Sweating the small stuff

While reading the rant on smart meters in today’s paper (The News, Oct. 11), I wondered on the future of humanity.

While reading the rant on smart meters in today’s paper (The News, Oct. 11), I wondered on the future of humanity.

Here we have a fringe group of individuals that have always disliked change.

They were there when the first automobile went down the road and scared a horse.

They were there when innovation overtook their ability to maintain a big picture in focus.

There are issues in the world today that are very, very serious, but smart meters are not one of them.

When one starts to rant on privacy and personal safety issues caused from smart meters, one has to wonder what they are smoking.

Did you know that your car’s computer can tell someone a lot more about you than a static smart meter?

Did you know that your cell phone with GPS can tell  more about your whereabouts than a smart meter?

Did you know that following credit card use will define more about your habits and location than smart meters?

Maybe it is just the fad of the day, but please move on to issues that will change the direction of humanity and let smart meters do what they are designed to do, make better use of available power.

Bob Tritschler, Parksville

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