Google Enabled TV?

Just read a post on Techcrunch that says Google is entering into a deal that will allow users to access Google “content” on their flat screen TV’s.

Japanese manufacturer Matsushita (Panasonic) has signed a deal with Google that will see the company launch flat panel television sets that allow users to access YouTube and other Google services such as Picasa Web Albums. Source: Google Enabled Televisions Coming Soon

Ya, this sounds like a fantastic idea, Youtube “quality” videos and spam on my TV in exchange for them getting to see whatever I watch on TV, as well as the annoying please update your software, or even worse, we just updated your software messages. Then, when Google does finally loose all my info to some hacker, he can see all my buying habits, surfing habits, web surfing habits and all the email I’ve sent using Gmail. Sounds great.

Time to rethink careers here, if every TV ends up with something like this on it, there will bound to be a need to keep older TV’s running…..