I odn’t object to Smart Meters because of health effects. This strikes me as fear-mongering of the most silly sort. But I have to say, I don’t like smart meters because I don’t like having that much information automatically transmitted about my activities.
The issue is not cancer. The issue is privacy.
If you look at all the ways information is being collected about you every day. Web searches, credit cards, scanned emails, intercepted phone calls, cell phone GPS, gun permits, shopping patterns, social networking, tax records... It is possible to reconstruct your entire life from records that are being spun off every day without your knowledge or consent. Now smart meters are broadcasting when you are home and when you are away.
Every once in a while I get the urge to hook up solar panels and a full house battery system. I'll then set up a constant trickle charge to cover my average electricity usage rather than drawing from the grid when I need power.
I've also started using a lot more cash for transactions to keep the credit card companies from being able to track everything I do.
I think the big thing the power companies want to be able to do is have dynamic pricing so they can charge more on hot afternoons and the current price during nights (charge less than the current price at night? hahahahhahaah!) Unfortunately like most dynamic pricing systems they will be far too dynamic so you will never be able to plan ahead and most will just end up paying more.