How Smart Meters Enable Totalitarian Technocracy (video)

By Patrick Wood
August Forecast & Review

The dark horse of the New World Order is not Com­mu­nism, Socialism or Fas­cism: It is Tech­noc­racy. The imple­men­ta­tion of national, con­ti­nental and global Smart Grid sys­tems pave the way for Tech­noc­racy to be imple­mented on a global basis: It’s being hailed as a New World Wide Web of Energy.

Editor of August Forecast & Review gives a 40 minute presentation on “Technocracy” at the Eagle Forum Convension, Saturday June 18, 2011.

“There is a new world wide web emerging right before our eyes. It is a global energy net­work and, like the internet, it will change our cul­ture, society and how we do busi­ness. More impor­tantly, it will alter how we use, trans­form and exchange energy.” – home page


The dark horse of the New World Order is not Com­mu­nism, Socialism or Fas­cism: It is Technocracy.

The devel­op­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of Smart Grid tech­nology in the U.S. – reinventing the elec­trical grid with Wifi-enabled dig­ital power meters – is pro­ceeding at break­neck speed. Although Smart Grid is the result of years of gov­ern­ment plan­ning, the recent kickoff was made pos­sible through mas­sive “green” grants that were qui­etly included in Pres­i­dent Obama’s eco­nomic stim­ulus package starting in 2009.

These lucra­tive grants have drawn in a host of cor­po­rate players, from utility com­pa­nies to dig­ital meter man­u­fac­turers to con­trol soft­ware ven­dors. Global com­pa­nies like IBM, GE and Siemens are putting their full effort behind the “build-out” that will con­sol­i­date all of America into a single, inte­grated, communication-enabled elec­tric delivery and mon­i­toring system, col­lec­tively called Smart Grid.

Pro­po­nents of Smart Grid claim that it will empower the con­sumer to better manage his or her power con­sump­tion and hence, costs. The utility com­pa­nies will there­fore be more effi­cient in bal­ancing power loads and require­ments across diverse markets.

How­ever, like car­nival barkers, these Smart Grid hock­sters never reveal where or how Smart­Grid came into being, nor what the ulti­mate endgame aims to achieve; per­haps most of them have no idea either, but simply repeat the mantra as if they know what they are talking about.

In Smart­Grid: The Imple­men­ta­tion of Tech­noc­racy?, I revealed the back­ground of both Tech­noc­racy and Smart Grid, and most impor­tantly, the links between them. Smart Grid is born out of Tech­noc­racy and not the other way around.

Tech­noc­racy is a total­i­tarian system of gov­ern­ment where sci­en­tists, engi­neers and tech­ni­cians mon­itor and con­trol all facets of per­sonal and civic life – eco­nomic, social and polit­ical. Herein lies the real danger: Who are these unelected con­trollers and why should anyone believe that they would be benev­o­lent dic­ta­tors instead of tyrants? Amer­i­cans are a freedom-loving people who would cer­tainly reject Technocracy’s stealth takeover, if only they were aware of it. Indeed, Amer­i­cans did point­edly reject Tech­noc­racy in the 1930′s!

Thirty years ago, a researcher’s mantra was “Follow the money, follow the power.” This must now be restated: “Follow the energy, follow the power.”


In 1932, Tech­noc­racy, Inc. called for the destruc­tion of price-based eco­nomic sys­tems and the cre­ation of an energy-based accounting system that would mea­sure inputs and out­puts of human activity in terms of energy pro­duc­tion, dis­tri­b­u­tion and con­sump­tion. The require­ments for a suc­cessful system was co-authored by M. King Hub­bert, a young geo-physicist who later devel­oped “Hubbert’s Peak Oil Theory” that pro­vided intel­lec­tual backing for the modern envi­ron­mental or “green” movement.

