Cyberpunk could become our reality if the WEF has its way with us
The cyberpunk/postcyberpunk, dystopian future laid out for us by science fiction writers, peer reviewed “science” op-eds and the lay press is not one I particularly wish to live in. Where open borders have created over-crowded conditions. Where arid lands cover most of the world, where the unrelentingly hot climate has burned up our most beautiful natural resources and agricultural lands, and where the numbers of people have crept up beyond the earth’s capacity. Their solution, the solution of the WEFers and the EU is to cram everyone into “smart” cities – to save the world. This is basically the penultimate solution that they offer. Smart cities… Cities where a permit is needed to cross into the next “smart” zone. Where there is no escape.
“Classic cyberpunk characters were marginalized, alienated loners who lived on the edge of society in generally dystopic futures where daily life was impacted by rapid technological change, an ubiquitous datasphere of computerized information, and invasive modification of the human body.”
Lawrence Person, (October 8, 1999). “Notes Toward a Postcyberpunk Manifesto”. Slashdot.
These “smart” cities are in fact, nightmares. Crumbling infrastructure, crime, theft, disintegrating apartment buildings where individuals share tiny apartments or rooms in shifts. Where people live no better than rats on a sinking ship, waiting for the next natural disaster or food shortage to take them out. …