We have an economy that looks like it is still breathing because of housing unaffordability.
There's the scenario where a kid tells the doll their birthday is coming up, and Barbie starts talking about new, cool toys coming out. It's not a stretch of the imagination that this will happen. The doll itself, and I find this quite creepy, is actually a recording device. It can also capture non child-doll conversations that are happening in the background.
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act was recently passed, which says that companies can share the data with the Department of Homeland Security—and, by extension, the FBI and NSA and so on. So I laughed when I read about all this...is it a Barbie, or a CIA agent? George Orwell lacked imagination when he wrote 1984—he couldn't even conceive of this.
Cool as I ohgods I remember owning barbies and the idea of an interactive toy is just cool Cool COOL!
But parents would really have to know what the kid had.
John Cleese nails it, and, because it applies outside the US as well, I've quoted it a little more generically
Worth noting even at an individual level that religion promotes immorality: theists are over-represented in US prison populations compared to atheists. This isn't because they confess their sins to police and judges!
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