Technology

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Interest of• Sonia Arrison
• Ivan Illich
• Derrick Jensen
• Theodore Kaczynski
• David F. Noble
• Science and Technology Select Committee
• Peter Thiel
• Richard Thieme
The application of science for practical purposes, usually in industry.

Technology has debilitating effects which have long been a concern.[1]

Criticism

Prominent critics included Ivan Illich and Jacques Ellul.[2]

Development

Technological development relies on research, which may be expensive and fruitless. A common pattern is for it to be contracted out at public expense, for example in universities, but then used for private gain once commercially viable. For the deep state, technologies of social control and mass surveillance are of particular interest.

The "counter-terrorism" industry is driving technological development of mass surveillance and weapons technologies

Mass Surveillance

Full article: Mass surveillance/Technology
A 2017 UK report highlighting the purported "terror threat" and suggesting that electronic ankle tags be applied to those whom the authorities deem to constitute a "general threat". Red underlining in the original.[3]

A confluence of rapid technological developments continue to offer ever more extreme technologies for monitoring and control. Since 2001, the strategy of tension has assumed prominence as a means of inculcating fear in an effort to push forward public acceptance of mass surveillance. While the threat of "terrorism" remains extremely small, as compared to other everyday threats such as traffic accidents,[4] public fear of it are being stoked, most obviously by false flag attacks, but also by nurturing of enemy images such as that of the "radicalised" of "extremist" Muslims.

Computation

Full article: Computation/Technology

Economy

Big Tech dominate the industry.

Weapons

Full article: Weapons/Technology

 

Examples

Page nameDescription
Aircraft
Big Tech
Bitcoin
CRISPR gene editing
Communications technology
Computation technology
Drone
Electricity
Encryption
Fingerprint
GM/Food
Global control grid
Graphics Processing Unit
Laser
Money
Nanotechnology
Nonviolent Communication
Pharmaceutical drug
Poison
Schengen Information System
Submarine
Tunnel boring machine

 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Bruce Schneier“It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state.”Bruce Schneier2000

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The Machine Stopsshort storyNovember 1909E. M. ForsterA prescient and chilling fictional short story masterpiece written over 100 years ago.
File:ScenariosForTheFuture.pdfpaperMay 2010Global Business Network
Rockefeller Foundation
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