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I like how this goes. One Android device to manage everything, including some home tasks that can be done by automated processes. It would also be beneficial to large-scale applications such as in business and medicine. What's cool is that Google can actually make this become a reality, with its expertise in everything including advertising, mobile platforms and the web - total control in both breadth and depth.

Skynet, anyone?
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haha and so it begins!

But really sounds cool, I'll be keeping my eyes on this.


We are doomed.
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I love it. I've been wishing there was a cool way to "futurize" my home with many interconnected devices. Having a wifi controlled home would be awesome.

Of course this all depends on just how much of my personal information I have to give up, and how vulnerable my appliances will be to malware.
    
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Of course this all depends on just how much of my personal information I have to give up, and how vulnerable my appliances will be to malware.
I don't think viruses will infect something as simple as a home appliance. And most likely Google will provide you with details regarding information sharing and privacy settings once the network is set up.
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What I see that's groovy, is a great user interface for controlling the devices. Current home automation programs leave a LOT to be desired in the way of Human Interface.
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I don't think viruses will infect something as simple as a home appliance. And most likely Google will provide you with details regarding information sharing and privacy settings once the network is set up.
I don't expect the devices themselves to be malware/virus/whatever infected. However, if I can control them from a PC, there has to be a least some vulnerability. Just like you can print things or open and close a disk drive on someone else's computer, I would imagine it would be possible for someone to turn on my dish washer! Probably highly unlikely, and I can only speculate so much with the information I have. I'm sure this is a top priority for the development team.

I'm still loving this though!
    
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post #17 of 41
Can't say I'm excited about this sort of thing.

"Honey can you please come in here and troubleshoot the washer?"

Yeah bro totally just upgraded my washer, it's so worth it. Running "bread pudding v.234508" it runs like a raped ape.

I mean c'mon man
Edited by Foolsmasher - 5/11/11 at 11:15am
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Can't say I'm excited about this sort of thing.

"Honey can you please come in here and troubleshoot the washer?"

Yeah bro totally just upgraded my washer, it's so worth it. Running "bread pudding v.234508" it runs like a raped ape.

I mean c'mon man
That is the most ridiculous argument against this I think anyone could have come up with. Good work.
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I just had one of those weird moments where I imagined Google slowly transitioning into Umbrella.
or skynet.

bejesus.

at least ill be able to wash my shot glasses in my dish washer from work.
    
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