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We are now seeing the transition from technological society to technocratic society. The process has been going on for quite some time; an initial step was to discard God and glorify rational thought as the highest form of thought. That led to the ideal that science ought to be maximized, and slightly later, as the process gained momentum, the flowering of applied science (technology). These were accomplishments of the 19th and 20th centuries. It looked good on paper and seemed good to some. Now that this system has become ensconced, the inevitable idea that the whole process has to be managed has become clear, and that means managers; in other words, technocrats. So we have a tripod, of science, technology, and management, where the tacit assumption is that each leg must be maximized. Naturally under such a framework the individual, the uneducated, inexpert individual, recedes into the background, if not obliterated altogether.

Superficially it looks the process is perfectly natural, kind of like evolution, only involving the social order rather than the fabric of biological life. I'm wondering whether the whole process is rather something that has been planned and implemented by a rational intelligence, which is at the same time evil: that is, it's something that derives ultimately from the realm of evil supernaturalism. The real goal would seem to be an attack on God's creation, especially mankind (created in His image), culminating in destruction -- defilement first, then destruction. Annihilation would be another word. That the process is presented as rational, proper, desirable, or indeed inevitable, only indicates that the Powers of Darkness are expert liars and deceivers.

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Yep, the powers that be invest in technologies that fortify their power. Always have. Technology is created to serve oligarchs first. Most of it isn't even adding efficiency if you have to calculate the time invested by exploited low paid labor globally.

Also, Neil Postman has a great book called Technopoly, it was written back in 92 and is still highly relevant today.

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I highly recommend The Great Taking by David Webb. There are people, the "security holders", with much more power than even Gates and Soros.

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I know. I wrote about them two years ago.

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Five Times August has the right idea:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vYihmn0jUk

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Programmable digital currency? I’ve never seen anything like that before.

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He sees every human transaction as potentially taxable using digital IDs. Gates and party are looking to use d-IDs to limit one's personal use of natural resources i.e., water, energy, air, land and etc. Every use will carry a use-tax and d-ID will be used to prevent one using any resource Gates and party decide belongs to them.

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