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Expanding the surveillance state through real-time monitoring

The Great first reset, virtual identity & the net of bodies: humans as a commodity, residents as stock, humans as products.

Ron Paul denounces the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) great reset time table, mentioning, “the great reset will dramatically amplify the surveillance nation thru actual-time monitoring.”

“This great reset is about expanding government power and suppressing liberty worldwide” — Ron Paul

As covid-19 vaccination and immunity passports are gaining traction among governments, airlines, and amusement venues, advocates of the extreme great reset agenda want to apply these virtual surveillance devices as tools for monitoring every issue of society. On Monday, January 4, 2021, former congressman Ron Paul denounced the great reset on his weekly column, declaring, “this great reset is set to increase government power and suppressing liberty worldwide.”

“the great reset will dramatically make bigger the surveillance state via actual real-time tracking. It’s going to additionally mandate that human beings get hold of a digital certificate so one can move about and even nanotech implanted in their bodies to screen them,” he added.

“The great reset violates our God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”

— Ron Paul

In his blogpost, Paul alluded to the WEF’s globalist agenda to peg all of us to a virtual identification, that, beyond storing health passports, monitors all social interactions, online conduct, and financial records, to name a few.

“the system of tracking and monitoring can be used to silence those expressing ‘dangerous’ political beliefs, consisting of that the great reset violates our god-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” added paul.

Digital Identity & the Internet of Bodies: Humans as a Commodity, Citizens as Inventory, People as Products

The general goal of the WEF’s so-known as the great reset schedule has constantly been to reshape the worldwide economic system and revamp every aspect of society, without or with covid.

Trust becomes a major concern when you realize that the concept of tracking and tracing each man or woman in the world has already championed via the WEF founder Klaus Schwab years earlier before covid-19 arrived on the scene.

Every other problem is whether or not to believe that the lockdowns, the limited mobility, the destruction of small agencies, the crashing of the financial system, the home evictions, and the biggest switch of wealth within the records of the arena are all essential to forestall an “invisible enemy,” together with the following curtailing of freedom that hasn’t been seen inside the free world because of the start of the so-referred to as the war on terror.

This digital identity determines what products, services, and information we can access – or, conversely, what has closed off to us

— WEF report

According to Schwab, the post-COVID fourth industrial revolution will lead to “a fusion of our physical, our digital, and our biological identities.”

in his books, “covid-19: the Great reset,” (2020) and “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” (2017), Schwab expected a future of monitoring and tracing every character through virtual identities linked to the internet of our bodies (IOB) surroundings.

For example, in “The Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Schwab noted:
Any package, pallet, or container can now be equipped with a sensor, transmitter or radio frequency identification (RFID) tag that allows a company to track where it is as it moves through the supply chain—how it is performing, how it is being used, and so on.

In the near future, similar monitoring systems will also be applied to the movement and tracking of people.

The un-elected elites are optimistic about the IoB, where human beings are connected to the internet via sensors, smart tattoos, RFID chips, health monitoring nanotech, and other digital devices that know when you sleep, when you defecate, or when you’re feeling emotional.

Internet of Bodies Examples, RAND Corporation

Under the great reset, everything we put in-and-on our bodies can be tracked and monitored, from keeping tabs on every ingredient in our meals to the drugs we administer, the tattoos we sport, and the clothes we wear — all will be used to digitally catalog every aspect of our existence.

According to a recent RAND Corporation report, the IoB “might trigger breakthroughs in medical knowledge […] Or it might enable a surveillance state of unprecedented intrusion and consequence.”

Treating humans like commodities mean we can be digitally branded like cattle, each of us with our own specialized barcode, much in the same vein as how retailers keep inventory

The Internet of Bodies

might trigger breakthroughs in medical knowledge […] Or it might enable a surveillance state of unprecedented intrusion and consequence

Dystopian scenarios are not a fatality […] the genie of tech surveillance will not be put back into the bottle

— Klaus Schwab, WEF

The digital identity agenda picked-up speed throughout 2020, starting with contact tracing and continuing with immunity passports to monitor and control citizen mobility for the greater good.

After attempting to justify mass surveillance in the interest of public health and safety, Schwab wrote in “COVID-19: The Great Reset” that in the post-pandemic era “the genie of tech surveillance will not be put back in the bottle,” and that “dystopian scenarios are not a fatality.”

Selected Excerpts from “COVID-19: The Great Reset”

Now that information and communication technologies permeate almost every aspect of our lives and forms of social participation, any digital experience that we have can be turned into a “product” destined to monitor and anticipate our behavior.

The pandemic could open an era of active health surveillance made possible by location-detecting smartphones, facial-recognition cameras, and other technologies that identify sources of infection and track the spread of disease in quasi-real-time.

Dystopian scenarios are not a fatality. It is true that in the post-pandemic era, personal health and wellbeing will become a much greater priority for society, which is why the genie of tech surveillance will not be put back into the bottle.

The combination of AI, the IoT, and sensors and wearable technology will produce new insights into personal well-being. They will monitor how we are and feel, and will progressively blur the boundaries between public healthcare systems and personalized health creation systems – a distinction that will eventually break down.

Freedom is a concept seldom valued among the un-elected bureaucrats when referring to the great reset agenda.

What are Digital Identities?
Identity encompasses everything that makes you unique.

