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Do You Want Google Controlling Your Entire Home?

brtndr 2011/05/11 23:41:43
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brtndr
May 11, 2011

Today, CNN Money reported that Google wants to control everything inside of your house. Connecting all the devises in your home with a smart phone, tablet, PC or another gizmo has been discussed for years. But those are all prototypes.

The chief obstacle of making all your household items tracked and remote controlled across all connected devices is finding a single, open standard to control everything that you own.

Google thinks it has the solution to that problem.

Android@Home was developed as an open protocol that can be used by any
connected device and controlled by any wireless device or computer --
including non-Android devices like Apple's (AAPL, Fortune 500) iPhone or Microsoft's (MSFT, Fortune 500) Windows PCs.

Google's partners say that while they expect Android devices to be the
first to use the new platform, other mobile device makers will follow
suit. No date has been announced yet for when Android@Home will be
available.

Do You want Google Controlling your ENTIRE Home?

Sources:

http://money.cnn.com/2011/05/11/technology/google_android_at_...
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  • Kiki 2011/05/12 00:06:58
    No
    Kiki
    +11
    I don't like Google controlling what comes up first in a web search so there's no way I want Google controlling anything in my home.

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  • Bart 2011/11/10 08:27:00
    No
    Bart
    i would rather let satan control my house before i let google control my house
  • Hamm0ckjames 2011/05/13 02:42:00
    I have another opinion
    Hamm0ckjames
    +1
    Only if they are going to clean the windows and wash the floor,,,,,lol,,,,,,,,,
  • LTMeadows214 2011/05/13 00:54:49
    No
    LTMeadows214
    +1
    thank you no. if google has control the government has control. knock on your door hello I'm the government and here to help you.
  • Annalina 2011/05/12 23:26:42
    No
    Annalina
    +3
    Not at all!
  • DebraDeJonge 2011/05/12 20:49:01
    No
    DebraDeJonge
    +3
    It sounds very Orwellian to me. Big Brother! No thanks. I value my privacy.
  • Charles Braley 2011/05/12 18:13:37
    No
    Charles Braley
    +4
    No! Sounds too much like "1984"!
  • Frank 2011/05/12 17:18:44
    No
    Frank
    +2
    I'm not to that point yet, thank goodness...
  • DouglasSignorovitch 2011/05/12 15:13:53
    No
    DouglasSignorovitch
    +3
    No way, having one company with that much control over me. I don't think so.
  • Melizmatic 2011/05/12 07:39:40
  • DutchHeretic Native non-Ame... 2011/05/12 05:48:18
    I have another opinion
    DutchHeretic Native non-American
    +3
    For one thing , I trust google more than Micro$oft
    And the setting of this topic is wrong : Google offers a way for computer controll of your house , that is something completely different
    Android is an open source system so with the right knowledge you may change it..
  • RockyMt... DutchHe... 2011/05/12 18:25:07 (edited)
    RockyMtGirl BN
    +1
    Weren't those two merging; in the creation of "The Cloud"; new computing system whereby you only pay for the time you're on until you click off...? I believe you can "google" the cloud and it describes this new system in the works. Everyone will be on it eventually.
  • Dale 2011/05/12 04:52:36
    No
    Dale
    +6
    Have we not lost enough of our souls to the various machines and government of today? And Google wants more? Think about it gang, think about how much you really want to give up.
  • Charles... Dale 2011/05/12 18:15:44
    Charles Braley
    +1
    Yup - if that ever happens - say good-bye to personal freedoms, eh?
  • Arty 2011/05/12 04:34:18
    No
    Arty
    +4
    no not at all
  • awesomo 2011/05/12 03:47:03
    No
    awesomo
    +5
    they'll turn me into a human centiPad!
  • RockyMt... awesomo 2011/05/12 18:22:20
    RockyMtGirl BN
    LOL! cool metaphor !
  • Jack's Pearl 2011/05/12 03:40:54
    Undecided
    Jack's Pearl
    +3
    I'm not sure I'm ready for that kind of technology. It think it's cool, but I don't know.
  • Dale Jack's ... 2011/05/12 04:54:04
    Dale
    +2
    A bit of honesty there, eh.
  • OzSurfer 2011/05/12 03:23:21
    No
    OzSurfer
    +7
    Home automation Yes please - google style? No thanks,
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2011/05/12 03:16:42
    No
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    +8
    I'll be going back to the grass hut on the beach before that happens!

