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Most visible in the ideas of [[Peter Thiel]] who declared "democracy and freedom to be incompatible" and [[Elon Musk]] who declared himself "The Imperator of Mars", technofascists dream of exploiting technology to establish a new feudal rule, but this time ruling over the entire earth and solar system, using AI and surveillance technology to turn the world into a fascistic nightmare with massive income inequality, outright racism, which is inescapable from. Such a scenario would be a dystopia for most people, but the alt-right supporters of Technofascism are fascinated by the prospect of accepting Musk as their "technoking". Also see https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Neoreactionary_movement
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'''Technofascism''' is the dream of exploiting technology to establish a new feudal rule over the solar system using AI and surveillance technology to introduce massive income inequality and outright racism. It is most visible in the ideas of [[Peter Thiel]] who declared "democracy and freedom to be incompatible" and [[Elon Musk]] who declared himself "The Imperator of Mars". Such a scenario would be a dystopia for most people, but the alt-right supporters of technofascism are fascinated by the prospect of accepting Musk as their "technoking".
  
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The supporters of technofascism do not recognize that it is fascism. However, at least one scholarly article correctly identifies the problem.<ref name="scholarly-article">https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3331635</ref> Powerful digital technologies skew democracy by brainwashing people. We can see that Facebook allowed mass disinformation so that Trump was elected, this may be no mistake as Thiel is part of the Facebook board. Although some harmful ideas are really possessed by only a small, vicious crowd, such as the alt-right, their voices can be amplified with the use of social media and AI technologies, ultimately destroying democracy. The end result of such dominance of large technology corporations over our lives would be that we would be dictated by the whims of technological powers rather than democratically elected representatives. The new technologies would complement the "lobbying" which is how corporations have been influencing governments for a long time, and make their power absolute. This would be an even worse dystopia than 1984 because the public would not even know what corporations the rules serve, governance would consist of executive boards ruling over every aspect of our lives, as is currently the case with so-called "community guidelines" that social media corporations enforce with impunity.
  
The supporters of technofascism do not recognize that it is fascism. However, at least one scholarly article correctly identifies the problem: [https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3331635] Powerful digital technologies skew democracy by brainwashing people, we can see that Facebook allowed mass disinformation so that Trump was elected, this may be no mistake as Thiel is part of the Facebook board. Although some harmful ideas are really possessed by only a small, vicious crowd, such as the alt-right, their voices can be amplified with the use of social media and AI technologies, ultimately destroying democracy. The end result of such dominance of large technology corporations over our lives would be that we would be dictated by the whims of technological powers rather than democratically elected representatives. The new technologies would complement the "lobbying" which is how corporations have been influencing governments for a long time, and make their power absolute. This would be an even worse dystopia than 1984 because the public would not even know what corporations the rules serve, governance would consist of executive boards ruling over every aspect of our lives, as is currently the case with so-called "community guidelines" that social media corporations enforce with impunity.
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==References==
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==See also==
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* [[Fascist transhumanism]]
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* [[Neo-reactionary movement]]
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==External links==
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* [https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Neoreactionary_movement Neoreactionary movement] on RationalWiki
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Revision as of 09:53, 25 April 2021

Technofascism is the dream of exploiting technology to establish a new feudal rule over the solar system using AI and surveillance technology to introduce massive income inequality and outright racism. It is most visible in the ideas of Peter Thiel who declared "democracy and freedom to be incompatible" and Elon Musk who declared himself "The Imperator of Mars". Such a scenario would be a dystopia for most people, but the alt-right supporters of technofascism are fascinated by the prospect of accepting Musk as their "technoking".

The supporters of technofascism do not recognize that it is fascism. However, at least one scholarly article correctly identifies the problem.[1] Powerful digital technologies skew democracy by brainwashing people. We can see that Facebook allowed mass disinformation so that Trump was elected, this may be no mistake as Thiel is part of the Facebook board. Although some harmful ideas are really possessed by only a small, vicious crowd, such as the alt-right, their voices can be amplified with the use of social media and AI technologies, ultimately destroying democracy. The end result of such dominance of large technology corporations over our lives would be that we would be dictated by the whims of technological powers rather than democratically elected representatives. The new technologies would complement the "lobbying" which is how corporations have been influencing governments for a long time, and make their power absolute. This would be an even worse dystopia than 1984 because the public would not even know what corporations the rules serve, governance would consist of executive boards ruling over every aspect of our lives, as is currently the case with so-called "community guidelines" that social media corporations enforce with impunity.

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