The bulk of this was filmed in winter 2015 and the whole thing was so annoying, I didn't even want to touch it for a good, long while.
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The entire process of opting out of and removing a smart meter – and going back to an analog meter – was 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 meaningless and non-viable for a population that 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 smart meters, and 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.