Amazon Unveils CREEPY New Product with MAJOR Privacy Problems

At times, it can appear as though the powers that be over in Silicon Valley are simply trying to outdo one another in the race to realize the nightmares of George Orwell’s 1984.

That seminal tale of unbridled power being fueled by rampant surveillance and an utter lack of privacy was meant to be a cautionary one for the world – not a blueprint for the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world to exploit.

Yet here we are, watching Amazon unveil a robot that’s designed to follow you around your home, camera and all, attempting to steal your privacy and replace it with a little convenience.

Amazon announced a home robot called Astro.

Astro is equipped with a rotating screen that’s mounted onto a base with wheels. Amazon designed the robot to appear animated and friendly, with eyes and expressive body movements that respond to user interaction.

The robot can move on its own from room to room and is capable of navigating around objects on the floor or braking to avoid colliding with obstacles such as a pet that moves into its path. A periscope camera attached to the base of the device can be raised or lowered to view objects that are high up.

Images of the new device were soon circulating online.

Of course, there were already a great number of concerns about the way in which Amazon has sought to invade family homes in order to better advertise to them, often through the process of data harvesting.

Astro appears to be no different, with some suggesting that the robot may be even more invasive that other Amazon devices.