James Corbett provides an accurate analogy between the Military-Industrial Complex and the modern Information-Industrial Complex. President Dwight Eisenhower warned of both in his 1961 farewell address to the nation:
In holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
Indeed, the American people are captive to such a scientific-technological elite that has been building since at least the 1930s under the guise of Technocracy.
Eisenhower did not specifically use the word Technocrat or Technocracy in his farewell address, but he certainly would have understood the historical significance of the movement from the 1930s and 1940s. Neither was Technocracy a mainstream policy when he spoke, rather, he viewed it as a future threat. Either way, America was clearly warned by its former President and yet has failed to respond to the warning.
It is well worth the time to listen to this video presentation by Corbett.