The Technocrat mindset is to invent efficient technology that will displace inefficient humans, but there is no substitute for real human interaction. The sales pitch is always that robots will improve the workplace, but instead they displace workers altogether.
4th Industrial Revolution
Along the way to becoming the richest person on earth, Jeff Bezos has certifiably lost touch with reality. After dominating earth, his latest vision is to put one trillion humans in space in floating cylinders.
While Amazon seeks to obsolete human labor in its distribution business, its next target is delivery of those packages and the establishment of a massive network of ‘independent’ businesses. Is there any money in driving? Just ask an Uber or Lyft driver!
The 1934 Technocracy Study Course (p. 244) proposed a “network of garages at convenient places all over the country from which automobiles could be had at any hour of the night or day. No automobiles would be privately owned. When one wished to use an automobile he would merely call at the garage.”
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.
Humans already have a strong emotional tendency to transfer attachment to inanimate objects. If robot makers exploit this tendency, then robot owners may have no idea they are being led into an emotional addiction.
Amazon hires ‘reviewers’ in foreign countries like Romania and India to listen to your interactions and conversations with Alexa. Guess what? They also have access to your home address! The potential for misuse is virtually certain.
Global Corporation are driving globalization by creating dystopian workplaces that model the kind of world they want to create: Scientific Dictatorship. They will do no less to society than then do to their own employees.
While science fiction is typically futuristic, The Feed is based on currently developing technology designed to use brain implanted chips to interface with the Internet. Some are already comparing The Feed to Nineteen Eighty Four and Brave New World.
Online shopping behemoths like Amazon are completely disrupting brick-and-mortar retail. As personal shopping data is harvested and analyzed, it is weaponized and turned against you to manipulate further buying decisions.