Anyone who wants to rely too much on Automation clearly has no concerns about security/snooping.
Now I'm not a Tin foil hat person, but given my job and previous ones and my knowledge that ANY networked device can be hacked if wanted (and there are people that will) to have every device in my home controlled by some form of automation is an awful thought.
Am sure we've all seen films such as..... The Net, Enemy of the State, Matrix, Battlestar Galactica, Terminator, Total Recall all Fiction of course but given that we pretty much do nowadays exist 100% online (whether you think you don't, Banks, Passports,Birth Certs, Driving License etc etc all are held by/on computer databases and are checked against these, so paper copies actually means shit if you don't exist on the database) things like The NET can happen.
While some automation is nice, (Dishwasher for example as this allows me to spend the half hr I'd be washing up with my Daughter instead), we are becoming too reliant on it and when we become reliant/complacent is when mistakes/breaches happen.
All those who want automation only have to look online this year for 2 of the biggest threats to hit the internet, Shellshock the latest one is an exploit that pretty much allowed hackers IF WISHED to take over and issue commands from ANY system connected to the net, even our own Minecraft Server had the hole in security (since patched btw), and only ever takes just one scrotum on the planet to make things a serious issue....