a reply to: FlyInTheOintment
I believe the trick here is to understand that regardless of who is looking to assert authoritarianism.. It will always eventually lead to
infrastructure being used to ensure compliance.
Control of media will control the response of "normies" to everything going on, and thats a real problem. Particularly when we see so many not look at
actual source footage. 99.9% of the information that many receive is filtered through a third party with an agenda.
Historically, the means for power structures to exert their will over widespread portions of the population is pretty standard. Control basic needs,
which I believe are best perceived in context of the technology of the time, and people can be forced to comply. Precede the real
power push by
massive propaganda campaigns, and people become convinced its "for the greater good."
For the first time, IMO, we actually have the means to prevent this and build an infrastructure that can not be used to achieve totalitarianism.
Without that competing infrastructure, its a substantially different situation.
Itd be like one nation entering conflict with another, and one doesnt have the ability to provide truthful information channels, manufacture items,
grow their own food, provide medicine, or create their own energy. Whats going to happen?
The difference now, from how this seemingly endless cycle keeps playing out, is that the "nations" now in conflict dont necessarily have borders.
Thats a pretty unique factor. "You" may not think that that grocery store chain down the street is part of the technocratic nation, but the businesses
are being squeezed out of the market.
A competing infrastructure must be built, and modern technology enables us to do this. Widespread adoption of decentralized self-sufficiency not only
builds an infrastructure that can meaningfully put up a fight against the technocratic Monolith nation, it can build the foundation for an entirely
different approach to basic needs and modern tech, everywhere.
Self-sufficiency & autonomy using cutting edge tech and clever thinking is the absolute biggest threat to a technocrat nation that derives its power
from centralized dependency of information, medicine, food, etc. Particularly when it can spread worldwide so quickly.