After recently acquiring home automation company Nest, Google is on a quest to bring you the digitally connected home of the future. While Google has a wealth of data stored about our online behavior, this is its first foray into our offline lives.
Imagine an intelligent thermostat that knew both when you were cold and your favorite search terms. In the Google home era, gone are the whimsical drawings by your kids taking up space on the refrigerator, only to be replaced by the daily Google Doodle. And if you’re worried about net neutrality playing favorites with your connected devices at home, have no fear as Google will probably buy all the broadband companies out soon too. Short of a few extra invites to Google+ from your favorite devices, what’s not to be excited about?
Wouldn’t you feel more secure if your home was monitored by the NSA and Google?