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How to Opt-Out of the Technocratic State

How to Opt-Out of the Technocratic State

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How to Opt-Out of the Technocratic State

By Derrick Broze

Inspired by the work of Samuel E. Konkin III

As humanity enters the second decade of the 21st century, we find ourselves at the precipice of a Technocratic Age where Artificial Intelligence (AI), Smart Technology, and the Internet of Things are becoming a part of everyday life. This technology provides benefits but comes at a cost--corporations, governments, law enforcement, and hackers are all capable of peering into our lives at any moment. Corporations and governments are even learning to use technology in a way that allows them to be the "social engineers" of society. The concept of social credit is also becoming increasingly popular, and the likelihood that citizens will face negative consequences for choosing to speak about controversial topics or criticizing authorities is only going to increase.

In his new book, author Derrick Broze examines the current push towards smart grid technology and explores the concept of Technocracy. Is this obscure political theory from the 20th century the guiding force behind the move towards a digital dystopia? What are the implications for a world that is always plugged in and on "the grid"? How can one maintain privacy and liberty in a society that is based on mass surveillance, technological control, and the loss of individuality?

Broze believes the answers to our problems can be found in the work of political philosopher Samuel E. Konkin, and what he termed, Counter-Economics. Konkin outlined a specific strategy and mentality that encouraged "opting out" of the State's economic system, as well as any other system that does not align with one's values. By understanding the importance of Konkin's ideas it may be possible to adapt them to our digital world and forge a path towards liberty, privacy, and equality.

Do you want to understand the philosophy which guides our digital world? Are you looking for practical solutions to maintain privacy and liberty?

It is time to learn how to opt-out of the Technocratic State.

Author: Derrick Broze
Publisher: Tcr Books
Published: 01/21/2020
Pages: 196
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.45d
ISBN: 9781087860503

About the Author
Broze, Derrick: - Derrick Broze is an author, journalist, documentary film maker, and activist based in Houston, Texas. Since 2010, Derrick has been organizing and focused on creating solutions for our world's problems with the activist alliance The Houston Free Thinkers. In 2011 he began broadcasting his radio show Free Thinker Radio, which continues to air on 90.1 KPFT in Houston. In 2013, he founded The Conscious Resistance Network, a site dedicated to multimedia journalism that exposes corporate and governmental corruption while highlighting solutions. Derrick has been producing videos, essays, and articles since 2011. In 2015 he began writing books and has released one every year since. Derrick started writing and producing documentaries in 2015. Since 2013, he has spoke in the U.S., Europe, and Central America. His goal is to create a conscious agora of free humans who desire to be free of force, coercion, and violence.

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