This is the best article that I have yet seen that intentionally gets inside the head of Technocrat Jeff Bezos, head of Amazon and the richest man on planet earth. Bezos is building an empire that resembles Star Trek’s villainous Borg: swallowing entire societies by informing “You will be assimilated”.
4th Industrial Revolution
By solving a complex problem in 200 seconds that would take 10,000 years on the largest super-computer, Google holds in its hand the ability to crack all private and military encrypted keys in the universe.
As a Technocracy, China must apply social engineering to everything, everyone, everywhere, and that includes corporations as well. Corporate punishment for perceived bad behavior could be devastating to western firms.
Smart City Technocrats don’t have problems that can’t be fixed by throwing more technology fixes at them. In this particular ludicrous extreme that seeks to fix broken lives, critics can only respond, “people are not potholes.’
Ride sharing was promised to be the “sustainable” way to get people out of their cars and decrease traffic congestion and hence, pollution. It has failed on all counts and now aggravates travelers even more.
Students rejoice! Pizza delivered to your door by robot that you don’t need to tip. Starship assumes that this will really work, but they face a mountain of problems, including vandalism.
The largest robot convention in the world is held annually in Beijing. Every conceivable kind of robot from brain surgeons to warehouse pickers and personal service attendants will be showcased.
It is inconceivable that Mark Zuckerberg can lie with impunity to Congress about not snooping on users audio interactions, while the company is doing exactly that. No accountability, no investigation and no indictments.
If self-driving vehicles are exposed to the Internet, which they are, does anyone really think that they cannot be hacked en mass and turned into objects of total chaos in cities?
Scooters, e-bicycles and ride sharing companies are invading public space in cities with ugly consequences, and a war is brewing between cities, their citizens and the Big Tech companies who have barged in to disrupt.