“After all, most civilized and semi-civilized countries known to history and had a large class of slaves or serfs completely subordinate to their owners. There is nothing in human nature that makes the persistence of such a system impossible. And the whole development of scientific technique has made it easier than it used to be to maintain a despotic rule of a minority. When the government controls the distribution of food, its power is absolute so long as they can count on the police and the armed forces. And their loyalty can be secured by giving them some of the privileges of the governing class. I do not see how any internal movement of revolt can ever bring freedom to the oppressed in a modern scientific dictatorship…”
– Bertrand Russell, The Impact Of Science On Society
One tell-tale sign of technocracy is the rapid replacement of human workers with autonomous systems. The motive for profit invades the sphere of one’s dignity, and it eliminates the prerequisites for the initial variables to be considered to a rational degree in regards to the question of the “human condition.”
The malevolent specter of technocracy has already invaded the spectrum of a reality concerned with concepts such as rights and values. The post industrial neo feudal system has established itself by virtue of mass operant conditioning. Through the process of operant conditioning drastic changes can be accepted that would have been rejected vehemently under more sudden circumstances.
The blatant elevation of corporate ideals through “free trade” agreements, e.g., NAFTA, SPP, and TPP at the expense of liberties and sovereignty, the deindustrialization of the country, the outsourcing of manufacturing, and the integration of robotics into the workforce are all agendas that genuinely expose the possible prospect of job growth for the sick joke that it is.
The beauty of the technocrats’ dream is that such malicious policies can be introduced with virtually no public scrutiny, but many of these things advance at a snail’s pace–a deliberate process of slow integration, and are almost always forgotten due to the public’s short attention span, and endless fascination with celebrity antics.
And since there is a general tendency for most people to lack the ability to conceive of such a massive conspiracy against a system of self-rule that exists in the US republic—this serious lack of discernment often happens simply from basic ignorance, but mainly because there exists a complex illusory medium of distractions, an intricate composite of falsehoods accepted as gospel truth, and illogical connections made in causal phenomena, it is the opium of the masses, the false reality matrix.
Just because there is a rapid acceleration of technological advances doesn’t mean a select group of elites have to occupy unquestioned positions of power over humanity. Technological improvements can, in fact be used to augment civil liberties by increasing independence from government regulation and corrupt corporate entities.
The technocracy is not inevitable, but considering the current trajectory, it is very likely unless people begin to realize the enormity of the situation and major steps are taken to mitigate the horrendous disaster–the unimaginable Hell of a scientific dictatorship.