from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to or characterized by the changes effected by modern advances in technology and electronics: the technetronic era; our technetronic society.
Before that, Brzezinski was executive director at the Trilateral Commission, a “New Ager” who envisioned a “technetronic society” in the United States.
In the emerging postindustrial technetronic societies, the emphasis is on pragmatism, information, democracy, as well as philosophical skepticism, politically institutionalized on the basis of relative social well-being and insulated psychologically from the relatively poor parts of the world.
Brzezinski is describing a nightmare which he calls the "technetronic society" (the word like the concept is a pastiche of technology and electronics).
…. only the simpleminded know for sure. master mind control by the technetronic elite … stay tuned, don't change that channel: nose-pickers with tainted rubberbands, sky falling, "wolf!", crocodile tears and those who love them, something reallllllllllllll bad gonna happen, booga booga booga …
Brzezinski defines the 'technetronic society' as, "a society that is shaped culturally, psychologically, socially, and economically by the impact of technology and electronics - particularly in the arena of computers and communications.
"The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society.
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