Amazon Bought Roomba. That’s TERRIFYING.

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Amazon just bought Roomba. While vacuuming your home, the roaming suction devices use its sensors to navigate and map the space. Roomba has acquired one of the world’s largest datasets of spatial data. What can someone with that data? It turns out, Roomba isn’t the only company in this game. Matterport, the 3D spatial company, has scanned over 15 billion square feet of the built environment and recently acquired Enview, the artificial intelligence company. These companies are racing to gather data about your home. This data is frought with issues of privacy and ownership, but could also provide the necessary foundation for next steps in architecture and design.

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