I just read an interesting post from Bloomberg titled
By Tom Randall | Sept. 23, 2015
Mr Randall describes a building which has been name the Edge. It is located in Amsterdam, and it can sense your every need, it knows where you live and how you like your coffee. Or if you even LIKE coffee.
It will direct you to a parking space, guide you to a seat, and follow you throughout the day as you work. It even monitors your bathroom visits, in a non-intrusive way, of course.
Now while this should have sounded just wonderful, and hi-tech, it made me feel a little nervous. I am a pretty open book, but having a building track my every move throughout the day is not something I am certain I would be entirely comfortable with.
Having said that, I am a self titled tech geek, and the technology being used to run this building, to sense and track everything is truly awesome. I can appreciate it how energy efficient the building is, how it eliminates hot and cool spots, how the skylights up at the top service to cool the building by taking the stale office air and pulling it through the building and let out the old air, while circulating cool fresh air in place.
I think I would be comfortable with the building knowing how to heat and cool itself efficiently, helping me to find a parking space, maybe even knowing my coffee preferences so it won’t run out of Vanilla Bean on the days I came into the office. The rest, I am not certain I am comfortable with..
What do you think?