Sunday, May 13, 2007

The Progressive's Dilemma

Privacy is sacred... unless it's violated for the Good Green Cause. At the end of a New York Times article about online privacy, one finds this gem:
Hotmapping, a “geo-rectifying” British company, uses spy planes to conduct thermal surveys of some neighborhoods to determine which homes are leaking heat — and therefore, money (hotmapping.co.uk). “Now here’s an invasion of privacy I can really get behind,” writes Chris Taylor, who writes the Future Boy blog for Business 2.0. (blogs.business2.com/futureboy) Local governments post thermal maps on the Web. Blue buildings are “cool,” red houses are “hot,” and wasting energy. Owners who do not take action “will be shamed in front of the whole neighborhood as energy hogs,” Mr. Taylor writes. “Green action groups will know which doors to knock on.”
So if you are not only (in Identity Woman's words) an "angry, progressive anticonsumer guy", who cherishes privacy more than convenience and efficiency, but also a Gore disciple, what do you do?!


Blogger Spamfighter said...

Unlike many of the poor unfortunates on the right, we leftists and 'progressives' make use of our brains and can straddle such logical inconsistencies as 'there are no absolutes'.

"He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice"
- Albert Einstein

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