Discussion in 'Energy' started by JBeukema, May 19, 2011.
An Internet Address for Every Light Bulb
You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
The Green machine is coming to town
we're making a list
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice
The Green Machine is coming to town
We sees you when you're sleeping
We know when you're awake
We know if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!
I attended a forum several years ago during which a young PhD addressed a similar topic. Not only light bulbs can have unique IP addresses, but toasters and other appliances. Practically any electrical device for that matter.
He stressed the importance of internet usage having open access, open source, and open system.
I jotted that down in my notes and later approached him with the idea for an anacronym.
He wasn't amused.
What Fascism looks like when taken in small doses
The joys of IPv6
They just changed my elctric meter to a "smart" meter.
You know what they're doing?
Setting us up for charging us different rates for electicity based on when we use it.
Count on that.
Probably not entirely a bad idea, actually.
Once people get used to the idea that electicity has different costs at different times of the day, they're start changing the way they use it.
Works for me
I'm willing to put things off to less expensive times
And a federal mandate also requiring manufacturers to have a kill switcvh for all communication devices.
The better the control you with.
If memory serves, our electric company had (has?) a program that lowers charges you less during off-hours if you join it (but more during peak hours).
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