Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Red Ice Radio: Mike Mtcham on the Dangers of the Smart Grid and Artificial Biopshere

Our friends at Red Ice Radio have another two hour interview (the second is behind the paywall) worth your time, and this one is with a man by the name of Mike Mitcham on the topic of smart meters (and, by extension, the so-called "Internet of things", a.k.a. the Smart Grid). The Description, quoted here, is all that you need to know before starting the embedded audio:

Description: Mike Mitcham is a researcher and activist, with a background in IT systems consulting. In January 2012, he co-founded Stop Smart Meters! (UK) to raise awareness among the public about the dangers of Smart Meters and our rights to refuse them. To date, the campaign has served over 100,000 Legal Notices to entities and individuals pushing the Smart Metering agenda on behalf of nearly 1,400 people.

Following concerted efforts to appeal to Government policymakers and advisors, Mike and co-founder Dr. Elizabeth Evans were asked to give evidence at a televised Parliamentary Select Committee Hearing at the Palace of Westminster in April 2013. Mike was recently featured in Take Back Your Power, a documentary by Josh del Sol which examines the realities of the "Smart Grid." Our discussion centers on the major privacy and health concerns with the smart grid and the development of "the internet of things."

We also talk about the new IPv6 internet communications protocol and RFID development. Mike explains the security vulnerabilities of the smart grid and how the smart meter could allow government, corporations and hackers to monitor your behavior based on electricity usage. In the second hour, we discuss DARPA's development of mechanical bees as a means to solve colony collapse disorder. Later, we discuss the rise of infertility and the possible future scenario of state or corporate control of human reproduction. With the developments of such things as the artificial uterus and artificial sperm, mankind might be heading down a very dark road."

Again, only the first hour is publicly available (and thus uploaded by Red Ice Creations to their YouTube account). The second is behind their paywall, until such time as they decide to release it or a subscriber records and releases it themselves, so either look for someone to do that or buy yourself a subscription. That said, enjoy the interview's first hour.

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