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Central Bank Digital Currencies are the Bullet Train to Digital Concentration Camps

“If you can move every human into a digital concentration camp, empty their bank account any time you want, and tell them what they can and cannot spend money on, you've got complete control."

KanekoaTheGreat
Sep 19

The White House published a "comprehensive framework" on Friday attacking decentralized cryptocurrencies while promoting a U.S. government-controlled programmable Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), per an official press release.

Agencies that were chosen to lead the ongoing working group for the research and possible development of a CBDC include the Federal Reserve, the National Economic Council, the National Security Council, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the Treasury Department.

CBDCs are digital currency issued directly from a nation-state’s central bank and serve as legal tender.

Critically, CBDCs are controlled by governments and therefore represent the polar opposite of the ideas — decentralization, open-source software, permissionless, peer-to-peer transactions — that made Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies such a revolutionary technology.

As you can guess, CBDCs will be tied to user identities and Digital IDs, which will allow for total surveillance by the State and eliminate any chance of financial privacy.

According to the Atlantic Council’s Central Bank Digital Currency Tracker, 112 countries, representing over 95 percent of global GDP, are exploring a CBDC.

11 countries have already launched a digital currency including Nigeria and numerous Caribbean nations.

14 countries are testing pilot programs including South Korea, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, and China which is set to expand its use of the Digital Yuan in 2020

Source: Atlantic Council CBDC Tracker
Anthony Pompliano, an American entrepreneur, investor, and Bitcoin evangelist wrote last March that “central bank digital currencies will be one of the greatest violations of human rights in history.”

“Central bank digital currencies remove the privacy and decentralized nature of physical cash,” Pompliano explained. “It creates an environment where central banks have complete control over every aspect of a citizen’s financial life.”

“These central bankers will be able to see what is in your bank account, who you transact with, what you purchase, and anything else they are curious about in your financial life,” he wrote.


“That full transparency with the state removes all elements of privacy, while also giving the institutions the ability to censor any and all transactions, regardless of whether they have a legitimate reason or not.”

Pompliano’s comments mirror those made by the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Neel Kashkari who, speaking at a panel hosted at Columbia University, said that he had no idea what problem centralized digital currencies solved for American citizens.

“What is it that a CBDC can do that Venmo can’t do?” Kashkari asked. “Well, I can see why China would do it.”

“If they want to monitor every one of your transactions, impose negative interest rates or directly tax customer accounts,” he said. “You can do that with a Central Bank Digital Currency, you can’t do that with Venmo.”

Robert Kiyosaki, the author of the personal finance book, ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ had scathing criticism for the idea of introducing CBDCs.

Kiyosaki referred to the Executive Order 14067 signed by the Biden White House in early March that established the government’s position on creating a CBDC as the “most treasonous act in U.S. history” in a tweet that he posted on July 17th.

In addition, Kiyosaki went as far as to declare the establishment of CBDCs to be “communism in its purest form.”

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therealkiyosaki
@theRealKiyosaki
Jim Rickards made his most important announcement today. It’s about the most treasonous act in US history Biden’s Executive Order 14067. It’s communism in its purest form, the creation of CBDC Cental Bank Digital Curreny. Stay awake. Tune in to Rickards. Tune out Biden Take care
July 18th 2022

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Imagine these scenarios:
You spoke up against masking children at your child's school board meeting. Purchase denied.

You exceeded your vehicle’s weekly miles and surpassed your carbon limit. Purchase denied.

You posted private messages on Facebook questioning the integrity of the last election. Purchase denied.

You did not take your latest Pfizer mRNA gene therapy shot. Purchase denied.

You defied your lockdown protocol and traveled outside of your quarantine zone. Purchase denied.


The future according to the World Economic Forum’s Klaus Schwab and the billionaires and bankers who back him. “You’ll own nothing. And you’ll be happy”.
All of this would be possible because CBDCs are programmable.

For example, China’s Digital Yuan can be programmed to be activated on a certain date, programmed to expire on a certain date, programmed to be only valid for certain purchases, and ominously, programmed to be only available to citizens who meet certain pre-conditions.

