More and more mainstream journalists are writing about China’s main dystopian export: all-seeing surveillance. While not perceived as Technocracy per se, they are connecting the dots as they watch multiple nations following in China’s footsteps.
May 8, 2019
With lack of regulations and legislation, ubiquitous surveillance is way beyond simple biometric identification and is now focussing on behaviors, including pre-crime analysis. Facial expressions, eye movements, gate, respiration, etc., are fed to AI algorithms to sense mood, personality and emotions.
t majority of citizens do not trust the Internet of Things for two big reasons: lack of security and data privacy. Technocrats won’t correct this without legally mandated legislation.
Toronto is learning the hard way about Public-Private Partnerships with the likes of Google-linked Sidewalk Labs. Smart City construction in its Quayside district is costly compared to traditional urban design, and data privacy is still an open sieve.
Reality meets globalization in San Francisco, one of the most liberal cities on earth. Retail trade is being hurt by cashless stores, so a new city ordinance will mandate that cash return or stores will lose their business license.
The construction industry is one of America’s most fundamental components of GDP and potentially one of the most significant source of ‘unemployables’ as workers are displaced. Robot automation of jobs is expanding quickly.