I never got rid of Java, and lo and behold, 3 years later, everything is fine.
I never did care for tin foil.......
I wasn't really all that worried that something was going to happen. I was sick of the many, many security updates for something I wasn't using at all. It has taken me 3 years to find something I actually wanted to use that required it. Note, that is not finding something that requires Java and then needing to find another route, that was 3 solid years of not even thinking about Java, it just never popped up in that time. That is 3 years of not messing with security updates on multiple computers that I never had to worry about staying on top of, or being annoyed with.
And that will continue.
SoundSense is certainly something I can live without, I'd been playing without it for 2 months before I even bothered to look into it. And while it seems pretty cool, and I wouldn't have minded testing it out for myself, it was still something that I may not have even ended up leaving enabled at the end of the day.