Central banks can thus influence and control the behavior of the recipients of this centralized digital currency, as well as exclude those who they want to penalize from participating in the financial system.

These CBDCs would be linked to Digital IDs, which would be linked to vaccine passports, carbon footprints, and a social credit system similar to the one being implemented in China.

In fact, the entire coercion around implementing vaccine passports and Digital IDs looks to be a pre-planned stepping stone for the roll-out of central bank digital currencies and global social credit systems.

This top-down control dovetails with the green energy movement which is designed to produce energy scarcity within a digitally monitored smart grid connecting electricity, gas, and energy usage to citizens’ Digital IDs.

Catherine Austin Fitts, the former Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, said in a recent interview, “All of this clean energy is designed to produce an all electrical system which will allow them to build an all-digital transaction system that will give them digital control.”

“Energy will be top-down and then you’re going to place sensors and chips on everything that moves in America,” she explained.

“If you can move every human into a digital concentration camp, empty their bank account any time you want, and tell them what they can and cannot spend money on, you've got complete control."

If your government approves a CBDC, every doctor you visit, every meal you eat, every trip you take, every purchase you make, and every dollar you own will be tracked, in real-time, by your government, for the rest of your life.

Central bank digital currencies are the next frontier for the battle for freedom and this is a conversation that must start now because centrally controlled digital currencies are coming down the pipeline in a big way.

Without global awareness, central banks will weaponize money against humanity and pull off the greatest violation of human rights we have ever seen and citizens will cheer them on while they do it.
 

Samuel Adams

Veteran Member
The only thing that stands between the ease of a life without buying and selling……..is man’s foolhardy construct of a “civil government”.

Only government REQUIRES participation in a scheme of commerce……from those who are willing to bow to such a requirement.

There is a point of contention to start with, those who are looking for means by which to resist.
 

Ragnarok

On and On, South of Heaven
President Biden Signs Executive Order, Signaling the Development of a United States Central Bank Digital Currency and Shaping Up Regulations of Digital Assets
On March 9, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets, bringing the U.S. Government one step closer to regulating cryptocurrencies1 and digital assets2 at the federal level and international stage.

Historically, the regulatory oversight of digital assets and cryptocurrencies has been arbitrary, nonexistent, or inconsistent, at best.

Take for example the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) current lawsuit against CEO Brad Garlinghouse and Chairman Christian Larsen of Ripple, the digital payment network supporting the digital asset XRP. The SEC has brought individual claims against Garlinghouse and Larsen for, among other things, their alleged aiding and abetting of Ripple's purported unregistered distribution of billions of dollars worth of XRP. Garlinghouse and Larsen adamantly defend that the SEC has failed to, among other things, establish that XRP is in fact a security.

Likewise, regulatory entities have overtly dissuaded investors from investing in cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Just last week, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration published its concerns that cryptocurrencies can purportedly present serious risks to retirement savings such as 401(k) retirement accounts, given various concerns such as valuation, volatility, and the evolving regulatory landscape.

However, the evolving regulatory landscape may soon finally gain the structure and oversight that consumers, investors, businesses, and the decentralized crypto asset market have long sought with respect to consistent regulation, adequate protections of digital assets, and the potential for lucrative returns on investments.

In particular, the Executive Order calls for the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA) and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy (APEP) to effectuate the goals of the Executive Order and coordinate the efforts of various government agencies and entities, who have been called on to focus on the following areas and accomplish the following tasks within the next year.

Policy and Actions Related to United States Central Bank Digital Currencies.

The Executive Order places significant urgency on contemplating the potential designs and deployment options of a United States central bank digital currency (CBDC)3. The Executive Order calls for government entities, including the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Commerce, to collaborate and submit a report on the future of money and payment systems, including analyses dedicated to the following:

  • the potential implications of a United States CBDC, based on the possible design choices, for national interests, including implications for economic growth and stability;
  • the potential implications a United States CBDC might have on financial inclusion;
  • the potential relationship between a CBDC and private sector-administered digital assets;
  • the future of sovereign and privately produced money globally and implications for our financial system and democracy;
  • the extent to which foreign CBDCs could displace existing currencies and alter the payment system in ways that could undermine United States financial centrality;
  • the potential implications for national security and financial crime, including an analysis of illicit financing risks, sanctions risks, other law enforcement and national security interests, and implications for human rights; and
  • an assessment of the effects that the growth of foreign CBDCs may have on United States interests generally.

