Smart Pipe: a design fiction from the Internet of Things dystopia

11 minutes seems like a long ask for a gag video about an Internet-of-Things toilet-analyzer, but man, is it worth it.

The longer this runs, the more detailed and rounded becomes its critique of corporatism, regulatory capture, privacy invasion, Randian techno triumphalism, and reflexive worship of "innovation" without any interrogation of what that innovation gets us, and what it costs. The fact that it gets funnier and funnier is just a bonus.

Smart Pipe | Infomercials | Adult Swim

(via Bruce Sterling)

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