The Information-Industrial Complex

Ever since President Eisenhower/” target=”_blank”>Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us of the “Military-Industrial Complex” in his farewell speech, the planet has been in the grips of what he named.

James Corbett directs us to some lesser-known pieces of that speech, including the warning about an emerging “scientific technological elite” involved with computers.

We now find ourselves in the grips, as well of Big Data, where “Data is the New Currency” and vast corporatist spying programs record everything we do in the name of “security.”

Corbett notes, “Until such time that the National Security Act of 1947 is repealed and the cover of national security is lifted from the dark actors that populate this sector, the Information-Industrial Complex is unlikely to be quashed or even hampered anytime soon.”