The Executive Order also calls for the Attorney General, in conjunction with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, to perform and submit an assessment of whether legislative changes would be necessary and appropriate to issue a United States CBDC.

Measures to Protect Consumers, Investors, and Businesses

The Executive Order calls for a number of government agencies, including the SEC, to submit a report through an interagency process on the following areas:

  • the implications of developing and adopting digital assets and changes in financial market and payment system infrastructures for United States investors and businesses;
  • conditions that would drive mass adoption of different types of digital assets and the risks and opportunities such growth might present to United States consumers, investors, and businesses;
  • the role of law enforcement agencies in detecting, investigating, and prosecuting criminal activity related to digital assets;
  • consider what, if any, effects the growth of digital assets could have on competition policy;
  • the extent to which privacy or consumer protection measures within their respective jurisdictions may be used to protect users of digital assets and whether additional measures may be needed;
  • the extent to which investor and market protection measures within their respective jurisdictions may be used to address the risks of digital assets and whether additional measures may be needed; and
  • the connections between distributed ledger technology and requisite economic and energy transitions.

Actions to Promote Financial Stability, Mitigate Systemic Risk, and Strengthen Market Integrity

The report calls for the Department of Treasury and the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) to determine the financial stability and inherent risks of the adoption of digital assets. In particular, the Department of Treasury and FSOC have been ordered to submit a report on the myriad of existing digital assets, financial stability risks posed by these digital assets, and proposals for legislation and additions or amendments to existing regulations.

Actions to Limit Illicit Finance and Associated National Security Risks

The Executive Order asserts that digital assets have been increasingly utilized in facilitating nefarious activities including sophisticated cybercrime related financial networks, money laundering, and corruption. In an effort combat such criminal and fraudulent activities, the Executive Order directs a number of government entities, including the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of National Intelligence Department, to:

  • provide insight on illicit finance risks posed by digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, stablecoins4, and CBDCs; and
  • develop a coordinated action plan to address the role of law enforcement, mitigate digital asset-related illicit finance and national security risks, and measures to increase financial services providers’ compliance with anti money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) obligations related to digital asset activities.
Policy and Actions Related to Fostering International Cooperation and United States Competitiveness

The Executive Order cites that cooperation between domestic and foreign government agencies and regulators is imperative to maintain consistent regulatory standards. The Executive Order calls for the U.S. Government to accomplish the following:

  • establish a framework for interagency international engagement with foreign counterparts;
  • adapt, update, and enhance adoption of global principles and standards for how digital assets are used and transacted;
  • promote the development of digital asset and CBDC technologies consistent with United States values and legal requirements;
  • promote international principles, standards, and best practices;
  • establish a framework for enhancing United States economic competitiveness in, and leveraging of, digital asset technologies; and
  • submit a report to the President on how to strengthen international law enforcement cooperation for detecting, investigating, and prosecuting criminal activity related to digital assets.

BOTTOM LINE

The immediacy of the above should signal to investors and businesses alike that cryptocurrencies and digital assets have become ripe for long-term investments and, consequently, imminent regulation.

Let us work with you to optimize your goals and operations by forecasting and developing a plan to mitigate regulatory and legal risks involving cryptocurrencies and digital assets.

1 The Executive Order defines "cryptocurrencies" as "a digital asset, which may be a medium of exchange, for which generation or ownership records are supported through a distributed ledger technology that relies on cryptography, such as a blockchain and digital assets."

2 The Executive Order defines the term "digital assets" as all central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), "regardless of the technology used, and to other representations of value, financial assets and instruments, or claims that are used to make payments or investments, or to transmit or exchange funds or the equivalent thereof, that are issued or represented in digital form through the use of distributed ledger technology. For example, digital assets include cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and CBDCs. Regardless of the label used, a digital asset may be, among other things, a security, a commodity, a derivative, or other financial product. Digital assets may be exchanged across digital asset trading platforms, including centralized and decentralized finance platforms, or through peer-to-peer technologies."

