Technocracy Inc. Est. 1933 of WA State
Technocracy is a North American social movement. It has NO affiliation with any other organization, group or association either in North America or elsewhere. The basic unit of Technocracy is the chartered Section consisting of a minimum of 50 members. It is NOT a commercial organization or a political party; it has no financial subsidy or endowments and has no debts. Technocracy is supported entirely by the dues and donations of its own members. The widespread membership activities of Technocracy are performed voluntarily; no royalties, commissions or bonuses are paid, and only a small full-time staff receives subsistence allowances. The annual dues are $15.00 which are paid by the member to his local Section. Members wear the chromium and vermilion insignia of Technocracy, the Monad, an ancient generic symbol signifying balance of production and distribution.
Technocracy originated: in the winter of 1918-1919 when Howard Scott formed a group of scientists, engineers, and economists that became known in 1920 as the Technical Alliance a research organization. In 1933 it was incorporated under the laws of the State of New York as a non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian membership organization. In 1934 Howard Scott, Director-in-Chief, made his first Continental lecture tour which laid the foundation of the present Continent-wide membership organization. Since that time Technocracy has consistently maintained its activities which are directed toward bringing its social design to the attention of the public. There are members of Technocracy in all States in the United States and in the provinces of Canada, and in addition there are members in numerous other places with the Armed Forces. Members of Technocracy are glad to travel many miles to discuss Technocracy's design with any interested people. Technocracy originated and was built in North America by North Americans. It is now composed of North American citizens of all walks of life. Technocracy's membership is a composite of all the occupations, economic levels, races and religions which make up this Continent. Membership is open only to North American citizens. Aliens and politicians are not eligible. (By politicians we mean those holding elective office or active office in a political party.) so long as you are a patriotic North American you are welcome in Technocracy.
During the 1930s when a lot of people had lost their jobs Technocracy became the fastest growing membership Organization on the Continent at one time it had some 250,000 members. Of the countless social change groups formed during the so called great depression only this one remains. Technocracy was also the first ever group to publish articles on the environment. Once again a lot of people have lost their jobs (for different reasons) and Technocracy is once again a growing social movement. Due to the internet and appropriate technologies it is expected a method of social operation similar to the one promulgated by Technocracy will begin by 2012.
Although Technocracy once had its own meeting halls in most major cities like many organizations these days its activities now take place on the world wide web.