Imagine a hacker who takes control of thermostats of absent home owners or thermostats in little used rooms. The owners don't find out until the monthly electric bills arrive.
Or shutting off electricity in rooms where refrigerators allowing the food to rot. The possiblities are as unlimited as the hackers imagination.
And forget about government do-gooders getting control....
I think most of us will be more interested in hacking to stop the intrusion into our thermostats. In fact, it’s a black market business that will probably thrive in that environment. This is good, because guys like me need ways to make a living after these clowns collapse our current system.