At the 2020 Davos Economic Forum, scary WEF Advisor Yuval Harari warned of the three existential threats we should be concerned about: nuclear war, ecological collapse, and technological disruption. Though all of these remain looming threats to our existence on a global scale, there is another threat we should be concerned with, and that is global elitists like Harari himself.
In a recent interview with Chris Anderson, the head of Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED), Harari stated that “We just don’t need the vast majority of the population” because 21st-century advancements in modern technologies are rendering human labor economically and militarily “redundant.” Hmm.
Harari assessed what he called widespread contemporary disillusionment among “common people” (you, me, and all the people we know) as being rooted in fear of being “left behind” in a future run by “smart people.” These fears are justified, he added, given his projection that emerging advanced technologies will displace economic needs in many categories of existing work currently done by us petty humans. I am getting Matrix vibes.
“Once these algorithms know you better than you know yourself, they can control and manipulate you, and you won’t be able to do much about it. You will live in the matrix, or in The Truman Show.” – @harari_yuval pic.twitter.com/FZDH9f8Bjf— Yuval Noah Harari Quotes (@YuvalNoahQuotes) April 30, 2022
According to Harari, a lot of people in the early 21st century are starting to get a sense that they are being left behind and left out of the continuing story that seems to be moving toward technological advancement being their skill set, even if their current material conditions are still fairly decent. In the 20th century, the big heroes of every story were the common people. In the Soviet Union in the 1930s, life was beyond grim. Still, if you looked at the propaganda posters on the walls that depicted what a glorious future looked like, you would see posters that showed steel workers and farmers in heroic poses. These people represented a brighter future for these everyday folks to look forward to.
Harari continued to say in his interview with Chris Anderson that when people now look at the posters on the walls or listen to TED talks podcasts, they hear a lot of these big ideas and big words about machine learning and genetic engineering and blockchain and globalization, and says that they “are not there.” He says they are no longer part of the story of the future. If he were to try to understand and connect to the deep alleged resentment of common people in many places around the world, “part of what might be going there is people realize — and they’re correct in thinking that — that, ‘The future doesn’t need me. You have all these smart people in California, New York, and Beijing. They are planning this amazing future with artificial intelligence and bio-engineering, global connectivity, and whatnot, and they don’t need me. Maybe if they are nice, they will throw some crumbs my way like universal basic income,’ but “it’s much worse psychologically to feel that you are useless than to feel that you are exploited.”
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So, in a nutshell, the vast majority of mankind are ignorant, technological Luddites and serve no purpose for the global vision of the future. This is quite a lot to digest but not surprising given that these global elitists have publicized that they support population control and will try to accomplish it by any means necessary.