“Officials at the National Science Foundation envision computerized ”collabatories” in which scientists using computer work stations could directly view and control the output of complex machines, such as particle accelerators, wind tunnels, telescopes and nuclear reactors, even though they were thousands of miles from the actual apparatus.”
”The infrastructure we will need in the 21st century goes beyond traditional public works projects,” Senator Gore said. ”I envision a national computer network linking academic researchers and industry, using the nation’s vast data banks as the raw material for increasing industrial productivity and creating new products.”
”It’s possible that if we simply let a completely self-motivated marketplace develop our data communications infrastructure for the future it will be either inferior to what is being developed in Japan or Europe or owned by companies in Japan and Europe,” said Russell Neuman, a political scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.
The article mentions the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) in Reston, Virginia. Robert Kahn was president of CNRI at that time.
Another proposal by the Corporation for National Research Initiatives in Reston, Va., calls for the creation of a digital library, a computer data base that would permit vastly improved access to information for researchers and students. ”From any work station you should be able to specify a document if it exists anywhere in the country and then view it directly,” said Robert Kahn, president of the corporation. Mr. Kahn, a former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has been a key sponsor of the idea of creating a gigabit network to link research centers and universities.
Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf were the pioneering engineers who designed and implemented the TCP/IP communications protocol that made networking and communications of remote computers possible.
[About] CNRI – “CNRI is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1986 to foster research and development for the National Information Infrastructure. Among CNRI’s major goals is a program of research to identify and nurture infrastructural technologies and services that will unlock the potential of information and knowledge along with technology itself. CNRI promotes various collaborative activities that create productive synergies among government agencies, universities, and private organizations; undertakes targeted research in technologies for information management and high-speed networking…”
In 2011, IBM had their centennial celebration. On their website, there is a section devoted to their accomplishments as a corporation. They list the top 100 of their innovations in the world of computing and business machines. One of those is titled Rise of the Internet (emphasis added):
In 1985, the National Science Foundation (NSF) launched an initiative to build a state-of-the-art national backbone network, an inter-net, that would be based on transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) and would link supercomputer centers and regional academic networks….A number of universities and companies participated in its development, including IBM. Recognizing that much of this new network would have to be invented and lashed together, the NSF solicited proposals and awarded the project to IBM, MCI, the State of Michigan (home to a large community of computer scientists and keen to link up existing telecommunications networks within the state) and a consortium of universities in November 1987.
In 1987, IBM, working with the U.S. National Science Foundation and our partners at MCI and Merit designed a new high-speed National Science Foundation Network (NSFNET) to connect US universities and 6 US-based supercomputer centers. The NSFNET greatly increased the capacity of the Internet (increasing the bandwidth of backbone links from 56 Kilobits/sec to 1.5 Megabits/sec to 45 Megabits/sec) and greatly increased the reliability and reach of the Internet—reaching more than 50 million users in 93 countries when management of the Internet infrastructure was transferred to the telecom carriers and commercial Internet Service Providers in 1995.
[Note: The database and communications technology for the Human Genome Project to map our DNA was another big, networked systems that was included in the NSFNET. See Page 7, Human Genome Project.]
In the New York Times article mentioned above, there was a lot of hand wringing about maintaining our “technological edge” over Europe and Japan. In 1986, the European Union initiated a pan-European roads automation project. The U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration had a history of it posted on their website:
PROMETHEUS was started in 1986 and was initiated as part of the EUREKA program, a pan-European initiative aimed at improving the competitive strength of Europe by stimulating development in such areas as information technology, telecommunications, robotics, and transport technology. The project is led by 18 European automobile companies, state authorities, and over 40 research institutions. The budget for the project is over $800 million and the project is scheduled to last 7 years.
PROMETHEUS is a pre-competitive research project, with the output being a common technological platform to be used by the participating companies once the product development phase begins. The overall goals of PROMETHEUS fall into four categories:
- Improved driver information – providing the driver with information from new sources of technology that were not previously available. Currently, the lack of information or the inability to assess a hazard is often the primary cause of accidents.
- Active driver support – when the driver fails in some way at the driving task, the system may aid the driver in an informative way or by active intervention.
- Cooperative driving – establishing a network of communication between vehicles in order to provide drivers with relevant information for areas en route to their destination.
- Traffic and fleet management – systems for the efficient use of the road network, ranging from highway flow control to fleet operations.
