‘The WEF’s Agenda is the 4th Industrial Revolution’.

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The technocratic transformation currently envisaged by the WEF 4IR regards humans as data commodities to be controlled, monitored, mined, and tracked just like the lifeless technological robots, drones and AI that are being openly promoted to replace our jobs.

High tech technologies are emerging that are affecting our daily lives in ways that indicate we are at the cusp of a Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), it’s an era that builds and extends the impacts of digitalization in new and unanticipated ways. The end game is simply a technocratic grid where AI can control all aspects of our lives and resources on the planet.

The First Industrial Revolution took a shift from our reliance on animals, human efforts, and biomass as primary sources of energy to the use of fossil fuels and the mechanical power this enabled.

The Second Industrial Revolution occurred between the end of the 19th century and the first two decades of the 20th century and brought major breakthroughs in electricity distribution, radio, wireless and wired communication.

A Third Industrial Rvolution, beginning in the 1950s and saw the emergence of computers and IT. This led to the increasing automation of manufacturing, production and the disruption of industries including banking, energy, and communications.

The 4IR now promises gains in cutting edge scientific knowledge, long term human health, GDP economic growth but it also means a future in which AI robots and quantum computing will outperform many human roles.

“Of the many diverse and fascinating challenges, we face today, the most intense and important is how to understand and shape the new technology revolution, which entails nothing less than a transformation of humankind.” – Klaus Schwab, The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution as envisioned by Klaus Schwab seeks to dominate all human beings on a global scale. Humans are fast becoming lifeless, soulless consumer followers in a digital quagmire social media entertainment and relenting their own personal data, because they feel they have nothing to hide, and that big brother will gracefully take care of them and their data.

4IR:

The 4th industrial revolution, often known as 4IR or Industry 4.0 is the current era unfolding before our eyes. It’s an amalgamation of the digital, biological, economical, and physical paradigms, converging and impacting all industries and economies simultaneously.

From the WEF article: What is the fourth industrial revolution? “The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents entirely new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies and even our human bodies.”

The WEF’s narrative around the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ is a panacea for contemporary development problems and is the driving force of the future AI economy, it has been one of the central pillars of Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, and their vision in recent years.

According to Salesforce: The 4IR is a way of describing the blurring of boundaries between the physical, digital, and biological worlds / realms. It’s a fusion of the advances in AI, Robotics, IoT, Genetic Engineering and Quantum Computing.”

4IR can be described as the advent of “cyber-physical systems” involving entirely new capabilities for humanity and machines to fuse. With further examples including genome splicing, new forms of machine intelligence, and approaches to E-governance that is based on blockchain digital identities and smart contracts.

Every period of upheaval has its winners and losers, but the latest technologies and systems involved in the new revolution mean that individuals and groups could win – or lose – a lot. And as Schwab has said: The changes are so profound that, from the perspective of human history, there has never been a time of greater promise or potential peril.”

The foreman who labelled today’s advances as a new revolution was Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum and author of the book, “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”. In a 2016 article, Schwab wrote “Like the revolutions that preceded it, the 4IR has the potential to raise global income levels and improve the quality of life for populations around the world.”

4IR technologies Include: AI, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Metaverse Tech, Biotechnology, Robotics, and the Internet of Bodies.

“Our ability to edit the building blocks of life has recently been massively expanded by low-cost gene sequencing and techniques such as CRISPR; and AI is augmenting processes and skills in every industry;”Klaus Schwab.

“The 4IR is therefore not a prediction of the future but a call to action.” – Said Klaus Schwab.

The 4IR is the first where the tools of computational technology can become literally embedded within us and can even change who we are at the level of our genetic makeups. It is completely conceivable that new extended forms of radical human improvements will be available within a generation.

As Schwab writes: “The new technology age, if shaped in a responsive and responsible way, could catalyse a new cultural renaissance that will enable us to feel part of something much larger than ourselves – a true global civilization. We can use the 4IR to lift humanity into a new collective and moral consciousness based on a shared sense of destiny.”

The 2020 pandemic fast changed our world in many ways and perhaps the most profound change was the acceleration in the way digital transformation of our health data and the move to 4IR moved at warp speed. All these technologies are now converging and it’s not for the greater good.

According to Hiroshi Tasaka Honorary Professor, Tama University “The COVID-19 crisis is going to accelerate several changes and transformations in human society. Notably, the pandemic is expected to significantly accelerate the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” This is because the crisis forced people to stay at home and minimize contact to contain the spread of infections. And as a result, contactless technologies became even more widespread in society.

“Governments will gain new technological powers to increase their control over populations, based on ‘pervasive surveillance systems’ and the ability to control digital infrastructures.” – Klaus Schwab.

The We Forum found that 70% of the 169 UN SDG targets that are foundational to the UN Global Goals could be enabled by technologies already in play as part of 4IR.

