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post #51 of 122
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Originally Posted by jjsoviet View Post
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.
Does your refrigerator/dishwasher/washing machine/etc need to be connected to your home network? About the only benefit I can see there is a text message when a load of clothes is done.

And you can already use your phone to control DVRs, HDTVs and set top boxes, and computers. None of that is new. NFC is emerging tech, but that's totally different than what this thread is about. There's also existing apps for what you described there, by the way. I'm simply not as impressed as any of you (yet).

What's funny are all the skynet comparisons and such. In reality, Google is probably way worse.
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post #52 of 122
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Actually I truly believe that this will happen.
*sigh*

Another one off to the ignore list. Some people in this thread are just hopeless. Again, Google does not give a crap about you and if these light bulbs had cameras on them Google would get the most massive lawsuit in their existence.

Also, what has stopped any other previous light bulb manufacturers from putting tiny cameras into theirs? Nothing, right? That's what I thought. Why this paranoia?
    
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post #53 of 122
Some of us are human and forget to turn off some stuff in the house when we rush out of the door. I forget to turn off the TV and living room light when I leave in the morning all the time. As a result my electric bill costs more, and my parent's aren't very happy about that. This would be useful for me, remotely turning off devices when I'm away from home so I save money.
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Holy conspiracy theory in this place. Want to know the main reason why I think this would be awesome? I work long hours, I'd like to be able to turn on my home lights at random times to simulate someone being home (seeing as I have an extra car parked in the driveway). Or the weather forecast is wrong (as it always is) and its downpouring, maybe I don't want my sprinkler system kicking on while i'm at work. Maybe its a long day at the office and I need a cup of coffee when I get back in, who's to say I can't fire up my coffee pot. Or I landed some fly honey at the bar and I think she'd like to walk into a home thats not pitch black, but maybe some gentle mood lighting and a fire going in the fireplace.

There are a million and one scenarios where this would be incredibly useful. Just because most of you are afraid of the future (whether it be by conspiracy or the notion that this technology is a waste) doesn't mean it is. The Horse and Buggy was great too, until the car came along.
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post #55 of 122
Light bulbs with cameras in them? How many people have bare light bulbs? I have lamp shades or frosted glass covers on every light bulb in my house....
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spy cam light bulbs from google

COOL XD
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post #57 of 122
Great news! This is a milestone in the advancements needed to allow me to sit on my fat butt 24/7 and never have to get up, not even to turn on/off a light. Just need google to work on a way for me to go to the bathroom using my phone and then I'll be set.
    
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post #58 of 122
SKYNET.

Lol jk, but i want some home hacks NOW. Drive around in my shaggin waggin screwin with peoples lights... oh the joys.
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How lazy do you have to be to use a electronic device to control your lights instead of getting off your fat butt?

This is a brilliant idea. Lazy americans will buy these up by the dozen.
    
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So... what's to prevent some kids from driving through the neighborhood, turning off all the Android-compatible lights?
Same thing that prevents random people from SSHing into my computer.
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