The siren call of Technocracy that lures the heart of mankind is the promise of direct personal involvement in all affairs of society. However, this is NOT democracy nor will it ever deliver what is promised. The technocratic corporate world is as dictatorial, regimented, controlled and micromanaged as any political regime in history, and it could care less what people (or employees) think
June 13, 2018
As traditional political power weakens, market forces like Big Tech and FinTech are emerging as the new centers of power and evidences of this are everywhere. Academia is describing and embracing these trends and openly talking about Technocracy. Technocracy is an economic system driven by market forces whereas Democracy and socialism are political systems.
The problem with censorship in general is not traditional left-right conflict of ideology; rather, it is the Technocrat mindset that a) every problem can be solved by algorithm, b) they are the only data jockeys who know how to do it and c) they are the ‘chosen’ and therefore must act. The culture at Big Tech sees their Utopian ideology as the only valid possibility and rejects all else.