Would You Let Google Watch You Sleep?
I have trouble sleeping sometimes, but I'm not sure what the issue is. I just got a new bed from American Freight Furniture and Mattress in Shreveport, and while I sleep loads better - I'm still missing something. All I want is to sleep all the way through the night without feeling like my sinuses are filled with mud the next morning.
So, when I saw that Google was rolling out a new service to help you identify your sleep issues so you can overcome them and sleep soundly - I was very excited. Then I learned that in order for me to use said service - I would have to let the worlds biggest information barons literally watch me while I sleep.
Sure, it's not an actual person, but I'm getting some crazy ex-girlfriend vibes here! Google's new home device, the "Nest Hub," goes on sale at the end of this month (March 30th), and it comes equipped with some pretty sophisticated surveillance technology - RADAR to be exact.
That's right, Google is deploying the same tech we use to spot enemy aircraft to
spy on monitor you while you sleep. The RADAR is so precise, they claim that it watches and records details like your body position when you sleep, how many times you toss and/turn, and even the rise and fall of your chest when you breathe!
The end goal is to chart your sleeping in order to help you identify what helps you sleep better or what may be keeping you from that restful slumber you so desperately need. That's all fine and good, but there's something eerie about a computer asking you if you had a bad dream last night.
According to CNBC, Google has gone on the record to state that the data collected by the service won't be sent to them unless you choose to sync it with their health app. That being said, it's only a matter of time before they starts serving you ads during your dreams.
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