by Patrick Wood
November 25, 2022
extracted from 'The Evil Twins of Technocracy and Transhumanism'






"...most men and women

will grow up to love their servitude

and will never dream of revolution."

Aldous Huxley

Brave New World




The late Rosa Koire was a liberal Democrat whose research into local land use programs and redevelopment agencies led to her piercing the veil of the United Nations' Agenda 21 and its 2030 Agenda and its sustainable development economic model.


Koire's 2011 book, 'Behind the Green Mask - U.N. Agenda 21,' received international acclaim.


In the Preface she wrote,

"Under the mask of green our civil liberties are being restricted, constricted, and suffocated in every village and hamlet. The plan is imposed locally." 1

During most of her in-person or video presentations, Koire helped her audience peer behind the green mask of sustainable development, which she defined as follows:

It is the inventory and control plan. Inventory and control of all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all food, all energy, all information, and all human beings in the world. 2

No one has explained sustainable development more succinctly!

In earlier chapters of my book we have equated sustainable development with technocracy. And we have discussed the seven requirements of technocracy listed in the Technocracy Study Course published in 1934.


But it might be useful to review them again here:

1. Register on a continuous 24 hour-per-day basis the total net conversion of energy

2. By means of the registration of energy converted and consumed, make possible a balanced load

3. Provide a continuous inventory of all production and consumption

4. Provide a specific registration of the type, kind, etc., of all goods and services, where produced and where used

5. Provide specific registration of the consumption of each individual, plus a record and description of the individual

6. Allow the citizen the widest latitude of choice in consuming his individual share of Continental physical wealth

7. Distribute goods and services to every member of the population 3

All seven requirements point to technocrats' micro-management of all inputs, outputs, processes, and assets in the global economy and their micro- management of all people who participate in the economic system.

Even though these requirements were written from a top-down, macro perspective, they are intended to be implemented locally. In fact, they must be implemented locally.

Why locally? Because that's where we live, work, and play:


Thus, that's where we're controlled...

Schools are local.


Newspapers and radio stations are local.


So are courthouses and city councils.


Smart meters and the smart grid are local.


So are geospatial surveillance and precrime police software.


The Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Bodies (IoB) are local.


So is smart city technology.


Health care - better known today as "medical dictatorship" - is local.


So are museums, movie theaters, and libraries.


Zoning laws and property valuations are local.


We may shop for products online and have them delivered from afar, but we cannot avoid living in the local.

It is not surprising, then, that the most widespread application of sustainable development, aka technocracy, has been in local and regional communities.


If you are thinking one step ahead of me, you've already figured out that the only effective resistance to technocracy has to be at the local level.

For the balance of this chapter, we will look at some of the new elements of technocratic control that are being arrayed against us in the locales where we live, work, and play.



Smart Meters

In August 2022, twenty-two thousand residents of Denver, Colorado, received a message on their home thermostat informing them that their electricity provider had locked them out due to an "energy emergency."


During the lockout, their thermostats were set remotely - some as high as eighty-eight degrees. 4

How could it happen that a utility company, Xcel, was able reach into private dwellings and commandeer air conditioner thermostats against the will or knowledge of the residents inside?

The answer is the 115 million 5 so-called "smart meters" that have been installed over the last twelve years on the exterior of houses, apartments, and places of business across America.


This is close to seventy percent penetration in a market that continues to grow exponentially.

Smart meters are deemed "smart" for two primary reasons.

First, they can establish two-way communication with any device in a building that is equipped with a special Wi-Fi circuit.


Second, they maintain a continuous Wi-Fi connection with the utility company.

Thus, the smart meter is a two- way communication pipeline between the utility's data center and every internal device within their service area.

In 2003, the U.S. Department of Energy under the George W. Bush Administration produced "Grid 2030," a report that envisioned a bright future for smart meters:

The ability to monitor realtime operations and implement automated control algorithms in response to changing system conditions is just beginning to be used in electricity.


