Steve’s been talking about getting a Nest thermostat for a long time. “Most people leave the house at one temperature and forget to change it. So the Nest Learning Thermostat learns your schedule, programs itself and can be controlled from your phone. Teach it well and the Nest Thermostat can lower your heating and cooling bills up to 20%.”
Well, Google bought Nest last month for $3.2 billion. Some believe that this yet another way that Google can learn about your habits, even when you’re on the computer. From Wired,
The paramount value of the devices, in a sense, lies not in the hardware itself but the interconnectedness of that hardware. As the devices talk to each other, by building an aggregate picture of human behavior, they anticipate what we want before even we know.
Does this freak you out?