For those of you who missed it in the comment section today, there’s a new technology that will let amazon.com delivery personnel into your house or apartment when you aren’t home (https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/10/27/new-amazon-service-gives-contractors-a-key-to-your-house-for-deliveries/).
Are we getting ourselves in too deep with our technology?
The problem they’re trying to solve is people stealing your stuff because you weren’t there when it was delivered. So they will have “a link to an Internet-connected door lock” so the deliveryman can get in.
If you need me to explain why this is a bad idea, you need to think it through a little longer.
I’m pretty happy with amazon’s delivery system as it is. If there are people in your neighborhood who steal your packages, it won’t help to replace it with another problem that might easily turn out to be much worse: allowing some stranger to potter around in your home while you’re absent and maybe get to wondering where you keep your credit cards, etc.
But these days, if any idea is all that bad… they’ve just gotta do it.