The next "big scary thing" if the threats of "Pandemic" 2.0 don't work.
I'm still trying to convince my mom to throw her Alexa away. She says that she needs it to play music for her dogs while she's out. Because a simple AM/FM radio obviously wouldn't work, right?
I have a plant. Actually I’m super proud of my plant it’s a frangipani and I always wanted one but never thought I could have one where I live as it gets cold and frost in winter. One day I thought bugger it I’m going to try and grow one anyway so I got a cutting and I nurtured it for 2 years and last year it got so many flowers it was beautiful and amazing 🌺 Every single time I look at it I can’t help smiling and thinking how beautiful it is. I just want a simple life.
I am not a "survivalist", nor am I a "prepper". What I am, is OLD. And being of an elderly disposition, I can remember when we FIRST got electricity, and running water, and indoor plumbing. Great innovations all!
And I can remember when the power was out , for a week at a time. Two years ago. And when our brand new local water treatment plant was shut down. For four days. A part had to come from Italy, of all places.
And being old doesn't just mean memories. It means we have food "put by". Several months supply. It means that WHEN the power goes out, we can use the lanterns, (and candles), we keep for emergencies, and cook on the wood stove. We can fetch water from the creek.
Of course, if the power outage goes on for too long, we'll run out of fuel for the generator, so we'll have to empty the fridge and freezers. Maybe host a big bash for our neighbours?
And lastly - Being old means we have a large library of books. Real books. Boredom has never been, nor will it ever be a problem.
Either that, or, EMPs.
Slavery is the ultimate convenience.
Free food. Free shelter. Free healthcare. Free loan of tools each day.
You just described paradise.
I love this. Write on.
We can be proactive and fix all of this before then.
The solution to all of this (and all corruption in government) is creating Swarms and running both businesses and governments using decentralized, transparent, and trustworthy swarming systems. Have you ever heard of Human Swarm Intelligence? Stay tuned because you are about to. https://joshketry.substack.com/p/human-swarm-intelligence-the-most