A "Harvard Professor" tells us to worry about RF from smart meters
He's baaack. Remember the celebrated video blogger Chris Thompson whose YouTube video basically told us we were nuts to kill the HST? Well, that didn't work out so well despite the fact it was viewed over 100,000 times, but that hasn't stopped him from creating another brilliant production on B.C.'s latest mass hysteria over smart meters.
His video is called Smart Meters Are Not a Killer Fascist Conspiracy, and Thompson's humorous poke at the lack of logic (driven by conspiracy theorists who fear a New World Order is coming soon) behind the Stop Smart Meters movement.
The effort to halt smart meters was driven by union opponents and B.C.'s NDP party who are looking for yet another issue to undermine the governing BC Liberals. The conspiracy theorists and tin hat crowd only add to the playground that politics in our province seems to be sometimes. While it's a drag that meter reader jobs are on their way out because of the adoption of new, more efficient technology, this has been a fact of life since, oh, about the end of the 18th Century. British Columbians should not feel obliged to keep paying workers just because a union doesn't want them replaced by a wireless transmitter.
Good for Thompson for leading the charge despite the inevitable attacks on his own motives and reputation. Hopefully our province will continue to be a place that embraces innovative technology that saves consumers costs over the long term.
- post by Mike