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Picture of Kyle Sacks, Social Media Coordinator

Kyle Sacks, Social Media Coordinator

I walked into my friends house this week and noticed that she had gotten a new refrigerator. Cool story, right? The thing that attracted me me to this refrigerator was an 8in LCD screen located directly over the ice dispenser. The screen showed a display of the current weather conditions and along the bottom was a row of apps. Yes, refrigerators have apps now. Many were familiar, Epicurious, Pandora, Associated Press and Twitter. I punched the Twitter button, plugged my credentials and boom I was checking my Twitter stream. From a refrigerator.

If you’d told me 10 years ago that options for accessing the internet would include my phone, my refrigerator and my car dashboard, I would have laughed at you. And now ten years later it’s all true (and I’m wondering how the hell you knew it was going to happen). You have to ask do we need our fridge to check Twitter for us? Or our car? I’m a millennial, so I’m used to be plugged-in and reachable for a good portion of the day. However even I think that the fridge might be too much. How long before we are literally always plugged-in? I like Twitter as much as the next guy, but when my toilet starts automatically reading my Twitter stream to me when I sit down, I’m out.

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