Austrian historian describes cybernetic future without democracy

15.01.2023, Wien.

The German newspaper Die Welt published a review of the book Zeitenwende. Corona: Big Data und die kybernetische Zukunft (English: Time for Change. Coronavirus: Big Data and Cybernetic Future) by Austrian historian Andrea Komlosy on January 15.

In the book, Komlosy develops the theme of humanity’s digital future, which was set forth in Klaus Schwab’s book The Great Reset. She cites “Digital, Smart, and Ecological” as the motto of the new world order. The historian supports her vision of the future with the theory of long cycles of Soviet economist Nikolai Kondratiev.

According to Kondratiev, five major cycles can be identified since the 18th century, each of which includes leading industries and technologies such as steel and railroads or petrochemicals and automobiles. Komlosy – like other researchers – argues that we are currently experiencing the beginning of a sixth cycle.

The sixth cycle is the age of self-regulating systems, a cybernetic age that will begin in the West in 2030. In her view, the coronavirus epidemic has only accelerated the advent of the new age. The cybernetic age is the time of big data and artificial intelligence.

And this cybernetic future will unfold in the fields of medicine, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. And this requires unhindered access to the human body to collect data and train artificial intelligence.

Consequently, we will have to say goodbye to democracy and civil liberties, which has already happened during the coronavirus quarantines. According to Komlosy, China is heading in the same direction as the West.

The theme of changing eras is now at the top of the political and informational agenda in the West. Ecology, digitalization, and artificial intelligence are considered the main driving forces of the new economic order.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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