It looks like my Strata talk sparked some conversation and an article at ProPublica!
After reflecting on the matter more, I hope that people will start to understand that these home automation d
evices really are data collection devices for the manufacturer of the device. The Automatic, in my opinion, while it is a very neat device, provides little information that the driver wouldn’t alrea
y know about themselves and hence little benefit to the customer. However, to the Automatic company, when you start aggregating this data, it provides a wealth of data to them. Therefore, devices should have some sort of ranking as to benefit to consumer vs. benefit to company.