Sterling Ranch, built to be a sustainable-development laboratory, is a hotbed of research for every Smart City planner in the world. Residents have submitted themselves to every conceivable intrusive and invasive monitoring technology, to be poked, prodded, numbered, analyzed, etc. In short, it is a Technocracy.
Smart Cities are predicated on Total Information Awareness and the Internet of Things represent the perfect web of data collection. The USPS, however, is a federal agency, meaning that data would be collected by it but shared with the city.
Data collection on all citizens was abhorred just two years ago, but now it is necessary to move into the future? Technocrats in rogue intelligence agencies have kick-started the scientific dictatorship.
A must-read article correctly connects the stampede for cashless banking with totalitarian police states, where ownership of data mean ownership of people.
There are alternative futures for cities, other than the ‘smart city’ meme touted by the United Nations and Technocrats everywhere. Further, it is not a foregone conclusions that Technocracy will win.
As the cashless society expands, the poor are forced to comply or they will become even poorer and then excluded from economic life altogether. However, Technocrats are dead serious about ‘no person left behind’.
Globalists are ‘all-in’ on Global Cities leading to a borderless world. This Utopian meme is being pushed by the UN and members of the global elite. Christiana Figures will serve as vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of the very influential Global Covenant of Mayors.
Smart Cities are the crown jewels of Technocracy, and they will, by their very nature, destroy democracy and all other forms of government. Technocrats know this and thus are putting all their effort into building Smart Cities around the globe. The United Nations, of course, is the primary driver and catalyst for Smart Cities, thanks to its recent Habitat III conference and the New Urban Agenda.
SMART is a Technocrat management acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-based, and is used to create peak efficiency. They would like to mislead everyone to think it’s smart as in intellect, but in that sense, it is really dumb.
The Trump Administration apparently does not understand that Smart Cities are at the core of Technocracy’s (and the U.N’s) global strategy. In any case, why should the U.S. be sending money and technology to any nation capable of doing it themselves?