Distributed intelligence, including "smart" appliances, could drive the co-development of the future architecture for telecommunications and electric power networks and determine how these systems are operated and controlled. 6

The Bush agenda called for,

"intelligent homes and appliances linked to the grid" by 2010.

And, sure enough, the effort to blanket America with smart meters began in earnest on January 8, 2010.


As I wrote on March 3rd of that year:

On October 27, 2009, the Obama administration unveiled its Smart Grid plan by awarding $3.4 billion awarded to 100 Smart Grid projects.

According to the Department of Energy's press release, these awards will result in the installation of:

  • more than 850 sensors called "Phasor Measurement Units" to monitor the overall power grid nationwide

  • 200,000 smart transformers

  • 700 automated substations (about 5 percent of the nation's total) 1,000,000 in-home displays

  • 345,000 load control devices in homes

This is the "kick-start" of Smart Grid in the U.S.


On January 8, 2010, President Obama unveiled an additional $2.3 billion federal funding program for the "energy manufacturing sector" as part of the $787 billion American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.


Funding had already been awarded to 183 projects in 43 states, pending Obama's announcement.

One such project in the northwest is headed by Battelle Memorial Institute, covering five states and targeting 60,000 customers.

The project was actually developed by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), a federal agency underneath the Department of Energy.

Since it is pointedly illegal for a federal agency to apply for federal funds, BPA passed the project off to Battelle, a non-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO), which was promptly awarded $178 million.

It is interesting to note that BPA takes credit for originating the Smart Grid concept in the early 1990s, which it termed "Energy Web."


According to Battelle's August 27, 2009, press release:

"The project will involve more than 60,000 metered customers in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.


Using smart grid technologies, the project will engage system assets exceeding 112 megawatts, the equivalent of power to serve 86,000 households.

'The proposed demonstration will study smart grid benefits at unprecedented geographic breadth across five states, spanning the electrical system from generation to end-use, and containing many key functions of the future smart grid,' said Mike Davis, a Battelle vice president.


'The intended impact of this project will span well beyond traditional utility service territory boundaries, helping to enable a future grid that meets pressing local, regional and national needs'."

Battelle and BPA intend to work closely together and there is an obvious blurring as to who is really in control of the project's management during the test period.

In a "For Internal Use Only" document written in August 2009, BPA offers talking points to its partners.


It states that,

"Smart Grid technology includes everything from interactive appliances in homes to smart meters, substation automation and sensors on transmission lines." 7

Furthermore, private enterprise had nothing to do with the frenzied launch of the smart meter initiative.


As I wrote in the same article:

The Smart Grid initiative was developed and funded by government agencies and NGOs.


It was the Energy Department's Bonneville Power Authority that invented the concept in the 1990s.


It was the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory that invented the Grid Friendly Appliance Controller.


It was the Federal Administration that showered billions of dollars over the private sector to jump-start the nationwide initiative to implement Smart Grid in every community. 8

Let me connect another dot for you.


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory released a short informercial video in 2019 titled "Grid Friendly Appliance Controller Turns Small Loads into Grid Assets."


It presents a Grid Friendly Appliance Controller - called GFAC for short - which was to be installed into home appliances and circuits such as electric vehicle chargers.


Here is some selected text (key phrases, not full sentences) from the video:

The GFAC chip is installed in common household appliances - like water heaters, air conditioners or electric vehicle chargers [...] autonomously and immediately reducing demand to allow the grid to stabilize [...] enables utility operators to modulate the load to achieve the proper primary frequency. 9

If the people in Colorado are shocked that the long arm of their utility company can reach into their homes to control their thermostat, just wait until they discover that they cannot charge their electric vehicles!

In addition to all the particulars above, one key element that should be further explored is this:

Energy usage data is being continuously extracted from our private life and is being sold to the highest bidders, who would want access for various purposes.

Why has this extraction of data become a huge market?


Because our energy profile reveals an enormous amount of information about us - about our habits, our installed appliances, our coming and going, etc.


