The Great Narrative and the Metaverse–A Dystopian Vision of the Future (Part 1)
GREAT RESET, 29 Nov 2021
Derrick Broze | The Last American Vagabond – TRANSCEND Media Service
17 Nov 2021 – As the World Economic Forum returns to their annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the “international organization for Public-Private cooperation” is launching the next phase of The Great Reset agenda – The Great Narrative.
On November 11th and 12th, the World Economic Forum held a 2-day meeting called “The Great Narrative” in Dubai, United Arab Emirates to discuss “longer-term perspectives” and “co-create a narrative that can help guide the creation of a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable vision for our collective future”. The WEF gathered futurists, scientists, and philosophers from around the world to dream up their vision of how to reset the world and imagine what it might look like in the next 50 years. The discussions will be collected and published in a forthcoming book, The Great Narrative, in January 2022.
The release of The Great Narrative book will coincide with the annual WEF meeting on January 17 to 21st, 2022 in Davos, Switzerland, with the focus “Working Together, Restoring Trust”. According to the WEF, the “meeting will focus on accelerating stakeholder capitalism, harnessing the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and ensuring a more inclusive future of work”. The message is essentially the same one the WEF and their partners have been calling for since the beginning of the COVID-19 event – a Great Reset of the economic, governmental, healthcare, food production, and technological systems which underpin all of human life.
The Great Reset agenda was announced in early June 2020 by the WEF as an apparent response to COVID-19. The launch of The Great Reset was supported by Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum; England’s Prince Charles; Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the UN; and Kristalina Georgieva of the International Monetary Fund. The WEF has spent the last year spinning their propaganda and partnering with governments and private businesses that share their goals of a world run by Technocrats who make top down decisions for the masses in the name of fighting for diversity and sustainability.
Regular readers will remember that on October 18, 2019, the WEF partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security on a high-level pandemic exercise known as Event 201. Event 201 simulated how the world would respond to a coronavirus pandemic which swept around the planet. The simulation imagined 65 million people dying, mass lock downs, quarantines, censorship of alternative viewpoints under the guise of fighting “disinformation,” and even floated the idea of arresting people who question the pandemic narrative.
Now, as the Great Reset Agenda moves into its 2nd year, Schwab and his associates at the WEF are shifting their messaging and focus towards “The Great Narrative”.
The Great Narrative and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Before we discuss the actual content of The Great Narrative event, let’s look at what is meant by a “Great Narrative”. In many forms of media narrative is defined as “a way of presenting connected events in order to tell a good story”, or “the telling of related events in a cohesive format that centers around a central theme or idea”. In our daily lives a narrative can be seen as the way we as humans come to understand the world around us. We form narratives or stories about our political realities and our interpersonal relationships.
Additionally, in philosophy the term narrative can take on an even deeper meaning. Recently, Tim Hinchliffe at Sociable wrote about the concept of narrative in relation to philosophy:
“The idea of a great narrative is something that the French philosopher Jean-Francois Lyotard called a “grand narrative,” (aka “metanarrative“) which, according to Philo-Notes, “functions to legitimize power, authority, and social customs” — everything that the great reset is trying to achieve.
Authoritarians use great narratives to legitimize their own power, and they do this by claiming to have knowledge and understanding that speaks to a universal truth.
At the same time, authoritarians use these grand narratives in an “attempt to translate alternative accounts into their own language and to suppress all objections to what they themselves are saying.”
With this understanding, the WEF’s call for a “Great Narrative” should be seen for what it truly is – an attempt to displace all other visions of the future of humankind by placing the WEF and their partners at the heart of a narrative which paints them as the heroes of our time. This fits perfectly with the Technocratic philosophy employed by WEF founder Klaus Schwab. He envisions a future where “public-private partnerships” of government and private business and so-called philanthropies use their wealth, influence, and power to design the future they believe is best for humanity. In actuality, the Technocrat philosophy merges with a Transhumanist mindset that sees humanity as limited, flawed, and in need of augmentation by technology in order to accelerate what Schwab calls the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
On the first day of The Great Narrative, Klaus Schwab sat with Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, for a panel titled Narrating the Future. “We are here to develop the Great Narrative, a story for the future,” Schwab stated during the panel. “We meet today to develop a great narrative; a story for the future. I quote His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, when H.H. said “The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it.” We are here now to imagine the future, design the future, and then execute.”