Specif­i­cally, Hub­bert detailed the require­ments for a suc­cessful imple­men­ta­tion of Technocracy:

  1. “Reg­ister on a con­tin­uous 24 hour-per-day basis the total net con­ver­sion of energy.
  2. “By means of the reg­is­tra­tion of energy con­verted and con­sumed, make pos­sible a bal­anced load.
  3. “Pro­vide a con­tin­uous inven­tory of all pro­duc­tion and consumption
  4. “Pro­vide a spe­cific reg­is­tra­tion of the type, kind, etc., of all goods and ser­vices, where pro­duced and where used
  5. “Pro­vide spe­cific reg­is­tra­tion of the con­sump­tion of each indi­vidual, plus a record and descrip­tion of the indi­vidual.” [Scott, Howard et al, Tech­noc­racy Study Source, p. 232]

Of course, the tech­nology to ful­fill these require­ments did not exist in 1932. How­ever, it is worth noting that Tech­noc­racy Inc.’s lead­er­ship was inti­mately familiar with the early work of Inter­na­tional Busi­ness Machine’s (IBM) com­puting tech­nology. They clearly envi­sioned a time in the future where the advance­ment of the tech­nology would meet the min­imum level nec­es­sary to imple­ment these requirements.

That day of advanced tech­nology has come and the project is now called Smart Grid. The endgame is to imple­ment a mod­ern­ized ver­sion of his­toric Tech­noc­racy on a national, con­ti­nental and global basis.

It is strongly rec­om­mended that the reader care­fully review  Smart­Grid: The Imple­men­ta­tion of Tech­noc­racy andCarbon Cur­rency: A New Begin­ning for Tech­noc­racy? to gain a solid per­spec­tive on the his­tor­ical aspect of Technocracy.

Some would argue that it is mere coin­ci­dence that these require­ments are fully met with Smart Grid tech­nology. How­ever, the rea­sons for the exis­tence of Tech­noc­racy in the 1930′s are the same rea­sons given today: Energy effi­ciency, load bal­ancing, fair­ness, alle­vi­ating poverty and hunger, etc.

The feigned con­cern for those in poverty and hunger in the under­de­vel­oped nations is hollow. Tech­noc­racy is point­edly amoral in its prac­tice: The means (their sci­en­tific method/process) jus­ti­fies the end, what­ever the end might turn out to be.

Going Global

In addi­tion to the United States, Smart Grid is being imple­mented in both Canada and Mexico. Plan­ners are working on stan­dards that will inte­grate all of North America into a single, uni­fied Smart Grid system.

More­over, there is a serious ini­tia­tive underway to create a Global Smart Grid that will inte­grate all the con­ti­nents on the globe!

The Global Energy Net­work Insti­tute (GENI) presents this Dymaxion ™ Map of the world from the per­spec­tive of the North Pole that reveals the global grid cur­rently under con­struc­tion. The only part of planet earth left untouched is Antarc­tica. The yellow lines rep­re­sent high-voltage elec­trical trans­mis­sion links that are capable of trans­fer­ring large amounts of energy from con­ti­nent to continent.

The GENI project is gath­ering momentum and is endorsed by the Dalai Lama, Arch­bishop Desmond Tutu, Sen. James Jef­fords (I-VT) and Noel Brown (North Amer­ican Director, United Nations Envi­ron­mental Pro­gram), the United Nations and by the gov­ern­ments of Canada New Zealand, Switzer­land, and China, among others.

The nature of the global grid is revealed on the Ter­rawatts website:

“There is a new world wide web emerging right before our eyes. It is a global energy net­work and, like the Internet, it will change our cul­ture, society and how we do busi­ness. More impor­tantly, it will alter how we use, trans­form and exchange energy.

“There is no energy supply problem, there is an energy dis­tri­b­u­tion problem, and the emerging solu­tion is anew world wide web of elec­tricity.” (Color and emphasis in orig­inal text)

The con­cept of a Net­work of Things was pre­sented in “Smart Grid: The Imple­men­ta­tion of Tech­noc­racy?” As the tra­di­tional Internet con­nects people (e.g., Face­book, e-mail, videos, web sites), the Energy Web will con­nect inan­i­mate objects like ther­mostats, appli­ances, meters, sta­tion con­trollers, data col­lec­tion and con­trol com­puter sys­tems, etc. for the auto­matic bal­ancing of load con­sump­tion across the target power grid. Once com­puter pro­grams and algo­rithms are in place, such a grid will operate autonomously with min­imal human intervention.