If you want to understand this point better, read the footnoted 2022 press release, "AI Presents Immense Opportunities to Tap Smart Meter Data." 11

Another element to consider is the health risk of being exposed to extra amounts of radiation from smart meters. For some, especially those with a low tolerance for radiation, smart meters can pose a serious problem.


The talk about health consequences and the resulting health scare grew out of proportion, however, and blotted out the equally grave consequences from the rising technocratic control of all energy...


I have consistently warned of this technocratic tyranny since the beginning, but to no avail. Now the world is finding out about smart meters the hard way.

Many utility companies still allow installation of the old-fashioned analog meter with the spinning dials, though most of them charge an extra monthly fee for the privilege.


But other utilities have been inflexible, mandating the installation of smart meters with no opt-out allowed.



Smart Grid

The UN's Sustainable Development Goal 7 aims to,

"increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix" and "expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services" by 2030. 11

This has led to the concept and development of local, regional and national smart grids into a fully monitored and controlled global grid. It is still a work-in-progress but the momentum is plainly evident.

While there are many ways to explain the "smart grid," this definition from Gartner, Inc., one of the largest business research organizations in the world, says it all - in typical technocrat-ese:

The smart grid is a vision of the future electricity delivery infrastructure that improves network efficiency and resilience, while empowering consumers and addressing energy sustainability concerns.


To make the grid "smarter," and capable of addressing the need to decarbonize generation sources and enable end-user energy efficiency, utilities will have to improve observability and controllability of their networks, while transforming them into geodesic structures that intersperse a variety of distributed energy resources. 12

It is obvious that smart meters are a central and key component of the smart grid, but Gartner's definition makes the critical observation that the grid is designed to become "smarter."



By heeding the sustainable development agenda's need to "decarbonize" the sources of generating electricity and to "intersperse a variety of distributed energy sources"...

The real reason behind smart grids and smart meters, we now see, is to accommodate and patch in alternative sources of energy, such as wind and solar.


Before alternative power became the playbook to rid the world of carbonized fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas, the energy grid worked just fine. If there was excess demand, utilities would ramp up generation to meet the need.


Today, if there is excess demand, the utilities balance the load by taking it out on the consumers of energy - us.

The increase in alternative energy generation coupled with the war on traditional fuels that has taken massive amounts of energy offline has resulted in energy shortages that simply cannot be overcome or overlooked.


At the present trajectory,

industrialized nations are headed for a massive train wreck...

Hence, we see headlines like this:

"A summer of blackouts? Wheezing power grid leaves states at risk" (The Washington Post 6/2/22)

"America's Summer of Rolling Blackouts" (The Wall Street Journal 5/27/22)

"Rush toward green energy has left US 'incredibly' vulnerable to summer blackouts" (Fox News 7/4/22)

"The U.S. Power Grid Can't Support Its Climate Pledges" (Oilprice 9/1/22)

"Amid Heat Wave, California Asks Electric Vehicle Owners to Limit Charging" (The New York Times 9/2/22)

If there were an abundance of energy, there would be no need to control or allocate it.


However, if the object of the technocrats is first and foremost to control energy distribution and consumption, then a shortage has to be created to justify that control.


The green radicals, following in the footsteps of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have successfully prosecuted a war on traditional sources of energy in favor of alternative energy sources that are unreliable, expensive, and disruptive.



A panopticon of surveillance surrounds us on every side and is rapidly being integrated into a comprehensive system that some suggest resembles the antagonistic "Skynet" depicted in the Terminator movie franchise.


This description is in perfect alignment with three of technocracy's aforementioned requirements:

"3. Provide a continuous inventory of all production and consumption"


"4. Provide a specific registration of the type, kind, etc., of all goods and services, where produced and where used"

"5. Provide specific registration of the consumption of each individual, plus a record and description of the individual"

Because technocrats view society as a machine, monitoring and surveillance are critical to the maintenance and operation of that machine.


While you expect your car to have engine warning lights or your smoke alarm to sound off if fire breaks out, technocrats miss the point that neither individual humans nor society collectively are machines.


