A: That smartwatch you were talking about, how do you know how many steps you have walked?
B: See? It displays it on the screen, and you can download an app on your phone that shows you your statistics over a period of time.
A: That means that the data on the smartwatch will be sent to your phone, and will be uploaded to god knows where.
Photo courtesy of Fitbit
B: It’s uploaded to the cloud.
A: Well, won’t people be able to see all your info?
B: I think it’s safe to say that the data are encrypted. Anyway, nobody is going to be interested in seeing how many steps lesser mortals like us walk in a day.
(Translated by Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱)
This is a sarcastic, self-deprecating way to refer to one’s relative unimportance in the scheme of things.
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