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Interest of • Sonia Arrison
• David F. Noble
• Science and Technology Select Committee
• Peter Thiel

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

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.[2]

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,[3] 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.

"Counter Terrorism"

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



Page nameTypeDateAuthor(s)Subject(s)Description
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BitcoinA crpytocurrency
Communications technology
DroneRemote controlled flying robots, used for a wide range of purposes, but still not a prominent feature of most people's lives.
EncryptionA process of obscuring information so that it can only be read by a selected number of recipients.
Nonviolent Communication
Pharmaceutical drug
Schengen Information System
Search engineSearch engines are websites that record and index webpages in order to handle user searches, presenting a list of them to users who input a search term.
Strategic Defense Initiative

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
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Related Quotation

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