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What is Sci-Hub?

What is Sci-Hub? Have you ever tried researching and the only peer-reviewed academic papers you could afford were years old? Sci-Hub founder Alexandra Elbakyan did imagine just that, and was very frustrated.  She founded Sci-Hub and many people and organizations whose main concern is making a profit were very frustrated and angry with her! Alexandra’s […]

THE WAR TO END PEACE

This was written in 1938 by someone who could see the dreadful direction of the Price System’s operations.  Sadly, it is still relevent today. THE WAR TO END PEACE Technocracy objects to the casualties of the, so-called, Peace, arising from the Price System because it reduces the fit to the unfit, and increase the poverty and […]

Militarism and Profit, aka WAR

WAR – MILITARISM AND PROFIT Taken with inclusions and deletions from the booklet the “Arms and the Men,” Factual matters not affected:  majority published by the editors of Fortune Magazine, March, 1934. According to the statistics from the Vietnam war, it cost $45,000 to kill one enemy soldier.  In today’s type of warfare in which […]

OVERSEERS

THE OVERSEERS by George Wright  April 17, 2017 If one were to visualize the seemingly tremendous changes taking place since the Great Depression, one would think; “of course things have changed”.  Just look around you.  Big screen TVs, cars that can drive themselves, little multiple usage   computers we call smart phones. Yes, on some levels […]

What about Technocracy?

WHAT ABOUT TECHNOCRACY? Technocracy wants the people who are designated excellent in their fields, by their direct peers, to make the vital societal decisions. Do we want a farmer telling the doctors how to do their business?  Do we want a production manager to tell the farmers what is the best crop for their land? […]

Internet Privacy Laws

US internet privacy laws, what does it mean for your data? By Simon Torkington March 31, 2017 The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that effectively tears up internet privacy rules. Under the Obama administration, service providers had to get permission from customers before using and selling their personal data to advertisers and […]

Could this be a step in the transition toward a Technocracy?

This isn’t sci-fi: A space-based sharing economy powered by nano-satellites could save humanity World Economic Forum March 31, 2017 The rise of the internet and the ubiquity of mobile computing devices have changed everything from travel and shopping to politics – think Uber, Amazon and Twitter. But for the next revolution in commerce, governance and […]

What if Scarcity wasn’t real?

What if Scarcity is engineered to keep people acquiescent?  What if Fear was the hoped-for result of that engineered scarcity?  Why is America such an aggressive / competitive, even combative society? Technocracy thinks that scarcity is a false premise and that the resulting fear in not having enough allows injurious actions (to society and the […]

Time Banks

How Time Banks Work Members share their talents and services, record their hours, then ‘spend’ them later on services they want. Everyone’s hours are equal. There is no barter. Among the most critical parts of a healthy community economy are its non-monetary components, such as household labor and civic activity.   A CORE ECONOMY. If […]

WINTER 2017 TRENDEVENTS

 2017 Winter TrendEvents newsletter pdf  WINTER 2017 Continental Power Concept, Arsenic in Rice, Energy Price Regulations, What has Technocracy Inc. Been Up To?, all this and more in this Quarter’s newsletter.   A CONTINENTAL POWER CONCEPT By George Wright The Continental Hydrology was surveyed long ago by the Technical Alliance, forerunners of Technocracy Inc.  This […]

An Environmental Economic Standard

Creating an up-to-date economic standard By Charmie Gilcrease Preface:  I am not a scientist, I am not an economist, but, I am a systems thinker and see how the current economic system is not working in an efficient and sustainable manner.  Like-minded people have gotten together and are now working on new thoughts about a […]

United to Protect the Earth

MORTON COUNTY — Ceremony, aromatic sage and drumming song welcomed the eight tribes of Washington State into the encampment of Native Americans supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Tribes with new and unusual names — Yakama Nation, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Lummi Nation, Puyallup Tribe, Nisqually Indian Tribe, The […]

TONGUE IN CHEEK POST

Scientists Slowly Reintroducing Small Group Of Normal, Well-Adjusted Humans Into Society A member of the endangered subtype of human, ones who possesses the unusual abilities to calmly reflect on situations and view the world from others’ perspectives, is reintroduced into the general population. ITHACA, NY—In an ambitious attempt to revive a population long considered to […]

The Conversion of the American Dream by Tom Atlee – 1990

The American Dream is a vision of individual and family happiness and security based on the ability to have and consume more of everything. Its social vision is of people with equal opportunity competing for these things and thereby expanding the prosperity of all. Of course, it doesn’t quite work that way. First: This American […]

A Summary:

A brief summation of Technocracy: It is possible with North America’s present resources, technology, and knowledge to give to every inhabitant of this Continent a guaranteed standard of living higher than any ever known. This abundant standard of living can be attained only with less, rather than more, labor; for they can be produced only […]

Where Are The Jobs

Jobs, jobs, jobs

We have all heard from business and their caretakers the politicians, that if we can create enough jobs then everything will be better.  By some degree this would seem to make sense.  Give Mom and Dad more money to raise the kids; kick start the youngsters coming out of college with an opportunity of an […]

End of Jobs

L.W. Nicholson 1995  Published in:  The Northwest Technocrat 2nd quarter 1995, No. 339   Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, are the rallying cry of those unhappy people who have lost their jobs, to strike is not the answer, except temporarily and for a declining minority. Wherever possible, employers have resorted to an end run and have installed labor-saving […]

The End of Work’ By Jeremy Rifkin

Stella Block 1995  Published in: The Northwest Technocrat, 2nd quarter 1995, No. 339   Fifty years ago Howard Scott stated that American business was exporting the tools of social change (Technology) all over the world. Jeremy Rifkin’s book The End of Work just published, is an excellent description of what fifty years of Price System “freedom” has […]