Google has acquired several companies that indicates it wants to move beyond desktops and smartphones like a smart thermostat company, a satellite imaging company, and a drone company. At the Google I/O developer conference this week, Google announced integrations with cars, watches, and TVs. Some people believe that Google is crossing the line by collecting vast amounts of data from all of these technologies.
Google CEO Larry Page told Farhad Manjoo of The New York Times that he thinks the resistance to new technologies is natural. Page believes that people are nervous due to the process of adopting new technologies. Even when Google first announced Street View, people were scared that privacy was being violated. However, people now see how useful Street View is and loves it.
Google wants its new technologies to make the lives of people easier and better.
“For me, I’m so excited about the possibilities to improve things for people, my worry would be the opposite,” said Page. “We get so worried about these things that we don’t get the benefits.”