by Aaron & Melissa Dykes
The bulk of this was filmed in winter 2015 and the whole thing was so annoying, we didn’t even want to force ourselves to revisit it until we had a nice, long mental break.
The entire process of opting out of and removing a smart meter – and going back to an analog meter – was so convoluted, so frustrating, so tedious and so taxing, that one can only conclude that the relevant companies and government agencies did everything in their power to make the opt out option as non-viable as possible for a population they have every intention of tracking, tracing and ruling over as a herd of 1’s and 0’s.
Human health, privacy and the right to independence and non-interference hold no respect among those whose mission is to coat the planet in Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices. Data is the new currency; buyer beware.
Despite the frustrations, however, taking a proactive step to disengage from this system, even in this small way, was worth it.