Social Mood Conference | Socionomics Foundation

September 16, 2014

In an April / May 2010 study, socionomist Alan Hall said that clashes between authoritarians and anti-authoritarians would increase around the globe. In the years since then, stories about government surveillance, spying, threats to privacy, whistleblowers, and militarized police actions have become fixtures of the daily news cycle – even in the ‘Land of the Free.’

How did Hall anticipate these trends? And what authoritarian expressions does he expect to see next?

Watch Hall’s interview with Socionomics Institute staff below to find out more.

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Alan Hall expounds on these ideas in his recent Socionomist article “From the Dot-Com Bubble to Big-Brother Panopticon.”

In the fifteen-page article, Hall examines ten authoritarian and anti-authoritarian trends – surrounding government surveillance, repressive authorities, Internet access, government entitlements, economic freedoms, court battles, terrorism, technology, whistle-blowers and public awareness.

Read an excerpt of the September 2014 Socionomist study “From the Dot-Com Bubble to Big-Brother Panopticon.”