Modern technology, while useful, has been somewhat of a disappointment to those of us of a certain generation. I mean, it's nice to have access to the sum of human knowledge at my fingertips - as well as order a pizza or a ride whenever I need it - but where is my hoverboard? My flying car?

And while technology can be harnessed to solve the world's most pressing and complex issues - clean energy, mitigating poverty and inequality, curing diseases; just to name a few - we seem to spend an awful lot of time on trying to make the smart technologies even more convenient for ourselves. Who cares if the planet is burning up outside if our home appliances can automatically adjust the temperature inside, using an app that cleverly measures our body temperature thus avoiding the need to laboriously stand up an walk over to the thermostat? Such are the modern times!

The Twitter account Internet of Sh*t recognizes our obsession with frivolous, useless and downright invasive new technologies and there's nothing better than to poke fun at it. Because nobody really wants a world where Facebook controls our money and reads our minds with brain-machine interfaces, do we? Perhaps we could focus a little more on say - an alternative to plastics and fossil fuels - and less on building a hyper-convenient, dystopian world of mind control, data harvesting and artificially intelligent fridges?

Scroll down to check out some of the public shaming from Internet of Sh*t for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Magpie
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6 months ago

One of the nice things about law breakers is they are usually quite stupid.

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mrsfencsak
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6 months ago

Any John Mulaney fans here...? :)

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wandile dludlu
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6 months ago

Why don't we have self closing fridge doors?

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Magpie
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6 months ago

The cat did it.

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Brandy Grote
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6 months ago

Was it beeping and booping piteously?

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Tor Rolf Strøm
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6 months ago

Of course you can't wear it if it's a bug in it!

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
6 months ago

I would pay for that seat

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HANS
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6 months ago

New code must be eight characters long and contain at least one lowercase letter, one uppercase letter, one number, and one special character.

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Foxxy
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6 months ago

I wish things were made like they used too. So much waste because of corporate greed. Fridges lasted 20+ years, cars lasted just as long if not longer. Now things last half that time if that. We have become such a throwaway and wasteful society.

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A B C
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6 months ago

10/10 would draw a dick

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Foxxy
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6 months ago

I can think of a few people that needs this, for some reason their voice volume whilst on the phone increases.

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Foxxy
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6 months ago (edited)

Internet Technology has its place but not on a blender or half these things.

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
6 months ago

Not a single word was read by me and millions out there

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Demi Zwaan
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6 months ago

I just got a Google Home and if this tap is anywhere near as good as that, I'll be wasting 100s of liters of waters every time I want to fill a pan.

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
6 months ago

The hackers were fishing around. . . I'll show myself out

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Rissie
Community Member
6 months ago

True.

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John Greene
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6 months ago

I have a box bolted to the ground with a padlock. I leave a note for the delivery person, "Please place in box and close padlock. Thank you." It used to be chained to the post on my patio, and the railing of the walkway before that at each place I've lived. Exactly ZERO packages stolen in 20 years.

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Magpie
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6 months ago

Monitor the aisles for what exactly?

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C
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6 months ago

I know we are monitored all the time as it is, but I made a rule that no Alexa is allowed in my house

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Kaisu
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6 months ago (edited)

Apple products are just shit in general

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A B C
Community Member
6 months ago

Safe to say, this one's pretty sh*tty

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earringnut
Community Member
6 months ago

But does it fit on small vodka bottles. Asking for a friend.

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Peggy Hamilton
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6 months ago (edited)

If I were Chris, Donald would be pretty upset. >:(

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Jeff Requier
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6 months ago

All comes out of the same faucet, my city has water fountains with cold filtered water for free

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A B C
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6 months ago

I love eating. Now, why the f*ck would I want to get an electronic fork that destroys the immersion (if you wanna call it so) by annoying me way more than even the most helicoptering parents could? Also, I probably can't eat while it's doing a software update. I'd like to throw it out in the garbage, but my shoes are updating at the moment...

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wandile dludlu
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6 months ago

What is funny here is that everyone around the world look at the chinese (asian people in general) as having very similar faces. (I think i did a great job of saying that without seeming racist)

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A B C
Community Member
6 months ago

Whoever buys this: if we're friends - we're not anymore.

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Laugh Fan
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6 months ago

Uh, no thanks.

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A B C
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6 months ago

If you buy junk like that, you deserve it.

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
6 months ago

Eh, it’s not like that generation has much of a future anyway. Let them have fun I guess.

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