Your home appliances will soon be remotely controlled by the government

Increas­ing­ly, our free­dom and auton­o­my are threat­ened by those who seek to mon­i­tor and con­trol every aspect of our dai­ly lives. George Orwell’s “Big Broth­er” from the nov­el 1984 is a pale threat in com­par­i­son to the dystopi­an real­i­ty our lead­ers which have cre­at­ed for us since that book was pub­lished more than six decades […]

Welcome to the Matrix: Enslaved by Technology and the Internet of Things

There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spy­ing on me through my phone’ any­more. Even­tu­al­ly, it will be ‘My phone is spy­ing on me.’” ― Philip K. Dick If ever Amer­i­cans sell their birthright, it will be for the promise of expe­di­en­cy and com­fort deliv­ered by way of blaz­ing­ly fast Inter­net, cell phone […]

Buffett’s Smart-Grid Idea Takes Over Your Washing Machine

FA Note: The Smart Grid is pro­mot­ed as con­sumer choice. Yet as this arti­cle states plain­ly con­sumers must learn to “either use appli­ances them­selves at opti­mum times, or let the sys­tem decide that for them.”  War­ren Buf­fett wants to tell you the best time to wash your clothes. Or at least his ener­gy com­pa­ny in […]

Is Water The New Enron? — Fake Crises, Fake Bills, And Fake Solutions

In places like Ben­ton Har­bor, Michi­gan and Detroit, there is some­thing called the emer­gency man­ag­er, which essen­tial­ly is a local dic­ta­tor. He can depose the may­or and offer decrees and answer to no one except the gov­er­nor. In these two cities and oth­ers, because they are lack­ing tax rev­enue (because of lack of indus­try) they […]

Smart Cities: Understanding the Untapped Value of Sensor Data

Tech­nol­o­gy lead­ers in three cities imag­ine how they would har­ness Chicago’s inno­v­a­tive sen­sor pilot in their com­mu­ni­ties This fall, Chica­go will install a net­work of 40 sen­sors to dis­cov­er how new data sets can inform deci­sions that make the city a bet­ter place to live. The Array of Things ini­tia­tive will begin with devices being […]

Residents of Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas Win Support of City Council in “Spark Meter” Battle

Res­i­dents of Alamo Heights in San Anto­nio, Texas Win Sup­port of City Coun­cil in “Spark Meter” Bat­tle Dozens of res­i­dents speak to Alamo Heights City Coun­cil on Mon­day evening (Sept. 22, 2014) ALAMO HEIGHTS, TX— Mon­day evening, more than 20 res­i­dents spoke out at the city coun­cil meet­ing of this San Anto­nio, TX sub­urb where […]

Fire chiefs call for smart meter probe after blazes

RENO — The Reno and Sparks fire chiefs are ask­ing the Pub­lic Util­i­ties Com­mis­sion to inves­ti­gate the safe­ty of smart meters installed by NV Ener­gy on homes through­out the state in the wake of a trou­bling spate of blazes they believe are asso­ci­at­ed with the meters, includ­ing one recent fire that killed a 61-year-old woman.

GLOBALIZATION IS STANDARDIZATION OF SYSTEMS

Think about that and then look around you. Glob­al­iza­tion is stan­dard­iza­tion of sys­tems.  In order to have a sin­gle gov­ern­ment, all of the sys­tems have to be the same.  The sys­tems have to be the same so that they can be mon­i­tored, mea­sured, and con­trolled, all at once.  Uni­for­mi­ty is a require­ment.