Embrace new technology

Letters

In reply to Gail Gingras’ letter regarding smart meters.

After getting information on EHS (Electro Hyper Sensitivity) I really don’t agree with your stand against BC Hydro’s new technology.

Don’t get me wrong  we are not big fans of BC Hydro. My husband and I fought them to change our analog meter to a digital meter.  Knowing that the digital meter was far better in our electrical consumption tally and that there was definitely something drastically wrong with the analog meter. When we had the digital replacement done our monthly bill was less than half — doesn’t take rocket science to figure that hydro didn’t want to change as they were receiving extra money each month from us — never to be returned by overpayment.

I am looking forward to this newest technology, that will probably reduce our bill even more.

As to your ‘qualms’ concerning the smart meters causing problems for EHS human beings.

To me if you are so worried about this new technology then we as a human race have to forgo using personal PCs, television monitors, WiFi, house alarms, garage door openers, cell phones, etc.

I also took note in your letter your fear of persons with heart arrhythmia — unfortunately you are not dealing with magnetic waves but micro waves — bit different for sure.  Does that mean that all of us amateur radio operators are doomed as we use the same radio spectrum?

I embrace new technology and hopefully when and if you delve into more information on this new one you’ll feel more comfortable in embracing it too.

Did you know that it took quite a while for microwaves to catch on, so to speak, as so many people were afraid of them — now they are a kitchen staple.

Cyndy McInnes

Sooke