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Giving it up to the Smart Grid

(via Yves)

Okay, stuff just keeps sneaking up on me; really I had no idea. Money rents and information rents shall be extracted more easily from me and thee when the new, greener, smarter electricity grid is in place. And surprise! in another breakdown of the left-right worldview, the horrid Jerome Corsi just might have a point here.

How likely is it that the Smart Grid won't be "largely the tool of utilities to maximize profits and lock out competition," and enable them to "sell information about our habits to third parties like health insurers who, for example, decide that we spend too much time in front of the TV drinking beer to be worth insuring"?

Yeah, me neither.