Bureaucrat-Controlled Thermostats on the Way

What are progressives progressing toward? Absolute control of every aspect of your existence. Close cooperation between politicians and the major corporations that bankroll them in return for relatively favorable regulations has allowed the rate of progress to increase, as seen by the collusion of Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, et al. in the brazenly unconstitutional PRISM program. In its own way, Honeywell is also doing its part:

Honeywell has announced a new Wi-Fi-controlled thermostat that is intended to be distributed by municipalities instead of purchased at retail by consumers in order to better manage energy consumption across a town or city.

South Sioux City, Neb., will be the first community to deploy the new thermostat to help its 13,000 residents manage electricity costs, which are said to have risen steadily there in the past three years.

Electricity costs are going up everywhere, as an explicitly deliberate result of government policies.

In the future, other municipalities will recruit residents to reduce energy consumption when demand spikes, a strategy known as automated demand response, or ADR.

As part of this, the residents would receive the $150 Honeywell Total Connect Comfort with ADR thermostat for free so that utilities can link to the home devices and reduce that residence’s energy as needed.

Readers will recall this chilling Obama quote from before his shameful election:

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.”

What is the appropriate setting for your thermostat? That is for faceless, faraway bureaucrats to decide.

When people in a position to take away your most fundamental liberties announce their intention to take away your most fundamental liberties, listen to them.

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Every aspect of your life will be controlled from afar.

On a tip from Artfldgr. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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