I was reading an article linked to me about the conspiracy surrounding "The great Reset" and the phrase, Build Back Better that is being put in circulation and repeated by world leaders in various forms. while I am not going to get into the conspiracy side of it, I am not sure the repetition of phrasing is any longer an indicator of collusion, as we live in a world of the internet engineered to repeat messaging, which is why memes go viral. When it comes to leadership phrases, it is very likely that the same process is in play, though this doesn't discount the possibility that there is organized coordination.
What I found more interesting was that "The Great Reset" was attributed to the World Economic Forum and has a page dedicated to it, https://www.weforum.org/great-reset. Along with this there was an image for focal points that where they are looking to turn their attention, and a few caught my own.
sub-sectioned with the Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is about automation of traditional manufacturing using smart services, both Blockchain and Digital Identity are mentioned, which likely go hand in hand. And of course, being the World Economic forum, there is plenty of focus on economics and financial aspects of the eocnomy itself. A few of these are the "revitalization" of the *Financial and monetary systems, with "redesigning social contracts, skills and jobs" seeing the usage of the term Circular economy and interestingly, there was a cluster between "Shaping the Economic Recovery" and "Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution" of, Future of Computing, Future of Media, entertainment and culture and importantly, Digital economy and new value creation.
On top of this, there was quite a few mentioning governance of some kind - Agile governance, Global Governance, Leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Geo-Economics, Corporate governance and of course, Internet governance. Another interesting point was, The future of mobility - and I am not sure if that is going to look at increasing or decreasing the potential to move.
I think that this is interesting in terms of the future adoption of blockchain technology, although there is zero direct mention of decentralized currencies on that graph, but there is "digital economy". While there can be a lot of denial about the potential uses of blockchain, it seems that it is not only very much on the radar, but being touted as a focal point for future development and direction. And of course, we know why, as there is so much else on that list that would benefit from blockchain integration and governance, including making sure that the farce that is the vote count in the US doesn't happen again.
While there is a large risk that governments will use blockchain and identification to further enslave us, which is a very real possibility, it also opens the industry up for mass adoption, which usually means mass innovation. Once there is a significant user base, the game changes as there is no the incentive to not only develop, but bend and break rules for gain.
If you think that the birth of the internet took decades before real user adoption, but once it did the developers stepped in to take advantage of the new creative real estate and explore new experiences. Mass adoption of one technology, means that it will drive the innovation to develop goods and services that flesh out the ecosystem, much like a decentralized network. Would there be Netflix and Spotify, without Napster and The Pirate Bay? Not to mention the development of infrastructure and hardware based on the expansion of social networks, which in turn created an industry of gaming and other services.
A lot of people will see the potential for harm in governments moving into the space, but if the potential in the technology is there, it is very much to be expected, as everyone wants access to value. What we have to remember is that to stop being repressed by the technology implementation, we have to actively build our own pathways and value streams so rather than looking for a way out of the centralized matrix, the matrix is being informed by the people.
The most effective way to do this of course, is through having value that others want, which means building valuable systems and hodling. The distribution of value has to be far more weighted in the hands of the everyday user, not the pockets of the very few. One way to of course start doing this is the redesign of the value points where the average people play, so rather than being contributors to the extraction value, we are all participants in the generation and broad circulation of value generated.
We play mostly in the consumer fields, so the Future of Media, entertainment and Digital economy and new value creation are highly relevant. What this means is that what we are doing here on Hive, is actually already well-aligned with parts of what The World Economic Forum is planning into the future. This doesn't mean that they are controlling our direction, it can be quite the opposite, that we are informing theirs. Our narrative however diverges a little from the catchphrase of The Great Reset, as instead of "Build back better", we are looking to build better for the future.
We don't want a more efficient version of the oppressive system that is currently collapsing around us and needs "resetting" - we want something that empowers and provides us the space to be our best. The problem is that no government is going to build it for us, we are going to have to do it ourselves. The time of convenience is behind us - it is time to build.
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