houstondragon: As soon as they deliver cheap tarts dressed as Disney Princesses to my hotel room that are willing to show me a whole new world in my pants, I'm all for their technology.Course, don't have kids, so no real urge to visit the Mouse. Cons are way more fun for grown kids :)
Forbidden Doughnut: In an alternate history where Nazi Germany won WWII and eventually dominates the Earth, I'm sure Disney wouldn't have to change too many things....culturally most of their stuff would be a good fit....
FarkGrudge: JerkStore: As someone who is taking his family to Disney in 4 days, I'm getting a kick...My wife is a life-long Disney fan, as in her parents took their family every other year for 20 years. She is also an IT geek and she went nuts for these wrist bands.I, on the other hand, hate all this tracking stuff and am a big fan of personal privacy. So while she's getting all excited about going to Disney and trying out all this new tech (we haven't told the boys we're going, we're just going to drive to the airport, get on a plane, and let them figure it out), I'm dreading being tracked, cataloged, studied, and data-plotted as I try to enjoy it with my family. I don't much care about Disney, and the last time we went three years ago (my first time ever), I was all, "THIS is what all the fuss is about?!? Meh." I'm still that way, but now that the boys are 5 and 8, maybe they'll have more fun and that's really what it's about.But for at least one of our days, you can bet I will swap bands with my wife. Let their data tracker try to figure out why a 43-year-old man was spending so much time in the ladies' room. I don't have to like it, but I intend to be the outlier on their data set that gets discarded in analysis. It's really the only thing we can do to maintain a modicum of anonymity beyond not going at all.To what end? Why does it matter if they have your exact log of activity within their parks when it's collected as one of the millions of other visitor logs? Furthermore, let us assume the absolute worst can happen here and your entire log is leaked onto the internet with your name attached, would you honestly really care after the initial shock wore off? Seeing something like:9:42am - Arrived at Magic Kingdom10:12am - Purchased a coffee kiosk on Main Street with armband10:32am - Used restroom near Cinderella's Castle10:45am - Arrived at Fantasyland11:10am - Rode Space Mountain...What could a log at Disney World possibly say about your moral character ...
Slypork: washington-babylon: It's almost like someone wants to track a massive data set for a series of experiments on the behavior of large groups of humans.../Wraps Aluminum foil tighter around head.Disney World - a maze for humans built by a rat. Was Skinner ever a Disney employee?
JerkStore: But for at least one of our days, you can bet I will swap bands with my wife. Let their data tracker try to figure out why a 43-year-old man was spending so much time in the ladies' room. I don't have to like it, but I intend to be the outlier on their data set that gets discarded in analysis. It's really the only thing we can do to maintain a modicum of anonymity beyond not going at all.
flucto: I'm sure they have at least 666 reasons why this is a great idea.
Clemkadidlefark: I wouldn't go to a Disney park even if they had the cure for Cancer ..
trappedspirit: Those bands don't like, detect motion, do they? Like a fast jerking motion wouldn't send some kind of signal about anything unusual going on in "it's a small world" ride? they could only know that you are on that ride and not any activity happening during the ride?
washington-babylon: It's almost like someone wants to track a massive data set for a series of experiments on the behavior of large groups of humans.../Wraps Aluminum foil tighter around head.
Marshall Willenholly: They've also added cool stuff like Mickey talks to you when you meet him, and soon he's supposed to say your name based on your MagicBand info. I know my kids were absolutely amazed to hear him talk and ask questions and interact with them.
crab66: Anyone who uses the term "meat space" needs to be cleansed from the gene pool.
Forbidden Doughnut: that new mouse logo looks a little bit like this:
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