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As a planet we must start to be more careful, but Fines/Punishment is not the way to do it

by on Apr.03, 2010, under General

At a Microsoft Architect Conference this week,?? Dave Colpin said RFID tag in bins (and collected data) should be used to educate NOT punish, for example “Did you know you waste is 10% lower than the average house hold of your size”

Positive feedback on the good things, not negative feedback (or punishment) for the bad things. This is the same approach Tanya Bryon uses with unruly children. This can be extended to almost any walk of life???

Pence (or CO2) Per Mile meters in cars instead VSP. ??Encourage the drivers to slow down and protect the environment, rather than have some computer TRY and fix a problem which has already occurred.

GPS for insurance / road tax in cars, should be sold as a way to thank careful drivers with money back not an additional charge/ punishment for drivers who driver on clogged roads drive at unreasonable speeds. Yeh ok the end result is the same, but more people are likely to join in.

For the simple minded, this could even be reduced to a RAG (Red, Amber, Green) status system. My EON smart meter does just that for my instantaneous power consumption. It took my wife just three weeks to start asking ???who is using all the electric??? when the red light came on..

As a planet we must start to be more careful, but Fines/Punishment is not the way to do it

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