Meet Nest or, Shall We Say, Hal 9000

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Meet Nest or, Shall We Say, Hal 9000

Hal 9000 or Nest Learning Thermostat?

Seeing the Nest thermostat on the wall, and its glowing eye and the fact that it is making system control decisions on it’s own, I can’t help but think of Hal, the computer from Arthur C. Clarke’s science fiction 2001 – A Space Odyssey.

When accessing it from the iPhone I keep wondering when it plans to lock me out of the house. 🙂

Chill Hal, chill. I’m coming home early and just wanted to adjust the temperature for when I get home. If that’s OK with you.

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By |2018-11-30T15:20:24+00:00April 8th, 2012||2 Comments

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  1. Josh Carr 04/16/2012 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    I just installed a new Nest in the office and every time I walk by it I get a little freaked out.

    I tried to make a funny Hal reference to my coworkers and I all I did was date myself. I am glad to see there is somebody on the Internet as old as I am 🙂

  2. Dave 08/14/2012 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Creepy. I’m sure at the design meetings they were saying, “this reminds me of something…logical and efficient. Perhaps too logical.”

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