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Global Gridlock by Kingsley Dennis

Date: 1 April 2008

Kingsley Dennis has just had a new article published in the Centre for Research on Globalization online.

Global Gridlock: How the US Military-Industrial Complex Seeks to Contain and Control the Earth and it's Eco-System

He argues that the future direction of present technological emergence is one that seeks to go beyond networks; rather it is towards ubiquitous technologies that offer a complete immersive (or rather 'sub-mersive') experience of a digitised environment. With networks there is always the possibility of moving into the grey and illusive areas in-between. These are the areas where the networks do not, or cannot, cover; neglected zones of poverty and risk, and insecure zones of warlord regions, and smuggling zones. With immersive technological mapping there may one day be no 'spaces in-between'; the distinction between 'in' and 'out' dissolved; boundaries melted away under the digital gaze. In this article he argues that the US military-industrial complex is attempting to gain full dominance over the complete information spectrum, including dominating the electro-magnetic spectrum and the Internet, in order to gain full total coverage for purposes of containment and control.

News website: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8499

 

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Associated staff: Kingsley Dennis

Associated departments and research centres: Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Sociology

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