The race is on to be smart. It is not only about smart meters but mainly about the meter data. What data are you getting, how are interpreting the data. Is your data representative? Is the data valid? What are you trying to achieve? Surely there plenty of people who want to outsmart others. Who is going to win the race for the best alternative technology? What will the future hold? Are we going to make more smart engineers or will we be relying on systems rather than people to run things? What is being smart anyway? What about world energy? What is the situation with current energy resources? What are some of the options. The meter data website might help some people have a broader understanding of the options and when we might need them. Do we need them now? Should there be a race? People have to decide for themselves and be smart about it. It is a good idea to first investigate the matter. The meter data website welcomes your contributions on any of these topics and you are welcome to get in touch with us.