Minister Al Gergawi spoke about the public “looking for a way for a ‘Great Transformation’”. The Minister did his part to pay lip service to social justice by using all the usual buzzwords employed by the WEF and the UN while mentioning the world’s largest 1% owning more wealth than ever before, the world’s poor living on less than a dollar a day, and climate change. Al Gergawi also repeatedly mentioned that “the future belongs to those who imagine it, design it, and implement it”, as well as discussing the next stage of human evolution and the role that technology will play.
“Human evolution has been through phases – we discovered fire, we discovered the wheel – today with technology, whatever will happen the next 50 years will be totally different. So for us, as humanity, for hundreds of thousands of years we have been at a normal pace,” UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi stated. “The current pace is complex because for the first time with technology we are putting our society, economy, our government, our life together, and there’s just one platform. Whatever will happen in the future will be based on what we design now.”
The Minister also spoke of the need for government to evolve as an institution in the same way we have seen private sector institutions evolve. This is likely a reference to the fact that the prime mission of the WEF is to change the role of government and private businesses until there is hardly a distinction between state and private power.
Another topic which was heavily discussed was the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the metaverse. The metaverse will be discussed in part 2 of this series. The 4IR is another pet project of Klaus Schwab which was first announced in December 2015. To put it simply, the 4IR is the digital panopticon of the future, where digital surveillance is omnipresent and humanity uses digital technology to alter our lives. Often associated with terms like the Internet of Things, the Internet of Bodies, the Internet of Humans, and the Internet of Senses, this world will be powered by 5G and 6G technology. Of course, for Schwab and other globalists, the 4IR also lends itself towards more central planning and top-down control. The goal is a track and trace society where all transactions are logged, every person has a digital ID that can be tracked, and social malcontents are locked out of society via social credit scores.
“Ubiquitous, mobile supercomputing. Intelligent robots. Self-driving cars. Neuro-technological brain enhancements. Genetic editing. The evidence of dramatic change is all around us and it’s happening at exponential speed,” Schwab wrote for the announcement of the 4IR.
At one point Schwab noted the relevance of having The Great Narrative meeting in the UAE.
“When I wrote my book and I introduced this notion of the 4IR as the shaping force for our future, we felt it was very important that we really work together on a global level so we use the potential of the 4IR for the benefit of mankind because technology also has certain pitfalls and can be used to the detriment of humankind,” Schwab stated at The Great Narrative. “So we established this network of centers around the world, and you were the first country which responded positively. I would like to thank the Minister for the great cooperation we have here with our Center for 4IR, and I am also very happy that we have here assembled economists, sociologists, but also representatives, scientists who can really enlighten us about all those new technologies.”
During the panel The Next 50 Years, Klaus Schwab talked with His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications, about his vision of the next 50 years for his country. Mr. Al Olama is also a partner of the WEF. It is during this panel that the decision to host The Great Narrative in the UAE becomes clear. The UAE has spent the last few years promoting itself as a hotbed for digital technology developments, specifically AI and robotics. Minister Al Olama even joked that the goal of his job was to eventually turn himself into a form of AI.
Minister Al Olama also discussed how hotels, taxis, and other industries have been revolutionized by digital technology, and the inevitability of the economy becoming digitized. “There isn’t going to be two economies,” he stated. “We are right now at this inflection point where we can confidently say – traditional economy, digital economy, but at one point, in the near future, as the 4IR becomes more mainstream, there is only going to be a digital economy. Or an economy, if it’s not purely digital, is enabled by digital means.”
Al Olama also discusses his nation’s investments into 5G technology and how these investments will help them lead the way into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
This discussion of artificial intelligence, the 4IR, a cashless digital society, and the Great Reset are absolutely vital for the average person to comprehend. These unelected technocrats continue to host events and release reports as if the people of the world are asking for their help and guidance. They hide under a veneer of benevolence, but the facade is wearing thin and the people of the world are beginning to question the true mission of the WEF, the Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and similar players. To understand their true intentions we should take note of the actions of the WEF’s partnered nations and organizations. This includes the United Arab Emirates.
A Technocratic Authoritarianism
While the political leaders of the UAE and Klaus Schwab may promote themselves as the heroes of our times, we should judge them according to their actions and the company they keep, not the flowery language they use to distract us. The simple fact is the UAE has a horrible record on human rights. The nation is known for deporting those who renounce Islam, limited press freedoms, and enforcing elements of Sharia law.
In 2020, the UAE announced the creation of a human rights council to address human rights issues, but critics have accused the leadership of “whitewashing” the problem. Despite promises of change and relaxing of laws around alcohol and divorce, the UAE is still struggling to maintain an image of a free nation.