By connecting your every online/offline interaction, your digital identity records:

Every click, comment, and share you make on social media
Every financial transaction you record
Your location and where you travel
What you buy and sell
Your personal health data and medical records
The websites that you visit
Your participation in civic functions (i.e. voting, taxes, benefits, etc.)
How much energy you consume
And more
Thus, your digital identity becomes an account of your social behavior, which can also be policed.

According to a WEF report from 2018, “Our identity is, literally, who we are, and as the digital technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution advance, our identity is increasingly digital.”

This digital identity determines what products, services, and information we can access – or, conversely, what is closed off to us.

Image Source: World Economic Forum
Contact tracing and immunity passports are just two drops in a digital identity bucket list of social control measures that the world’s elites have been planning for years.

These measures were not initially conceived as a response to the coronavirus, and the solutions presented have always been about controlling social behavior, redistributing wealth, re-appropriating land use, and giving more power to corporations and government under a new form of “stakeholder capitalism.”

Contact tracing and immunity passports as part of an overall digital identity are a means to an end.

In the grand scheme of things, immunity passports are also a continuation of broader surveillance measures under the blanket of serving the public good.

And while digital identities show great promise towards improving the livelihoods of millions, they are also used by authoritarian governments to profile and police citizen behavior.

Authoritarian Use of Digital Identity
Digital identities have already been rolled out by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) under its authoritarian social credit system.

From “deadbeat debtor” contact tracing apps that alert citizens with a warning whenever they come with 500 meters of someone who is in debt to the DNA phenotyping of over 1 million Uyghurs sent to “re-education” camps — the CCP is a living example of some of the horrible ways in which digital identities can be exploited.

In China, if a “netizen” has “broken trust” in one area of society, they are not able to access essential goods and services such as the ability to rent a home, travel, rent a car, go out to restaurants, and so on (watch the end of the state-run propaganda video below).

In the near future, beyond travel and mobility between countries, people who rely on public transportation, those who wish to attend cinemas and concerts, or anyone wanting to enter public buildings such as schools and universities, may soon have to contend with showing proof of immunity from COVID-19 and/or other contagions.

While tracking, tracing, and proving immunity can be greatly effective in reducing the risk of transmission and protecting those most vulnerable, these digital passports also risk enabling a global surveillance state that tramples over the constitutions of free nations the world over.

Great Reset Envisions a ‘Citizen-Centered Welfare State’
Between 2014 and 2017, the WEF called to reshape, restart, reboot, and reset the global order every single year, each aimed at solving various “crises.”

2014: WEF publishes meeting agenda entitled “The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics, and Business.”
2015: WEF publishes an article in collaboration with VOX EU called “We need to press restart on the global economy.”
2016: WEF holds a panel called “How to reboot the global economy.”
2017: WEF publishes an article saying “Our world needs a reset in how we operate.”
In 2020, the coronavirus was the catalyst needed to enact the great reset plan that had been bubbling under the surface for years, and immunity passports are just another step in the overall plan to track and trace every citizen through their digital identity.

When politicians, captains of industry, and bureaucrats talk about the need for a great reset, they are referring to an ideology that was put in place way before COVID-19 was ever a thing.

All it took was a global crisis to make their final push towards a technocratic utopia where you and I own nothing, have no privacy, and live in a “citizen-centered welfare state.”

The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world to create a healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous future

— Klaus Schwab, WEF

“The world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions,” Schwab declared in June, 2020.

“Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a ‘great reset’ of capitalism,” he added.

Since Schwab’s declaration, heads of state past and present, royalty, and the media have all jumped on board the great reset train towards the nefarious “new normal.”

But some have been pushing back.

Great Reset Resistance
Apart from Ron Paul denouncing the great reset earlier this week, Brazil’s minister of foreign affairs, Ernesto Araujo, has also publicly denounced the un-elected, globalist ideology, tweeting last month, “Brazil stands for freedom. No to the ‘great reset.’”

Araujo told a special session of the United Nations in December:

“Totalitarian social control is not a remedy for any crisis.”

“Those who dislike freedom always try to benefit from moments of crisis to preach the curtailing of freedom. Let’s not fall for that trap,” he added.

Totalitarian social control is not the remedy for any crisis

— Ernesto Araujo, Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

Last year, the WEF backed multiple immunity passport and digital health credentialing projects that are rolling out now, such as Travel Pass (developed by WEF partner IATA), Common Pass (developed by WEF partner Commons Project), and Covid Pass (developed by a WEF Young Global Leader).

Also in 2019, the European Commission (EC) was already planning on rolling out vaccination passports across the European Union by 2022, according to the EC “Roadmap on Vaccination 2019-2022” report, which was last updated Q3, 2019, well-before the global crisis.

Health passports can be used to free-up mobility in a safe way for the benefit of billions, or they can be used to deny citizens access to certain goods and services, especially when pegged to someone’s overall digital identity.

All of the dystopian scenarios laid out in this article may not come to fruition, and all the technologies described can be enlisted to help liberate society out of sickness, poverty, and despair.

My biggest concern is in placing all my trust in the hands of the wealthy and powerful who fund, develop, and have a vested interest in the use and control of the technology and its governance.

Original Author: Tim Hinchliffe
The Sociable

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