The Metaverse is a danger to the world and people, but billionaire technocrats promoting low-value technology will not tell you about it. In the review, we will look at the other side of the metaverse, open the curtain a little and talk about what is usually not said or written in promotional articles praising the Metaverse technology.
The Metaverse plays into the hands of the World Economic Forum’s “great digital reset” agenda, where your avatar becomes a “virtual doll” for your digital identity. Where the “Internet of Bodies” ensures that your personal data is always recorded and that you will not own anything of physical value in the augmented reality built by the government, commercial and private organizations that collect and monitor your data for the sole purpose of manipulating your life and behavior in their interests.
The Metaverse “promises to become” a digital ecosystem in which virtual and augmented reality are the main technologies for interacting with the Internet, providing what the fanatics of the gig economy call “a sense of presence and a shared physical space” where work and play will reach a new level.
While virtual reality (VR) will distract users from the harsh realities of homelessness and living in a “citizen-centric welfare state” while they sit in their pods waiting for their next Universal Basic Income scholarship in the form of a programmable digital currency, the augmented reality (AR) aspect of the metaverse is a goldmine for data collection.
Behind the bread and spectacle of sumptuous sights and sounds is a tasteless, odorless digital environment whose main function is to keep you connected to the metaverse while you willingly give away the most intimate details of your life to unelected technocrats who have bought into the idea of a great digital reset. society and the world economy.
Navigating this “brave new virtual world” will require a special type of passport – a digital twin, which is nothing more than a digital identity card disguised as a virtual avatar.
As the metaverse matures and evolves, the boundary between the digital and physical worlds will blur, thanks to an interconnected ecosystem of wearable, implantable, or consumable devices known as the Internet of Bodies (IoB), which will drive a posthuman future of technologically enhanced and genetically altered transhumanism.
And if the current climate of cancellation culture is any indication of where the Internet is headed, then what you say and do in the metaverse can and will be used against you in the real world – it all depends on how the metaverse is run and who is in it. governs.
Here we look at the Internet of bodies, digital identity, and what a day in the life of the metaverse could look like through the lens of the WEF’s great reset agenda in regards to the so-called 4th Industrial Revolution.
Hackable people and the “Internet of bodies” in the metaverse
For many years, WEF founder Klaus Schwab has argued that the so-called fourth industrial revolution will lead to the fusion of our physical, biological, and digital identities. The Metaverse promises to justify his claim.
- “We believe that neural interfaces will become an important part of how we will interact with AR glasses,” M. Zuckerberg said in 2021.
In addition to virtual and augmented reality, the devices we interact with in the metaverse will become even more personal and invasive in data collection. As Zuckerberg said in his talk at the Connect 2021 conference, “There will be new ways to interact with devices that will be much more “natural”.
“Instead of typing text or pressing a button, you will be able to gesture with your hands, say a few words, or even just do something while thinking about it.”
- “What the fourth industrial revolution will lead to is the merging of our physical, digital and biological identities” – statement by Klaus Schwab in 2019
Devices that allow you to “do things by thinking about them” belong to a growing ecosystem of interconnected devices known as the “Internet of the Body” (IoB) , which connects the human body with an abundance of sensors capable of transmitting personal data over interacting networks – a new era of transhumanism.
According to a RAND Corporation report published in 2020, an IoB device is defined as a device that:
- contains software or computing capabilities;
- can interact with an Internet-connected device or network;
“Internet Tel” satisfies one or two of the following requirements:
- collects human-generated medical or biometric data;
- can change the functions of the human body, which means increasing or changing the functioning of the user’s body, for example, the improvement in cognitive abilities and memory provided by the brain-computer interface, or the ability to record everything that the user sees through an intraocular lens with a camera.
In his talk at Connect 2021, Zuckerberg referred to the “Internet of Bodies” ecosystem in the context of the metaverse, saying:
“We believe that neural interfaces will be an important part of how we interact with AR glasses and more specifically EMG input from the muscles in the wrist combined with contextualized AI.”
“You can send a text message just by thinking about the movement of your fingers,” he added.
Once enough biological data has been collected from the Internet of Bodies (IoB), humans can begin to be hacked and programmed.
The formula for the ability to hack people – by Yuval Harari
At the annual WEF meetings in Davos, historian Yuval Harari has been repeating for years that all it takes to hack a person is biological data and computing power.