Conflating us with machines is the false, dangerous thinking that has resulted in ubiquitous surveillance around the world.

To technocrats, there is no such thing as too much surveillance.


When they attain one level of monitoring, their next step is to increase the level of magnification and collect even more data.

Their addiction to data is unquenchable and unstoppable!

A prime example of such addictive behavior is Rekor Systems.

The company initially made a simple license plate reader, which takes a high-resolution photo of a passing car and then uses optical character recognition to record the license plate.


It was a foolproof product.


However, Rekor CEO Robert Berman wasn't satisfied with reading only plates:

"[B]ecause our technology works so well for vehicle recognition, we do more, we identify the vehicle's make, model, color, body type, bumper stickers or window decals, rust, dents and other things like speed of travel and vehicle direction." 13

Rekor now makes the ultimate vehicle panopticon...

Another example of a surveillance addict is Amazon, with its Alexa voice service and its Ring video doorbell.

The latter started out as simply a personal security camera. Then microphones were added so Ring devices could pick up local sounds.


Amazon's purpose for Ring changed somewhere along the way:

Consumer Reports revealed that Ring's audio capabilities are more powerful than anyone anticipated, collecting conversation-level audio from up to 25-feet away.


This has disturbing implications for people who walk, bike, or even drive by dozens of these devices every day, not knowing that their conversations may have been captured and recorded.


The company also refused to commit to eliminating the default setting of automatically recording audio. 14

Furthermore, Amazon decided to provide Ring camera audio and video to police departments, in some cases without a warrant or permission from the Ring owner.



Smart City

In 2012, then-CEO of Ad-Tech Brad Berens proclaimed that,

"anything that can be digitized will be digitized."

In February 2014, the CEO of Deutsche Telekom predicted that,

"everything that can be connected will be connected."

They were both right...


Their attitude summarizes the mindset behind the development of smart cities, and behind smart city paraphernalia:

  • connected

  • wearables

  • medical implants

  • Internet of Things

  • big data

  • AI learning and analysis...

The enormity of Internet of Things is difficult to grasp.


One cybersecurity threat-prevention specialist, DataProt, reports:

In 2021, there were more than 10 billion active IoT devices and it is growing by 21.5% per year.

It's estimated that the number of active IoT devices will surpass 25.4 billion in 2030.

By 2025, there will be 152,200 IoT devices connecting to the internet per minute.

It's estimated that global IoT spending will total $15 trillion in the six- year period between 2019 and 2025.

The amount of data generated by IoT devices is expected to reach 73.1 ZB (zettabytes) by 2025. 15

Currently, only forty-two percent of American cities use some measure of smart city technology, but that percentage is growing.


Often the first sign of smart city implementation is installation of digital light poles with built-in surveillance cameras and microphones. In other smart cities, the pioneering products are license plate readers and street sensors that monitor traffic.

Connecting physical sensor devices is not difficult. It is dealing with the unconnected silos of data that remains a technocrat's greatest challenge.


What really makes a smart city "smart" is,

the fusing of these data silos into a central database that can be analyzed by sophisticated AI algorithms with the goal of facilitating a desired social outcome.

The problem of integration is further exacerbated by the wide mix of public and private devices.


For instance,

a city might install license plate readers to track individual vehicles - and fine their scofflaw drivers.

But what about privately owned smart phones that spin off inordinate amounts of location data in real time?


The "smart" answer would be for a municipality to purchase cell phone location data and then integrate that data into its tracking system. Imagine a city building a database of its residents in order to collect all of their online activity, from social media posts to search histories. If that sounds far-fetched to you, you're behind the times.


There are, in fact, at least eight companies that can help cities do just that.

It is reported that only 0.06% of devices that could be connected to the Internet are actually hooked up to it. This means that there will ultimately be trillions of connected devices.


Is it possible to run wires or cables to all these unconnected devices? Hardly...


That stark fact should adequately explain the stampede to 5G wireless connectivity, which offers real-time connections with very large data transmission capacity.

