Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet—part 1
Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet—part 2
Phi Beta Iota: The really sad aspect of this story is the failure of the entire system to produce truly useful capabilities. Massive amounts of taxpayer money have been spent; great fortunes have been made; great harm has been done across multiple systems — and at the end of it all, we are less intelligence, lack integrity, and have not created infinite wealth for all. These people are confusing technology with thinking, secrecy with understanding, money with intelligence. Singapore, particularly, has swallowed the poison pill, although one can hope that the Chinese have helped innoculate them somewhat and much of what they do openly is lip service for the American fundsters.