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866. Propaganda in liberal democracies like America and Britain is much more thorough than in dictatorships and totalitarian states. No imprisonment is required, no loss of fingernails called for. There is another far more effective way: unlike totalitarian states, the conformity of information and opinion is insidious. Its sameness implicit, engrained and even celebrated ... Technology seems to have almost anything seem possible except Truth ... Truth is always subversive, otherwise why should governments and their bureaucracies fear it so much and go to such lengths to suppress it. (Truth & Propaganda & Totalitarianism & Media & Technology) John Pilger, lecture The Hidden Power of the Media, July 1996
2,326. Misuse of reason might yet return the world to pre-technological night; plenty of religious zealots hunger for just such a result, and are happy to use the latest technology to effect it. (Faith & Zealot & Fundamentalism & Technology & Reason) A C Grayling, The Heart of Things: Applying Philosophy to the 21st Century
2,381. The open society, the unrestricted access to knowledge, the unplanned and uninhibited association of men for its furtherance – these are what may make a vast, complex, ever growing, ever changing, ever more specialized and expert technological world, nevertheless a world of human community. (Science & Knowledge & World & Humanity & Technology) J Robert Oppenheimer
2,457. Technologies that may be realized in centuries or millennium include: warp drive, traveling faster than the speed of light, parallel universes; are there other parallel dimensions and parallel realities? (Science & Technology & Parallel Universe & Multiverse & Dimension & Reality) Michio Kaku
2,471. We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That’s a clear prescription for disaster. (Science & Society & Technology) Carl Sagan, with Anne Kalosh ‘Bringing Science Down to Earth’ 1994
3,898. Apollo – Removing Truth’s Protective Layers – Explaining why, in the case of the Moon Landings, technology appears to have Gone Backwards: checktheevidence.com (Moon Landing Conspiracy & Technology) Richard D Hall with Andrew Johnson, Richplanet TV
2,620. We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works. (Science & Technology & Stuff) Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
4,113. Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we’re still at the mercy of nature. (Earth & Technology & Disaster & Nature) Neil deGrasse Tyson
4,254. We shall have to share out the fruits of technology among the whole of mankind. The notion that the direct and immediate producers of the fruits of technology have a proprietary right to these fruits will have to be forgotten. After all, who is the producer? Man is a social animal, and the immediate producer has been helped to produce by the whole structure of society, beginning with his own education. (Humanity & Technology & Production & Society) Arnold J Toynbee, Surviving the Future 1971
4,504. Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be. (Man & Technology) George Orwell
7,084. Today in America, we are trying to prepare students for a high tech world of constant change, but we are doing so by putting them through a school system designed in the early 20th Century that has not seen substantial change in 30 years. (Student & Technology) Janet Napolitano
7,295. Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don’t abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book. (Book & Technology) Patti Smith
13,195. Stone cut with amazing precision. Acoustic chambers designed for inter-planetary communication. And architecture configured to harness cosmic energy. Are these dramatic examples of advanced technology? (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Technology & Stone) Ancient Aliens: Aliens and the Ancient Engineers s3e6
98,354. ‘Right now we are inventing all these different technologies with which we could actually make ourselves super humans with super intelligence.’ (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Technology) Ancient Aliens: The Next Humans s9e7, Tsoukalos
21,629. What happened to the days when the guitarists were gods like my ancestors? Technology has crushed us. Robbed us of our culture. Turned us into machines. (GBH Films & Technology) El Mariachi 1992 starring Carlos Gallardo & Consuelo Gomez & Peter Marquardt & Reynold Martinez & Jaime de Hoyos & Ramiro Gomez et al, director Robert Rodriguez
24,189. But possessing the technology they have they are dangerous. (Star Trek: The Next Generation & Technology) Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Last Outpost s1e5, Riker to guardian of portal, of Ferengi
24,754. The speed of technological advancement isn’t nearly as important as short-term quarterly gains. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine & Technology) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Little Green Men s4e8, Quark to Nog
25,113. Janeway: How could they possibly have Federation technology?
Tuvok: 1) It is not Federation technology ... 2) Another Federation starship ... 3) Someone from this ship has covertly given technology to the Kaison. (Star Trek: Voyager & Technology) Star Trek: Voyager: State of Flux s1e11
25,437. You would be surprised at how often I find solutions to twentieth-fourth-century problems in twentieth-century technology. (Star Trek: Voyager & Technology) Star Trek: Voyager: Vis a Vis s4e20, Tom to alien
25,744. Nothing quite compares to the sight of my future self briefing officers on technology that hasn’t been invented yet. (Star Trek: Voyager & Technology) Star Trek: Voyager: Endgame part II s7e26, Captain Janeway’s log
88,760. Social engineering (the analysis and automation of a society) requires the correlation of great amounts of constantly changing economic information (data), so a high-speed computerized data-processing system was necessary which could race ahead of the society and predict when society would arrive for capitulation.
Relay computers were too slow, but the electronic computer, invented in 1946 by J Presper Eckert and John W Mauchly, filled the bill.
The next breakthrough was the development of the simplex method of linear programming in 1947 by the mathematician George B Dantzig.
Then in 1948, the transistor, invented by J Bardeen, W H Brattain, and W Shockley, promised great expansion of the computer field by reducing space and power requirements.
With these three inventions under their direction, those in positions of power strongly suspected that it was possible for them to control the whole world with the push of a button.
Immediately, the Rockefeller Foundation got in on the ground floor by making a four-year grant to Harvard College, funding the Harvard Economic Research Project for the study of the structure of the American Economy. One year later, in 1949, The United States Air Force joined in.
In 1952 the grant period terminated, and a high-level meeting of the Elite was held to determine the next phase of social operations research. The Harvard project had been very fruitful, as is borne out by the publication of some of its results in 1953 suggesting the feasibility of economic (social) engineering. (Studies in the Structure of the American Economy – copyright 1953 by Wassily Leontief, International Science Press Inc White Plains New York).
Engineered in the last half of the decade of the 1940s, the new Quiet War machine stood, so to speak, in sparkling gold-plated hardware on the showroom floor by 1954.
With the creation of the maser in 1954, the promise of unlocking unlimited sources of fusion atomic energy from the heavy hydrogen in seawater and the consequent availability of unlimited social power was a possibility only decades away. The combination was irresistible.
The Quiet War was quietly declared by the International Elite at a meeting held in 1954.
Although the silent weapons system was nearly exposed 13 years later, the evolution of the new weapon-system has never suffered any major setbacks.
This volume marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the Quiet War. Already this domestic war has had many victories on many fronts throughout the world. (Control & War & Elite & Data & Society & Rockefeller & Computer & Technology) Bill Cooper, Top Secret: Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, Operations Research Technical Manual TM-SW7905.1