Most people will not know what hit them, being unable to understand the implications of it.
Data is to Technocracy as blood is to your body. For many years, it has been easier to collect and store data than it has to process it for meaning. To make this point, consider that your your personal computer might have a data storage capacity of 1 Terabyte, but your computer's processor can only open and run a few programs at a time; most of the data on your storage disk is just sitting there doing and meaning nothing.
Who collects data? Just about everyone. Cities, counties, states, national governments, intelligence agencies, corporations, the United Nations. The express intent of the word 'Smart" – Smart Cities, Smart Grid, Smart Growth, etc. – is to collect data in order to manage and control.