I came across a somewhat scary revelation with the future of electronics in general, whether it be your TV, your phone, or even your motherboard. Just for fun, I decided to play around with the functions that make my smart TV "smart". Mostly just seeing if I could use it to access my media streaming stuff rather than going through the PS3.
Now it could be that it's just Samsung (the brand I went with), but the TV had issues with some of the files that it couldn't play. It'd hang and all that. That's when I realized... are these smart features really doing more harm than good? I'd like to be naive and think that the TV should just be that, a TV. An output device that only has hardline inputs. And such devices shouldn't really be exposed to the internet. Like I'm paranoid that Samsung's firmware isn't up to snuff with the horrors of the internet, and one day before anyone realizes it, some hacker hijacks the camera on the TV.
As convenient as some of these features are... I don't know. I think some devices shouldn't go beyond their intended functionality. Or at least if they're going to, use something that's proven.