People Reveal Their Best "My Phone Is Definitely Listening To Me" Moments
If there's one thing the five "Terminator" movies taught us is robots are a very bad idea. Yet, science keeps pushing us in that direction, as if there isn't 100+ years of science fiction teaching us that's a silly venture. Yet, we currently travel around with a constantly updating computer in our pocket all day and no one blinks an eye. Who knows? They could be listening to us right now.
Reddit user, u/Nanuman1,wanted to hear about the times you were positive your phone was sentient when they asked:
Hey Bro, We Heard You're Going Through A Rough Time
A couple of days after I broke up with my gf, spotify put a break-up playlist on my recommended.
Wow way to kick a guy while he's down Spotify...
Just The Right Kind Of Medicine
My friend: "you snore a lot dude"
Reddit : "ANTI SNORING THINGY HERE"
And Then, Let's Start A Band!
Friend and I had just hung up the phone after jokingly talking about starting a business.
First thing I do is open Instagram, it automatically refreshes, very first post on my feed is a meme that said "Are you even really best friends if you haven't planned at least one business together?"
Mentioned to Wife over dinner that we should watch [movie] with the kids. Turned on the TV and Roku that night and [movie] was the ad on the home screen.
The next day I picked up ingredients and tried making homemade [beverage]. That night, Roku gave me an ad for [beverage].
I blame Alexa.
We Even Know Where You Want To Go
This actually happened a few days ago. I was hanging out with some friends and one of them was talking to another about where they're from. He mentioned that he grew up in El Paso, TX. I literally have never googled El Paso or looked it up to any degree on my phone or computer, at least not any time remotely recently. The next day on Instagram the suggestion for the location story was El Paso, even though usually the location story is based off of where you're at and I was states away from Texas.
Sure, Coincidence, Maybe. But Still Weird.
I leave my cell phone on my desk at work while I'm on my work phone talking to insurance companies about patients all day. Sometimes I'll check Facebook and my patients will come up in the people you might know list.
I do live in a small town, so we usually have a couple friends in common, but it's still weird.
Mimicking What You See
Not listening to me but seeing my msgs. I had sent a my friend a picture with my new glasses on.
A few days later I saw the same glasses in an ad.
Well, Did He?
I had my boyfriend visit me at college but he forget his toothbrush. Kept saying that out loud. "Do you have an extra toothbrush?" "Does your roommate have another toothbrush?" "I'll ask the group chat to see if anyone has a spare toothbrush" etc. Next morning what does Amazon send an email about recommending me?
You better believe it was a bunch of dental care products.
Did he ever get a toothbrush?
The FBI Just Wants What's Best For You
I was just slicing a lemon for my water and I got an email about what lemon water does to your body. This is getting out of hand FBI guy!
He just wants you to be informed about your decisions.
Well, Seems Like They Did Their Job...
I was once talking to my friends about going to Lexington for the bourbon
I open my phone and Southwest has emailed me saying "here are deals on flights to Lexington!", Google has thoughtfully provided me a list of the ten top bourbon places in Lexington and my phone is suggesting that I text my fiancée (although it didn't say to talk about Lexington)
We ended up booking that southwest flight and that google list came very much in handy.
So point one for the machines
You know it's not a great place to work when employees band together to walk out. Literally.
Unions were basically created for this reason, by having the working people band together to fight against being mistreated by corporations, they create power in numbers. Even without a formal union, there is still power in numbers--no company wants to be tasked with explaining themselves like that.