Came across the observation above and had to share mine. I was in a waiting room several months back and after sitting there for a few moments, I realized it was too quiet. Pin drop quiet. Creepy quiet. I glanced up, expecting to be the only person in the room. To the contrary, I was sitting among six or seven other people.

All of them — every single one — had their faces down in their smartphones as if reality outside their gadget bubble simply did not exist.

Still gives me chills to think about how eerily quiet that room was…like sitting in a box full of robots in sleep mode.

This is why people can’t seem to wake up.

~ Mel

The ‘60s claimed to be about liberation. In fact, they were much more about the rise of a new ruling class of experts, managers, and media people. That class, which is still with us, has some unusual qualities. The most notable is that it denies that it is a ruling class, and claims instead to be a neutral means through which expertise, rational administration, and the machinery of publicity help people attain their goals. Our rulers today tell us they are here to help us: to educate us, free us from the prejudices of the past, let us know what we really want, and make sure we all get it. They claim their power is liberating, and back up the claim by pointing to their suppression of authorities that compete with them, such as family, custom, religion, and traditional hierarchies. If we can go shopping, play video games, surf the Internet, and sleep around, and we don’t have to listen to Mom, Dad, or the Pope, we must be free. Aren’t suppression of incorrect thoughts and safeguards like the Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) mandate worth having to protect that?

A must-read for anyone who uses money. (I do.) The Price System has “much to confess.”

It became apparent at once that Money functioning as Medium of Exchange has certain useful characteristics. Money is negotiable, transferable, interest-bearing, and it can be saved. All this allows it to be traded, stolen, given or gambled away, and since it is not a measure of anything real or fixed, it can be devalued, revalued, and manipulated in countless ways. This variability is necessary to my existence. In addition, there must be an ever-present scarcity, else values will collapse and there will be no basis for exchange.

O MY GOD ok u know that creepy building ive talked about in my town, the one that nobody ever enters/exits but has belonged to some weird organization my entire life + is always maintained, and has a little display case with a bunch of old newspaper clippings on the front
i showed it to my friends yesterday and we went around to the back of it
one of the doors at the back was unlocked (we didn’t go in) and there was a creepy peek hole at eye level in the wall but we couldn’t see anything inside
also we called the number that’s on the display case thing and nobody answered but it’s still in service
all the online research for it is weird and eerie and old

I wanna write a horror story about this

What is Technocracy?

Technocracy is a form of government where technical experts are in control of decision making in their respective fields. Engineers,scientists, health professionals, and those who have knowledge, expertise or skills would compose the governing body. In a technocracy, decision makers would be selected based upon how knowledgeable and skillful they are in their field.

Technical and leadership skills would be selected through bureaucratic processes on the basis of specialized knowledge and performance, rather than democratic election by those without such knowledge or skill deemed necessary. Some forms of technocracy are envisioned as a form of meritocracy, a system where the “most qualified” and those who decide the validity of qualifications are the same people. Other forms have been described as not being an oligarchic human group of controllers, but rather an administration by science without the influence of special interest groups.

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