3 The Executive Order defines the term "central bank digital currency" or "CBDC" as "a form of digital money or monetary value, denominated in the national unit of account, that is a direct liability of the central bank."

4 The Executive Order defines "stablecoins" as "a category of cryptocurrencies with mechanisms that are aimed at maintaining a stable value, such as by pegging the value of the coin to a specific currency, asset, or pool of assets or by algorithmically controlling supply in response to changes in demand in order to stabilize value."
 

Hfcomms

EN66iq
“If you can move every human into a digital concentration camp, empty their bank account any time you want, and tell them what they can and cannot spend money on, you've got complete control."


That is the plan. A digital gulag without fencing. Along with that goes a version of the Chinese social credit scores. They are going to go to a UBI or Universal Basic Income of sorts during or shortly after this crisis and the vast majority will flock to the FedNow app for their phones or tablets. But in order to get this UBI there will be hoops you have to jump through of course and you can let your mind run wild.

But of course whatever they offer you won't be enough to sustain you on but you will have the opportunity to earn extra credits by being a good boy or girl on your social credit score. That might include ratting out your neighbors for being an 'extremist' or a MAGA supporter for that matter, etc.

It will function much as the Gestapo did during WWII. People were in fear of the Gestapo but there were relatively few Gestapo agents. They got most of their information through denunciations filed against people by their neighbors. You have a nosy neighbor and they think you are up to something they can file a report against you with their app and between that and the various fusion centers that vacuum up everything about your digital footprint they will have a pretty good idea if you are willing to go along with the program or if you are going to be a problem child.

I intend to be a problem child myself.
 

West

Senior
If it looks like it's about to happen, I'll take our savings and turn it into gold coins.

Might be to late by then. Meaning mostly you will not be able to obtain it.

Still not as bad as most who think cash will always be king and bury that in the upper 40.

I know that it would be smart to acquire what you want now or years ago.

And then if it looks like it's about to happen, better to take fiat savings and donate some to who ever is in charge. Also register into the rulers political party, etc... IDK.

Just musing.
 

Jeff Allen

Producer
No matter how things look...we have less than ten years to prepare for this change and possibly under five even.
When its done....so are we if we don't fight it. And it IS a fight to the death...because good folks are as good as dead, remember they WANT YOU DEAD....and it shall be if you let them.

J
 

Tristan

Has No Life - Lives on TB
No matter how things look...we have less than ten years to prepare for this change and possibly under five even.
When its done....so are we if we don't fight it. And it IS a fight to the death...because good folks are as good as dead, remember they WANT YOU DEAD....and it shall be if you let them.

J


Josie Wales had something to say about that:

rt: 17 seconds...


Back to CBDC's... keep in mind, cbdc's are but one spoke in the wheel...
 

Ractivist

Pride comes before the fall.....Pride month ended.
No matter how things look...we have less than ten years to prepare for this change and possibly under five even.
When its done....so are we if we don't fight it. And it IS a fight to the death...because good folks are as good as dead, remember they WANT YOU DEAD....and it shall be if you let them.

J
Ten years, you’re dreaming.
 

BUBBAHOTEPT

Veteran Member
Shit! These are some grim alternatives. How bout we not let it get that far..... :kaid:
Well, at least if I'm left behind I'll have a good idea where down range is...
 

TammyinWI

Shocked and Awed
This concept is a great Witnessing tool, and needs to be held off and rejected as long as possible:

Digital IDs Are Coming to America and Nobody's Paying Much Attention​

It's understandable that with so many existential threats facing our nation and nearly all American citizens, this relatively new threat would be missed. It shouldn't be. It's too big to ignore.​


JD Rucker
1 hr ago

When a story broke last week that Congress had taken another big step toward rolling out digital IDs, I expected it to be huge news among conservative and alternative news outlets. Nope. I completely overestimated the impact of the article posted by Just The News, an article that unfortunately downplayed its own reporting.

