Zoltan Istvan, a leading Transhuman, shows us that the economic system of Technocracy needs Transhuman citizens to make it work. This is not surprising because Transhumanism and Technocracy are two sides of the same coin.
Orwell understood the Technocrat mind: “So ‘enlightened’ that they cannot understand the most ordinary emotions.” Today, this is the norm among would-be social engineers who think it their right or obligation to control everything and everyone in the environment.
Excellent investigative journalism produces some very disturbing links between big data, Eric Schmidt, Robert Mercer and Steve Bannon. There is a thread of Technocracy running through the entire affair, even if it is not fully understood yet. While governments agencies are limited by federal law, privately-owned, offshore corporations are not.
More writers around the world are using the words Technocracy and Technocrats and thinking through the issues. This is an important catalyst for people to understand that it is real and urgently demands public debate.
Movie critics are hammering on Tom Hanks’ The Circle for poor acting and a weak script, but they actually comprehend the movie as depicting Technocracy. The writer states, “Tech innovators tend to have a disturbingly optimistic view of human nature, and politicians seem increasingly inclined to go along with it, on both the left and the right.”
Scientism is a religion that is at the base of both Technocracy and Transhumanism. It elevates science and the Scientific Method to a level of godhood where the scientists and engineers are the priesthood.
A ‘hat-tip’ to Thaddeus Howze, who has cracked the code and apparently without any knowledge of Technocracy. That is, that we are headed toward feudalism, run by algorithm, where the all the resources will be taken away from common humanity and given to the global commons for the benefit of the oligarchs.
If you want to understand the mind of a Technocracy, you must read this entire story. Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber, breaks all the rules of society and business, with impunity. After all, he is changing society he says. Technocrats often exhibit sociopathic tendencies.
Technocracy will be a blend of pleasure and pain, like combining Brave New World’s Soma with 1984’s INSOC. You can chill out with your mood stabilizer or get denied and then punished for stepping out of line.
Technocracy always starts with a clean slate: forget the past, forget experience, forget generational wisdom. Thus, every problem deserves a new solution that only science can provide. When it comes to morals, morality and ethics, there is left a huge vacuum to be filled by ‘new solutions”: tolerance, relativism, consumerism, hedonism, narcissism, etc.