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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