6 years ago
Installing exactly the technology Hitler would have had wet dreams about under the pretense of (the) convenience (of getting fleeced) and security (from unscheduled murder, not from large scale mass murder by authorities) is something you can delude yourself about, but that doesn't absolve you from your responsibility in it.
 9 years ago

some still honestly believe

Some still honestly believe that automation will lead to people being freed up for more creative work, instead of making more and more people obsolete and concentrating power in fewer and fewer hands, and that total surveillance and total control will lead to total safety, even though those at the levers time and time again have proven that they have little problem with murder and sadism, as long as it is profitable and their control is maintained.

Some still honestly believe that those who grab and maintain power with empty promises, lies and murder, do so for ends that will ultimately benefit them and everybody. They think that in this game of musical chairs, the winners will completely transform once they won, and will give out free chairs and food to everybody else; instead of mowing the rest down for blocking their view, for standing on their golfing range, for breathing their air, for eating their food, for drinking their water.. or simply because they can.