Hundreds of high definition digital channels await you a mere 353 days, 12 hours, 10 minutes from right now. Are you impressed? No I am highly depressed. What they tell you and what is behind the scenes. It is much like the past seven years of legislation with noble sounding titles and hidden destructive memes.
This “change” is not for the better.
This is the sappy government website explaining the changes. They are in effect selling you something.
“It will transform your television viewing experience”.
My government wants me to zone out in front of a TV screen? What happened to “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”. Oh well, so much for noble causes.
Aside from getting 300 crystal clear channels of mindnumbing propaganda news and socially destructive sublimial memes the transition to digital also allows the FCC to “auction off” portions of the electromagnetic spectrum to private companies. This portion of spectrum will be used for broadband wireless internet.
An important benefit of the switch to all-digital broadcasting is that it will free up parts of the valuable broadcast spectrum for public safety communications (such as police, fire departments, and rescue squads). Also, some of the spectrum will be auctioned to companies that will be able to provide consumers with more advanced wireless services (such as wireless broadband).
Yes, this is bad, very bad.
I have featured items from electronic trade magazines on other boards in an attempt to illustrate industry trends and promotions of ideas in the electronic world. This is an index of articles from one magazine generated by using the keyword “surveillance”.
That link shows the industry support and gear up for this. Remotely located cameras all interconnected via wireless internet. One or multiple cameras only an IP address away. Orwell is reality, but there is more.
You can build your own very simple device!
A wireless internet would also allow electric meter reading in real time.
Scroll down, wireless lighting control then wireless meters.
Now there are legitimate and possibly justifyable uses of surveillance and maybe energy saving benefits to remote reading of electric and water meters. But think about the past seven years. Let those Machiavellian possibilities surface.
At a financial seminar I was told financial houses were making sound investments in companies making remote electric meter readers. Charges could then be made based upon “peak hours” thus extracting more profits for utility companies. In effect rationed electricity and possibly water too. While some may see this as households using submetering ontario and other utility companies provide, others may see this in a completely different light.
Once the network is in place capability to control things is easily added, only a couple of digital commands away. Today in the interest of energy savings much of the HVAC and lighting sytems in our building are controlled from the headquarters building five miles away. And yes, it’s cold Monday morning in the office.
300 high definition crystal clear channels plus wireless broadband, but you might find yourself only able to afford the 3 to 4 AM time slot!
Is living in a sea of electromagnetic energy healthy? Who gives a flying…….when profit margins are at stake. And “green”, well just watch as yet another “network” gets powered up. New antennas on those ugly cell phone towers.
Would you stick your head inside a microwave oven?
Did you know you are living inside a microwave oven?