The authors peg this correctly: “But with centralised algorithms managing every facet of society, data-driven technocracy is threatening to overwhelm innovation and democracy.” However, they do not see the overall agenda of Technocracy in the first place.
Total Surveillance Society
Where there is a will, there is a way. Regardless of security measures that might be in place, there appears to be no electronic device in the world that cannot be hacked, whether smartphone, tablet, computer, mainframe or even government agencies.
All rhetoric aside about how this will benefit residents, recognize that this is a pure 100% exercise in Technocracy by Technocrats. First, the primary source of funding is the National Science Foundation (NSF), with additional funds coming from the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL, a government laboratory). Both organizations are saturated with Technocrats who aspire to run society as a “science of social engineering” project. Second, the hardware and software were both created at the Argonne National Laboratory. Thus, this is exclusively a government project.
You will have to read this complete story to see the perverseness of what Facebook has done to undermine essential privacy firewalls. We have stated many time that Technocrats do stuff simply because they can, not because it is right or necessary.
The excuse is “national security” of course, but if enacted, it would be the beginning of federalization of all state and local elections. This would be patently unconstitutional.
Technocrats are ambitiously pushing DNA capabilities, but appear to be in a competition to see who can create the most spectacular headline discovery. Thus far, this appears to be pure speculation.
Technocrats can never collect enough data to satisfy their urge for monitoring their scientific social engineering project called Earth. The CIA and military will have a special application for this technology, called GEOINT, or Geospatial Intelligence.
The mind of a Technocrat is behavior modification: “He believes if people know they are being watched, then it would curb crime”, but it would also change everyone else’s behavior as well. Nevertheless, this is the only reason McNutt wants ‘transparency”.
Technocrats will continue to ‘invent’ because they can, and the race is on to see who can outdo another. Surveillance is one of the hottest areas of invention because of the drive for a Total Surveillance Society.
Merkel’s government, with its policy of wide-open immigration invasion, is now calling for greater surveillance powers reminiscent of a police state.