W. Edwards Deming (1900-1993) was a classic technocrat who held advanced degrees in both mathematics and physics. As a sought-after business consultant, he had a huge impact on the reconstruction and success of industrial Japan after WWII.


Deming, who famously remarked,

"In God we trust; all others bring data",

...would surely have been an ardent supporter of smart city technology.




The Oxford English Dictionary defines propaganda as,

"the systematic dissemination of information, esp. in a biased or misleading way, in order to promote a political cause or point of view."

The man behind that definition is Edward Bernays, who in 1928 invented propaganda as an intentional doctrine and explained it in his seminal treatise, Propaganda:

"If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, is it not possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it?" 16

In the same book, Bernays also wrote,

"The invisible government tends to be concentrated in the hands of the few because of the expense of manipulating the social machinery which controls the opinions and habits of the masses." 17

Was Bernays a closet technocrat? Perhaps even a transhumanist?


Neither is implausible, considering that his understanding and use of propaganda paved the way for technocrats and transhumanists to join together to master that art.


In so doing, they've commandeered the major engines of news distribution -  notably, major media outlets, social media, and search engines.

An entire industry of "fact-checkers" has arisen to challenge any thought contrary to the technocrat/transhumanist narrative.


Not surprisingly, much of the censorship associated with their narrative is accomplished automatically with the continuous operation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms.


As we have learned during the COVID-19 'pandemic', AI algorithms provide no means to appeal or protest their impersonal decisions. Such a human touch would be disastrous to the technocrat mind, which is the epitome of efficiency!

The propaganda machine is meant to deceive, manipulate, and condition its subjects into adopting positions and actions that they would otherwise never adopt.


A perfect example:

During the heavily propagandized 'pandemic', half of America got stuck in the weeds of delusion over mask-wearing, social distancing, lockdowns, and the injection of experimental drugs said to contain mRNA.

Their response to the 'pandemic' narrative was proof that propaganda is one of the most frightening tools of control imaginable.

Bernays certainly saw the power of propaganda when he wrote,

"Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country." 18

His conclusion points to who has the real power in America.


Politicians would like to think that they are the movers and shakers, but they are not:

...all are the actual controllers of society.


If we believe otherwise, we are entertaining wishful thinking or, more likely,

we have been steeped in government-schooling'smassindoctrination...



Surveillance Capitalism

Retired Harvard Business School Professor Shoshana Zuboff coined the term "surveillance capitalism" and elucidated it in The Age of Surveillance Capitalism - The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power.


In her excellent book, she explains how Google pioneered surveillance capitalism at the start of this century in the same way Ford Motor Co. pioneered the automated assembly line at the start of the last century - in 1913, to be exact.


When Google discovered the value in "behavioral surplus" - that is, what is left over after meeting its own users' needs - it tapped into a goldmine of predictive analysis.


As a result, it could sell its forecast of users' future behavior to buyers eager to incorporate that data into their own products and offer it for sale.


Our human behavior has thus become raw material mined for products and services made and traded by corporations.

Zuboff writes,

"[I]t is no longer enough to automate information flows about it, the goal now is to automate us." 19

Of course, Google isn't the only culprit.


Other giants, Facebook and Amazon among them, have picked up on Google's success and joined ranks with Google parent Alphabet Inc. in this unchecked exploitation of humanity.

Hence Zuboff's apt definition of them as "surveillance capitalists."


She observes that they,

"know everything about us, whereas their operations are designed to be unknowable to us." 20

Since surveillance capitalism is unprecedented and without legal structure or constraints, its practitioners are,

"impelled to pursue lawlessness by the logic of their own creation," 21 she contends.

After Google objectified its clients by selling predictive certainty about future behavior, it soon discovered that it could just as readily manipulate and shape human behavior - both current behavior and future behavior.


This is where we really see the element of control being applied.

Zuboff notes:

It is a form of tyranny that feeds on people but is not of the people. In a surreal paradox, this coup is celebrated as "personalization," although it defiles, ignores, overrides, and displaces everything about you and me that is personal. [...]


