'For those of you who miss the good old days when government spies used to bug people’s homes, I give you “Amazon Experience Centers”: new homes pre-equipped with a mind-boggling array of listening devices.
Amazon’s ‘Experience Centers’ tagline, “Try smart home devices in person and see how Amazon can simplify your everyday” is less about simplification and more about home surveillance.
As NPR notes, builders like Lennar Homes have pre-installed Amazon smart devices in at least 45,000 new homes this year alone.
Lennar Homes offers smart homes as part of a 4,800 unit development that includes other builders. This neighborhood isn’t a one off. There are smart home developments in suburbs outside of cities such as Miami and San Francisco. Lennar is making Amazon tech standard on each of the 45,000 homes it builds this year.'
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