What May be Coming Next
The next "big scary thing" if the threats of "Pandemic" 2.0 don't work.
It’s the start of the weekend! Yay! Friday evening! You are sitting on the couch with your family or by yourself watching your “smart” TV and suddenly you get the spinning circle of death as the app you were using tries over and over again to buffer content that is no longer there. You haven’t quite realized what has happened yet, so you do what you always do… you restart your TV only to find out the buffering is still happening. You grumble under your breath and pick up your “smart” phone and notice your WiFi is no longer connected. You breathe a sigh of relief when you notice you do have cell service. You wander through your home checking all your “smart” devices and even, in desperation, cry out a command to your personal spy, Alexa, asking her to fix things for you. Alexa is silent.
Feeling nervous and afraid, you decide to call your internet service provider. After being placed on hold for 30 minutes, you have the privilege of speaking to “David” from tech support, who’s foreign accent is so thick you can barely understand a word he is saying. After 15 minutes on the phone with him, you are finally able to ascertain that “the internet servers are down, but please check back in an hour.”
Now you are pissed because you were looking forward to watching the latest episode of Yellowstone on demand. Grrr.
Because you still have cell service, but you only have a 4 gigabyte data plan, you decide to spend some time looking up some things on the internet. You open the search browser on your phone and enter a phrase into the search bar and, once again, you get the spinning circle of death and the subsequent 404 error. In desperation you try a couple of other search phrases, to no avail.
You text a friend of yours and tell them the horror story and they say, “Yeah man! That’s happening to me too!”
Now you are sitting on the couch wondering what you can do with your ruined evening that you had so meticulously planned. You have some beer and decide to self-medicate while you wait for the hour to pass that “David” from tech support told you would be the approximate amount of time you should wait.
In your buzzed haze, you fall asleep.
You wake up 2 hours later and look at your “smart” phone. Nope. No WiFi. You’re angry again. Even though you are still buzzed from the too-many-beers you drank earlier, you hastily dial up your internet service provider again. This time you get a recorded message: “We apologize for the delay. We are experiencing longer than normal call volume. Your estimated wait to speak with an agent is 2 hours.” You decide that the wait will not be worth it so you head to bed, all the while wondering what in the world is going on. As you doze off to fitful sleep you realize:
You never purchased any DVDs or Blu Rays.
You never purchased any real books.
You don’t have any paper magazine subscriptions.
You have no hobbies, or the supplies you’d need if you did have some, because everything has been “online” for you.
You don’t have a yard because you live in an apartment.
You don’t have a garden to tend to, or even a houseplant to care for.
You don’t really have anything in this physical world that you would need in case the “internet of things” was shut off or attacked or “whatever”.
You don’t have an AM/FM radio.
You have no landline phone.
You don’t have an antenna to pickup over the air digital signals on your “smart” TV.
When you wake up the next morning and cry out for Alexa to play the latest top 40 music, Alexa is still silent. You look at your “smart” phone and see, once again, you have no WiFi.
It suddenly dawns on you that the “world wide web” may be down! Is it for good?
You don’t know how to write checks.
You don’t have any cash, and heard somewhere that cash isn’t accepted at most places anymore.
You have some “crypto currency” but without the internet, it’s useless.
You realize that your life as you have known it is over. You feel desperate and panicked as you start wondering how you are going to work, eat, recreate, and communicate.
You’ve never written a letter to anyone in your life.
You’ve never bought stamps.
You don’t have any envelopes or even a piece of paper.
This scenario could very well be what comes next as the monsters who want to control the world capture the populace and convince each one of us that in order to “get back to normal” we just have to verify our identity by getting a fancy “digital ID”. This will only involve giving our finger prints, possibly a retina/facial scan, and our “vaccine” history so we will once again be able to “safely” access the “world wide web” once it is fixed. (You’ve been reassured by a subsequent phone call to “David” in tech support that the company is working with governments and NGO’s to fix the problem, and it appears the outage is only going to be about 2 weeks long and then everything will be “back to normal”, or so he said….)
We spend a lot of time worrying about having prepared ourselves with the physical things we need to live our lives like food and clothing, but we sometimes forget that there’s many other ways that the *monsters* posing as “societal engineers” may (or will) use to continue to destroy our lives.
Do we really want the one size fits all control grid where we are all just a number on the “world wide web” and part of the “internet of things” which we are required to be part of it if we are going to eat, clothe ourselves, recreate, travel, access services, and a whole litany of other things we take for granted?
We have “convenienced ourselves to death”. Always looking for the “easy” way to do everything. We’ve all done it with certain things in our lives. It may be time to start thinking about how to inconvenience ourselves. Our lives may well depend on it. Especially if we want to try to live with any kind of liberty and freedom.
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