In September, European Union legislators called on the UAE to free several prominent human rights activists and other “peaceful dissidents” imprisoned in the country. They also called for a boycott of the ongoing Expo 2020 in Dubai. (The organizers of the Expo themselves recently announced a commitment to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals which are part of the Agenda 2030 & The Great Reset.) The resolution called for the “immediate and unconditional” release of Ahmed Mansoor, Mohammed al-Roken and Nasser bin Ghaith.
Mansoor is a 52-year-old man who was arrested in 2017 and sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of publishing false information and “insulting the status and prestige of the UAE”, including in posts on social media platforms. Al-Roken is a human rights lawyer currently serving a 10-year prison sentence after being found guilty of attempting to overthrow the government in a July 2013 mass trial. Bin Ghaith was also imprisoned for 10 years in March 2017 for criticizing UAE authorities via social media.
According to the 2021 Human Rights Watch report on the UAE:
“In 2020, United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities continued to invest in a “soft power” strategy aimed at painting the country as a progressive, tolerant, and rights-respecting nation, yet its fierce intolerance of criticism was on full display with the continued unjust imprisonment of leading human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor, academic Nasser bin Ghaith, and other many activists and dissidents, some of whom had completed their sentences as long as three years ago and remain detained without a clear legal basis.
Scores of activists, academics, and lawyers are serving lengthy sentences in UAE prisons, in many cases following unfair trials on vague and broad charges that violate their rights to free expression and association.”
At first glance, these accusations of human rights violations make the WEF’s decision to host their Great Narrative event in the UAE an odd one. After all, why would an organization which claims it’s motivated by creating a world which is more inclusive, diverse, sustainable, and equitable turn a blind eye to these disturbing concerns and partner with the leaders of the United Arab Emirates? However, this choice makes perfect sense once you accept that the WEF’s language about fairness and designing a better future for humanity is utter nonsense.
In their vision of the future, you will own nothing and be happy as authoritarian nations like the UAE partner with Big Tech to monitor their populations’ use of carbon, electricity, and other resources while assigning a social credit score to determine each individual’s access to privileges like travel and work. This is the “Great Narrative” the Technocrats wish to imprint on our minds and hearts in this “Decade of Transformation”.
Who Will Design the Future?
When Klaus Schwab opened The Great Narrative conference he referenced difficulties in “shaping the future”. Specifically, he said there are 3 obstacles standing in the way of the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset agenda.
First, Schwab believes “people have become much more self-centered, and to a certain extent, egoistic.”This, he says, makes it “more difficult to create a compromise because shaping the future, designing the future usually needs a common will of the people.” To me this sounds like a subtle admission that the people of the world are more interested in their own personal visions of the future as opposed to the Technocrats vision. This could be spun to say that people are “self-centered” or “egoistic”, but another way of looking at it is that the public does not desire to have a global governance scheme which attempts to centrally plan their lives.
The second obstacle faced by Schwab and the WEF is that “we all have become so much crisis-focused with the pandemic”. The 3rd obstacle to transforming the world is that, “the world has become so complex” and “simple solutions to complex problems do not suffice anymore.” Schwab also mentioned that there is no longer a separation between social, political, technological, ecological – “it’s all interwoven”.
“It’s very difficult in such a situation to really bring everybody together and to imagine and to design the future,” Schwab stated. Again, this seems to indicate that Schwab is aware that he will not be able to willingly force every nation or population into the Technocrats Great Reset/Great Narrative vision. There will be holdouts. There will be resistance and non-compliance to the top down, centralized vision of the Predator Class.
However, despite this resistance from the working class people of the world, there is still a grave danger that the Technocrats will, indeed, achieve their vision. The Predator Class behind The Great Reset, Agenda 2030, etc., have spent decades (if not centuries) planning and investing trillions of dollars into their attempts at worldwide societal transformation. These psychopaths are fully aware of the importance of outlining a vision of the future and taking concrete steps to design said future. While they work night and day to bring their nightmare scenario into existence the average person is painfully unaware of the despotic plans unfolding before them. Even those who are aware of the Great Reset plans often lack in tangible actions to prevent being swallowed up by the Technocratic-Transhumanist takeover.
If we aim to break free from the Great Reseters we must have our own vision of the future that we hope to design. We ought to spend more time working on manifesting our visions of a free, thriving, empowered humanity where individual liberty, self-ownership, and bodily autonomy are celebrated. We have the power to imagine, design, and execute our vision of the future. We have the power to create the People’s Reset.
Derrick Broze, a staff writer for The Last American Vagabond, is a journalist, author, public speaker, and activist. He is the co-host of Free Thinker Radio on 90.1 Houston, as well as the founder of The Conscious Resistance Network & The Houston Free Thinkers.
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