Can Everything Be Digitized?

     From a recent essay by Leo Hohmann:

     Technocracy is much different than Marxism or communism. In a Marxist state you have government ownership of the means of production. But in a technocracy, which is the preferred model of self-appointed globalist elites at the World Economic Forum, the Rockefeller Foundation, Gates Foundation, Club of Rome, United Nations, et al, you have government working in public-private partnerships (PPPs) with large corporations to create, staff and enforce an all-encompassing digital surveillance state. Think of it as Naziism on a global scale with access to modern digital tracking technology.

     We might condense that paragraph thus:

     Technocracy is fascist-style totalitarian rule with extensive technological support.

     Hohmann isn’t the first to capture the idea in this fashion. From a not-quite-as-recent novel by George Orwell:

     He took a twenty-five cent piece out of his pocket. There, too, in tiny clear lettering, the same slogans were inscribed, and on the other face of the coin the head of Big Brother. Even from the coin the eyes pursued you. On coins, on stamps, on the covers of books, on banners, on posters, and on the wrappings of a cigarette Packet — everywhere. Always the eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or in bed — no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull.

     It looks like we have the answer.

     Orwell wrote well before computers became ubiquitous. He may never have heard the word “digitization.” He didn’t need it.