Decentralization and Diversity: Keys to Survival

Decentralization and Diversity: Keys to Survival

We have today tremendous forces at work driving us toward centralized control, one world government, and perhaps even totalitarianism. These will inevitably collapse, but not before causing great pain and suffering – as always. What can we do to survive? Decentralization and diversity are the keys. To succeed, both are essential. How might this work in practice?

Blockchain Technology, Digital Money, Digital Everything

Blockchain Technology, Digital Money, Digital Everything

This topic is one of the scariest that I have ever encountered. Starting from blockchain technology that is used for cryptocurrency, it quickly led to a new form of connection, governance, and transaction management – decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). Klaus Schwab and his World Economic Forum (WEF) are prime drivers of DAOs. What’s so scary about this? Read on.

Cryptocurrencies Are Dead. Why? CBDCs. Maybe.

Cryptocurrencies Are Dead. Why? CBDCs. Maybe.

Cryptocurrencies are not money but just a transaction mechanism. They have no proven safe store of value. They are collapsing, for reasons. Luckily, central banks just so happen to be ready to rollout out their CBDCs, which are not money either. CBDCs are only a payment mechanism linked to wonderful fiat currencies, like the US dollar, but they will save the monetary system. Or maybe not.

Democracy? Who Needs It When We’ve Got G3P

Democracy? Who Needs It When We’ve Got G3P

Even though we can’t do anything about where the world is headed, it is always helpful to understand as much as possible about what is actually happening. Why? Because this understanding allows adaptation, the key to survival – according to Charles Darwin. This post looks at a huge but underreported globalization happening and how we might best adapt to it.

Living In The Metaverse — Our New Virtual Space

Living In The Metaverse — Our New Virtual Space

Unlike myself, you probably know all about the Metaverse – a single, universal, and immersive virtual world focused on social connection. Not my thing but probably attractive to the tech-oriented folks. Even the World Economic Forum (WEF) has jumped on the Metaverse bandwagon. Is this a major red flag? Maybe part of how we will own nothing and be happy?

The World’s Systems Are Collapsing. Good News?

The World’s Systems Are Collapsing. Good News?

The world is a big mess, and getting worse by the day. Ukraine escalation. Inflation. Enormous debt. Supply chains still struggling. Petrodollar collapse. U.S. hegemony falling apart. Nuke war threats. And much more. Are we doomed, or is this actually some good news? The world is a complex system, and system collapse is how things get fixed. There may be no other way out for us.

Are We Becoming Calhoun Mice?

Are We Becoming Calhoun Mice?

Cage a bunch of mice in a giant box and give them everything that they could ever need. Outcome? Not happy mice, but complete extinction within five years, in multiple experiments. Why, when they had everything? Maybe “everything” is missing something vitally important for survival long-term. What might this be, and does it have any implications for human survival?

Do We Really Need Government? Unfortunately, yes.

Do We Really Need Government? Unfortunately, yes.

Roughly 18% of the U.S. workforce is employed in federal, state, or local governments, nearly 30 million people. About half the country thinks that’s too many while the other half thinks that’s too few. Yet, government as a percentage of population has been decreasing for 50 years. Why do we need (so much) government anyway? Turns out that government size is not the problem.

Digital ID’s For Surveillance. Digital Money For Control.

Digital ID’s For Surveillance. Digital Money For Control.

The increasingly powerful Klaus Schwab, his WEF, and his fast-growing army of supporters and implementers seem to have focused on an approach to a one- world-order that is working. Government-issued digital ID’s plus government-created digital money. And rapidly becoming non-optional. Global leaders are quite open about their objectives. Is this 1984’s obey-or-else time? Or just maybe – something good?

Say Hello To Your New Digital Self

Say Hello To Your New Digital Self

Have you met your digital self? Me neither. Didn’t even know that I have one. Turns out that your digital self is rapidly replacing your meat self. This is not good in my mind. What exactly is a “digital self”, and why do we need one? Is a digital self possibly optional, or an essential part of our new world?