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Today I Learned... About Amazon's Secret Plan



It's over. Amazon is going to take over the world. Okay, not quite, but they basically are. They are taking over almost every industry and using it to their advantage. On Prime Day, Amazon's biggest sale was on the Ring doorbell, a product made by a company they own. The Ring doorbell is a doorbell that has a camera that could provide surveillance for Amazon's Neighbors app. The Ring doorbell was around 30% off because they were trying to get people to help expand their neighborhood surveillance system. This neighborhood surveillance gives access to local authorities if something bad or suspicious ever happens to help them try to figure out what happened.

When I read this article, I was speechless. This completely blew my mind because when I saw the deal, I thought I had to buy it. It was just such a good price that it's hard to not buy. However, now knowing Amazon's plan behind it, it makes sense why they put such a large discount on it. Jeff Bezos is a genius and it's only a matter of time until he can get control of almost every industry; he already has AWS, Amazon, Ring, Whole Foods, Audible, and a whole bunch of other huge companies under his belt.





Sources:

Haskins, Caroline. “Amazon Is Using Prime Day to Lock People into a Giant Surveillance Network.” Vice, VICE, 16 July 2019, www.vice.com/en_us/article/evy3yz/amazon-is-using-prime-day-to-lock-people-into-a-giant-surveillance-network-xyz.