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Episode Info: think that's what's different. It's not keeping your heart beating, it's not a prosthetic arm... it's an extension of your brain. It's legitimately meant to be an extension of your brain. And I think that's wild. Paige: We've been talking a lot these past couple years about privacy because everything is transparent, everything is visible to everyone because we all live online now. So it's like... now we have these chips that are connected to our body. Is there any privacy that exists anymore?Mariah: Because somebody owns that chip, and somebody owns that information. And it's not you. And so then, what can that company do with that information about you? And I think that we're arriving to this point of... does it even matter? Is privacy just an illusion? Or is it just a transparent world? And to a certain extent... it might almost be better if it's just a fully transparent world, right?Paige: So now that we've scared everyone from technology.Mariah: Is anybody terrified?Paige: No matter what, if you wanna get off the web, if you're afraid of these chips... you can still listen to Coffee with Gringos though. Mariah: You can, you absolutely can.Paige: So don't be that afraid.Mariah: You just have to walk in your house and say, "Alexa, please cue up Coffee with Gringos!" Or talk to your other arm chip. No matter what, there are a lot of ways to find us. Thanks again for listening, and we'll talk to you soon.KEY VOCABULARY, PHRASES, AND SLANGAlexa (noun) - Amazon’s voice robot for home systemsExample: For many people, it’s very normal to talk to Alexa. For example, “Alexa! Please turn on my morning playlist!”Speaker (noun) - a device that transmits soundExample: Alexa and Siri are examples of smart speakers that people use in their homes.Cue word (noun) - a signal or sign that the speaker responds toExample: Amazon’s speaker’s cue word is simply, “Alexa”!Big Brother (noun) - the name of a character in a book by George Orwell. The character is famous for watching the people.Example: Alexa feels a little like Big Brother because she’s always listening.Tech savvy (adjective) - very good with technologyExample: Even my parents, who aren’t very tech-savvy, love their smart speaker. Frightening (adjective) - scary or concerningExample: I think that new technology is frightening because it has so much power in our lives.Embrace (verb) - to enthusiastically acceptExample: Some people are scared of technology, but some people really embrace it. Many of my students have full Google Home systems!Switch gears (idiom, phrase) - to change topicsExample: Switching gears from smart speakers, I think one of the most fascinating technologies in the US right now has to do with retail... and that's AmazonGo. The scoop (noun, idiom) - the important informationExample: I don’t know anything about AmazonGo! Paige, give me the scoop.High tech (adjective) - very technologically advancedExample: AmazonGo is very high tech. There isn’t even a cashier. Everything functions with an app. Pilot programs (noun) - test programs before a service is launchedExample: AmazonGo is in pilot programs right now, but very soon it will be the future of retail.Implant (verb) - to insert something into your body, often surgicallyExample: A new trend is for people to implant technological chips into their body.Obsolete (adjective) - absolutely unnecessary or unimportantExample: If we have a digital chip in our body, our wallet, keys, and cell phones become obsolete.......
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