Computer Systems Policy Project
Following the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Transportation project Mobility 2000 in which the mandate was to think in terms of “blue sky” design using the maximum technology possible, an informal assembly of industry, university and government representatives founded a lobbying group by the same name to promote the use of advanced technology integrated into vehicles and the roadways.
In 1989 a consortium of Chief Executive Officers of American computer companies formed the Computer Systems Policy Project (CSPP) “to provide the CEOs of the industry with a forum to discuss, develop and advocate public policy positions on trade and technology issues critical to the computer systems industry and country”.1
In 1999 when John Chambers of Cisco Systems joined the CSPP, there was an article on Business Wire 2 that listed the 12 CEOs of CSPP as of that date. The names of those CEOs are:
Lewis E. Platt, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hewlett- Packard and chairman of CSPP
Richard E. Belluzzo, chairman and chief executive officer of Silicon Graphics, Inc.
John T. Chambers, president and chief executive officer of Cisco Systems, Inc
Michael S. Dell, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Computer Corporation
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of International Business Machines Corp.
Andrew S. Grove, chairman of Intel Corporation;
Scott G. McNealy, president and chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Lars Nyberg, chairman and chief executive officer of NCR Corporation
Eckhard Pfeiffer, president and chief executive officer of Compaq Computer Corporation
Ronald L. Skates, president and chief executive officer of Data General Corporation
Lawrence A. Weinbach, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Unisys Corporation
Apple Computer, Inc.
In January of 1993, the Technology CEO Council published a report titled, Perspectives on the National Information Infrastructure (NII): CSPP’s Vision & Recommendations for Action.3
CSPP Summary of Recommendations
1. Make the NII a National Technology Challenge
2. Establish a National Information Infrastructure Council
3. Establish an NII Implementation Entity
4. Invest in Research for an NII
5. Fund Pilot Projects to Demonstrate Technologies
6. Develop a Public Education Program
7. Make Government Information Easily Accessible
1. Authorize a National Information Infrastructure Council and Appropriate Funds for its Operation
2. Authorize and Appropriate Funds for Research and Technology Demonstrations
1. Continue Investments to Develop and Deploy an NII
2. Continue to Invest in Research and Development of Applications
3. Reach Out to Other Industries
4. Promote NII Efforts
5. Develop and Participate in Pilot Projects
6. Develop NII Goals and Milestones
Finally, CSPP believes the public policy principles outlined at the end of this report must be addressed jointly by the private sector and government before the information infrastructure of the future can become a reality
In December 1990, the CEOs of CSPP met with Administration officials to discuss their public policy positions on technology issues. At that meeting, CSPP was asked to assess the High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) Program and provide recommendations to increase industry’s involvement and interest.
On December 3, 1991, after almost a year of review and analysis, CSPP issued its report and video, “Expanding the Vision of High Performance Computing and Communications: Linking America for the Future,” concluding that the HPCC Program is a significant and critical undertaking. It would, CSPP determined, advance research in high performance computing and networking technologies as well as increase the use of high performance computers to solve important science and engineering problems. At the same time, CSPP observed that the HPCC Program could provide a foundation for something more. If properly designed, HPCC research could advance the development of technologies to help solve a wide range of social and economic problems and improve the competitiveness of U.S. industry by providing the foundation for a national communications and information infrastructure.
CSPP continues to support the HPCC Program and believes it should remain a national research priority. CSPP applauds the recent creation of a new, improved management structure for the Program, which will provide a clear mechanism to coordinate, manage, and govern the implementation of the Program and a central point for private sector interaction. In addition, CSPP commends Senator Al Gore and Representative George Brown for introducing the Information Infrastructure Technology Act in the summer of 1992 to move the HPCC effort to a new level.
The research and technology advancements supported by the HPCC Program remain a high priority for CSPP. In October 1992, in the CSPP Agenda for the 103rd Congress, we recommended enhancing and expanding the HPCC research agenda to: 1) provide the foundation for an information and communications infrastructure of the future; 2) bring the benefits of HPCC technology to individual Americans in areas such as health care, education, and manufacturing; and 3) develop technology demonstration projects.
