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A political-economic system in which totalitarian attributes are enabled by pervasive technology, especially when related to big data.

Technology + Totalitarian = Techtarian

Early aspects of techtarianism can be seen in the United States PRISM project, China's attempts to use technology to monitor and control freedom of expression, State linked shut-downs of communications in times of crisis, wholesale monitoring of international communication systems, and systematic monitoring of big data to produce probabilities and risk profiles for those monitored, regardless of suspicious activity or nefarious intent by those monitored and/or without knowledge of those monitored.
While the ultimate manifestations of techtarian systems are not yet defined, the use of technology toward totalitarian ends is emerging as a result of state based efforts to manipulate, monitor and control aspects of technology for the purposes of advancing state based objectives.
by Kaskaad June 13, 2013

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