Google chose Toronto as a model test site for their vision of a ‘Smart City.” However, Canadian activist Bianca Wylie has Google’s number: “We need to change our laws to reject surveillance capitalism as a social norm.” People are rallying to Wylie’s reasoning, and they are forcing exposure, transparency and accountability, which is something Google was trying to avoid altogether.
August 12, 2018
Caution on Technocracy sometimes comes from the oddest places. In this instance, from the Chair of the Systemic Risk Council and a Senior Fellow at Harvard University. He concludes, “Even if, as I believe, technocrats need to retreat somewhat, the larger recommendation is that elected legislators need to step up.”
Because Dubai is an autocratic dictatorship, it is possible to implement Technocracy without any consultation with or consideration of the residents. Thus, the highest-tech equipment available is being rapidly implemented to create a tight-knit police state. Almost all of the technology is of western origin and will certainly make its way back to America.