The glaring fallacy in Technocracy is that the data are bent to justify their theories. This crept in when early Technocrats realized that their ‘Science of Social Engineering’ could not be supported with legitimate data. Today’s news plays out like the childhood game ‘Simon Says” but substituted with ‘Science Says’.
All politics aside, anyone who kicks against global warming, phony science or Sustainable Development environmentalism is certain to be attacked from every side. As Dr. Tim Ball explains, Scott Pruitt is taking flack, and it is a sure sign that he is hitting the target.
Michael Bloomberg is the consummate Technocrat who is addicted to data. As former mayor of New York City, he is a top supporter of Smart City development, and has just pledged an additional $42 million to help cities understand their ‘data’.
The heart of the real Scientific Method is to produce repeatable experiments that consistently give the same results. So what do you do with a study that cannot be reproduced? Most people would immediately discard it, but the Technocrat mind will ‘believe’ in their study whether it can be reproduced or not. Groupthink and politicization naturally follow.
Elon Musk is running one of the biggest alternative energy scams ever. The Technocrat mind does not worry about conflicting facts that disprove their case. If all government subsidies were withdrawn, Musk’s entire empire would collapse into bankruptcy within months, if not weeks.
The World Economic Forum understands that AI has sparked an international arms race, but the outcome is still unclear. From a Technocrat mind, AI is the solution to all of mankind’s societal and personal problems.
Technocrat-minded scientists love mountains of data, but are apparently incapable of correctly operating the tools necessary to manage it, like Microsoft Excel. Worse, nobody seems to even care.