Nest CEO Tony Fadell on Why Jetsons-esque Connected Homes “Just Don’t Work”

Fadell on the future of smart homes, Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of his company, and why the Nest Protect has “a motherly voice.”

Kicking off Fast Company’s Innovation By Design 2014 Conference, Fast Company Executive Editor Noah Robischon hosted an intimate chat with Nest CEO Tony Fadell. The designer behind the original iPod, Fadell founded Nest in 2010 as a way to make our homes smarter. In front of a packed audience, Fadell talked about the future of the connected home, Google’s $3.2 billion buyout of Nest, the importance of getting design details right, and whether or not Fadell might be Google’s big Android boss someday. Here, four insights from the CEO who wants to change how we live:

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