Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

miércoles, 18 de marzo de 2015

Beware of Talking Barbie

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Privacy fears over 'smart' Barbie that can listen to your kids (The Guardian)

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11 comentarios:

  1. Nowadays, children's toys have been modernized and many of them have become technological toys. This is the case of Talking Barbie. I will give my view on this issue.

    First, children don't need a doll with which to speak. Therefore, I see a toy talk unnecessary because children often have a lot of friends. In addition, a child can have fun with more primary toys like a ball or a doll which has no any kind of technology.

    Second, I have heard that these dolls can respond according to the conversation. This means that the doll hears everything so there isn't privacy.Also, the company can keep us controlled at all times. By doing this, the company violate the right of privacy. What is more, the company musn't infringe the confidence of the children.

    In conclusion, I think that the parents should be informate of the consequences when they decide to buy this kind of toys. Even, they should think what kind of toys are apropiated for their sons.

    David Fausto Fajardo garcia 2º Bach B

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  3. 'Hello Barbie' is an interactive doll that can understand children and talk back. I think that this kind of toys are a bit dangerous for children, because they use cloud-based voice recognition technology, to understand them and talk back. (It's similar to Apple's Siri).

    In addition, privacy advocates are worried about the use of voice recognition technology that sends recordings of children to third-party companies for processing ,because it means that they can hear everything, including children's intimate thoughts. (So, there isn't privacy). For this reason, I reckon that this doll should be banned. Children should play with their friends, with a ball, with normal dolls, etc, not with technological dolls!!

    In conclusion, parents should be informed about the kind of toys they buy to their children and if these toys are appropriate for them.

  4. Barbie the doll that all girls wants, a simple doll that is more impotant than other things for example the rainforest that this doll destroy every year for make her box where it's stay. Anybody think this because is Barbie the best doll of the world but if we protest about this anybody is interesting because people like it and the business that have this company because he isn't advisable, he have got a lot of money from this doll. Other thing about this is the consequences that doll cause in the girls, they think that they have to be same Barbie how I can say it? It's the model of the anyone girls of the wold: Blonde hair, blue ayes have prtty chest, long neck, longues legs, fair and pink cheek.NO! We mustn't let that happen, in fact a person who I don't how called makes a one Barbie but bigger same that a normal person and is horrible the worts think thata I see and I see a lot of things.

    In conclusion, the parents shouldn't buy Barbies a their childrens because this can be a psychological problem in a future and really we know what is happen in our world, our home ??

    Marta Altea González. 3ºA

  5. Barbie is the most sold and famous doll all around the world. It was created in 1959 by Ruth Handler, a woman who realized that girls preferred playing with adult dolls more tan with the typical baby doll. Since then, this doll began to revolutionize the market with different clothes or features. We have seen dolls with dresses that were transformed into others, who said a recorded phrases, who had wings... But the last trend of Barbie doll has surprised the whole market, since she can hear what childrens are saying and she answers them.

    On the one hand, Barbie has advantages, for example, a child who is an only-child can talk to her as if she was his sister or a real person. Furthermore, it is very useful for children who can’t leave home to play with his friends because of weather conditions or dbecause they don’t have time. In consecuence, Barbie allows you to have a social life, not only children but also adults, since you can have any kind of talks with her.

    On the other hand, all that glitters is not gold, Barbie also has many disadvantages. This doll has a headset that is connected to a computer center where people are working and listening everytime to the conversations that Barbie records. Therefore, it is considered that this doll doesn’t allow families to have privacy. In fact, this case is the same as if a secret speaker is in your house and the police or any robber was spying you.

    Taking all this into account, I think Barbie has more disadvantages than advantages. I could not talk calmly in my home knowing that someone I don’t know is listening to all my private conversations. Also, from my point of view, a doll who can’t speak is better because children can develop their imagination inventing dialogues for the doll as I did when I was little and I played with Barbies.

    Clara Prados. 2ºBACH B.

  6. Barbie Hello is a intelligent doll which could talk with your childrens, but their conversations are recorded and encrypted. His parents, need to know that by accepting the policy, can see what does the doll.
    as stated in the article: the data is stored by ToyTalk for use beyond the immediate response. And don't for another use.
    Now i think anyone who likes the doll, seeing the policy the fathers they are who can allow buy this doll without problems,
    and the doll could be best.

  7. Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.

    All girls have played with a Barbie when we were young. I had at least twenty Barbies with their children and I had three cars. Now, I keep the majority of my barbies because they were my favorites toys and I have spent half of my life playing with them. For this reason I have got much appreciation of my Barbies.

    I think the new Talking Barbie is a worse idea. With this Barbie, the young girls don’t have privacy because there is someone who is listening to what the girl says. Everything the girls say will be listened for the wrist can answer in line with the girl says. It shouldn’t be allowed because it is the same as putting a microphone in someone's house to spy.

    In my opinion the best Barbies are the original. The Barbies who didn’t speak or genuflect are the best Barbie that one girl can have because you imagine the story and you put the voice to the Barbie and you say what you want her to say.

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  9. Barbie it is the one children like the most, ToyTalk decided to make a Barbie that answered to the children's questions ... This has been very critisized because children can't be responsible for their actions and this doll records all the conversations to recognize the voice.

    At some point in our lives, each of us has played with a Barbie, so in my opinion this use of the doll is inappropriate because a child does not know that he is being recorded and someone could use it against him.

  10. Today one of the most famous dolls is barbie, we give this to any friend, cousins, brothers of any age, but this doll is very smart and is very advanced for some ages, since it does things that I do not know. For example, children of 3 or 4 years should find out.

    But on the other hand it has good characteristics such as for example that they are very entertaining since you can comb them, bathe them, etc.

    In my opinion I think that for children under 4 years old we should buy other types of dolls such as stuffed animals or something of that style.

    Salvador Pretel

  11. Barbie has always been one of the favorite dolls of small children, almost all the little children have had this doll but I have never liked these dolls, sometimes when I went to my friends' house I played with these dolls or when they came to my house they brought them, but I have never been a girl who entertains her playing with the barbies.
    These dolls were developed more and more to the point of responding to what the children tell them. At the beginning these dolls could not do anything, you could only change her dress but as I have already said they respond to things.
    Before, they also put on TV a series of this doll since it became very famous, but I did not like to see it, because Barbie was like the perfect doll, everything was perfect and I did not like that much