Sneak often hears murmurs of technology becoming so advanced that it will reach sentient levels and wipe out humanity in a manner foreshadowed by the Terminator films.
But perhaps the most human characteristics ever displayed by technology were seen after a glitch suffered by the Google-owned internet connected Nest thermostat.
As the UK hopped into the future by an hour last Sunday, some Nest thermostats, clearly not willing to sacrifice 60 minutes of shuteye, went rogue.
But rather than rise up and destroy their human masters, or enslave people in biofuel cells, the Nests simply decided to rollover in their virtual slumber and ignore the clocks going forward. How human is that?
As a result, early adopters of Internet of Things homes awoke to sweltering heat or crippling cold as their heating fired up or powered down at the wrong time.
Some people may have had to make a chilly morning dash from duvet to shower, or haul themselves out of bed gasping for water, but the tech glitch was pretty minor all things considered.
Of course, this slip-up was just too much for some Nest users, who promptly flipped out and dashed to everyone's favourite yelling platform, the web.
Clearly not neutered by losing an hour's sleep, customers posted their annoyance on the Nest community forum.
"My Nest has been ignoring the schedule since the move to British Summer Time. It doesn't even come on one hour later. I am going to call them to register my dissatisfaction," said 'tonycluedo' somewhat formally. He must have had his morning coffee.
Sarcasm fan 'alexmldd' said: "This is not what I expected from such a 'clever' device."
Much like a parent discovering that their child has failed maths, 'mkpv' was "so disappointed" with Nest.
By appearing to ignore customer queries and complaints, Nest did not exactly shower itself in customer service glory either. Perhaps it too overslept?
"Also having the same problem. Would be nice to have a response from nest," typed a seemingly forlorn 'Kenny_G'.
Sneak can sympathise with Nest users getting irritated about temperamental temperature-tweaking tech disrupting their morning routines. He often wakes up all hot and bothered as well, but that's because Amelia from next door does her morning ablutions with the curtains open.
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