- “We are no longer mysterious souls; now we are hackable animals.” – Yuval Harari, WEF Forum 2020
He even came up with a formula that, in his opinion, “may become the defining equation of life in the 21st century”:
B x C x D = AHH – This means that biological knowledge times computing power times data equals the ability to hack humans.
“We humans must get used to the idea that we are no longer mysterious souls; now we are animals that can be hacked,” warns Harari.
If something can be hacked, then it can be reprogrammed. This also applies to people.
In Harari’s terms, human hacking means that governments and corporations know more about you than you know about yourself and can therefore predict and manipulate your decisions.
What better way for the great digital reset of society than to give the ruling class the power to hack every member of society themselves?
The more devices connected to the metaverse, the more data is collected. The more devices, the more data, and the more control those who own this data become.
“If this power falls into the hands of a 21st-century dictator, the result will be the worst totalitarian regime in the history of mankind” – Yuval Harari, WEF, 2020
“Internet of the Body” IoB – the technology is already with us
The Internet of Me turns our biological and cognitive lives into streams of data that can be tracked, shared, and shaped.
Before the term “Internet of the Body” became popular nomenclature, it was briefly called “Internet of Me” – both terms build on the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) and extend it to the human body.
The internet of me loosely refers to the technology that connects our minds and bodies to the online world. It turns our biological and cognitive lives into streams of data that can be tracked, shared, and shaped,” says the 2015 WEF Agenda.
- “Now is the time for the Internet of bodies. This means collecting our physical data with devices that can be implanted, swallowed, or simply worn, generating vast amounts of health-related information” – WEF Agenda 2020
Having a device on your body that knows what you’ll do before you do it raises serious ethical questions about how the data is collected, where the data goes, and who has access to some of the most intimate details of your life.
- With data collected with an IoB device as simple as a pair of AR glasses, who needs facial recognition, geolocation, or contact tracking where any government or corporation can literally see what you see, what you do, and where you go in real life? time?
The “Internet of bodies” not only promises to track everything that happens in the human body but the collected data can be used to change its behavior for good or for terrible, depending on who and for what purpose is manipulated.
“Given the unprecedented number of sensors attached to, implanted in, or injected into the human body to monitor, analyze, and even modify the human body and behavior,” the RAND report recommends “urgent action should be taken to address the ethical and legal issues surrounding the IoB”.
“Immediate action is needed to address the ethical and legal issues surrounding the IoB” – RAND Corporation statement in 2020
In June 2020, WEF Research Fellow Xiao Liu stated, “The time has come for the Internet of bodies. This means collecting our physical data through devices that can be implanted, ingested, or simply worn, generating a huge amount of health-related information.”
“The flood of data collected through these technologies is contributing to our understanding of how human behavior, lifestyle, and environmental conditions affect our health. It also expanded the concept of healthcare beyond the hospital or surgery and into everyday life,” she added.
With the convergence of the biological, digital, and physical realms, navigating the metaverse will require each user to have their own personal avatar to log in and identify themselves—a digital identity.
Digital identity as an avatar in the metaverse
Your metaverse avatar will be your digital twin, the virtual embodiment of your digital identity. A digital identity stores information about everything you do online, including what you share on social media, what sites you visit, your credit history, your health status, and the geolocation of your smartphone.
- “This digital identity determines what products, services, and information we can access – or, conversely, what is closed to us” – World Economic Forum, in 2018
Your digital identity can also contain all the credentials that would normally be found in a physical wallet, such as a driver’s license, insurance card, and credit card.
In addition, “Our personality is, quite literally, who we are, and as the digital technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution advance, our identity is becoming increasingly digital.”
According to the WEF Agenda, “Today, the Internet is often the main entry point for millions of us to access information and services, communicate and socialize with each other, and sell goods and entertainment.”
- “The metaverse is predicted to repeat this value proposition, with the only difference being that the differences between offline and online will be much more difficult to define.”
“The concepts of the fourth industrial revolution and the metaverse are inextricably linked” – writer Derrick Brose, from The Last American Vagabond, 2021.
Zuckerberg made a similar remark about the metaverse in his Connect 2021 keynote speech in October when he talked about seamlessly “moving” between the digital and physical realms through new technologies and devices that act as portals.
“You’ll be able to ‘move’ between these different experiences on all sorts of devices,” he said, adding, “Sometimes with virtual reality to be fully immersed, sometimes with augmented reality glasses to be present in the physical world, and sometimes on a computer.” or phones to quickly jump into the metaverse from existing platforms.”
