We live in a wired world that is rapidly eliminating private life as we have come to know it. Every where you turn, embedded microchips are lurking, watching and listening to everything you say, do and purchase. All information that is gathered gets sent and filtered to various governmental databases where it is stamped with your name then cataloged and stored. For ever.
Technology giant and search engine pioneer Google recently made an eye-popping purchase of Nest, makers of the Smart Meter. Google is going to be a major driver behind connecting the Internet to the Smart Meter. Why would they want to do this? Simple. Google has made a fortune tracking your every move online, now they want to track you from room to room. The power meter is the one thing that every home has in common, regardless of size or cost. Individual home privacy is rapidly being eliminated, you are being groomed for what’s coming.
Aside from the creepy spying aspect of the Smart Meter, here is another fact you need to know. It is wireless, and uses microwave radiation to send its information. The very same microwave radiation that causes brain cancer, and dozens of other health issues. Thousands of people have complained of tinnitus, headaches, nausea, sleeplessness, heart arrhythmia, and other symptoms after a ‘smart’ meter was installed. Wireless technology is a public health hazard. Smart meters can violate already high FCC limits on human exposure to microwave radiation, and are being installed even as people are developing “electro-sensitivity”. There are also reports of ‘smart’ meter interference with pacemakers and other implants.
When a ‘smart’ meter is installed, your utility has access to a treasure trove of information about your electricity usage, compromising your privacy. Depending on the regulatory protections–and enforcement of those rules–in your state, they will be able to sell this information to a series of corporations and the government. Read the interview with the Electronic Frontier Foundation about how ‘smart’ meters violate privacy. Read how the ACLU in Vermont and the ACLU in Hawaii have both condemned the lack of consumer privacy protection. source – some of the information in this article is courtesy of StopSmartMeters.org