DING DING DING:
THEY WANTED TO GET RID OF INCANDESCENT BULBS, WHICH HAVE NO COMPLEX CIRCUITS IN EVERY HOME FOR ONE REASON: SO CAMERAS AND MICROPHONES COULD EVENTUALLY BECOME PART OF THE COMPLEX CIRCUITS IN OTHER BULBS!
Yep. They are doing it. Eventually when you buy a light bulb, you will be buying the NSA a cute little microphone and camera so they can sit in your bedroom and witness any fun you might be having. Oh, and catch the terrorists too. This is not the same thing as the guy who added a microphone and camera to a CFL bulb and put it in a restaurant, NO, the next generation of light bulbs will come with it by default, and not only do you get to pay for it (they obviously banned incandescents and replaced them with an option that cost 20X as much without any government subsidies) to mask the price of the surveillance circuits you would eventually be forced to buy.