The ‘Great Reset’ and the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ are not phrases invented by tinfoil hat wearers joining dots to make any picture they please. They are terms used by the World Economic Forum, governments, politicians, royalty, and billionaire sponsors and others to describe ways of re-engineering societies and economies.
- It is being argued by some that they are using the pandemic as an opportunity to hasten the implementation of these plans.
- It is being argued by others that the pandemic, while unavaoidable, is being hyped and exagerrated in order to hasten the implementation of these plans.
- And there are those who think the pandemic did not occur due to incompetence or bad luck, and that it’s all part of a larger strategic plan.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Whatever the truth is, the Fourth Industrial Revolution has already started. AI (Artificial Intelligence), biometrics, nano technology are going to change the world. Jobs will be lost and others will be created, though some argue that due to AI there will be not enough to go round so a UBI (Universal Basic Income) is inevitable.
There is likely to be more surveillance with the use of ‘health passports’ and biometric data collection and sharing among the authorities. All this will of course be described in terms of the benefits to society but they also pose a huge threat to civil liberties. Note how people have quickly adapted to the ‘new normal’ – a term invented to describe living that is anything but normal.
The UK is already a world leader in key technologies – AI, nano and biotechnologies, and additive manufacturing to name a few. Our Industrial Strategy outlines what we’re doing to ensure the UK is a leader overall.
And our Digital Strategy, embedded within the wider Industrial Strategy, sets out the seven pillars on which we can build our success. And inside that fits our 5G strategy, like a set of Russian Dolls.
Our Strategy covers infrastructure, skills, rules and ethics of big data use, cyber security, supporting the tech sector, the digitisation of industry, and digitisation of government. All these are important.Rt. Hon. Matt Hancock MP, pub. 16th October 2017 https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-4th-industrial-revolution
The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another. It is a new chapter in human development, enabled by extraordinary technology advances commensurate with those of the first, second and third industrial revolutions. These advances are merging the physical, digital and biological worlds in ways that create both huge promise and potential peril.World Economic Forum, https://www.weforum.org/focus/fourth-industrial-revolution
The Great Reset & Build Back Better
The term ‘the great reset’ has been around for a decade. It’s now being used by those who, having noticed the impact of lockdown, want to make the changes introduced during lockdown permanent.
The pause during lockdown created by the pandemic will result in a 7% decrease in global emissions in 2020. The UN states that we need a decrease of 7.6% every year until 2030 to avoid climate and ecological disaster. This means we need to maintain the same decrease every year as if we were living in lockdown.https://greatreset.com/
So those cycle and bus lanes introduced by councils all over the UK during lockdown could become permanent fixtures. City centres might be transformed and might never return to how they were operated and managed prior to 2020.
This ‘new normal’ (a phrase invented to make you swallow the pill) will change society forever but it’s the thin edge of the wedge. You and your family might have to get used to the restrictions of lockdown.
You will not have any choice in this matter. If you refuse you may be subjected to the same social ostracising we’ve witnessed when people refuse to wear facemasks.
The Digital Health Passport
Remember flight shaming? The Great Reset has resulted in a high proportion of cruise ships and aircraft being sent to the scrapyard. If and when you decide to go on holiday in the years to come you may find that you will only be allowed to board the aircraft or ship if you can show a valid digital health passport. It might also be the only way you’ll be able to return to work, or find any work of any sort.
Facial biometrics could be used to help provide a digital certificate – sometimes known as an immunity passport – proving which workers have had Covid-19Coronavirus UK: health passports ‘possible in months’ https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/may/03/coronavirus-health-passports-for-uk-possible-in-months
As with all revolutions the benefits will be highlighted and the threats and damage caused by the changes will be shrugged off and dismissed as unfortunate but necessary collateral damage, all in the name of the greater good.
China is years ahead with the surveillance society. There is widespread use of facial recognition cameras and biometric data collection. They’ve introduced a social score that determines what kind of citizen you are and which controls your behaviour by way of penalties and rewards.
Here’s an article that explores this in more detail.
Lets look at how it is currently being used in China — the prototype not only of the rest of the world’s Lockdown, but also for Track & Trace Surveillance and the Traffic Light Health Passport. In regions in China, it is currently not possible to use public transport or enter any office or shop, including supermarkets and pharmacies without showing a green light status. There are local roadblocks marking the boundaries of neighbourhoods and districts which require drivers to present their pass.Aaron Davidson, The Health Passport — A Green Light for Tyranny?
If you’re happy with what is describes then there’s nothing to worry about.
If on the other hand this is not the future you envisaged for your descendants then now is the time to educate yourself and to learn how to resist the coming changes.