I’m doing a little research on IBM lately. To me it looks like they are wanting to control the populace using very sophisticated technology, linking all our brains together to form a singularity. IBM has a bit of a dirty history with Nazi Germany, they were the ones that developed the Punch Card system, and they knew exactly how Nazi Germany utilised their punch card machine.
When Germany wanted to identify the Jews by name, IBM showed them how. When Germany wanted to use that information to launch programs of social expulsion and expropriation, IBM provided the technologic wherewithal. When the trains needed to run on time, from city to city or between concentration camps, IBM offered that solution as well. Ultimately, there was no solution IBM would not devise for a Reich willing to pay for services rendered. One solution led to another. No solution was out of the question.
Work and bread was the theme IBM and Dehomag used again and again to describe their venture—all in support of the National Socialist goal. As Heidinger told his audience, “Public interest prevails over private interest.” [IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance Between Nazi Germany and America’s Most Powerful Corporation by Edwin Black]
This is scary stuff. I remember talking to my dear friend about information overload in this technocratic age we live in, and how this will produce automotive people, we will not have enough space in our thoughts to make any true autonomous decisions. Is this a future we really want? There is a very different future that awaits for us. I for one do NOT want to be a part of it.
Buzz words to look out for are; Internet of Things, Blue Gene, Big Blue, “5 in 5”, and Big Blue’s Smarter Planet initiative . (Please let me know of others if you come across them).
Some of these new ideologies to make this all come together are Technocracy, The Zeitgeist Movement, Venus Project, Ecosocialism (Green Politics), Transhumanism,Posthumanism, Singularity Movement, Gaia Principle (new collectivism), Deep Ecology, EarthCharter, Interfaith Faith Dialogue, Ecumenism. Read THIS!
Anyway, check out part of IBM’s statement about the “5 in 5″…
The following list is meant to promote long-term work being done under Big Blue’s Smarter Planet initiative–and the company says “5 in 5” already has a track record of success. In 2008, IBM says, it suggested that within five years, consumers would talk to the Web–and the Web would respond.
Science fiction becomes reality. Worlds collide. The future is now…or within five years, at least.
At the end of each year, IBM examines market and societal trends expected to transform our lives, as well as emerging technologies from IBM’s global labs, to develop a multi-year forecast called The Next 5 in 5.
IBM predicts that over the next five years technology innovations will change the way we work, live and play in the following ways:
* Mind reading is no longer science fiction.
* You will be able to power your home with the energy you create yourself.
* You will never need a password again.
* The digital divide will cease to exist.
* Junk mail will become priority mail.
Go the the IBM website to learn more.
Here’s the video from IBM…
I have just touched the surface of this alarming technology. If you have any information that you can add, please feel free to do so.