A must-read article correctly connects the stampede for cashless banking with totalitarian police states, where ownership of data mean ownership of people.
There are alternative futures for cities, other than the ‘smart city’ meme touted by the United Nations and Technocrats everywhere. Further, it is not a foregone conclusions that Technocracy will win.
As the cashless society expands, the poor are forced to comply or they will become even poorer and then excluded from economic life altogether. However, Technocrats are dead serious about ‘no person left behind’.
Globalists are ‘all-in’ on Global Cities leading to a borderless world. This Utopian meme is being pushed by the UN and members of the global elite. Christiana Figures will serve as vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of the very influential Global Covenant of Mayors.
Smart Cities are the crown jewels of Technocracy, and they will, by their very nature, destroy democracy and all other forms of government. Technocrats know this and thus are putting all their effort into building Smart Cities around the globe. The United Nations, of course, is the primary driver and catalyst for Smart Cities, thanks to its recent Habitat III conference and the New Urban Agenda.
SMART is a Technocrat management acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-based, and is used to create peak efficiency. They would like to mislead everyone to think it’s smart as in intellect, but in that sense, it is really dumb.
The Trump Administration apparently does not understand that Smart Cities are at the core of Technocracy’s (and the U.N’s) global strategy. In any case, why should the U.S. be sending money and technology to any nation capable of doing it themselves?
The first paragraph gives it away: “1 billion urban dwellers live in settlements that have emerged outside of the state’s control”. This core of New Urban Agenda is to bring everyone under state control; in other words, as so many other UN documents say, “leave no one behind”.
Technocrats at work: Denver chooses to be a Global City, and has partnered with Panasonic to create the most advanced model of a Smart City in the world!
Technocrats envision a new world where the city-state replaces the nation-state, and cities are multicultural melting pots of humanity. Thus, planning, monitoring and directing is everything.