This is extremely creepy. Insisting on privacy is an aspect of what Wesley J. Smith calls human exceptionalism.
A Japanese company, Gatebox, evidently felt that Alexa from Amazon isn’t disturbing enough as something to have around your house.
As Darwin himself said, in a scientific context, “A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question.”
What happens when an up-and-coming European bioscientist flips from Darwin disciple to Darwin defector, builds a highly successful scientific career, and then writes a book about it?
A philosophy PhD, Larry Sanger worked with Jimmy Wales to found Wikipedia in 2001.