In Postman’s “From Technocracy to Technopoly,” he explores the transition that, as discussed in the previous chapter, created more of a focus on technology in regards to society. While in a technocracy tools become the central point of culture, in a technopoly, the modes of independent thought become governed by technology. Postman states, “And it does so by redefining what we mean by religion, by art, by family, by politics, by history, by truth, by privacy, by intelligence, so our definitions fit its new requirements. Technopoly, in other words, is totalitarian technocracy.” A technopoly’s dominance over culture corresponds to the struggle with police described in the Crimethinc article.
The over excessive force and use of oppression that police have implemented in the past decades can be said to have been based on the technopoly system. The overpowering police presence over society disables the people from having a voice in any matter deemed inappropriate. Silencing all effort to separate from the monopolizing power creates a forced dominance over the culture that is being controlled by social inequalities.