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Old 10-23-2013, 05:50 PM
 
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Take a look at this commercial. Is this really a good idea?

If your entire house is controlled via the web (power, water, door locks, security system, etc), couldn't a hacker "break in" and "hack" your home?

Sure, it looks cool and convenient on the surface but I would be very wary of this.

Would any of you sign up for this service?


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Old 10-23-2013, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I'd rather just walk over to the sink and turn the faucet to control the water. And I don't want to take a remote into the shower with me to adjust the water temperature.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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This is the wave of the future.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Not for me... I kind of like living in a 100 year old house that looks and functions like a 100 year old house. If my basic comfort, sanitation and safety needs are just fine, why junk up my life with more gimmicky tech that I don't need to be happy?

Besides, the new direct brain interface pod I get in 2050 will fit just fine in the basement.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:28 PM
 
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Being partially disabled I can see uses for this technology...
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Not for me... I kind of like living in a 100 year old house that looks and functions like a 100 year old house. If my basic comfort, sanitation and safety needs are just fine, why junk up my life with more gimmicky tech that I don't need to be happy?

Besides, the new direct brain interface pod I get in 2050 will fit just fine in the basement.
Actually it will happen by 2030 with nanotechnology so small they will fit inside your body and connect directly to the internet.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Half a million years ago, someone used sinews to attach a cutting tool to the end of a stick.

At the mouth of the next cave over, someone else was shaking his head and muttering about that newfangled 'axe'...
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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How do you hack a stone age axe?
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Back and Forth FRANCE
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Love it!
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Here.
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Someone hacked the video.
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