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.
The Technocrat world and especially Smart Cities is built upon data, mountains and mountains of data; this is nowhere more evident than Seattle, the nation’s most ‘sustainable’ city.
Using citizens as human sensors first requires that they be somehow connected to the ‘grid’. Then, every move, activity and thoughts are monitored, recorded, stored and analyzed. Does this sound like Nineteen Eighty-Four?
The three major topics of Smart Cities are infrastructure, connectivity and Internet of Things. Wherever you see or hear these words, you are touching Technocracy. Trump has already pledged to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, and he has appointed two infrastructure specialists to his cabinet: Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation and Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy. Both were heavily involved in the execution of George W. Bush’s North American Union scheme with Mexico and Canada.
The promise of Utopia in ‘Smart Cities’ is hollow as freedom-destroying surveillance and manipulation drives the value of humanity toward zero.
Smart Cities will be enabled by the Internet of Things that connect everything together; Nokia is competing with other technocrat companies to be first to set the standards.
The Internet of Things is more revolutionary than the Internet of people, and IBM is leading the pack. The more this technology congeals into Smart City practices, the closer we will be to outright Scientific Dictatorship, or Technocracy
Non-monetary transactions between devices in the Internet of Things can produce a permanent audit trail recorded by blockchain technology. This would be a marriage made in hades.
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.