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Video Game CEO cheers Digital Tyranny and Technological Enslavement

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Credit for originally posting this video goes to the writer at Technofascism Blog who does a great job of summarizing it with his own commentary, and so I encourage everyone to also read his post by clicking here.

This video is from a gaming conference that was held this year and the speaker is Jesse Schell-- a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and CEO of a video game company. It's important to watch the WHOLE video to understand how psychology is being used against us through computer games to slowly ease us into accepting the kind of surveillance we would have never condoned years ago.

As more power is taken from the hands of ordinary people and they find themselves working harder and harder for fewer and fewer real rewards, they're seeking escape and a sense of personal achievement by building make-believe farms and creating pretend empires through fake Mafia families. Because, (similar to our Federal Reserve notes,) the objects obtained from these games are made out of thin air, but without ANY need for physical resources to create them, there is no scarcity of reward to be handed out. People pay real money (real defined as credit obtained from labor in the real world) for the chance to one-up their friends in what is ultimately just a game.

Yet as Schell points out, games are just the beginning. The future he outlines will bring the structure of these games into the real world, where our lives will be controlled by similar point systems.

In this video Schell speaks of the potential for government awarding credits to people who walk to work or take public transportation, as well as awarding credits to parents whose children get good grades in public schools. He also speaks of corporations monitoring our habits, such as how often we brush our teeth, and even their possible digital interaction with our dreams.

(I'm unable to embed the video here on OpEd News so to see it please click this link and watch it on my webpage)

If the "game point society" that Schell presents in which points are awarded for consumer habits and personal behavior by entities thatadministrate these rewards comes to pass, our entire money system will inevitably become based on the ultimate fiat currency digital credits. Every aspect of our lives will be controlled and portioned out based on the behavior that is expected of us from our self-appointed daddies in corporations and in government. Rather than individuals deciding for themselves what habits are good and bad for them, their lifestyles will be determined by central planners. Freedom of choice will become a moot point when the only options left are those presented by the real world game masters, who themselves alone willdecide what defines a "winner" and a "loser".

This video should go viral because the words come not from someone fighting against the future presented, but from somone who cheers it. Such potential to control our society and individual behavior through technology has never been in the hands of man before, even during the worst dictatorships in history. This should impress upon even the staunchest skeptic that the agenda for controlling our lives through computers is real, and rally those who believe in protecting their privacy and their ability to determine their own lifestyles against the encroaching surveillance society that is upon us.

 

Andrew Steele is the editor of America 20xy-- an independent news service that highlights articles from around the web focusing on international and economic policy, and human rights abuses. The mission statement for the page is a quote from Thomas (more...)
 
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Glad to see this 'seeped' into OEN. I have Techno... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 6:58:52 AM