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When Corporations Rule the World, 3rd Edition by David C. Korten

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CHAPTER 7Illusions of the Cloud Minders

This troubled planet is a place of the most violent contrasts. Those that receive the rewards are totally separated from those who shoulder the burdens. It is not a wise leadership.

—SPOCK, “The Cloud Minders,” Star Trek

With the information technologies already available, I can sit on the beach of my Florida home with a laptop computer and a cellular telephone and monitor the video cameras installed throughout my manufacturing company in Ohio to ensure that my people are on the job and doing their work properly.

— Interview with company owner on US National Public Radio, August 31, 1994

“The Cloud Minders,” episode 74 of the popular science fiction television series Star Trek, took place on the planet ...

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