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Govern America | August 2, 2014 | Smart Grid: Electronic Gulag

Hosts: Darren Weeks, Nancy Levant

 

Guest: Vicky Davis
Website: channelingreality.com


This week, we dive deep into the technocratic tyranny that is the smart grid, and the Internet of things. Topics explored include an exposé of the privacy ramifications of what is called "Non-Instrusive Load Monitoring" (NALM), and the Congressional authorization of data mining through smart grid devices and systems. We talk about the origins and functionality of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and how the electric industry has been given regulatory power over itself (the watchers watching the watchers).  The decoupling of electric rates from market-based realities is also discussed, meaning that you, as a consumer, get to pay more, even as they force you to conserve.
 

 

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Show Notes:(Links may degrade over time)

Paper Currency Is The New Gold
 http://www.businessinsider.com/cash-is-the-new-gold-2014-6#

Oyster card
 http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster_card

London buses go cashless
 http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/06/london-buses-cashless

Why contactless cards can leave you with a losing deal
 http://www.theguardian.com/money/2013/may/25/contactless-cards

 

 

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