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Interest of• Sonia Arrison
• Ivan Illich
• Derrick Jensen
• Theodore Kaczynski
• David F. Noble
• Science and Technology Select Committee
• Peter Thiel
• Richard Thieme
The application of science for practical purposes, usually in industry.

Technology has debilitating effects which have long been a concern.[1]

Criticism

Prominent critics included Ivan Illich and Jacques Ellul.[2]

Development

Technological development relies on research, which may be expensive and fruitless. A common pattern is for it to be contracted out at public expense, for example in universities, but then used for private gain once commercially viable. For the deep state, technologies of social control and mass surveillance are of particular interest.

The "counter-terrorism" industry is driving technological development of mass surveillance and weapons technologies

Mass Surveillance

Full article: Mass surveillance/Technology
A 2017 UK report highlighting the purported "terror threat" and suggesting that electronic ankle tags be applied to those whom the authorities deem to constitute a "general threat". Red underlining in the original.[3]

A confluence of rapid technological developments continue to offer ever more extreme technologies for monitoring and control. Since 2001, the strategy of tension has assumed prominence as a means of inculcating fear in an effort to push forward public acceptance of mass surveillance. While the threat of "terrorism" remains extremely small, as compared to other everyday threats such as traffic accidents,[4] public fear of it are being stoked, most obviously by false flag attacks, but also by nurturing of enemy images such as that of the "radicalised" of "extremist" Muslims.

Computation

Full article: Computation/Technology

Economy

Big Tech dominate the industry.

Weapons

Full article: Weapons/Technology

 

Examples

Page nameDescription
Aircraft
Alt TechNew social media platforms.
Anti-Covid air technologyA genuine response to COVID, or just a cash grab?
Big Tech
BitcoinA cryptocurrency
CRISPR gene editingBreakthrough technology making gene editing easy and fast.
Communications technology
Computation technology
Directed-energy weapon
Dominion voting systemsManufacturer of voting machines.
DroneRemote controlled flying robots, used for a wide range of purposes by governments or private companies as they're getting banned throughout the world for personal use.
Electricity
EncryptionA process of obscuring information so that it can only be read by a selected number of recipients.
FingerprintMarkers of human identity collected in huge government databases
GM/Food
Global control gridTo the ambitious megalomaniac, 21st century technology is not only very enticing but also becoming more so. To the deep politicians of the Deep State, money is no object, so a whole range of grand schemes for technological control are conceivable.
Graphics Processing Unit
Laser
MoneyMoney is an agreement within a community to use something standardized as medium of exchange
Nanotechnology
Nonviolent Communication
P2pIn a p2p network every participant is simultaneously server and client
Pharmaceutical drug
Poison
ProtonMailEmail and VPN server originally located in formally neutral Switzerland to avoid US/NATO surveillance or "information requests", but this has been hollowed out.
Robotization
Schengen Information System
Submarine
SubstackOnline platform that provides publishing, payment, analytics, and design infrastructure to support subscription newsletters.
Tunnel boring machine

 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Theodore Kaczynski“[...] The Industrial Revolution has radically altered man's environment and way of life, and it is only to be expected that as technology is increasingly applied to the human body and mind, man himself will be altered as radically as his environment and way of life have been.”Theodore Kaczynski
Bruce Schneier“It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state.”Bruce Schneier2000

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The Machine Stopsshort storyNovember 1909E. M. ForsterA prescient and chilling fictional short story masterpiece written over 100 years ago.
File:ScenariosForTheFuture.pdfpaperMay 2010Global Business Network
Rockefeller Foundation


References