Part One: Digital ID (DID)
Author: Steve Barker
Intro & Illustration: Paul Heaney
Steve Barker is an IT specialist who has worked at managerial level for some of the most well recognised UK and international companies. He has a sound grasp of the looming digital technologies and the implications of those technologies on all our lives, and what the potential is for both enhancing and undermining, if not disempowering us.
In a series of four articles, he explains what he identifies as the key areas of our lives where these technologies are planned to be used, the four pillars of control are technologies that will be sold as enhancers and enablers to a better world when in fact the opposite will be true. Through blind trust of those we have entrusted with overseeing and protecting us, and through wholesale acceptance of the most dramatic changes to life through unprecedented intrusive adoption of this digital world, where unchecked, the powers that be would use these technologies in ways we would not consent to if we knew the full and long-term implications. This digitisation would not serve us, but serve to enslave us, under a covert agenda of disempowerment and pernicious control.
Steve Barker shares his understanding and vision of this dystopian nightmare by introducing us to his first pillar in this first thought provoking part …
Introduction to ‘The Four Pillars of Control’
Throughout recent history, world events have been used (and in many cases engineered) to exert greater control over citizens, with globalisation and centralisation being key components in that control. The American banking crash that gave rise to the great depression resulted in independent banks being swallowed up by large chains, the removal of the gold standard resulted in money with state-malleability and allowed mechanisms to fund perpetual wars, so-called terrorist activities were used to erode our freedoms in the early part of the 21st century, and more recently, pandemics have been used to threaten even our individual bodily autonomy.
Based on the perceived successes of previous control initiatives, we are fast heading towards even more innovative and wide-sweeping control measures, made possible by the rapid technological advances we’ve witnessed over the last few decades. In my view, there will be very few places to hide from these new programmes of virtual slavery, so it’s vital that we understand what’s coming and what it really means for our everyday lives.
The coming advancements will be sold to us as solutions to problems; problems which likely already evoke strong emotions, especially fear. Promises to assuage these latent fears, trumpeted and parroted through the mainstream media, will gain mass consent.
I believe that four new, technocratic solutions will be phased in over the next few years, which will form the basis of our future slavery. I call them The Four Pillars of Control. In this article I’ll be exploring each pillar in turn, considering the problems they are purported to solve and the ways in which they will be leveraged as tools of control.
Pillar 1: Digital ID (DID)
When political stalwarts such as Tony Blair, Stephen Kinnock, William Hague, and many others associated with both sides of the UK House of Commons are busy trying to convince us that we need DIDs we should be concerned. DIDs will act as a unique identifier for every person, allowing all information relating to the individual to be collected and stored nicely in a single, virtual pot. We’re constantly being assured, even prior to rollout, that any such scheme would store only minimal amounts of data, whereas in reality, it won’t be long before they’re linked to our biometric data, and made available to facial recognition surveillance networks.
They will be sold to us as an enabler of frictionless international travel, as a way to manage migration and aid identification of illegal immigrants, and to eliminate all forms of fraud and impersonation, such as voter fraud. The promise to prevent illegal immigration alone will have the support of those triggered by the fallout of Brexit.
In reality, DIDs form the first, vital step to the implementation of the subsequent three pillars, and as is already the case in China, will be linked to the facial recognition cameras to build a picture of our daily lives. It is estimated that today, China has at least 200 million surveillance cameras enabled with facial recognition. As an aside, many people are worried about the health implications of 5G, but I would suggest that a more pressing area of concern around 5G is that it is a necessary enabler for real-time facial recognition camera networks. China has had mobile internet speeds way ahead
of most western countries for a long while now, particularly in big cities, and I believe this is entirely to support their facial recognition surveillance system.
The introduction of DIDs also feels like a component of the World Economic Forum (WEF) plan for everything to have its own DID – every toaster, car, house, pair of shoes, etc… in which people will rent everything (and be happy). I believe this is already in motion. For example, how many of today’s 18-year-olds have ever owned a music album, movie or piece of software? The days of paying a one-off fee to own the latest copy of Microsoft Office are over, and even BMW are getting in on the act, requiring car owners to pay subscription fees to use the seat warmers in cars they paid a premium for.
– Steve Barker
In the next article, while keeping you on the edge of that warmed-up seat, Steve Barker explains his second pillar of control … The Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).
Paul Heaney, March 2023
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