Link to article:
When Google bought the company that makes the Nest Thermostat last year, we all knew it wasn’t because Google wanted to be in the thermostat business. So why did they pay 3.2 million dollars for a company that makes a thermostat. Well let me tell you why. Read the article that I posted above and it will be clear.
Just this week 16 big consumer brands announced that they are joining forces with Nest (aka Google) to integrate products in with the Nest Thermostat. These 16 are just the tip of the 5000 plus developers that are already on board, or are in the process of coming on board with Nest. These developers are working to completely integrate your house in to one giant network of things.
The integration of features is really amazing. The Nest by itself can be fully integrated to your life, but Googles idea is to use it as data gathering machine for their usage. In the not so distant future you’ll come home and your wash machine just broke on you. Then the next time you login to Facebook or Google you see an ad from BestBuy that they are having a sale on wash machines. The one giant benefit to all of this is the convenience that we all gain.
The other big push for Nest is to fully integrate with your utilities and the company that provides you the service. Nest wants to integrate with those utilities to make sure those companies are able to save money and become more profitable. However, the only way Google/Nest is going to share that data is through a huge payout from them to Google.
What things, good and bad do you see coming with the full house integration? I personally love the technology that is coming, but at some point, will we all feel like we are just living inside a giant computer that we call home?