all assume because it's being made by google that the cameras will be connected to the internet... First off, they cannot legally do that without telling you, "hey, this thing has wifi". Second, kids all over the place are being given smartphones, practically at birth. If google wanted to spy on kids, they could easily do it without implementing a teddy bear.

Just my two cents.
DarkPrognosis
on 05/27/15
So many people with so many internal fears and phobias it makes me wonder how any one of them actually can perform in society.
natthedem
on 05/27/15
Seems tailor made for pedophiles.
CeciMill
on 05/27/15
bfadairo and 2 others liked this  
I don't think I'd say 'it frightens me', as much as I think it would make me uncomfortable.
twyliatepeka
on 05/27/15
Marjoe33 and 1 others liked this  
How about NO. I had to put all my dolls & animals away as a kid or I could not sleep. I think this thing being in my house would keep me up for a while.
Quietnancy
on 05/27/15
stevi liked this  
I haven't seen it yet to know if it's cute or creepy.
akalinus
on 05/27/15
Marjoe33 and 1 others liked this  
Teddy Bears become government agents to spy on you. Big Brother is watching through innocent looking eyes. I can see where the feds will come in and take away the computer, the phone, and the bear. LOL
ManaHale1
on 05/27/15
gmencia liked this  
Freaks me out almost as much as internet-capable cars that a hacker can send into a tree while a person is driving.
LongIslandLucy
on 05/27/15
Marjoe33 liked this  
Yes to creepy.
DeannaCoats
on 05/27/15
I haven't seem what it looks like, so to say it frightens me is a stretch. I do think it's a little weird and somewhat intrusive. What will they think of next?
SaintKen
on 05/27/15
Marjoe33 and 1 others liked this  
Big Brother is watching you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
elisadawn
on 05/27/15
Yes. It's creepy. It neither frightens nor excites me. It's just one more way for google to make money. meh.
AGpuppylover
on 05/27/15
LynneBossLady liked this  
I have not seen a picture of it. So I can not say anything bad or good about it. But it does sound creepy!
youreyes2see
on 05/27/15
BekyIsHere liked this  
No I don't need another gadget that costs after I get it. And something else that can be hacked by anyone including the government.
littleblonddiva
on 05/27/15
Marjoe33 and 3 others liked this  
My question is.... who is really viewing what's recorded?
SouthernSissy
on 05/27/15
Marjoe33 and 1 others liked this  
Uh YES that's creepy!! Like wax figures creepy, but I'm not 'FRIGHTENED'. LOL
trixieinkc
on 05/27/15
littleblonddiva liked this  
we are just letting them into our homes aren't we? Bad idea.
WEBHaunting
on 05/27/15
If it turns out anything like Furbies it's going to terrify children more than anything else.
lilbluecoop
on 05/27/15
Haven't seen it. Can't judge.
amarinrose
on 05/27/15
I had a Teddy Ruxpin as a child, and I loved it.

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