Gen­esis of Global Smart Grid: R. Buck­min­ster Fuller

The GENI web­site credits the late R. Buck­min­ster Fuller (1895 – 1983) as the con­cep­tual father and designer of the global energy net­work. In his 1982 book, Crit­ical Path, Fuller wrote,

“This world elec­tric grid, with its omni-integrated advan­tage, will deliver its elec­tric energy any­where, to anyone, at any one time, at one common rate. This will make a world-around uni­form costing and pricing system for all goods and ser­vices based real­is­ti­cally on the time-energy meta­bolic accounting system of Universe.

In this cos­mi­cally uni­form, common energy-value system for all humanity, costing will be expressed in kilowatt-hours, watt-hours and watt-seconds of work. Kilowatt-hours will become the prime cri­teria of costing the pro­duc­tion of the com­plex of meta­bolic involve­ments per each func­tion or item. These uni­form energy val­u­a­tions will replace all the world’s wildly inter-varying, opinion-gambled-upon, top-power-system-manipulatable mon­e­tary sys­tems. The time-energy world accounting system will do away with all the inequities now occur­ring in regard to the arbi­trarily maneu­ver­able inter­na­tional ship­ping of goods and top eco­nomic power structure’s banker-invented, inter­na­tional balance-of-trade account­ings. It will elim­i­nate all the tricky banking and securities-markets exploita­tions of all the around-the-world-time-zone activ­i­ties dif­fer­ences in oper­a­tion today, all unbe­knownst to the at-all-times two bil­lion humans who are sleeping.”

If this sounds familiar, it should: It is an unvar­nished re-hash of 1930′s-style Tech­noc­racy, except on a global, versus con­ti­nental, scale. Elec­tricity is deliv­ered equally to all, and the the price-based eco­nomic system is replaced by a “time-energy world accounting system”  based on kilowatt-hours, watt-hours and watt-seconds.

There is no evi­dence that such a system will ever work, but that hasn’t stopped global groups from rushing head­long into this global ini­tia­tive. Take, for instance, the World Eco­nomic Forum…

World Eco­nomic Forum and Cli­mate Change

If a skeptic were to ques­tion the seri­ous­ness of orga­ni­za­tions like Ter­rawatts and GENI, they should con­sider that the elitist World Eco­nomic Forum (WEF) has thrown its col­lec­tive weight behind the ini­tia­tive. It has man­aged to link the advance­ment of Smart Grid to the reduc­tion of carbon emis­sions, thus promising a tan­gible way to fight global warming.

Founded in 1971, the WEF meets annu­ally in Davos, Switzer­land. Atten­dees are mostly the “who’s who” of the global elite.

The WEF pre­sented a major progress report in Jan­uary 2011 titled, “Energy Industry Part­ner­ship Pro­gramme:

“Accel­er­ating Suc­cessful Smart Grid Pilots, a World Eco­nomic Forum report devel­oped with Accen­ture and industry experts, sets out the cen­trality of smart grids as key enablers for a low-carbon economy and in response to increas­ingly growing energy demands. Over 60 industry, policy and reg­u­la­tory stake­holders were engaged in the Accel­er­ating Suc­cessful Smart Grid Pilots report, to iden­tify the fac­tors that deter­mine the suc­cess, or oth­er­wise, of smart grid pilots… There is an oppor­tu­nity to launch the next wave of devel­op­ment towards a lower carbon energy system, and suc­cessful smart grid pilots will be a key step in this process.” [emphasis added]

Mark Spelman, Global Head of Strategy at Accen­ture, par­tic­i­pated in the WEF’s Smart Grid Work­shop in 2010. When asked the ques­tion, “What value can Smart Grid add in the next 30 years?”, Spelman replied, “Smart Grids are absolutely fun­da­mental if we are going to achieve some of our cli­mate change objec­tives. Smart Grids are the glue, they are the energy internet of the future and they are the cen­tral com­po­nent which is going to bring demand and supply together.

Spelman may not call him­self a Tech­no­crat, but he cer­tainly uses the lan­guage of Tech­noc­racy like a pro.