Data & Analytics:

“One of the greatest individual challenges posed by new information technologies is privacy. We instinctively understand why it is so essential, yet the tracking and sharing of information about us is a crucial part of the new connectivity.” – Klaus Schwab.

The technocratic transformation currently envisaged by the WEF 4IR regards humans as data commodities to be controlled, monitored, mined, and tracked just like the lifeless technological robots, drones and AI that are being openly promoted to replace our jobs.

The core driver behind 4IR is data, the bits and bytes: “As data becomes the currency of our digital lives, companies must ensure the privacy and security of customer information”said Marc Benioff the Salesforce Chairman and CEO. “Because customers today expect personalized experiences, collecting quality data is more important for businesses than ever before.”

This is part of KYC – Knowing the Customer: However, research has found that 57% of customers are uncomfortable with how companies use our personal data and almost two-thirds 62% are more afraid of their data being compromised now than they were two years ago.

“Deploying AI will require a kind of re-boot in the way companies think about privacy and security,” Benioff added. “AI is fuelled by data. The more the machine learns about you, the better it can predict your needs and act on your behalf.”

The 4th Industrial Revolution will be driven by data, predictive and machine learning data analytics and business intelligence which already requires a sophisticated command of IT, mathematics, and statistics. But AI and machine learning algorithms have the capability to automate and optimize most analytic processes, which in turn creates transformative business insights very quickly.

In the last two years, the world produced 90% – 2.5 quintillion bytes a day – of all the data out there. Strategy-business.com reported in 2019 that “About 3.7 zettabytes of data generated by people – an average of about 117 gigabytes of data per Internet user – are stored per year. About 25% of that is stored by Google (by far the largest percentage of user data stored by any single company), and another 1% by Facebook. And by 2025, average data generation per person is expected to reach almost 300 gigabytes.”

This data is also being created by smart products which are everywhere, from smart clothing, smart watches, and smart phones to smart buildings and smart cities. The next smart product that is expected to vastly improve people’s lives will be smart cities with the industry slated to be worth $2.57 trillion by 2025.

However, smart cities rely on the internet of things and bodies to collect data in real time, which can then be used to provide insights for better managing us as their assets, resources, along with e-government services. These include everything from refuse collections, urban planning developments and street parking.

Much of the cutting-edge technology being worked on involves designing or even feeding new AI systems that can fast curate data sets in meaningful ways so those can then be fed into neural networks.

Technology is a tool; it is neither good nor bad. However, to what end it is implemented can certainly make it so. “There has never been a time of greater promise, or one of greater potential peril,” Schwab has said, predicting that the greatest societal concerns associated with the 4IR would be inequality.

Jobs:
Mass unemployment / UBI will almost definitely occur because of robotics and AI.

It’s not all good news, the potential for the 4IR is to increase unemployment. With up to 45% of all jobs automated or going out of existence in the next 20 years. Massive unemployment will occur because the technologies of robotics, AI, drones, and automated smart driving that are proliferating in society in response to the covid crisis. This new revolution will take away jobs from many workers in a variety of occupations and sectors.

This is very different because in every past wave produced more jobs than it destroyed and delivered exponential gains, from higher living standards and life expectancy to business productivity and economic and consumer growth. But this time many fear the change may be so fast and vast that its impact may be detrimental and disruptive, and that it may even threaten not only individual livelihoods but the stability of social cohesion.

According to the WEF the following jobs are most at risk:

Unlike before the pandemic, organizing transport, booking restaurants, buying online groceries and other goods, making banking payments, listening to music, reading books, or watching films – these tasks can now be done instantly, at any time and in almost any place we wish. And as Schwab puts it: “The benefits of technology for all of us who consume are incontrovertible.”

But there are dangers ahead according to the WEF’s Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016, this highlights that in a hyper-connected world, when combined with rising inequality, it could lead to fragmentation, segregation, and even social unrest. And this could be one of the reasons why UBI Is Being Rolled Out Around the World.

“As AI begins to impact the workforce and automation replaces some existing skills, we’re seeing an increased need for emotional intelligence, creativity, and critical thinking”. – Zvika Krieger, co-leader of the world economic forum’s center for the 4IR. However, the WEF goes on to admit that hospitality, management, and creativity cannot be in any way substituted by AI.

China is already a leader in 4th Industrial Revolution’:

The idea of a “Fourth Industrial Revolution” initially emerged from the World Economic Forum in 2015, and the concept was embraced by the CCP early on.

The CCP believe that the world has entered a period of “great changes unseen in a century.” And at the core of these changes is a shift in the balance of power between the US and China – geopolitically, and one of the key drivers of that change is the onset of a new round of technological innovation which Xi Jinping and others have sometimes referred to as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

China’s leaders believe the next decade to 2030 will largely determine who leads the next industrial revolution. “The next ten years will be a key decade,” Xi argued. “A new round of technological revolutions and industrial changes – AI, big data, quantum information, and biotechnology – are gathering strength.” They would bring “earth-shaking changes” while offering an “important opportunity to promote leapfrogging development,” thus allowing China to bypass all legacy systems and overtake its competitors.

