Google chose Toronto as a model test site for their vision of a ‘Smart City.” However, Canadian activist Bianca Wylie has Google’s number: “We need to change our laws to reject surveillance capitalism as a social norm.” People are rallying to Wylie’s reasoning, and they are forcing exposure, transparency and accountability, which is something Google was trying to avoid altogether.
Gen. James Jones is a member of the Trilateral Commission and was President Obama’s first National Security Advisor (NSA). He never used computers at the White House because they were not secure, but for us, somehow 5G is going to be secure as it lights up Smart Cities and autonomous driving? Consider the source: the Trilateral Commission has been the primary actor in pushing modern Technocracy since its inception in 1973.
Technocrats at Google have a scientific solution for every problem, including cities. The problem is that Google or any other Big Tech company has no experience in urban planning or designing cities, so the result is nothing more than their own private vision of Utopia.
Like 1984’s Ministry of Truth, Technocrats use the government propaganda machine to redefine their goals into customer benefits, for instance, “Smart technology should be seen as a means to an end to deliver outcomes, rather than an end in itself.”
Super-Technocrat Micheal Bloomberg is changing the face of philanthropy by promoting data-driven giving toward projects that promote Technocracy. Most philanthropy occurs without scrutiny or fanfare, but hundreds of millions of dollars per year can change the face of a nation within just a few years.
Technocracy’s 1930s claim of being the “science of social engineering” is clearly seen in every aspect of today’s smart buildings and smart cities. Advanced technology is used to monitor, manage, control and predict every conceivable aspect of urban existence.
As traditional political power weakens, market forces like Big Tech and FinTech are emerging as the new centers of power and evidences of this are everywhere. Academia is describing and embracing these trends and openly talking about Technocracy. Technocracy is an economic system driven by market forces whereas Democracy and socialism are political systems.
Smart City technology has found a way to incorporate blanket sensors into road pavement to provide continuous ‘services’ and connections to your autonomous and traditional automobile. Commercial companies will deliver Internet-based content to passengers while government entities will track and monitor every movement and behavior.
Siemens is a main driver and global leader in Smart City technology. So, Siemens tells Los Angeles what its problems are (energy, transit) and then proceeds to sell solutions that will ‘fix’ the problems, ‘helping’ the city meet its United Nations-imposed Sustainable Development goals.
Cellular carriers are racing at breakneck speed to implement 5G because it will unlock trillions of dollars in new data while driving smart cities and enabling the Internet of Things. Security is an afterthought, but experts note that the potential for breaches will expand exponentially. The failure of massive IoT systems could throw society into chaos.