It appears that all the stops against Technocracy have been pulled out in Britain, and the rush to implement command and control systems is in full display. The danger for the U.S. is that we are following the exact same path.
Total Surveillance Society
If unchecked, Technocracy is an express train headed straight for Scientific Dictatorship and surveillance capitalism is providing the rails to run on. Shoshana Zuboff is a rare academic who lays out a case to fight for a different digital future.
The Second Amendment will not protect you from massive and ubiquitous surveillance and the wholesale distribution of your data to hostile entities. Unless it is stopped, you cannot escape the surveillance dragnet. But, change in behavior must start with citizens.
Data is the new oil of the 21st century and Technocrats are the new roughnecks. In this case, the software is free but your data is priceless and wantonly harvested without your consent or knowledge.
PCLOB is a federal watchdog agency that advises Congress and the Executive on privacy issues. It is being actively lobbied by privacy groups to issue a recommend a ban on facial recognition in America
University of New Mexico is a CIA ‘Signature School’ and feeds graduates to Intel agencies. Now, UNM wants to equip all firefighters in the U.S. with facial/emotion reading cameras. Would this effectively tie firefighters into a federal surveillance program?
While the EU is largely a Technocracy, this proposal for a 5-year ban on AI in Facial Recognition is to give regulators more time to “shape the way it develops”. This potentially could leap-frog technologies in China and the U.S.
The Chinafication of America is well underway. The only three countries with a worse record than the U.S. are China, Malaysia and Pakistan. This should be a massive wake-up call for all Americans to demand that this madness be stopped.
A hint of citizen displeasure and resistance to Big Brother everywhere has peeked through in China. It’s not just that the lawsuit against surveillance was filed, but that over 100 million social media users are following the story.
A key element to total surveillance is geospatial tracking (GeoInt) and monitoring of everything that moves. GeoInt was originally developed by the military for the military, but now it will power Smart Cities around the globe.