Flyer5 wrote:I have always enjoyed technology advances over the yrs. But lately this is starting to get creepy.
Tell me about it. My question is, "Why, Google?" I bet their answer is something to do with home automation. I think that the real answer is more like "world domination." $3.2 billion for a bunch of T-stats? There's got to be more to it than that.
There was a thread on here somewhere where the OP stated that his wife liked to keep the house at 76*. Excessive, maybe, but that's where they want it, they pay for their coal, it's their house. If they have a Nest, hooked into Google, and if the Gov't sees that will the homeowner have to pay a fine for excessive heating? Or will they simply turn down the t-stat?
I love playing with data, and I would love to get my hands on some of the stuff that Google has, but only as an exercise of curiosity. I think that there's a very short road from your computer/home, to Google, then to the NSA, etc.