Authored/Edited- RS Hart
Plans for a Cashless society have been moving along for more than a decade now,as I’ve chronicled here before. But in the past handful of years & with the dawn of the post COVID era (2020-2030), those plans are beginning to accelerate. The world’s reserve Fiat currency(The US dollar) has been on some shaky ground for a while now,and we might be looking at another financial collapse sooner rather than later. While a cashless society isn’t an entirely nefarious plan,the fact is that’s where the trends with technologies were heading to anyway. What is nefarious is the agenda to exploit these advances in technology for the benefit of a small wealthy financial elite,and the agenda to consolidate this technology in the hands of central governments for greater control of their populations. Crypto currencies and the Block chain have been groundbreaking developments and have set the standard for cashless transactions. But now Elite’s of corporations and governments want to utilize this technology for greater social/financial control of mass populations.
A recent case in point is the IMF discussing the institution of Central bank digital based currencies(CBDC’s). 2019/2020 seems to be the year of accelerated promotion of CBDC’s.
“In January, the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden) and the Swiss National Bank, together with the European Central Bank and BIS, announced they had formed a group to assess the opportunities for CBDCs in their home jurisdictions“.
Further: ” A Bank for International Settlements (BIS) survey published earlier this year. According to the survey’s results, nearly 80% of central banks that responded in 2019 indicated they are engaged in or plan to commence CBDC development“.
The IMF and BIS are big time players in the world of international finance and the overlords of the current Debt based fiat currency program. With talk of “The great reset” coming from the same financial elite’s in Davos,Switzerland,you can most assuradley see that there is a framework being set up for a one world financial system a.k.a New World Order. The push for Cashless has been going on for some time now.But now the COVID-19 “pandemic” has provided the most convenient justification for accelerating the cashless agenda,to promote “contacless” banking and exchange of currencies worldwide,all for your safety of course .Just like the same line was used to promote the “War on Terror” post 9-11,now we are in a battle with a new invisible enemy,and you need to give up some or (mostly all) of your freedoms if you wish to remain “safe”.
Another related front to the Digital Currencies being promoted is the idea of Bio-security, The use of Digital forms of ID,which in some cases (and the agenda is moving in this direction) utilizes biometrics to authenticate your “digital person”. Not only is cash a “dirty” and outdated mode of transaction in the post pandemic era,but so is the freedom to travel without digital surveillance.
Que up the United Nations and their announcement of a digital ID for UN personnel that combines Blockchain and Biometrics (See where this is going??)
UN launches Digital ID wallet with biometric security
“A solution combining biometrics, blockchain and mobile technology developed for UN personnel by the UN Digital Solutions Center (UN DSC) has won a technology challenge, the agency announced.
UN DSC is a pilot project of the World Food Programme and UNHCR with operational support from UNICC, intended to create digital solutions to help UN agencies with common operational and transactional tasks.
The UN Digital ID is a digital wallet that agency personnel can use for data related to human resources, medical status, travel, payroll and pensions, which can also be used for onboarding new employees, leaving or retiring from the organization.”
Good to see that the UN is on the “progressive” path of providing for it’s “personnel” from Cradle to Grave isn’t it?
As Spiros Skouras has pointed out at Activist post:
I can’t help but to raise the question, what kind of social controls could this possibly provide the technocrats if people decide not to obey certain restrictions or requirements? ForExample: If you didn’t get your latest shot, individuals may face travel restrictions. Or, you may not be able go to work, or your payments may be frozen until you comply.
They may not have to mandate anything if they can ‘encourage’ you to obey.
Inevitably With the advances of technology,the world will continue to move away from physical to digital/biometric ID, As observed by Biometric update: Five years from now there will be more than six billion digital identity apps in use around the world, up from just over a billion today, according to a Juniper Research forecast. The research also suggests that those civic identity apps will be their predominant form, and that there will be 40 percent more digital ID apps than cards by 2025. But the consideration for digital surveillance and tracking of populations and individual privacy seems to fall by the wayside,Convenience and ease of use have become the prevailing paradigm.
Other Future related trends of concern that will further erode personal and digital privacy are Social crediting systems,As pioneered by Communist China. And Body activity based Cryptocurrency mining as patented by uber corporatist’s Microsoft. While future trends will continue to move into the digital realm,the public should remain vigilant. Meanwhile mega corporations and governments will never abandon their own history of predatory behavior.