Generally speaking, I love what John Solomon and his group do for journalism. The vast majority of their stories are straight news which is something we desperately need more of in America. State the facts and let the people make up their own minds — that's what I'd love to see. Instead, we have "news" that's tilted one way or the other and almost always to the left for corporate media. I have no problem with opinion pieces, but disguising opinions as "news" is not journalism.

The story in question was titled, "National Digital ID Clears Congressional Hurdle Amid Fears It Could Be Politically Abused." Here are the important parts:
A national digital ID system for U.S. citizens is fast becoming a reality following a vote by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to advance the Improving Digital Identity Act.
Digital IDs act as online, data-laden representations of human beings. Many analysts, such as the authors of a 2019 McKinsey Global Institute report, argue they could be the key to unlocking access to financial services, various government benefits and educational opportunities, as well as a number of other critical services. Some of the same analysts, however, also warn that the "risks and potential for misuse of digital ID are real and deserve careful attention."
Although the concerns about digital IDs are real, it's important to separate the facts from the fearmongering fiction. In simple language, a digital identity enables an individual to prove who they are in the virtual world. Proponents claim digital IDs offer greater privacy than traditional forms of identification and can help minimize some of the risks associated with physical documents such as driver's licenses, passports, etc. Others, though, are quick to sound the alarm, warning that the introduction of digital IDs will almost certainly lead to an erosion of civil liberties.
"Digital is often touted as the 'future,' and many people cast such a transition as inevitable," writes Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the ACLU, who believes digital IDs could prove to be a privacy nightmare. "But digital is not always better — especially when systems are exclusively digital."
"There’s a reason that most jurisdictions have spurned electronic voting in favor of paper ballots, for example," Stanley writes. With voting software in some states vulnerable to outside interference, paper ballots increasingly appear to be much safer.
Similarly, digital IDs are vulnerable to attack. Horror stories involving people's identities being stolen are not uncommon. Remember, digital IDs are synonymous with data, and if there is one thing hacker's love, it's data — especially the data of U.S. citizens.

As I noted, the article downplays the threats of a digital ID in the United States. The reality is a digital ID is a requirement in order for the powers-that-be to fully implement their machinations, whether you want to call it Build Back Better, the 4th Industrial Revolution, or The Great Reset. An article by Dr. Joseph Mercola highlights the risks further. The article is below the video.

On today's episode of The JD Rucker Show, I explained why this is such a threat and continued on to other stories that demonstrate the perfect economic storm we're in right now. It's going to get worse before it gets any better, if at all, which is why we strongly recommend picking one of our America First precious metals companies to move investments and retirement as soon as possible.

ID2020 — Your Digital ID of the Future Has Arrived

STORY AT-A-GLANCE
  • The ID2020 Alliance is a public-private partnership founded by Bill Gates’ GAVI: The Vaccine Alliance, The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft, Accenture and Ideo.org
  • General partners in the alliance include, among others, Facebook, Mastercard, the United Nations International Computing Centre and Okta, an identity platform
  • The ID2020 Alliance is painting itself as the global identification superpower, intent on creating a digital ID that will track you throughout your life, via the help of multibillion-dollar corporations
  • In the end, the global superpowers won’t go so far as to create a worldwide digital ID that can simply be left behind when you feel like it; they’ll want something more permanent, something that can’t be left at home, like an implantable microchip
  • Whatever the “final” digital ID ends up being called, it will include your digital identity, vaccination status and other health data, along with programmable central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), for starters
Since the beginning of the pandemic, efforts have been underway to advance digital identification systems, including mobile driver’s licenses and vaccine passports. In 2020, the World Economic Forum (WEF) rolled out plans for its COVIDPass, which required users to have their blood screened at an approved COVIDPass laboratory.1

They would then be issued a QR “health code” via their cellphone, to be presented at airports, borders and entrances to various events. Of course, only those with a “passing” result would be allowed entry, shedding light on the technology’s nefarious potential.

If you refuse to have your blood tested, or the blood test shows you’re infected, you’ll be unable to go about your daily life as you did prior to 2020. Freedoms have been blatantly lost and restricted, with many signing up for this prison-like existence voluntarily in the name of health protection.

According to WEF, COVIDPass doesn’t include tracing technology,2 but it easily could at some point. Then, your whereabouts could be tracked and your movement restricted based on what your phone’s QR code reveals about your health, your finances — or anything, really. This is only the beginning.