China makes the collection and sale of data completely transparent, in fact the Shanghai Exchange allows companies that collect data to maximize the values of their businesses, while permitting purchasers to use the data to raise the productivity of their businesses. The objective is to put the data into the hands of entrepreneurs who can use it most efficiently.

If AI is the engine of the 4IR, then data is its fuel. For example, in China hundreds of millions of digitized medical histories and DNA scans / swabs make it possible for AI-driven research to invent new pharmaceuticals at a fraction of the cost compared with the old trial-and-error methods of the West.

Digital Identity:

One of the most important factors of 4IR is of digital identities and biometrics. Take this report from the Brookins institute on how 4IR and digitization will transform Africa into a global powerhouse. It said that “The 4IR can actually empower service delivery, through, for example, national identification and a new generation of biometrics that can centralize data for a variety of uses and users.”

According to a WEF insight report on digital identity from 2018: “Our identity is, literally, who we are, and as the digital technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution advance, our identity is increasingly digital.”

“This digital identity determines what products, services, and information we can access – or, conversely, what is closed off to us.”

And “Digital identities are already permeating our lives. As 4IR technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and self-driving vehicles advance, digital identities will too.”

We can directly link the Great Reset concept with the 4IR Under the Global Agenda > Fourth Industrial Revolution – The Great Reset: Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The WEF talks about harnessing the 4IR to drive forward the “Great Reset” agenda and it writes: “The third and final priority of a Great Reset agenda is to harness the innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to support the public good, especially by addressing health and social challenges.”

Digital identities are a core part of the material makeup of the 4IR.

Take another report from May 22, 2017, in the enabling a sustainable 4IR, how the G20 countries can create the conditions for emerging technologies to benefit people and the planet. The document states that the G20 countries should recognise and support the work being done to give every person in the world a unique digital identity as part of the 4IR.

The document wrote: “There is currently an initiative that directly addresses the UN sustainability goal 16.9: by 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration”. ID2020 in partnership with the Gavi foundation (an alliance who collectively vaccinate circa 93% of the world’s population), aims to harness the 4IR to give a digital identity to everyone. This initiative would secure recognition before the law and safeguard individual rights and access to justice, public services, banking, visas etc.”

According to an Aadhaar white paper our: “Identity is one of the basic building blocks of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and as the capability of digital technologies improves drastically in the last decade, identity in digital form has become unavoidable. Identity entitles an individual to various services like voting, education, employment, insurance, healthcare etc. Yet there are around 1 billion people in the world at present that do not possess any form of official identity.”

“Without an identity solution tailored to the next-generation requirements of the metaverse, it will be impossible to ensure avatars are truly who they say they are. For major businesses, celebrities and businesspeople, impersonators can be highly damaging to their brands and open the door to scammers.”

And in a February 2022 WEF report, “Digital Agency Development: The Power of Data Intermediaries,” the World Economic Forum was said to support digital identity laws in the United States and the European Union. WEF staff there found that the Covid-19 pandemic underlined the “power of medical data” for so-called vaccine passports, which could form the basis of a new “digital identity system”.

“These passports act as a form of digital identity” the report quoted to access meeting places such as bars or restaurants and can address digital inequality, the report said. “On a collective level, the vaccine data represent a critical public health benefit.”

While the passports are already available electronically on smartphones, WEF founder Klaus Schwab talks about implanting digital IDs directly into people, which is already starting to be promoted.

Gavi the Bill Gates Vaccination alliance even goes on to admit that the use of biometrics and contactless digital identification in health solutions and other digital health platforms are concepts of the incoming Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies.

In a most recent WEF Report published April 12th, 2022:The promise of Trade Tech: Policy approaches to harness trade digitalization.” It talks about: “Electronic transferable records, automated contracts, digital tokens, the interoperability of data models, and the digital identity of legal and physical persons and of physical and digital goods.”

The report mentions using the digital identity data for “Social and environmental compliance; know-your-customer processes; anti-money-laundering processes”. They’ll use any excuse to implement digital identity. This time it’s for trade digitalization. But the end goal is still the same: “Encouraging the development of a global certification frameworks.”

The digital identity agenda is a coordinated attack against humanity to bring in the 4IR and that by design, is to plug every human being into the smart 5G data grid, inside their smart cities, where a virtual and augmented metaverses and AR reality awaits.

Future:

According to Klaus Schwab, founder, and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the goal of the 4IR is to change what it means to be human by merging man and machines. And Schwab describes this as transhumanism, his demented vision is a “fusion of physical, digital and biological identities”. Transhumanism is the end goal of the Great Reset which paves the way for 4IR. Transhumanism is also known as synthetic biotechnology for designing and constructing new biological and digital systems. These past few years have been about two main things, the implementation and acceleration of the UN 2030 SDG’s and the WEF’s 4IR.

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