CityLab is at the heart of Technocracy and Smart Cities, but even they seemingly realize that many cities are being thrown under the bus by their data-crazed leadership.
Articles by Patrick Wood
This development is likely what caused Google’s Technocrat/Transhuman Ray Kurzweil to declare that Singularity will be reached in 2029 instead of 2045. Remembering is a dangerous outcome if they are faulty to begin with, or worse, prejudiced against inputs that created them. Based on AI ‘memories’, learning will definitely increase, but will further learning be based on reality or just a wishful computer model?
Makukov and Fesenkov are regurgitating a story line that originated with a French cult leader, Claude Vorihon, who changed his name to Raël in 1974 after claiming to have been ‘visited’ by aliens. Sociologists classify Raelianism as a UFO religion with worshipful followers on several continents.
Seattle is Americas most ‘sustainable’ global city, and it is doubling-down by appointing a ‘resilience’ officer. Resilience is a core doctrine of Sustainable Development.
For some reason, a few recent articles have surfaced that resurrect a 1973 report of the Trilateral Commission titled, The Crisis Of Democracy. Sutton and I were way ahead of their time.
I have stated for many years that China is no longer a Communist dictatorship. Rather, it had morphed into a Technocracy by at least the late 1990s, with all of its senior leaders possessing advanced degrees in scientific and engineering fields.
Technocrat scientists have no moral base to keep them from changing positions whenever it suits them. It won’t be long before the floodgates of human experimentation takes off.
The rapidly developing police state is very disturbing, but Technocrats fully intend to use technology to control and micro-manage citizens. No discussion of ethics or desirability has yet been seen.
It is no consolation that live humans will be massively displaced by, and yet served by, inanimate robots. This will essentially turn people into house pets, with little reason to exist.
Supply and demand means nothing within the managed system of Technocracy because both are ‘engineered’ in an attempt to control all of society. The problem is, it will never work the way Technocrats plan it because they are detached from reality.