Investigating the “Smart” Grid
The double meaning in the title of this documentary refers, not just to power over our own lives, but control over the use of our electrical power as well. The 2013 NSA spying scandal exposed vast programs to monitor our personal phone calls and emails. Now governments and utility companies are working together to reach into our homes by means of so-called “smart meters” and data-harvesting devices. The results, already beginning to appear, are surveillance of private activities in our own homes, higher electric bills, and a proven health risk. It also enables criminal hackers to know when we are not at home and when we are asleep. This program will surprise, unsettle, and ultimately empower you by showing what can be done to stop this Orwellian nightmare.