The stampede toward Smart Cities in America is underway, with 133 major cities competing for five grants from the Smart Cities Council which states, “We envision a world where digital technology and intelligent design have been harnessed to create smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living and high-quality jobs.”
Every conceivable corporate manufacturer of connectivity products is stampeding into the Smart City market. Technocrats are bent on creating a scientifically managed society centered around cities.
Sterling Ranch, built to be a sustainable-development laboratory, is a hotbed of research for every Smart City planner in the world. Residents have submitted themselves to every conceivable intrusive and invasive monitoring technology, to be poked, prodded, numbered, analyzed, etc. In short, it is a Technocracy.
Smart Cities are predicated on Total Information Awareness and the Internet of Things represent the perfect web of data collection. The USPS, however, is a federal agency, meaning that data would be collected by it but shared with the city.
Data collection on all citizens was abhorred just two years ago, but now it is necessary to move into the future? Technocrats in rogue intelligence agencies have kick-started the scientific dictatorship.
A must-read article correctly connects the stampede for cashless banking with totalitarian police states, where ownership of data mean ownership of people.
There are alternative futures for cities, other than the ‘smart city’ meme touted by the United Nations and Technocrats everywhere. Further, it is not a foregone conclusions that Technocracy will win.
As the cashless society expands, the poor are forced to comply or they will become even poorer and then excluded from economic life altogether. However, Technocrats are dead serious about ‘no person left behind’.
Globalists are ‘all-in’ on Global Cities leading to a borderless world. This Utopian meme is being pushed by the UN and members of the global elite. Christiana Figures will serve as vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of the very influential Global Covenant of Mayors.
Smart Cities are the crown jewels of Technocracy, and they will, by their very nature, destroy democracy and all other forms of government. Technocrats know this and thus are putting all their effort into building Smart Cities around the globe. The United Nations, of course, is the primary driver and catalyst for Smart Cities, thanks to its recent Habitat III conference and the New Urban Agenda.