The Internet of Things Will Ruin Birthdays

Birthday harassment from brands and data tracking disguised as warm wishes

Joanne McNeil
Jul 28, 2014 · 4 min read

Some time in the near future:

You wake up to a jazzy MIDI version of the “Happy Birthday” song. Your smart thermostat and smoke detector are singing in harmony because today is your day. Your fitness tracker is vibrating in an unfamiliar Morse