TECH TRENDS EXPERT KRIS RUBY ON FNC
NY Social Media Strategist Kris Ruby of Ruby Media Group was recently on Fox News “Cavuto” discussing a new wearable tech device that allows you to assign remote shocking privileges to your loved ones. Would you try it? Click here to watch the full segment.
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- Is new technology a good thing?
- What are positive effects of technology?
- How has technology changed the airline industry?
- What is the latest technology in robotics?
- How are robots used by law enforcement?
- How does technology help the police?
- Will robots make life better?
- Are these new technologies beneficial?
Neil Cavuto: It’s probably no secret that airlines try to fit as many fannies into their planes as they could possibly get, but now there’s the skywriter. It’s a saddle-like. Are you seeing this? It maximizes passenger capacity. Apparently, if you really want to push it, double the capacity of a normal plane if they use them to the max. Our generation is hex and by the way, not just young Gen Xers. I’m talking like people like me say I’m never getting in that thing. Internet radio host sensation Mike Gunzelman, we’ve got political strategist Ash Wright, and Ruby Media Group’s Kris Ruby. Kris, this sounds crazy, but I think it’s the future.
Kris Ruby: Is it the future, really? If this is the future, it’s not a bright future.
Neil Cavuto: But if you could get your ticket half price? Would you do that?
Kris Ruby: Absolutely not. I think there are two different groups of consumers. There’s luxury and then there’s the other group which would want to do this if it’s cheaper. I’m not part of that group. I’d rather I mean, it’s like riding a bike.
Mike Gunzelman: This is a terrible idea all around. Airlines are trying to do too much right now. There are two things we want, more leg room and fix the Wi-Fi. All right. Focus on that. Don’t be dangling us. What do you do? Oh your leg cramps up? It’s just going to be a nightmare.
Ash Wright: They’ll put more people on the plane, it’ll weigh it down and it’ll cost more in fuel so that ticket prices are going to come down.
Neil Cavuto: At least if you had a deal on a ticket. Can you imagine as these people come in the plane, you pass first class, you pass the normal seats, “you, right back over here!”
Mike Gunzelman: Or the seat breaks off, what is that about? Come on.
Kris Ruby: Even if you give me that seat for free I still wouldn’t take it.
Neil Cavuto: You’re an elitist.
Kris Ruby: Does that make me an elitist?
Neil Cavuto: Also, guys, want to get your thoughts on this. Maybe you should have this while you’re in that said jet with these seated planes. Do you ever wish that there was some sort of device that could help you do something bad? If you to reach for a doughnut? Well, apparently there is. This is it. Take a peek. That’s a producer and a lot of time on his hands. Thank you. In the meantime, it’s called the padlock. I guess maybe it’s a play-up Pavlovian response. It’s a wristband to zap you out of habits like sleeping in or smoking or eating sweets or doughnuts. Amazon is already apparently selling them for two hundred bucks a pop. Would you guys buy one?
Mike Gunzelman: No, listen, it is my God-given right to have as many bad habits as I want? All right. I don’t want to get shocked left and right over this. But also, from a larger, more serious standpoint. What about self-control or learning to discipline yourself? Especially if you’re younger, you have to go through that. You don’t want to be getting zapped. Kids don’t eat their vegetables, parents are going to be zapping them left and right.
Kris Ruby: What’s so interesting about this is the remote shocking capability. That is what is most fastenings. Basically, I can give you the option remotely to shock me if I do something. Let’s say I do something wrong in this segment, you could shock me.
Neil Cavuto: What I don’t understand, how does it work then? Is it pre-programmed that if you’re going to reach for a doughnut or you’re going to, I don’t know, do whatever.
Ash Wright: Apparently, it’ll be with your snooze button. So if you hit the snooze button, it can be pre-programmed to send you a shock.
Neil Cavuto: But how will it distinguish you reaching for a doughnut and you reaching for a carrot?
Mike Gunzelman: I think it’s supposed to self, shock yourself type things like, “Oh, I did it again”.
Ash Wright: Or another user.
Neil Cavuto: Yeah, but we’re not doing this by yourself?
Kris Ruby: It also seems that people really know what behavior they need to modify. Which I think is the challenging part. People don’t always know that. I think if you took this and maybe paired it up with some genetic testing, that would be interesting where you could see from a DNA perspective. Okay, you have these sorts of things.
Neil Cavuto: Ruby part two intelligence.
Mike Gunzelman: Yeah, what is this, these words that are happening? That’s a Gen X.
Neil Cavuto: Meanwhile, police in California are turning to tech to fight crime. They’re deploying this HP Robo-cop to the streets to keep a watchful eye on public areas. Now, Amazon is considering a similar device. Do you want a robot following you around?
Mike Gunzelman: No, once again, I hate all of these ideas what’s wrong with me today. I think there is a slippery slope between technology and policing. I think it can get out of hand very quickly. You can’t talk to a robot. You won’t be able to argue your case or in case they missed something, you can’t, you have no.
Ash Wright: It will interact with you. Say hello, tell you. As far as privacy, look, we already have red-light cameras. We’re on security cameras everywhere we go. I feel like this is the future. I’m actually glad that a city is taking steps in advancing technology.
Kris Ruby: I think on the positive side, it can free up certain police officers to free up their time for more dangerous crimes that are being committed. And so you use this robo-cop in correlation.
Mike Gunzelman: I don’t need robots following me around.
Neil Cavuto: The idea that, let’s say safety in a neighborhood and you have one of these things patrolling the neighborhood, it could let your neighbors know, hey there’s someone at my house or whatever.
Kris Ruby: That’s true. I would just be careful who you’re in the park with or wherever you go.
Mike Gunzelman: You push it over. Look at that thing, push it on its side.
Neil Cavuto: Meanwhile, apparently, a lot of younger folks are turning away from deodorant. A new poll shows a certain generation is saying, “I don’t need this stuff. Whatever”, and they’ve lost friends left and right. Anyway, personal hygiene company Schmidt’s Naturals is collaborating with Justin Bieber, who apparently does not stink to get young people to at least try their products.
Kris Ruby: This is great. This is where millennials are heading. They want more natural products and I don’t necessarily think it’s saying that they’re not wearing deodorant. I think they just want a deodorant that doesn’t necessarily have aluminum in it.
Neil Cavuto: They’re skewing that it has all sorts of chemicals in it.
Kris Ruby: Yeah, they don’t want the failures, they don’t want parabens, they don’t want aluminum.
Neil Cavuto: Yeah, but then they stink.
Kris Ruby: There are essential oils they could be using.
Mike Gunzelman: I just don’t want to hang with anybody who purposely wants to smell bad. You know what I mean. You’re not a fun night.
Ash Wright: You going to get older and it’s going to be like, “Oh, I couldn’t keep up with social media or technology. I didn’t realize I was going to be like, now I’m old enough to remember when people wanted to smell good”.
Neil Cavuto: Is it based on chemicals? Is that what’s driving it?
Kris Ruby: Totally based on chemicals? Yeah, because there is a correlation and link between cancer and aluminum and these products. You also have the rise of cleanses and detoxification.
Neil Cavuto: We work with a lot of you and we don’t want that. The Five is coming up. We’ll see you tomorrow on Cavuto Live.