ID2020 Is Coming to Take Away Your Privacy, Freedom

If you haven’t yet heard of the ID2020 Alliance, this is definitely something that should be on your radar. It’s a public-private partnership founded by Bill Gates’ GAVI: The Vaccine Alliance, The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft, Accenture and Ideo.org.3 General partners in the alliance include, among others:4
  • The Learning Economy Foundation, founded by the United Nations in 2018
  • Facebook
  • Mastercard
  • ShareRing
  • Simprints
  • National Cybersecurity Center
  • The United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC)
  • Okta, an identity platform
ID2020 began as a digital identity program for Bangladesh and has since expanded to include “the implementation of digital technologies which tie with the [Learning Economy] Foundation’s vision of a world in which learners can map their educational progress to achieve their academic, employment, and life goals.”5

In August 2021, when the Learning Economy joined the ID2020 Alliance, Ethan Veneklasen, ID2020 head of advocacy and communication, stated, “Education and workforce development represent an exciting opportunity to apply digital ID technology, especially as we think about the potential of digitally verifiable educational credentials.”6
This gives a glimpse into where this technology is going. Soon, there’s no telling what you’ll be asked to digitally verify, but your “educational credentials” are sure to be fair game, along with everything else.

Global Partnership Emerges in Race for Digital ID

Not content to let a single company, state or government handle the roll out of digital IDs, the ID2020 Alliance is painting itself as the global identification superpower. “No government, company or agency can solve this challenge alone,” ID2020 states on its website. “Setting the future course of digital ID and navigating the associated risks is a challenge that requires sustained collaboration and global partnership.”7

The idea of global synchronization has a familiar ring to it, doesn’t it? In October 2022, the World Health Organization announced a global initiative of its own, called One Health Joint Plan of Action. In WHO’s case, the organization is joining forces with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and others to gain further control of human health and the environment.8

The ID2020 Alliance is working to become a similarly powerful entity in the realm of digital IDs. Just as WHO is working on coordinating financing in order to achieve their global agenda, the ID2020 Alliance is similarly combining multiple globalist organizations, synchronizing their plans — and their resources. According to ID2020:9

“Ad-hoc investments in single use-case projects (“business as usual”) will be insufficient to bring about transformative impact. Changing the flow of funds is necessary to re-align incentives. That’s why collaborative funding mechanisms are essential to ensure that digital ID can be a platform to enable the delivery of diverse benefits and services throughout an individual’s life.”
Did you notice “throughout an individual’s life”? So the plan is for the digital ID to track you from cradle to grave. It then goes on to state that it plans to achieve its goals via the help of multibillion-dollar corporations:10
“Private sector engagement is critical for solving at scale. Alliance partners include companies with a collective footprint in the billions and a shared commitment to an ethical approach to digital ID.
Decisions about how Alliance funds are administered, which programs to fund, and which technical standards to support are made jointly by Alliance partners through a transparent governance process, preventing dominance by any single institution or sector.”

Continued next post:​

 

TammyinWI

Shocked and Awed
Continued:

Infrastructure for a Social Credit System Laid Out​

Some have speculated that the introduction of digital IDs and vaccine passports in the U.S. is laying the infrastructure for a social credit system similar to the one in China. China’s social credit system, a massive undertaking of government surveillance that aims to combine 600 million surveillance cameras — about one for every two citizens — with facial recognition technology, has an end-goal of being able to identify anyone, anywhere, within three seconds.11
At present, the system is still disjointed and focused on corporate social credit more so than individual social credit, but it’s “evolving rapidly.”12 Here’s an example of how social credit can work, from 2019 — before the pandemic, which has only accelerated data collection and surveillance measures — from Wired:13
“The criteria that go into a social credit ranking depends on where you are, notes [Mareike] Ohlberg, [research associate at the Mercator Institute for China Studies]. ‘It's according to which place you're in, because they have their own catalogs,’ she says. It can range from not paying fines when you're deemed fully able to, misbehaving on a train, standing up a taxi, or driving through a red light.
One city, Rongcheng, gives all residents 1,000 points to start. Authorities make deductions for bad behavior like traffic violations, and add points for good behavior such as donating to charity. One regulation Ohlberg recently read specifically addresses stealing electricity. Of course, you'll have to get caught first or be reported by someone else.
While facial recognition is infamously used to spot jaywalkers, in some cities it's not so automated, Ohlberg notes.
Private projects, such as Sesame Credit, hoover up all sorts of data on its 400 million customers, from how much time they spend playing video games (that's bad) to whether they're a parent (that's good). That can be shared with other companies. One infamous example is Sesame Credit linking up with the Baihe dating site, so would be partners can judge each other on their looks as well as their social credit score; that system is opt-in.”

