The Internet of Things in Smart Cities is growing at a rate of almost 23% per year, causing a feeding frenzy of Big Tech firms clamoring for their share. However, this is largely an artificial market created by Big Tech firms themselves, none of whom qualify as legitimate urban planners.
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In 1932, Aldous Huxley foresaw a Scientific Dictatorship in his book, Brave New World. In 2019, Huxley’s dystopian future is appearing right before our eyes, but few recognize it.
IoT promises Utopia but delivers a security train wreck. Consumers have virtually no chance of securely setting up a Smart Home because Technocrats have totally underestimated complexity and anti-hacking security.
Technocrats are moving from collecting external data about you to collecting data from inside you, underscoring the point that there is no level of detail that satisfies a Technocrat. From the macrocosm to the microcosm, every piece of data must be collected.
Ford Motor Company will be the first to use 5G to enable ubiquitous communication between autos, traffic signals, cell phones. This also gives a clue as to when 5G will be fully rolled out to the nation.
Different cultures give different answers, and the there is obviously no rigid commonality between nations. When AI programs are created, however, they must start with a moral judgement as to how their programs will behave.
As a Technocracy, China is only doing what is natural to them: dominating the world of data collection, surveillance and control. The Western world has completely missed China’s nefarious intentions as it has embedded Chinese technology as all levels of society.
Technocracy is about using collected data to engineer and control all of society by a select few who believe they have the answers for mankind. This movement got traction in the 1930s but was rejected by American by the 1940s. Now, it’s back and little has changed.
The Internet of Things (IoT) will come alive with the implementation of 5G wireless communications, and everything ‘Smart” will be connected to it. The Technocrats who came up with all this have little concern for security, so hacking will be a cake-walk for evil doers.
Thanks to carrier lobbying, twenty states have already passed legislation to strip their cities of the power to regulate 5G rollouts. Cities are fighting back with lawsuits to restore local control and ability to set fees and address health concerns. A Technocrat state Senator in Texas says, “We should keep government out of the way of technology and let technology get us all there.”