Sunday, June 29, 2014

Smart home, DropCam, and special needs

Google, the surveillance company, recently acquired Nest which has now acquired DropCam.

As a currently independent adult I have a deep suspicion of where Google is taking us. As the parent of soon-to-be-adult children with special needs, however, Google subsidized surveillance technology is good news. I think (hope) that surveillance and communications technology will allow our adult children to function more effectively in an extremely challenging environment.

In a few months, once the acquisition has settled a bit, I’ll evaluate a DropCam product.

(I’d had hopes that Apple would do some good things in this space, but I’m unimpressed with Apple’s overall direction.)

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