The "Smart" Home

I'm sure I've ranted about this before, however my previous blog was lost due to me knowingly formatting over it. Oh well.

Anyways, the Smart Home is supposed to be the singularity of technology – everything you own is interconnected, and communicating to each other. Thanks to competition, there isn't any sort of standard for this kind of stuff, which annoys me a little bit. My house isn't anywhere near smart, aside from our garage door opener.

The smart home creates laziness, from lights turning off automatically, to your Tesla automatically putting itself in park, and turning off when you pull in. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, but it is awfully convenient. If your phone in your pocket knew exactly which room you were in (Through triangulation or something like that) you could save money by lights automatically turning off, or heat being piped to specific rooms, compared to the whole house. If there was an actual peer-to-peer notification system, when your laundry is done it could send a message to your phone, or change the colour of your lights or something to that effect.

I think it would be a pretty cool idea, but would it be done for the convenience, not the betterment of humanity, or would companies take advantage of it, and remove the little privacy we have left?