It occured to me while I heard the news that Microsoft was developing a system that allowed the earning of 'achievements' for watching televison that Microsoft was actually becoming Orwellian. I am not joking, its a little funny in that they have not yet succeeded, but there is a serious side to this was well. Think about it television watch is passive, in our own society by our own admission it is often seen as somewhat lazy. Televison watching is entertaining but we allso see sit as a bit of a time waster or sloth. So now Microsoft is telling us televeison watching is an achievement, or literally sloth is achievemnt.
That line of thought struck me since it could be applied to other concepts they are putting forward.
- We cannot own software so... Ownership is perpetual rental
- We cannot loan games to friends without them buying the game too so... Loaning is buying
- The Kinect is always watching & listen so....Spying is service
Help me think of other Orwellian Newspeak concepsts Microsoft is wanting us to accept. I'm sure there are more, so help me collect these concepts togther.