Thursday, May 26, 2011

Technocracy- A Different Form of Government

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Technocracy is a form of government in which engineers, scientists, health professionals and other technical experts are in control of decision making in their respective fields. The term technocracy derives from the Greek words tekhne meaning skill and kratos meaning power, as in government, or rule. Thus the term technocracy denotes a system of government where those who have knowledge, expertise or skills compose the governing body. In a technocracy decision makers would be selected based upon how highly knowledgeable they are, rather than how much political capital they hold.

Technocrats are individuals with technical training and occupations who perceive many important societal problems as being solvable, often while proposing technology-focused solutions. The administrative scientist Gunnar K. A. Njalsson theorizes that technocrats are primarily driven by their cognitive "problem-solution mindsets" and only in part by particular occupational group interests. Their activities and the increasing success of their ideas are thought to be a crucial factor behind the modern spread of technology and the largely ideological concept of the "information society." Technocrats may be distinguished from "econocrats" and "bureaucrats" whose problem-solution mindsets differ from those of the technocrats.[1]

In all cases technical and leadership skills are 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 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.[2]

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The design of a Technocracy technate requires control and central administration of all forms and sources of energy. It thus replaces the controlling role of financial institutions and money with the basic requirement of all activities — energy.  The organizational structure of the Technate provides for continuous research and review of the role of all energy-based functions in order to provide a maximum standard of living for all citizens… unhindered by the complications of the Price System, decisions will be based on the requirements of society as determined by continuous research, within the prudent use of resources and the conservation of energy.
Initially, the allocation of energy quotas would continue substantially as today to maintain continuity. Over time a redirection of energy and resources would respond to the need for a new approach to society’s problems and our role in Earth’s ecologies.

Society’s central problem is here restated and redefined to make understandable the decision that must be made by the citizens of North America: To continue with a failing Price System which will result in a terminal collapse of society and the inevitable die-off;  or… To institute a new form of society based on energy, not money — A technate design which would match available resources to society’s needs, with a minimum expenditure of energy for maximum social gain for all citizens.

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