The Leash Is Tightening All Around​

Programmable central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) add another layer of control. As a fiat currency in digital form that is programmable, it would be easy to make it so you can only spend your money on certain things or in specific places, as desired by the issuer.

Then there are the seemingly innocuous smart meters, which raise serious privacy concerns, not to mention health concerns from their related electromagnetic fields. Before smart meters were widely available, your electricity usage was recorded by a meter reader who would visit your property once a month and manually record your energy usage.
Now, this data is tracked at hourly or half-hour intervals, which energy companies are billing as a way to save you, the customer, money.14 But like digital IDs and CBDCs, smart meters aren’t there for your benefit.

Smart meters do more than measure your energy usage. They’re also capable of distinguishing what type of energy you’re using. So they know if you’re doing a load of laundry, watching TV or have left your home for the day. While this might not sound nefarious on the surface, it’s an intensely personal form of surveillance — one that could easily be used against you, including to ration your energy.15

Now consider that many not only have smartphones and smart meters but also have connected alarm clocks, vehicles, refrigerators and doorbells, each of which reveals another layer of details about your most personal moments, which could be used for nefarious purposes.

As The Telegraph reported,16 Britain’s Crossbench Peer Lord Alton warned of the dangers of intertwining mass surveillance systems with daily living. “[W]e simply cannot allow the tools of genocide to continue to be used so readily in our daily lives. Mass surveillance systems have always been the handmaiden of fascism. The government should come forward with a timetable to remove these cameras and technology from the public sector supply chain.”

The End Goal? Implantable Tracking Devices​

In the end, the global superpowers won’t go so far as to create a worldwide digital ID that can simply be left behind when you feel like it. They’ll want something much more permanent, something that can’t be left at home.
Sweden is one of the earliest adopters of implantable microchips. The chip is implanted just beneath the skin on the hand and operates using either near-field communication (NFC) — the same technology used in smartphones — or radio-frequency identification (RFID), which is used in contactless credit cards.17

Already, Sweden has become more or less a cashless society. Now, this tiny implant will replace the need for debit and credit cards all together, as well as identification and keys. To pay for an item, all you have to do is place your left hand near the contactless card reader, and the payment is registered.

An estimated 5,000 to 10,000 Swedes have been chipped so far, although Swedish authorities claim they don’t know the exact number, as there’s no central registry. In the end, everything will be connected to a single implantable device.
Right now, it’s a tossup as to whether a vaccine passport or a digital identity platform will be the foundation for what’s to come, but what is certain is that whatever it’s called, it will include your digital identity, vaccination status and other health data, along with programmable CBDCs.

Ultimately, your digital identity will include everything else that can be known about you through surveillance via implanted biosensors, your computer, smartphone, GPS, social media, online searches, purchases and spending habits. Imagine having AI listening, watching and scoring every move you make and every heartbeat, and algorithms deciding what you can and cannot do based on your behavior, expression, social contacts and personal views.
Add to that technologies that can modify your behavior and emotional state with or without your knowledge, which is what the WEF’s 2020 briefing document on the Internet of Bodies (IoB) describes,18 and the future looks like a prison-state.

To put it simply, as targetTRUTH tweeted, “ID2020 is an alliance among numerous companies to microchip every single human being on the planet.”19 In the meantime, to ensure that you can be traced and tracked at all times, WEF announced that clothing of the future will also contain built-in digital passports — and they’re slated to reach the market in 2025. 20

 
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