The IEEE Stan­dards Association

The global energy net­work, or Smart Grid, will operate according to uni­ver­sally accepted engi­neering stan­dards that make data and energy flows com­pat­ible with each other. Who will supply such stan­dards? The ven­er­able Insti­tute of Elec­trical and Elec­tronics Engi­neers, or IEEE

The IEEE claims that it is “the world’s largest pro­fes­sional asso­ci­a­tion ded­i­cated to advancing tech­no­log­ical inno­va­tion and excel­lence for the ben­efit of humanity.” Founded in 1884, it has been involved with elec­tricity stan­dards and devel­op­ment since Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. Today, how­ever, the IEEE is mas­sively global, with 395,000 mem­bers in 160 coun­tries and it sup­ports approx­i­mately 900 active stan­dards in var­ious fields of engi­neering and electronics.

As it states on its Smart Grid web­site, the IEEE has staked its claim, in clear lan­guage, on the global energy initiative:

“There’s no global orga­ni­za­tion to oversee all nations’ energy sys­tems trans­for­ma­tions – it is a vast move­ment and it’s in its infancy. With our 38 soci­eties and seven coun­cils IEEE is posi­tioned to lead the smart grid ini­tia­tive. Through them and our 395,000 mem­bers, who work in the world’s aca­d­emic, gov­ern­ment and pri­vate sec­tors, IEEE touches vir­tu­ally every aspect of the smart grid.

“We leverage our strong foun­da­tion and inclu­sive col­lab­o­ra­tion to evolve stan­dards, share best prac­tices, pub­lish devel­op­ments and pro­vide related edu­ca­tional offer­ings to fur­ther the smart grid. We are at the fore­front of advancing tech­nology and facil­i­tating suc­cessful deploy­ments throughout the world. Working hand in hand with other leading orga­ni­za­tions to create one set of stan­dards for the smart grid is the way we can ensure suc­cess.”

IEEE’s bravado is not unwar­ranted: It truly is the only global orga­ni­za­tion capable of such a mon­u­mental task. When given the chal­lenge to unify the global energy net­work, 395,000 engi­neers should be enough to com­plete the mission!

The IEEE Stu­dent Branch at Northern Illi­nois Uni­ver­sity notes in their About Page“IEEE has man­aged to bring tech­nocrats from all over the world on a single plat­form.” Indeed.


Tech­noc­racy is a col­lec­tivist, utopian political-economic system run by engi­neers, sci­en­tists and tech­ni­cians. It has the poten­tial to be far more oppres­sive and con­trol­ling than Com­mu­nism, Socialism or Fas­cism. Without Smart Grid, we are assured that there will be no rule of Technocracy.

Much more needs to be said, but this report seeks to high­light the following:

  1. Tech­noc­racy, Inc. was the birth place of the energy-based economic-political model seen behind national, regional, con­ti­nental and global Smart Grid initiatives
  2. R. Buck­min­ster Fuller, a Tech­no­crat at heart, pio­neered the design for a Global energy net­work that is now referred to as “the new World Wide Web of Electricity”
  3. All of Tech­noc­racy, Inc.’s orig­inal require­ments for an energy-based system are process of being met
  4. Global orga­ni­za­tions like the World Eco­nomic Forum and the IEEE Stan­dards Orga­ni­za­tion are fully backing and enabling the global Smart Grid
  5. The global Smart Grid and global warming move­ments are interdependent

It is not clear who will oversee any or all facets of the global Smart Grid. The implied sug­ges­tion is that it will be the same engi­neers and global cor­po­ra­tions that are cur­rently devel­oping it. There is no sug­ges­tion any­where in lit­er­a­ture that there is a plan for a hand-off of the resulting system to a polit­ical struc­ture that serves the people.

The neg­a­tive aspects of Smart Grid are seldom men­tioned. Take cyber-security, for instance. Pic­ture a tech-savvy crim­inal who breaks into your energy pro­file data by hacking the com­puters at your local sub­sta­tion: Based on your power usage, he knows when you are home and when you are not home, when you are awake and when you are asleep, whether you have a secu­rity system turned on or off, etc. Armed with such infor­ma­tion, your pos­ses­sions and per­sonal safety would be at his disposal.

