but I am nothing like so worried about the CIA having access to all the “smart” gadgets in my house as I am about the manufacturers having it.
One, I don’t like being product, and I am fairly sure that once they have collected all the details about me that they can they will sell them on to other people. (If they are going to make money out of me, I want my cut!)
Two, their security will mean that the archetypal bored sixteen-year-old will also have access, probably to all my gadgets. Do I want my house to be controlled by a clockwork orange type off his head at two in the morning? No, Sherlock, I do not.
In the same way, driverless cars: I don’t worry much about the police knowing where I am, but I do worry about kids thinking it funny to crack in and cause accidents. Mind you, I also worry about those cars’ ability to dodge the potholes round here: my bet is that they will lose a lot of axles before that one gets sorted out in a satisfactory way. That includes A-roads and motorways: there are several places where there are holes I steer to avoid, but would the car know about them?