[It is] the obliteration of politics. 22

In sum, surveillance capitalism is thoroughly technocratic in nature.


As such, it is patently anti-government and anti-democratic, rejecting all forms of political expression and all legislatively enacted, executive-signed, and judicially enforced laws and regulations.


Indeed, the power technocracy wields throughout the world is greater than the power of most nation-states combined.




The technocrats/transhumanists who have been quietly erecting a control grid under the pretense that it is for our convenience and pleasure are not content to apply it only to social entities like countries, states, provinces, or cities.


Rather, the only way they are satisfied is if they are controlling the behavior of each and every human being.

Personally. Individually. Completely. Continuously...

Actually, that's not quite true.


Beyond seeking to control us externally - our day-to-day behavior, movements, activities - technocrats and transhumanists desire to control our thoughts.

Personally. Individually. Completely. Continuously...

To them, the final hurdle is not just to monitor our thoughts but to actually alter the way we think so that we will come to the right pre-conceived conclusions (theirs, of course) without requiring any additional external conditioning.

In summary, all that I have described conforms exactly to the original definition of technocracy:

Technocracy is the science of social engineering, the scientific operation of the entire social mechanism to produce and distribute goods and services to the entire population. [...]


For the first time in human history it will be done as a scientific, technical, engineering problem. [...]


There will be no place for Politics, Politicians, Finance or Financiers, Rackets or Racketeers. [...]


Technocracy will distribute by means of a certificate of distribution available to every citizen from birth to death.

Rosa Koire was right about Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda, and sustainable development.


She understood that, as I have long argued, the UN's goals to transform the planet are nothing more than warmed-over 1930s-era technocracy:

It is the inventory and control plan. Inventory and control of all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all food, all energy, all information, and all human beings in the world... 23


  1. Koire, Rosa, Behind the Green Mask: UN Agenda 21, The Post Sustainability Institute, 2011, p. 2.

  2. YouTube, "Rosa Koire interview: UN Agenda 2030 exposed."

  3. Hubbert, M. King, and Scott, Howard, Technocracy Study Course (Technocracy, Inc., 1934), p. 232.

  4. ABC News Denver, "Thousands of Xcel customers locked out of thermostats during 'energy emergency,'" August 31, 2022.

  5. Statista, "Number of electric smart meters installed in the United States from 2007 to 2019, with a forecast from 2020 to 2021," April 2021.

  6. U.S. Department of Energy, "Grid 2030: A National Vision for Electricity's Second 100 Years," 2003, p. 24.

  7. Wood, Patrick, "Technocracy, Smart Grid and the Green Economy," Freedom Advocates, March 3, 2010.

  8. Ibid.

  9. YouTube, "Grid Friendly Appliance Controller Turns Small Loads into Grid Assets," Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, March 14, 2019. .

  10. Cision PR Newswire, "Global Smart Electricity Meters Market Report 2022: Market to Reach $15.2 Billion by 2026 - AI Presents Immense Opportunities to Tap Smart Meter Data," Research and Markets, April 13, 2022.

  11. United Nations, "Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development."

  12. Gartner Glossary, Smart Grid.

  13. YouTube, "Rekor Systems on AI-driven Technology for Roadways, Customer Demand and Industry Landscape," July 30, 2020.

  14. Electronic Frontier Foundation, "Ring Reveals They Give Videos to Police Without User Consent or a Warrant," July 15, 2022.

  15. DataProt, "Internet of Things statistics for 2022," May 13, 2022.

  16. Edward Bernays, Propaganda (Horace Liveright, 1928), p. 47.

  17. Ibid.

  18. Ibid. p. 2.

  19. Zuboff, Shoshana, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power (Perseus Books, 2019), p. 8.

  20. Ibid., p. 11

  21. Ibid., p. 105.

  22. Ibid., p. 513

  23. YouTube, "Rosa Koire interview: UN Agenda 2030 exposed."