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I bet these light bulbs will have the worlds tinyest cameras inside them.


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It's a cool idea, sure.

Until you realize how utterly pointless it is because it's going to be way easier and more efficient to just flip a switch rather than open up an app on your device and select the lights you want on.

Not everything needs to be automated. I would consider lights one of them. Again, cool idea, but not practical imo. And yes, I'm a homeowner. I have no foreseeable need for something like this.
 
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It's a cool idea, sure.

Until you realize how utterly pointless it is because it's going to be way easier and more efficient to just flip a switch rather than open up an app on your device and select the lights you want on.

Not everything needs to be automated. I would consider lights one of them. Again, cool idea, but not practical imo. And yes, I'm a homeowner. I have no foreseeable need for something like this.

How about switching lights remotely when you're at work? Turn on the thermostat when you're away on a trip? Stuff like that can happen but without the hassle of using a separate, usually paid service - Android-compatible devices will easily do the same job for a lower cost in the long run.
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How about switching lights remotely when you're at work? Turn on the thermostat when you're away on a trip? Stuff like that can happen but without the hassle of using a separate, usually paid service - Android-compatible devices will easily do the same job for a lower cost in the long run.
Like I said, all cool concepts, but it doesn't appeal to me because it's not something I'd ever use.

Switch lights off and on at work...what for? To say I can? To make a dark house bright at 5pm or so? Unless you live in Alaska, not sure that's needed.

Thermostats are already programmable - again, no need to control that from my phone when it's already automated.

The whole "What For?" factor isn't coming through for me. I know it's all very virgin technology, but I'm not seeing the appeal beyond the first 5 minutes yet. It's all wizz-bang crap to push Android as far as I can tell.
 
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How about switching lights remotely when you're at work? Turn on the thermostat when you're away on a trip? Stuff like that can happen but without the hassle of using a separate, usually paid service - Android-compatible devices will easily do the same job for a lower cost in the long run.
 
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led light bulbs
delta has already done that
http://www.delta.com.tw/product/rd/led/index.asp
I'll buy them before I buy ones from google
    
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Like I said, all cool concepts, but it doesn't appeal to me because it's not something I'd ever use.

Switch lights off and on at work...what for? To say I can? To make a dark house bright at 5pm or so? Unless you live in Alaska, not sure that's needed.

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The whole "What For?" factor isn't coming through for me. I know it's all very virgin technology, but I'm not seeing the appeal beyond the first 5 minutes yet. It's all wizz-bang crap to push Android as far as I can tell.
Wait until how Google will integrate most appliances and equipment which will be beneficial to us in the future. One could use his phone to become a unified remote controller for all of his multimedia needs like DVR's, HDTV's, speakers and maybe even computers. Electric usage monitoring per appliance can be done, as is with security control without the use of expensive services.

And there's NFC technology, a more direct and personal way of sharing information. Imagine making transactions just by touching your phone to a designated tag, or share contact information in a more private, secure setting. Google isn't all just about flashy features, it's thinking big.
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This just in:

Google's Light Control System hacked! Man in South Dakota sets over 300 million light bulbs to strobe, seizures nationwide.
Next: LEDs in Google's revolutionary new lights actually mini-cameras.


Everyone put on your tinfoil hats!
Actually I truly believe that this will happen.
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That's awesome.
Whats stopping the government from tapping into these with say a camera and monitoring you? Since these are on googles wireless network........
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