"In Israel we have this big laboratory of surveillance called the occupied territories, where you have 2.5 million guinea pigs of how to completely surveil and control a population"
Yuval Noah Harari:
And all you need in order to systematically hack millions of people is just the data.
To hack people means to know people better than they know themselves.
To somebody, in San Francisco [Big Tech] or Beijing [CCP], knows you, knows more about you than you know about yourself.
About your medical condition, about your mental weaknesses [See Orwell’s 1984], things that you did 5 years ago, 20 years ago, you completely forgot about them - they know it.
This is something we never faced before. Not even the KGB could do it [yet another reference to the KGB] could do it.
And if we allow this kind of data to be accumulated by a few corporations or governments, the result will be really the end of democracy and the free market, and the creation of new kinds of totalitarian regimes, or total surveillance regimes, in which somebody knows you better [than you know yourself] and can therefore manipulate and can therefore predict what everything you're going to do. [This is not a warning, it’s their goal]
And we are already beginning to see the emergence of such total surveillance regimes in places like Xinjiang, in places like in my own home country Israel we have this big laboratory of surveillance called the Occupied Territories, where you have 2.5 million guinea pigs of how to completely surveil and control a population with very few soldiers.
When you look at the numbers it’s amazing how few soldiers you need to control millions of people if you have their data.
h/t VigilantFox https://t.me/VigilantFoxChat/109365
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xinjiang - Xinjiang (UK: /ˌʃɪndʒiːˈæŋ/); (US: /ˈʃɪnˈdʒjɑːŋ/),[note 1] officially the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and formerly called Sinkiang, Chinese Turkestan or Eastern Turkestan, also known as Uyghurstan, is a landlocked autonomous region of the People's Republic of China (PRC), located in the northwest of the country close to Central Asia. It is home to a number of ethnic groups, including the Turkic Uyghur, Kazakhs and Kyrgyz, the Han, Tibetans, Hui, Chinese Tajiks(Pamiris), Mongols, Russians and Sibe.
The Occupied Territories are the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights. "Occupied Palestinian Territories" or simply "Palestinian territories" is sometimes used to refer to the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, excluding the (Syrian) Golan Heights.