Own Nothing & Be Happy – The New Normal?

In 2016 the world witnessed two of the most seismic political events in modern day history, namely the UK’s Referendum on EU membership resulting in Brexit and the election of President Donald J. Trump in the US.

I think it is fair to say that today we see the two countries undergoing widespread turmoil and chaos.  Could this be by design?  Could David Cameron’s statement made in 2016 have held more credence than we gave it credit for?

What if there had been forces at work for decades shaping our futures behind the scenes, from within supranational organisations such as the UN and the World Economic Forum.

Could these two acts of democratic defiance have engaged “WWIII”- not in the traditional sense perhaps, more a silent battle to regain control? This is not beyond the realms of possibility is it?

There is a growing trend among globalist organisations to carry out “Wargaming”. This process sets out scenarios to look at strategies, reactions, and tactics. But they do not advertise their experiments as such.

I have previously covered two such events held by The World Economic Forum (WEF) – “Event 201” and “Cyber Polygon” –  the first being a simulation of a worldwide coronavirus pandemic, played out months before the Covid-19 outbreak, the second a looming large scale cyber attack on critical infrastructure.

Thought Experimentation or Blueprint?

The WEF has released a short video setting out a vision of “how the world could change by 2030” and proceeded to list 8 expectations.

We asked experts from our Global Future Councils for their take on the world in 2030, and these are the results”

1.     All products will have become services. “I don’t own anything. I don’t own a car. I don’t own a house. I don’t own any appliances or any clothes,” Shopping is a distant memory in the city of 2030, whose inhabitants have cracked clean energy and borrow what they need on demand. It sounds utopian, until they mention that every move is tracked and outside the city live swathes of discontents, the ultimate depiction of a society split in two.

2.     There is a global price on carbon. China took the lead in 2017 with a market for trading the right to emit a tonne of CO2, setting the world on a path towards a single carbon price and a powerful incentive to ditch fossil fuels. Europe, meanwhile, found itself at the centre of the trade in cheap, efficient solar panels, as prices for renewables fell sharply.

3.    US dominance is over. We have a handful of global powers. Nation states will have staged a comeback. Instead of a single force, a handful of countries – the U.S., Russia, China, Germany, India and Japan among them – show semi-imperial tendencies. However, at the same time, the role of the state is threatened by trends including the rise of cities and the spread of online identities.


4.    Farewell hospital, hello home-spital. Technology will have further disrupted disease. The hospital as we know it will be on its way out, with fewer accidents thanks to self-driving cars and great strides in preventive and personalised medicine. Scalpels and organ donors are out, tiny robotic tubes and bio-printed organs are in.

5.    We are eating much less meat. Rather like our grandparents, we will treat meat as a treat rather than a staple. It won’t be big agriculture or little artisan producers that win, but rather a combination of the two, with convenience food redesigned to be healthier and less harmful to the environment.

6.    Today’s Syrian refugees, 2030’s CEOs. Highly educated Syrian refugees will have come of age by 2030, making the case for the economic integration of those who have been forced to flee conflict. The world needs to be better prepared for populations on the move as climate change will have displaced 1 billion people.

7.    The values that built the West will have been tested to breaking point. We forget the checks and balances that bolster our “democracies” at our peril.

8.    “By the 2030s, we’ll be ready to move humans toward the Red Planet.” What’s more, once we get there, we’ll probably discover evidence of alien life.  Big science will help us to answer big questions about life on earth, as well as opening up practical applications for space technology.

The WEF, presumably in response to the overwhelmingly negative reactions it received added a note explaining that “The blog series this video is based upon is a thought experiment to provoke questions about the future.”  But is it or could it be a blueprint?

I will leave you with one last little gem that I stumbled across from the WEF’s website which really piqued my imagination, I hope it does yours…….

“They live different kinds of lives outside of the city”

“My biggest concern is all the people who do not live in our city. Those we lost on the way. Those who decided that it became too much, all this technology. Those who felt obsolete and useless when robots and AI took over big parts of our jobs. Those who got upset with the political system and turned against it. They live different kind of lives outside of the city. Some have formed little self-supplying communities. Others just stayed in the empty and abandoned houses in small 19th century villages.

Once in a while I get annoyed about the fact that I have no real privacy. Nowhere I can go and not be registered. I know that, somewhere, everything I do, think and dream of is recorded. I just hope that nobody will use it against me.

All in all, it is a good life. Much better than the path we were on, where it became so clear that we could not continue with the same model of growth. We had all these terrible things happening: lifestyle diseases, climate change, the refugee crisis, environmental degradation, completely congested cities, water pollution, air pollution, social unrest and unemployment.

We lost way too many people before we realised that we could do things differently”.


Thought Experimentation or Blueprint?

Utopia or Dystopia?

Conspiracy Theory or The New Normal?

I will leave that for you to decide.









2 thoughts on “Own Nothing & Be Happy – The New Normal?

  1. You would find me outside these cities , being saying this for ages , they’ll only believe when it’s to late for them

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