Mercola: Technocracy's Digital Dictatorship Is Ever So Close• Technocracy.News
Private companies that harvest unimaginable amounts of data from the Internet, sell that data to governments who in turn use it to spy on citizens. External data is not enough, however, so now the quest is for psychographic data about your state-of-mind and propensity for "wrong think". The corral gates are closing at an alarming rate, making escape increasingly difficult. ? TN Editor
> A little over a year ago President Biden proposed the establishment of a new biomedical research agency modeled after the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to propel cures for cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes and other diseases
> That agency — the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) — is now well on its way to being and up and running, with a $1 billion budget from Congress
> ARPA-H appears to merge national security with health "security" in a way that could lead to the criminalization of illness and general "wrong-think"
> The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is now recommending that all U.S. adults aged 65 and younger should be screened for mental health issues
> The screening recommendation falls right in line with the original intent behind ARPA-H, which was to monitor Americans for neuropsychiatric warning signs by harvesting private data from consumer electronic devices and health care providers. AI would then be used to predict whether an individual might commit a crime, so that it could be stopped before it happens
A little over a year ago President Biden proposed a plan to set in place a new health agency to drive the U.S. down a futuristic road that would lead to cures for cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes and other diseases.
At the time, investigative journalist Whitney Webb, author of "One Nation Under Blackmail," warned that the new biomedical research agency — modeled after the nation's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) — actually is a plan to merge national security with health "security" in a way that would "use both physical and mental health 'warning signs' to prevent outbreaks of disease or violence before they occur."1
According to Webb, "Such a system is a recipe for a technocratic 'pre-crime' organization with the potential to criminalize both mental and physical illness as well as 'wrongthink.'"
ARPA-H — A 'High-Risk' Research Agency
That agency — formally named the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health2 (ARPA-H) — is now well on its way to being and up and running, with a $1 billion budget from Congress to start. Public law 117-103 was enacted March 15, 2022, which authorized its establishment within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), under the National Institutes of Health (NIH).3
Government officials only need to iron out details such as what programs and activities it will engage in, and (of course) what "appropriate" current and future funding will be needed to run it.