It appears that in 2023, the government may continue to engage in various practices that could be considered oppressive or unjust.
Some of these potential actions could include the implementation of a national digital ID system, the use of AI and surveillance technologies to classify and monitor individuals, the power to indefinitely detain and quarantine people suspected of posing a health risk without due process, the reporting and detainment of individuals with mental health issues by non-medical personnel, the tracking of citizens through the use of RFID chips or other means, and the involvement of the military in domestic matters in conjunction with local police.
The government may also censor any information that it considers to be disinformation, potentially in an effort to suppress criticism of its actions. Additionally, there may be a list of ideologies, behaviors, and other characteristics that could be used to label someone as a potential threat to the state, and it is possible that households may be assigned threat scores based on such factors.
This could lead to individuals being wrongly accused and investigated by police based on data-driven algorithms or risk assessments created by AI programs.
There may be efforts by the government and its corporate partners to encourage the use of digital forms of commerce, which can be easily monitored and tracked. This push for the digital currency may also be part of a wider “war on cash,” in which the possession of large amounts of physical money can be viewed as suspicious or criminal activity.
Surveillance powered by artificial intelligence and advanced technology allows authorities to monitor and track individuals and activities on a widespread scale, even without sufficient manpower or resources. This type of surveillance can violate privacy, erode Fourth Amendment rights, and undermine due process. As more AI surveillance technologies are implemented without regard for privacy, the rights of citizens are being eroded.
The Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department, and the FBI are turning local law enforcement agencies into military extensions and are now equipped with technology such as iris scanners, body scanners, thermal imaging Doppler radar devices, facial recognition programs, license plate readers, cell phone extraction software, and Stingray devices. This transformation is turning police officers into techno-warriors.
Police shootings of unarmed individuals occur frequently, likely due to the militarization of local law enforcement agencies and their aggressive attitude toward the communities they serve. These incidents of police brutality and the use of excessive force are ongoing problems.
The U.S. government has been using false flags and terrorist attacks to justify its tyrannical actions against citizens. This is a tactic that has been used regardless of which political party is in power. The government creates a threat, knowing the impact it will have on the public, and then asks for more power to protect the people from the threat without admitting their role in creating it.
The military and security industries in the United States have advocated for ongoing wars in order to keep their own businesses running and thriving. These industries stand to profit greatly from the expansion of America’s military empire both domestically and abroad. At the same time, private property rights are being eroded, as government agents are able to invade homes, use force, and cause damage without consequence, and individuals can be punished for making use of their own property in ways that are considered unconventional or unauthorized.