With the global groundswell of activity to create the global Smart Grid, it is doubtful that the ini­tia­tive can be stopped, espe­cially since it is so closely inter­twined with the global warming move­ment and hence, Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment and even the United Nation’s Agenda 21 program.

In the United States, Smart Grid is esca­lating without any leg­isla­tive over­sight or involve­ment; in other words, it is being imple­mented exclu­sively by Exec­u­tive Branch fiat. The same is true in other countries.

The orig­inal Tech­noc­racy, Inc. was suc­cessful for a season due in part to the bone-crushing pres­sure of the Great Depres­sion. The Great Depres­sion II cur­rently underway will almost cer­tainly sponsor renewed cat-calls that “Cap­i­talism is dead” and pleas for a new system to replace it. The only system waiting in the wings, so to speak, is Tech­noc­racy, and its enabling infra­struc­ture is the new World Wide Web of Energy.


Explaining Smart Grid, World Eco­nomic Forum video, 2011

IEEE & Smart Grid web­site,

Smart Grid News web­site,

Global Energy Net­work: Emer­gence of the Next “World Wide Web pre­sen­ta­tion”, Ter­raWatts

The Enernet video pre­sen­ta­tion, Bob Met­calfe, founder of 3Com and co-inventor of Ethernet

Ter­rawatts web­site,

Global Energy Net­work Insti­tute web­site,

Tech­noc­racy Study Course, Hub­bert & Scott, 1934


Smart Grid: The Implementation of Technocracy?
Posted on 03 March 2010,

Imple­menting 1930’s-style Tech­noc­racy requires a method of mon­i­toring, mea­suring and con­trol­ling con­sump­tion of energy on a nation­wide basis. The fed­eral gov­ern­ment is racing to imple­ment Smart Grid that will place a dig­ital, Wi-Fi enabled power meter on every home in the U.S. Appli­ance makers are gearing up to include Smart Grid Wi-Fi cir­cuitry, allowing two-way com­mu­ni­ca­tion between your appli­ances, the power meter, the utility com­pany and the Depart­ment of Energy.

Read full report here.

Patrick M. Wood  is editor of The August Fore­cast and The August Review. The August Fore­cast pro­vides a suc­cinct look for­ward to ana­lyze trends relating to mar­kets, eco­nomics, pol­i­tics and finance; The August Review is an his­tor­ical review of global elitism, its players and policies.

He founded The August Cor­po­ra­tion on October 11, 1975. As a reg­is­tered invest­ment adviser with the Secu­ri­ties and Exchange Com­mis­sion, the com­pany ini­tially offered port­folio man­age­ment ser­vices to investors in the United States until 1980.

In 1978, Wood com­menced pub­li­ca­tion of The Tri­lat­eral Observer (TO), to specif­i­cally track and doc­u­ment the activ­i­ties of The Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion, which was then seen to be the very core of elitism and multi-nationalism in the United States and abroad. TO was co-edited by Pro­fessor Antony Sutton, for­merly a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Insti­tu­tion for War, Peace and Rev­o­lu­tion at Stan­ford University.

Wood and Sutton co-authored two suc­ces­sive book vol­umes, Tri­lat­erals Over Wash­ington – Volume I and Tri­lat­erals Over Wash­ington – Volume II.

Tri­lat­erals Over Wash­ington quickly became a best-seller and over the course of about two years, sold over 75,000 copies inter­na­tion­ally. The books were very well received for excel­lent schol­ar­ship and orig­inal research, and even became a frequently-used text­book in polit­ical sci­ence classes at many col­leges in U.S. universities.

9 responses to “How Smart Meters Enable Totalitarian Technocracy (video)

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  2. The Technocracy is here: we are knee-deep in it when individuals who feel sick when exposed to smart meter (or other radiofrequency devices) emissions had NO POWER to keep the devices OFF THEIR OWN HOMES. Not even with a doctor’s letter to their utility. I wrote this up last year.
    And even if your home or apartment IS exempted, your neighbors’ meters can still make you sick if you are unlucky enough to be one of the people who is sensitive to this type of emission.

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