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Hazarth194132dThis is just the beginning
Can't wait for Smart homes being adopted on a large scale and then Google holding you hostage in your own home so you pay a subscription!
"Hey, you want your fridge to cool your food and your lights to shine? Pay just 9.99 for GoogleMafia and have your home function as expected!"
ofc all of that on top of paying your bills ;)
Oktokolo169132dSo google home is fully cloud-based? All lights turn off whenever there is any problem with the internet connection?
Really? No offline functionality at all? Not even manual switching by using the actual light switches? Seriously?
Wow. That is so obviously a really bad idea. And people will realize that quickly when they start integrating their heating - at least in the colder climates.
It isn't only clouds going offline. The uplink of the home can go down too. Routers die, fibers get ripped by sloppy construction workers, internet service providers mess up their routing all the time.
And it isn't like IT in general is known for unbreakably high security standards either...
There have to be physical switches and dials on the actual devices, so they can always be controlled manually too.