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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 […]

Physics fun

By Ryan Beckler on Oct 08, 2015 at 10:37 AM Sound is already pretty neat. It helps us communicate, and the sound of music – however crappy – get us through all of those painful high school breakups. Turns out, sound can also do some pretty mind-boggling things to a drop of liquid. Scientists from Clemson University […]

U.S. Capitol building

Politics

When people complain about ineffective government they often use the word “change”.  What they most often mean by this is that they want to “fix” the current system so that it works better than what they now see but still looks pretty much the same. But what do they think when the closer and more […]

Hydrocarbon Man

By John Mvers for The Daily Reckoning April 23, 2003 Just because the U.S. Army has pitched its tents in the Iraqi oil fields, that doesn’t mean that Iraqi oil will soon be flooding the world markets or the price of oil is heading to $12.00 a barrel. Quite the contrary.  Indeed, one of the […]

Hydroponics

Indoor Farming

Review by Ron Miller “There is a real trend towards something called variously urban agriculture, indoor farming or vertical farming,” says Cary Mitchell, a horticulturist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The original idea was for skyscrapers filled with plants but was never realistic. Skyscrapers don’t come cheap. In New York City, a company […]

accounting

Technocracy is basically an accounting system

Everything we do and use requires a certain amount of energy to do the work.  That work is now performed mostly by technology thus increasingly removing people’s ability to garner incomes. Instead of loading a depository (financial intuition) with diminishing access to a monetary fund of some kind, we determine what physical resources are available […]

Solar Raodway

Solar Paneled Roadways

Author: George Wright    The video presented here is a good example of Technocracy’s conviction of “unfettered” or unrestrained innovation.   Our existing “for profit” systems will only allow innovation if it fits into the already established profit systems.  The energy producing companies using fossil fuels for example, have fought tooth and nail to limit any […]

Western World View

Excerpted from OpEdNews.com May 25, 2014 edition   “Competition, taking and hoarding are higher                                           values than cooperation, sharing and gifting.”   The western worldview says in essence, that technological progress is the highest value and that […]

Energy Certificate

Harold Fezer  1938 Adapted from an article by Harold Fezer in Technocracy, Series A, number 10, July, 1937. Distributed as a pamphlet starting late 1938.   PREFACE In this day of computers, credit cards, and microchips, an addendum should be included. Rather than a book of paper “Energy Certificates”, it is now possible that a […]

Energy Accounting

Information Brief Number 29 1955 Obsolete System The Price System grew out of the days of scarcity, when trading his crude materials or stealing them, was the only way in which man could acquire the articles which he required. Through complex ramifications the trading system has grown until it is now the overwhelming structure of finance, […]

Education is a Process

L.W. Nicholson 1991  Published in: The Northwest Technocrat, 4th quarter 1991, No. 325  Education “is a process, not substance.” Education is a process of learning, or a method for helping others to learn. It is a process which quite often uses language as a means of communication. And, of course, language is composed of words […]