First, IBM (those progressive thinkers who brought us Hitler's Hollerith machines!) has been rolling out slickly produced ads that seem straight out of an Alex Jones tirade.
IBM ads: The "Smart Cities. Smart People" theme
summary: wouldn't it be cool if every financial transaction, blog, post, email, etc by you...turn it into "intelligence", identify patterns, and predict what you'll do? Oh it'll be good!
summary: facial scanning cameras, pre crime units, biometrics, etc... will be good for you and the planet!
IBM TV - Smarter Public Safety: Protecting Citizens
summary: turning your city into a total control grid will be good for public safety
Smarter Healthcare: Solutions for a Smarter Planet
summary: we need ALL your info, genetic code, medical info, pre-predicted data all connected to a central grid
RFID Commercial - The Future Market
summary: RFID chips are cool!
Smarter Way: The Smarter Planet Anthem
summary: eugenics is back, and its hip baby!
Notice how ALL this is being sold on us, not by post 9/11 fear mongering...but by slick a more "you too can be a hip young ipod listening facebook twittering smart minded liberal!"
Now for people who dont think THEY are data mining the emotional peaks
and American and foreign pavlovian responses to Balloon boy, Michael Jackson, Kanye West, Swine Flu, Obama, UHC and other trending memes
It looks like the CIA is openly starting to use advanced technology from outsourced companies to monitor your every email, blog, post, chat, etc
U.S. Spies Buy Stake in Firm That Monitors Blogs, Tweets: CIA Will Watch Your Every Move, Including Anti Government Views
"The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities."
Part Two first...
Pentagon used psychological operation on US public docs show
Senior official in Bush domestic propaganda program remains Obama’s Pentagon spokesman