Ryan Daws, on the visceral reaction against Google's recent acquisition of Nest, and the emerging reality of pervasive computing in our lives:
Well I’m sorry to be blunt, but if you want this world you’re going to have to give up some privacy.
This issue has less to do with privacy than it does with trust. Nest owners that were previously happy, are now unhappy because of their distrust of the unknwn future of their private information with Google.
Mark Benson is Vice President of Engineering at SmartThings, a technology company based in Mountain View, CA and a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. Mark is a regular speaker and writer on the intersection of technology, business, and society as it relates to product development, technology leadership, strategic planning and execution, intellectual property portfolio management, software architecture, information security, competitive positioning, and organizational behavior.