Is there a likeness to be found in the change from horse and buggy to the automobile?
This came to my mind after attending the presentation of BC Hydro regarding the controversial smart meter. No doubt the use of a gasoline-fuelled engine was in its way controversial, too.
After a century of the use of gasoline-powered automobiles, we do have overwhelming negative data. Two outstanding negatives are firstly, pollution and secondly, political skirmishes regarding the importance of oil.
To use another example from our past history, the use of asbestos was recommended and accepted, and only stopped because of the loss of many lives. Other product examples could be added to this list as well.
There is no doubt in my mind and understanding that the smart meter is an incredible device; its data possibilities can’t be compared with the former non-wireless meter
However, as they knew the horse and buggy in the days of yore, we know the old meter, which has served us so well for a long time.
I am wondering about those in society who have refused up to this day to use the automobile in replacement for the old transportation. I am not saying, let us follow their example, but what I do say to each subscriber of BC Hydro/Corix is to take advantage of the fact that you the customer can decide whether or not you want it. Yes, it is that simple.