- February 11, 2009
- Posted by: admin
- Categories: Blog, Enterprise Agility, Search Marketing
Google has become the utility of the digital age, something we click on as much as we flick on a light switch or turn on the water tap. Now the search giant is literally getting into the utility business with the development of smart grid software that gives consumers real-time information on their electricity consumption.
Called the PowerMeter, the prototype online dashboard is designed to download data from smart meters and display current electricity use and show how much power your refrigerator, big-screen television and other appliances are using at any point in time.
Imagine being able to know exactly how much it costs to turn on your TV, on a second to second basis. Does this imply that Google is about to tap into the backbone of today’s economy, Power Generation – or is this just another stunt towards promoting a ‘greener’ Google?
Lets discuss the possible long term implications behind it. Its hard, for me, at least, to digest that its all just for the environment. But a good effort, nevertheless. Inferences appreciated, with rationale.