Day 6: Technocracy’s Necessary Requirements
Just like today, early Technocrats were obsessed with distribution of goods to a targeted region of the world that they called a Technate. In 1934, the North American Technate included Greenland, Canada, United States, Mexico, Cuba, the Caribbean, all of Central America and the northernmost countries of South America. However, no mention was ever made as to how those sovereign nations, each with their own particular type of government, would be persuaded to voluntarily discard those structures and cede control to a group of megalomaniac scientists and engineers.
Nevertheless, framers of Technocracy proceeded as if all of those nations would magically succumb to Technocracy’s scientific dictatorship, and they documented seven key requirements that must be met before the system could function properly.
These seven original requirements are obviously just as valid and operational today as they were back then. [Scott, Howard et al, The Technocracy Study Course, p. 232]
1. Register on a continuous 24-hour-per-day basis the total net conversion of energy
Conversion of energy means creating useable energy from stored energy like coal, oil or natural gas; when they are burned, electricity is generated. Hydroelectric and nuclear also convert energy. There were two reasons to keep track of useable energy: First, it was the basis for issuing “energy script” to all citizens for buying and selling goods and services. Second, it predicted economic activity because all such activity is directly dependent upon energy. (Note that Technocrats intended to pre-determine how much energy would be made available in the first place.)
2. By means of the registration of energy converted and consumed, make possible a balanced load
Once available energy was quantified, it was to be allocated to consumers and manufacturers so as to limit production and consumption. Technocrats would have control of both ends, so that everything is managed according to their scientific formulas.
The modern Smart Grid, with its ubiquitous WiFi-enabled Smart Meters on homes and businesses, is the exact fulfillment of these two requirements. The concept of “energy web” was first revitalized in 1999 by the Bonneville Power Authority (BPA) in Portland, Oregon. A government agency, BPA had a rich history of Technocrats dating back to its creation in 1937. The “energy web” was renamed Smart Grid in 2009 during the Obama Administration. Note that Smart Grid was a global initiative that intended to blanket the entire world with this new energy control technology.
3. Provide a continuous inventory of all production and consumption
Technocrats were obsessed with aggregating inventory quantities in the economic system from beginning to end. Inventory would be stored in production facilities until it was ready to be delivered to consumers and producers. Only actual consumption by end-users would shrink inventory.
We see this concept used extensively in modern corporations, termed Supply Chain Management (SCM), where its goal is to minimize stored inventory (squeezing out the inefficiencies) and make for “just-in-time” manufacturing and consumption.
4. Provide a specific registration of the type, kind, etc., of all goods and services, where produced and where used
This granular level of data tracking drills down to specific items and would ostensibly assign a trackable serial number to every item manufactured, shipped and ultimately consumed by individuals or other manufacturing processes. Such detailed item tracking is a core value of modern Supply Chain Management theory and practice.
The greatest enabler of Technocracy is the Internet of Things (IoT), where all connected devices are networked together via the latest 5G wireless technology. Tom Wheeler, former head of the FCC, praised 5G and the IoT in 2017: “If something can be connected, it will be connected”. The harvesting of data from billions of sensors embedded in the IoT will, for the first time in history, provide real-time data collection. In turn, this data flow will put wind in the sails of Artificial Intelligence algorithms designed to control society and people in it.
5. Provide specific registration of the consumption of each individual, plus a record and description of the individual
This requirement is a cross-check of inventory against actual consumption by a verified individual. Thus, if something is bought but not consumed immediately, the Technocrat overlords could take action to stop such behavior. It must be understood that Technocracy intended to altogether eliminate private property, savings, and inheritance, etc. The hoarding of consumable items was viewed as unauthorized savings.
The means of collecting this information is through monitoring and total surveillance. Surveillance and data collection are seen everywhere today, and according to Technocrats there is no such thing as “enough” data. The Intelligence agencies (NSA, CIA, DHS, etc.) are creating massive national databases that harvest real-time data from every conceivable source. Surveillance includes biometric data (i.e., facial scans, DNA, iris and voice scans), communications (email, phone calls) financial transactions, location tracking (geospatial intel), social media, psychographic data, etc.
6. Allow the citizen the widest latitude of choice in consuming his individual share of Continental physical wealth
We must understand this requirement from the perspective of a Technocrat. First, there would not be a wide range of selection of goods and services because there would be no competition between manufacturers. Products would be designed and manufactured by Technocrats at their sole discretion. The real thing in view here is the aggregate amount of “Continental physical wealth” and how much of it you deserve to consume. Technocrats largely view humans as so many cattle in a feed lot, existing only to be fed a managed diet from birth to death, housed and shielded from the weather, medically treated for maximum efficiency, etc.
7. Distribute goods and services to every member of the population
The key to this last requirement is that Technocrats demanded that every single person in the Technate would be forced to participate. As today, outliers were not to be allowed. We see the tagline “No person left behind” throughout the UN’s literature on Sustainable Development.
The Predicted Outcomes
According to The Technocracy Study Course, the anticipated and promised “end products” would be:
- A high physical standard of living
- A high standard of public health
- A minimum of unnecessary labor
- A minimum of wastage of non-replaceable resources
- An educational system to train the entire younger generation indiscriminately as regards all considerations other than inherent ability – a Continental system of human conditioning. (Ed. Note: human conditioning is not education but rather propaganda-style indoctrination.)
Not surprisingly, these outcomes overlap perfectly with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the 2030 Agenda conference in September 2015:
- Goal #1 – No poverty
- Goal #3 – Good health and well-being (the banner on Goal #3 states: “Vaccinate your family to protect them and improve public health”)
- Goal #8 – Decent work and economic growth
- Goal #12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
- Goal #4 – Quality education
At the United Nations 1992 conference in Rio De Janeiro which produced the Agenda for the 21st Century (known as Agenda 21), few realized that it was firmly rooted in Technocracy. Nor did they suspect that its interim name had been changed to “New International Economic Order” by the Trilateral Commission in 1973.
In sum, the above seven requirements are being implemented throughout the world, although Americans should be most concerned about their own country. Look past the thinly veiled utopian promises and you will see only an authoritarian scientific dictatorship run by megalomaniac Technocrats. George Orwell said it best in his book Nineteen Eighty-Four: “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.”
Google is a thoroughly Technocrat organization. In 2018, an internally produced video was leaked, called The Selfish Ledger. The concepts presented are futuristic yet centered on managing all of society and all of its inhabitants.