The types of experiences users have in the metaverse and their level of access will be directly related to their digital identity.
“Thus, “digital identity is the foundation of digital transformation.” To understand this, replace the word “identity” with the word “avatar”. The digital avatars that represent us are being created as we venture into a metaverse where you own nothing and are happy.”
— @SikhForTruth March 1, 2022
Once the technocrats set the rules and norms for running the metaverse, what happens if you break the rules in the metaverse?
As Derrick Brose points out in The Last American Vagabond (TLAV), “the goal is a society of tracking and control, where all transactions are recorded, every individual has a digital ID that can be traced, and social malcontents are closed to society with using social credit scores.
“The goal is a tracking society where all transactions are recorded, every person has a digital ID that can be tracked, and socially dissatisfied people are locked out of the society with social credit scores” — Derrick Brose, in TLAV, 2021.
When your digital ID determines which products, services, and information are restricted and allowed, the easiest thing you can do to punish rule breakers is to simply cut them off, just like the Chinese Communist Party does with its social credit system.
Once again, the technocrats’ vision of the metaverse plays right into the agenda of the great reset and the promise of the 4th industrial revolution: the fusion of biological, physical, and digital identities.
As Brose says in TLAV, “the concepts of the fourth industrial revolution and the metaverse are inextricably linked.”
Digital currencies for digital goods in digital markets
With heads of state around the world marching to the beat of the globalist “build it better” drum, companies like Blackrock buying up every available home, and people like Bill Gates buying up every farmland, ownership, anonymity, and autonomy for private citizens are becoming more difficult than ever.
“For the billionaire class and their puppet organizations like the WEF and the United Nations, the metaverse holds the potential to turn all life into digital prisons, where people can be charged for services and products in the digital realm.” – Derrick Brose, The Last American tramp”, 2021.
While unelected bureaucrats seek to take over and control the physical world, they are simultaneously creating a parallel world of virtual experiences to replace the real ones they say we won’t be able to enjoy in the near future:
- Virtual office/work from home.
- Virtual food.
- Virtual home (decor, views, etc.)
- virtual community.
- Virtual education/school.
“For Sale” as the only sustainable middle-class lifestyle scalable to ~8 billion people.
— John Robb @johnrobb, November 5, 2021, on Twitter.
When the metaverse comes into its own, you won’t have to worry about not being able to afford a real home.
“Congratulations to the new owner of the supermegayacht Metaflower NFT for making it history in the Metaverse NFT. This auction saw the highest ever price for the @TheSandboxGame NFT asset at 149 ETH ($650,000) and is an exciting time for every member of the Fantasy community.”
— @Everyrealm, November 24, 2021 on Twitter.
“Experiences” in Zuckerberg’s metaverse include creating, buying, and selling digital products that don’t exist in the physical world, like avatar clothes or luxury yachts, the latter of which recently sold for $650,000. Instead, you can build a virtual home for which you will pay with virtual currency and which can be practically turned off at any time.
In the virtual metaverse, you may not be able to feel the warmth of the sun on your face, smell the fragrant scent of a freshly cut rose, or enjoy the juicy taste of ripe fruit, but you will be able to enter a tasteless, odorless illusion of sights and sounds that will make you forget how you don’t really have much.
WEF’s Dystopian Futurisms for the Metaverse in the 2030s
If you’re looking for a corporate utopian version of the metaverse, watch Zuckerberg’s hour-long talk and don’t ask any questions. If you’re looking for a dystopian version, check out the World Economic Forum’s April 2021 analytical report, The Future of Technology: Predicting the Possible, Navigating the Next.
The report is a collection of fictional stories and insights written by WEF members tasked with imagining what a highly connected future might look like in the 2030s.
“Since at least the mid-2020s, medical data has become a particularly in-demand commodity. For us providers, this is usually one of the fastest and largest cash incomes. But selling my data to drugs scares me” — Maple’s Story, World Economic Forum 2021
- From these Memoirs of the 2030s comes Maple’s Story, which describes both the AR aspect of the metaverse and the aftermath of the great reset in seemingly prophetic prose.
Maple starts its day by connecting to the metaverse:
“I take my augmented glasses from the bedside charging station and grumpily put them on.”
