The tech giants (i.e., Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple) are following the same self-destructive path as the NFL, and they will pay a price for it. Governments are realizing the Technocrat threat posed to their existence and are rapidly starting to push back.
Gene Veith correctly notes that Silicon Valley is angering both conservatives and liberals, but the correct reason is not revealed: Technocrats are apolitical and simply use politicians to further their own agenda. What is that agenda? It hasn’t changed since the 1930s: “Technocracy is the science of social engineering, the scientific operation of the entire social mechanism to produce and distribute goods and services to the entire population…” (The Technocrat, 1938) The bottom line is, nobody likes to be manipulated.
The Bitcoin community has desperately sought financial anonymity but now is at risk for total betrayal as the IRS and other nations have learned how to track and analyze encrypted blockchains. In the digital age, Technocrats rule anytime they choose to do so.
It was local citizens in several Missouri counties who defeated Clean Line’s plan to build a high-power transmission line through their state. The state was compelled to block the Clean Line application because the counties said ‘No.”
Technocrats at corporate giants like to project their autocracy on their products’ owner, but several states are fighting back. Oppressive and unfair practices to deny product repairs except through them is keeping lawmakers busy. Technocrat lawyers are out in force to shut down consumer legislation.
Nation-states are slow to react to threats against citizen allegiance, but they are now reacting against Google and Facebook to take back their own digital space. Social networks are truly trans-national in nature, and are not respecters of borders, language or culture.
A public dialog on ‘what-could-go-wrong?’ with misdirected science is always welcome, but it will take more than 50 people to make it to truly make it to the public arena. Nevertheless, some people are alarmed that scientists are going too far and will harm society more than help it.
Truly, necessity is the mother of invention. So ISPs can now sell your browser history without your consent, but users figure out how pollute it so that its worthless and misleading.
Nevada State Senator Becky Harris has submitted SB 109 that would make it a Class-C felony to microchip a human. Technocrats are not amused.
Necessity is the mother of invention, and a creative inventor has found a way to completely thwart iris scanning by CCTV cameras during low-light conditions. Expect other ‘resistance’ items to appear in the future.