Smart technology represents less of a breakthrough in power distribution and more of a revolution in complete, constant, panopticon-like surveillance of everyone.
As these smart technologies begin to invade our homes, we are becoming mere nodes in a giant network that we yet but dimly comprehend.
Called the Internet of Things, the plan is to create a network that will eventually include every single object on the planet.
And as the public is finally becoming aware, such networks provide golden opportunities for corporations and governments alike to collect data and spy on the population.
Thankfully, there are things we can do, individually and collectively, to resist.