Can you get the feeling your electronic devices are listening on you ALL of the moment? Yep, same here. That is why, when we obtained Amazon’s Alexa for Christmas, we immediately returned the gift– something we almost never do. We’re no conspiracy theorists, however, the idea of a gadget hearing our every movement is not something that would help us sleep well at night!
Initially , we accused ourselves of being irrational, but a quick Google search of:”Alexa creepy” quickly confirmed our worst fears. As it happens, there are entire Reddit and Twitter threads dedicated to a number of the most blood-curdling things the device has uttered. Listed below are 19 of the most shocking stories we encounter…
1- That time Alexa gave a couple some undesirable relationship advice
Do you think this is Amazon’s sneaky way of promoting healthy communicating in marriages?
2- That time Alexa channeled Hannibal Lecter
Who knew she was such a big Silence of the Lambs fan?
3- That time Alexa started muttering about an ex-boyfriend in the middle of the night
It’s time to move on out of David, Alexa!
4- That time she showed off her voyeuristic tendencies
Evidence that the bathroom is really a sacred room where NO electronics needs to be allowed. Give yourself a break, folks!
5- That time she joined into a greeting
Apparently, Alexa (or, Echo in this case) has been going to her etiquette course.
6- That time Alexa had her Own Game of Thrones jam session
Do you think she is more of a Targaryean or a Stark?
7- That time Alexa blurted out old news in the’90s
Perhaps the device is only trying to communicate her interest in new cloning technologies. Or perhaps she is simply being a weirdo…
8- That time Alexa exhibited poltergeist vibes
Apparently she just wants to watch people squirm!
9- That time Alexa was laughing at a joke that Nobody else can hear
Is this only some disturbing rouse to get folks out of bed on time in the morning?
10- That time Alexa acted as a spiritual medium
It is an eerie story, sure, but it’s also kind of sweet!
11- That time Alexa channeled a feline
Nope, still creepy. Definitely STILL creepy!
12- That time Alexa threatened someone with Chuck Norris
Really? Chuck Norris? Now that is what we call scary!
13- That time Alexa showed off her vocal skills
In her defense, it does have to be pret-ty dull to need to sit on a shelf daily!
14- That time Alexa responded to some competing smart apparatus
We wonder whether she said”thanks” at a snarky voice.
15- That time Alexa sought out fresh knowledge
We feel awful that this lady’s mother would not allow her”understand new things,” but we do not think we would offer her the option either. Who understands exactly what a super-smart Alexa’s capable of?!
16- That time she tried out her standup routine
There is nothing funny about creeping out a room filled with individuals, Alexa. Nothing funny in any way.
17- That time she judged someone in their diet
Why don’t YOU put down the crisps and move work out, Alexa?
18- That time Alexa predicted a user’s food cravings
People assert that Alexa works along with other Web accounts to manipulate you into purchasing certain items. That is just rude.
19- That time Alexa guessed a user’s favourite creature
She badly has an algorithm for this?! Teach us your ways, Alexa!
Creepy stuff, right? Proof that our apparatus may just be outsmarting us!
We’d like to hear your ideas on these stories. Has your Alexa ever done anything strange before? If so, what did she say? Can you think companies are listening on you to benefit their sales?