As humanity enters the third decade of the 21st century, we find ourselves at the precipice of a Technocratic Age where Artificial Intelligence, Smart Technology, and the Internet of Things are becoming a part of everyday life. This technology provides benefits, but comes at a cost—corporations, governments, law enforcement, and hackers are all capable of peering into our lives at any moment. Corporations and governments are even learning to use technology in ways that allow them to be the ‘engineers’ of society. The concept of social credit is also becoming increasingly popular, and the likelihood that citizens will face negative consequences for choosing to speak about controversial topics or criticizing authorities is only going to increase.
In How to Opt-Out of the Technocratic State, author Derrick Broze examines the current push toward “Smart Grid” technology, and explores the concept of Technocracy.
Is this obscure political theory from the 20th century the guiding force behind the move toward a digital dystopia? What are the implications for a world that is always plugged in and on ‘the grid’? How can one maintain privacy and liberty in a society that is based on mass surveillance, technological control, and the loss of individuality?
Broze believes the answers to these questions can be found in the work of political philosopher Samuel E. Konkin III, and what he termed Counter-Economics. Konkin outlined a specific mindset and strategy that encouraged “opting-out” of the state’s economic systems, as well as any other system that does not align with one’s values. By understanding Konkin’s ideas, we can adapt them to our digital world and forge a path to liberty, privacy, and equality.
Do you want to understand the philosophy that guides our digital world? Are you looking for practical solutions to maintain privacy and liberty?
Derrick Broze is back with a post-COVID update to How to Opt-Out of the Technocratic State, the underground bestseller that sparked the Exit and Build concept. This new edition picks up where the original left off, warning of the looming techno-tyranny while offering practical solutions anyone can implement to avoid falling victim to the digital prison currently being built around humanity.
In five new chapters, Broze documents the advance of the Technocratic State during “COVID-1984,” and shares tips, tactics, and strategies for thriving in the face of the coming digital identity schemes, Central Bank Digital Currencies, lockdowns, and travel restrictions.
It is time to learn how to opt-out of the Technocratic State.
Table of Contents
(*indicates new chapters)
*Introduction to 2nd Edition (2022)
Introduction to 1st Edition (2019)
Part 1: Technocracy, Counter-Economics, and the Future of Freedom
1. What is Technocracy?
2. Counter-Economics and Agorism
3. Vertical and Horizontal Agorism
4.The Drawbacks (and Solutions) to Living the Counter-Economic Lifestyle
Part 2: Counter-Economics as a Solution to Technocracy
5. Counter-Economics for the Digital Age
6. The Counter-Economic Community: Freedom Cells
7. The Counter-Economic Underground Railroad
8. Final Thoughts on Surviving the Digital Dystopia
Part 3: Exit and Build to Overcome The Great Reset (Post-COVD-19 Updates)
*10. Leveraging the Freedom Cell Network for Unbanking, Unschooling, and Permaculture
*11. The Counter-Economic Underground Railroad Lives
*12. Fighting Lockdowns, Immunity Passports, and Travel Restrictions
*13. Agora 2030 and the Agorist Development Goals
Part 3: Counter-Economics: From the Back Alleys to the Stars by SEK3
Introduction by Derrick Broze
Background by Victor Koman
Introduction by Samuel Edward Konkin III
1. Tax Counter-Economics
2. International Counter-Economics
3. Soviet Counter-Economics
4. Drug Counter-Economics
5. Inflation Counter-Economics
6. Information Counter-Economics
Chapters 7 Through 10
Outline of Counter-Economics by SEKIII
– About Samuel E. Konkin III
– About Derrick Broze