"The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more
controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite,
unrestrained by traditional values.
"Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance
over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing
even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will
be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities."
(1928-) Polish American political scientist, National Security Advisor, Executive Director of Trilateral Commission
Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era, 1970