    ill grass hut beach grass shack in hawaii
  • Sumātogai 2011/05/12 03:12:00
    Yes
    Sumātogai
    +4
    I wouldn't mind. It makes life simpler and it's the way of the future. As long as the U.S doesn't get it we're fine.
  • Wolfman 2011/05/12 02:54:42
    No
    Wolfman
    +4
    It will crash anyway.
  • I am me 2011/05/12 02:24:49
    No
    I am me
    +6
    Are there people in America who would actually want this?
  • Manwé 2011/05/12 02:11:47
    Undecided
    Manwé
    +3
    I don't know if this will be the process to control home devices, but there will be some universal control.
  • teaputts 2011/05/12 02:00:37
    No
    teaputts
    +10
    Actually, it is more like HELL NO!!! I long for something called privacy. This is a huge intrusion. I don't even shop at grocery stores that have cards, because of privacy issues.
  • I am me teaputts 2011/05/12 03:08:56
    I am me
    +4
    Your social security card once said "not to be used for identification purposes." You also didn't get a ticket when they introduced the seat belt law and no talking on your cell phone law but guess what? No they couldn't have changed it. Cell phone chips are coming to your new upgraded phones so you can get Propaganda texts directly from the President and you can't opt out.. I don;t know about anyone else but I receive text messages just fine without a chip in it now. For safety of the people in the event of an emergency. More people die from bee stings in a year than terrorists.

    Are there still people who believe this safety stuff spewing from our leader's mouth? Come on leave your pride behind and admit you were wrong Libs. You don't have to apologize :) Be brave and make yourselves know.
  • teaputts I am me 2011/05/13 00:31:35
    teaputts
    +1
    I had one of those cards! Got the new one that was used for id purposed when I got married. Sigh...... I will get rid of the stupid phone before I get the stupid chip.
  • maggied45 2011/05/12 01:38:46
    No
    maggied45
    +7
    I'm not sure it matters, because we're all so wired up anyway. I can see the end of Video Stores and cable television, though, with the new technology that's come out. New TVs are enabled to stream media right through your wireless, so you can watch tons of stuff for free, or rent really new movies online pretty cheap. I like that idea, but sometimes I just wistfully miss the old days of 7 channels for free.
  • RockyMtGirl BN 2011/05/12 00:46:45 (edited)
    No
    RockyMtGirl BN
    +10
    But I don't think it will make any difference. These are the people who propose for the future that every household have one "telecommunication unit"; a flat screen on the wall which you will use as your pc, entertainment, communication, etc. Since then, a lot of these features have already been added to our tv's. (Big Brother is watching us)
    Currently, every time you "google" your data is passed on to thousands or more sources who are able to put together a profile on your likes and dislikes based on what you've googled. There is one search engine that claims they won't do that; it's www.startpage.com. But let's face it, we're already programmed to use google, we've made it into a verb; let's "google" this or that.
  • Dale RockyMt... 2011/05/12 05:00:54
    Dale
    +6
    1984 is getting closer and closer, isn't it?
  • Melizmatic Dale 2011/05/12 07:41:11
  • Decker ... Dale 2011/05/12 13:35:30
    Decker Dude
    +3
    You are SOOO right Dale!!!
  • RockyMt... Dale 2011/05/12 18:16:12
    RockyMtGirl BN
    +1
    Or have we gone beyond 1984, maybe?
  • mg's haven~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2011/05/12 00:38:00
    No
    mg's haven~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +9
    The only thing i use for the internet is this and im not connecting any of my accounts for any amount of anything. Its convenient but not necessary.
  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2011/05/12 00:36:38
    I have another opinion
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +5
    All I want google to do in my house is run a search engine!
  • teaputts doofieg... 2011/05/12 02:02:21
    teaputts
    +4
    Amen!! Preach it.
  • Drew~PWCM~JLA~ 2011/05/12 00:23:51
    No
    Drew~PWCM~JLA~
    +7
    They won't get in mine. ;)
  • gg~POTL... Drew~PW... 2011/05/12 00:27:42
    gg~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +7
    Nor mine.

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