Maple then describes how it makes a living in the 2030s by trying to sell its content to unknown third parties.
“That’s what I do. I’m hanging around […] and selling my digital exhaust to third parties who use it for “research and development”. At least I think that’s what they use it for.”
Maple doesn’t have a home of her own—as the WEF has already hinted at with his infamous “Have nothing and you’ll be happy”—so she emerges from her one-room apartment, still connected to the metaverse.
My mom was wary of my work because of the “privacy wars” in the 1920s. “I didn’t work two jobs for you to…sell yourself,” she told me. It’s like selling my data made me some kind of digital courtesan” – Maple’s Story, World Economic Forum 2021
“We all know that the easiest way to make money these days is to become a data provider” – Maple’s Story, World Economic Forum 2021
Is this what the WEF meant when it said, “You will own nothing and be happy” by 2030?
Maple’s story shows what a “great digital reset” could look like in the metaverse, including elements such as:
- Lack of your own home – life in an apartment;
- Lack of regular income – money is hard to come by;
- AR dominates daily interaction;
- Sale of personal data collected using IoB – human capital;
- Personal health data is the most valuable commodity – human capital;
- It is not known where the data goes, who uses it, and for what purposes;
- A culture of fear and anxiety about data collection and use;
- The widespread use of digital identifiers, social tags, and geolocation trackers;
- Biometric scanning for access to basic goods and services.
Maple’s story ends with her taking off and throwing away her AR glasses, freeing herself from the metaverse and stepping into the land of living people.
“The ordinary world – the natural world – is maintained like a botanical garden or a nature reserve, and then the human imagination, which is a titanic, Promethean force living freely in our kind – it is free in virtual reality to create all the castles of the imagination” – Terence McKenna, 1991 G.
While the onset of the metaverse is fraught with peril, it doesn’t have to be all gloom. Thirty years ago, Terence McKenna envisioned “the future of ultratech in a dimension that is separate from what is called the ordinary world.”
“The ordinary world – the natural world – is being maintained like a botanical garden or nature reserve,” he said.
“And the human imagination, which is a titanic, Promethean force that haunts our species, is free in virtual reality and can create any castles of the imagination.”
“It seems to me that the computer and virtual technologies are pushing towards this – towards a kind of mirror image of our own soul, that the agenda of cyberspace is a kind of turning the body inside out, bringing the soul to a visible manifestation in the world as a kind of internal, transdimensional object, and then turning the body into a freely controlled object in the human imagination” – Terence McKenna, 1991.
- Virtual and augmented reality will no doubt change the way we work and play, leading to exciting interdisciplinary collaborations, scientific discoveries, and untapped markets.
But if unelected globalists and unaccountable technocrats are in charge, the metaverse will become nothing more than a digital playground for a great reset, where your digital identity determines the level of access, where everything you say or do in the virtual world will haunt you in the physical and on the contrary, there will be no difference between them.
Once everyone is connected to digital identity and connected to the metaverse, all it takes to quell dissent is to simply flip a switch on someone’s digital identity, and voila! As if that person no longer exists.
Those who control the data and the flow of information collected from the biometric devices embedded in your home, city and body will control and manipulate every aspect of your life until there is nothing left of you to use.
Even more dystopian is that, with the help of brain-computer interfaces, a person’s thoughts, feelings, and memory could one day be reprogrammed so that they can no longer hold dissent, let alone remember who they are.
In the near future, brick and sea prisons may become obsolete in favor of brain-computer interfaces capable of altering brain activity, serotonin and dopamine levels.
“My fantasy about virtual reality is to use it as a technology to objectify language. Because if we could see what we mean when we say it, it would be a kind of telepathy.” – Terence McKenna, 1991
Through constant biometric surveillance, public-private entities can assert that someone is about to commit a crime, and therefore proactively punish or reeducate citizens accused of thought crimes such as anti-social behavior, anti-government sentiment, or opinions that go against the grand narrative.
- Reeducation will not require physical classes or camps, only the reprogramming of people through technological and/or biological means.
McKenna’s virtual reality “imagination castles” are still achievable, but so are the foundation dungeons.
Posted by: Tim Hinchliffe covers technology and society and examines public and private policies proposed by governments, unelected globalists, think tanks, big tech companies, and defense and intelligence agencies. Previously, Tim was a reporter for the Ghanaian Chronicle in West Africa and an editor for Columbia Reports in South America.