@betajet, yeah, that's a good question. I should have stopped and asked those bed companies -- but I was in a hurry to go from one appointment and another! (but the sight of all those beds on the show floor just shocked me!)
I do tend to think about what technology around me might know about me and who can access that information.
That sure is a great habit to keep. I read in a recent report by Accenture that young people have already gotten over the privacy issues. That may be so. But I suspect that such an attitude come sfrom the lack of knowledge or the lack of education -- rather than these kids having thought about this long and hard and decided that these are minor details.
@caleb, i hear you. These Parrot's guys are amazing. This year, they had a big booth inside the convention center (last year, they did it outdoors). At the booth there was this huge netted cage, in which several mini drones were flying around in lock step, in a choreagraphed manner, against the background of booming music. It sure was a crowd pleaser.
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