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    Kohler’s Smart TOILET Promises A ‘Fully-Immersive Experience’

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/6/18...oilet-ces-2019

    CES has barely begun, but 146-year-old plumbing company Kohler has already stolen the show with what will undoubtedly be 2019’s hottest gadget: an “intelligent toilet” with built-in surround sound speakers, ambient mood lighting, and Amazon Alexa voice controls.

    Truly, we live in an age of wonders.

    Kohler’s Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet is one of those strange products that draws so heavily on buzzwords and tech trends that it’s indistinguishable from parody. In a press release, Kohler promises that customers will enjoy a “fully-immersive experience” thanks to the many “lighting and audio enhancements” of the Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet. They’ll be able to set the mood, using voice commands to cue up music and customize the lighting, all while Kohler’s PureWarmth toilet seat add-on toasts their behind to their preferred temperature.

    The only blessing is that Kohler isn’t advertising the product as “artificially intelligent” or “AI-powered” — the empty epithets usually given to gadgets with tacked-on voice controls.

    As the “2.0” suggests, this isn’t actually Kohler’s first foray into connected bathroom gadgets. The company unveiled its Kohler Connect line-up at last year’s CES, with a smart shower, smart mirror, and smart tub to keep their smart toilet company.

    Not much has changed since then. There have been some minor tweaks (the Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror now supports Google Assistant in addition to Amazon Alexa, for example, and the lighting now uses the Philips Hue API) but the basic offering remains the same. You get music, you get lights, you get Kohler’s PerfectFill™ bathtub technology drawing you a bath to your “preferred preset temperature and desired depth with a simple voice command.” Hundreds of thousands of years of evolution brought us to this.

    The main news is that Kohler has finally released pricing for these devices, as reported by CNET. Its smart mirrors start at $1,249 for the 24-inch version, going up to $1,624 for the 40-inch size; the DTV+ Shower System with voice commands and spa presets costs $3,000; the free-standing bathtub, part of the Veil Lighted Bathroom Collection, costs $4,849; and the star of the show, the Numi Intelligent Toilet, goes for $7,000 (or $9,000 in black).

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    I'll take my Dumb Toilet, $#@! you very much!
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    I can just imagine sitting down to take a crap while summoning the toilet to play, Ride of the Valkyries.

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    I keep thinking there should be a Geico commercial in here somewhere.
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    No video game console?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    No video game console?
    Is it aerodynamic?

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    My experience has taught me that any product bearing the tag 'smart' isn't .

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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    Is it aerodynamic?
    Why would it need to be?
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    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

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    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Why would it need to be?
    More immersive experience.



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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    More immersive experience.
    Kohler promises that customers will enjoy a “fully-immersive experience”
    They should avoid that word when discussing a toilet.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Now if they would use the Flushmate system with those.....

    https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/...shing-systems/

    An explosive, fully immersive experience.

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    Does it have a built-in refrigerator? just big enough to store a few beers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    I can just imagine sitting down to take a crap while summoning the toilet to play, Ride of the Valkyries.
    I can imagine you doing that too, with a giraffe's mask on.
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    I had a hunch this thread would turn into a s### storm..........

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    [...] an “intelligent toilet” with built-in surround sound speakers, ambient mood lighting, and Amazon Alexa voice controls.
    "Alexa ... kiss my ass ..."

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    Call me back when my toilet is able to analyze my $#@! after each flush. I'll consider that a smart toilet! And I can't wait to screw with it.
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    The toilet seat warmer sounds nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    Call me back when my toilet is able to analyze my $#@! after each flush. I'll consider that a smart toilet! And I can't wait to screw with it.
    THAT is pretty much the entire point of the Smart Toilet. This is Smart Toilet 1.0. When they get to Smart Toilet XVI, I guarantee it will be screening your sodium levels AND doing Drug Tests EVERY time you drop a deuce. As an added bonus, you will NOT have a choice but for that information to be shared with everyone who can charge you money for your disobedience.
    1776 > 1984

    The FAILURE of the United States Government to operate and maintain an
    Honest Money System , which frees the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, is the single largest contributing factor to the World's current Economic Crisis.

    The Elimination of Privacy is the Architecture of Genocide

    Belief, Money, and Violence are the three ways all people are controlled

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Our central bank is not privately owned.

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    Great, now my $#@!ter is going to rat me out as well.

    Fail, the future is.

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    I do not was to be fully immersed in my potty. That is why I like the toilet seat down. As for entertainment, my Sudookie books do just fine.


    goes for $7,000 (or $9,000 in black).
    I can also think of much better ways to spend that kind of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    "Alexa ... kiss my ass ..."
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    Call me back when my toilet is able to analyze my $#@! after each flush. I'll consider that a smart toilet! And I can't wait to screw with it.


    "Alexa, do I have a hemorrhoid?"
    "Alexa, why is my poop a weird color?"
    "Alexa, does my poop stink?"
    "Alexa, what are those nuts in my poop when I haven't eaten nuts?"
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Great, now my $#@!ter is going to rat me out as well.

    Fail, the future is.

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