Part I: CSPP’s Vision
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The National Information Infrastructure: What is it? Why is it Important
The infrastructure of the future is a nationwide system that will allow all Americans to take advantage of our rich resources in information, communication, and computing technologies. It will link together a range of institutions and resources, from schools and businesses to libraries and laboratories. More importantly, it will link together individuals, from senior citizens and students, to health care professionals, manufacturing managers, and business people from all fields…
Throughout its history, the United States has followed a tradition of creating underlying national foundations – infrastructures – that have fostered a quality of life in America unmatched by any nation. Our transportation, electric power, and water systems are all solid examples of this tradition. As we move into the 21st century, these existing infrastructures will continue to be important, but they, alone, will no longer be sufficient to meet our national needs.
Why Should The United States Act Now?
Other nations, including Japan, Germany, France, and Singapore are taking significant steps to upgrade their own infrastructures and have long-term plans in place to continue doing so. With U.S. industry and government working together as partners, we can build on our already strong lead in information technology to maintain our current lead, help us compete abroad, and improve our quality of life at home.
Technology as the Mission of Government
In 1993, Al Gore announced at a National Press Club event that the Information Infrastructure Task Force was formed. In March of 1994, Al Gore gave a speech to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) asking their assistance for a global build out of the telecommunications network – taking the Technology CEOs Visions from a National Information Infrastructure (NII) to a Global Information Infrastructure (GII).
In July of 1994, the G7 met in Naples and they agreed to co-develop a globally integrated information network. They further agreed to allow the foreign minsters meet to discuss the development of global systems. By February of 1995, the minsters had agreed to a list of eleven pilot projects for international cooperation. Al Gore and Robert T. Allen, CEO of AT&T were both present at the conference. In his speech Allen referred to the Bangemann Report as being the justification for acceleration of the development of the GII. The Bangemann to whom he was referring was Martin Bangemann, German politician, Commissioner for the internal market and industrial affairs in the Delors Commission. The name of his report (Bangemann Report) was Europe and the Global Information Society.
The G7 adopted the plan for the Bangemann integrated Global Systems.
G7 – One World, One System NIST was the lead agency of government
In June of 1993, John Gibbons, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy testified at a hearing of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee to lay out the Clinton-Gore technology policy for Congress.
On June 10, 1993, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell gave the commencement speech at Harvard University following in the footsteps of General George Marshall when he gave the commencement speech in 1947 to announce the Marshall Plan.
There was nothing beneficial for vast majority of the American people in terms of the transfer of power and wealth from the government to the technology companies, the universities and research labs and to private corporations. It was just the opposite in fact.
“Our” government surrendered and became nothing more than a piggy bank for business to raid. The American people were surrendered to be plantation slaves for global business with the social engineers managing by force of a developing, technologically based police state.
The drama of the 2008 financial crisis demonstrated “the power of the market” versus the power of government. As Hank Paulsen said ‘when there is a problem between the political system and the markets, the markets win’. It wasn’t the banks that were bailed out, it was investment banks which had never been covered by the FDIC. They had to be bailed out because the securitized subprime loans had been sold to foreign investors.
So now that you understand that, what do you think all this COVID bullshit is about? Do you think your government donated your body to the “pharmaceuticals market” for research lab rats? I do.
On June 3, 2020, Davos announced “The Great Reset”. Listen to this podcast of Klaus Schwab talking about the Reset when it was announced. Consider this – in the 40th Anniversary report on the Davos group, was written the following (Page 60) emphasis added:
Because of the popularity of the informal discussions at Davos, the Forum took the initiative to invite the trade ministers of the top 12 trading nations and the head of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) to join an Informal Gathering on World Trade in Lausanne. On that occasion, the group launched the idea of a new trade round. Later, at the invitation of the Uruguay government, the group met again in Montevideo, where the Uruguay Round of global trade negotiations was officially launched. These talks would eventually lead to the creation in 1995 of the successor to the GATT, the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Don’t you think it’s time to shut this cult down and to stop the global parasitic corporations from feeding on us? I do.
1 CSPP Expanding the Vision of High Performance Computing and Communications: Linking America for the Future, December 31, 1991, http://www.skepticfiles.org/books/cspp.htm
2 CISCO Systems’ Chambers Joins CSPP, Business Wire, April 1, 1999, https://www.thetechnocratictyranny.com/PDFS/1999_Chambers_CSPP.pdf
3 Perspectives on the National Information Infrastructure: CSPP’s Vision & Recommendations for Action, January 1993 https://www.thetechnocratictyranny.com/PDFS/CSPP_NII_Vision.pdf
The original version of this article was posted November 10, 2017. It was updated and re-posted on March 4, 2021.