This is just my view of the future. I’ve thought it for a while and have mentioned it on many forums and in person. Everyone agrees with the core principles but just says It won’t happen anytime soon nor will it be averted.
I don’t believe that. I believe that technology can avert most of our issues over the next few centuries and provide a stepping stone for the future of our species but it just isn’t happening.
Lets start with the basics.
- Over the last 20 years the whole word has been following a socialist agenda involving installing a PC society.
- This included the usual money distribution from the workers to the slackers.
- Our Politicians have become professional liars and crooks.
- Our corporates have adapted so that there are no new R&D and simply concentrating at squeezing more money for upgrades.
- Our standard of living has decreased due to rising costs and stagnant wages.
- Unskilled jobs are no longer abundant but scarce whilst educational standards fall.
- The national minimum wage makes some tasks impossible.
- Freedoms are being eroded under several different calls; Terrorism, Global Warming, tax evasion.
- We have fuel poverty, wage poverty and several different poverties (But no tax poverty funny enough)
- We live in an age where most people think that someone investing their time and money to start a business risking all and employing people while making a paltry 4% is obscene while the government taxes us at 75% for doing fuck all.
- We live in an age where people can get hounded out of their jobs by SJWs for simply doing something that a bunch of limp wristed panty wringers don’t like.
- We live in an age where people are so stupid that they will do themselves out of something as long as they believe that someone else is getting penalised more.
- We live in an age where the average person is so dumb that they cannot actually consider facts and extrapolate them out to form their own opinions. Everything they believe is given to them by the media and, importantly, they believe it.
I believe that there are a few simple things we could do to get out of this mess but people will simply not bite the bullet and make the sacrifices necessary. They would rather that they went like lambs to the slaughter all the time believing that the farmer means them no harm.
So, fact number 1. People will not do anything that is not forced upon them by a third party, namely the government.
We, as a society, will not change our ways in the slightest to avoid a bigger catastrophe down the line. A bit like when you get a cut. I’m too macho to treat it. It becomes a weeping sore but It’ll be OK and before you know it you are in hospital with blood poisoning. Forced there by necessity.
Fact No 2. Life is different now. We don’t know the basics about helping ourselves and how to look after ourselves. Every little thing is treated by a doctor or left until it works itself out or you are forced to go to hospital. We can’t do simple sums to balance our finances and we will spend a fortune on Sky TV whilst not paying the mortgage or rent. Common Sense isn’t that common.
Fact No 3. Gone are the days when all you had to do to make money is be prepared to put in a days graft. These jobs are all automated as the minimum wage makes it cheaper to invest in machines rather than people and if you are unskilled you can’t get a job unless it is working in the NHS or the council.
Fact No 4. Everything is governed by rules and regulations. Some of which are so harsh that you get a massive fine for overfilling your rubbish bin while criminals literally get away with a slap on the wrist for GBH. Couple this with all the rules and regulations around setting up your own business and you need a good sum of money just to set up a lemonade stand.
So with most of the population being on the breadline as there is less work, and thus less feeding into the social security pot who is going to buy all the goods the skilled workers are making. All their spare cash is being taken from them in taxes. It would be OK if they had spare cash to spend but they are effectively out working to keep their family plus another, whom they don’t know. People simply cut back to the necessities and so businesses go to the wall. Very few businesses actually sell necessities.
Fact No 5. The current situation is unsustainable. It cannot go on.
Interestingly enough the debt issue is a self inflicted one. From what I can see, not being an economist or a banker, is that we set up a bank to help countries that needed a bit of financing. We are called upon to fund that bank and at the same time we can call on the funding. So we have to put funds in there for people whilst at the same time we have to borrow from that same bank to lend to this third party. Thus Greece owes us £xBn, and Germany £yBn and we owe Germany £zBn. If someone defaults, Hello Iceland, then fuck all happens and the world simply carried on. While in the EU we continue to play the game. It’s beyond parody.
Fact No 6. The whole set up is artificial. It is there for control only.
Currently we have stagnated. I’ve said this elsewhere and so far nobody has been able to prove me wrong so they start arguing semantics. We as a species have not made any advances in the last 20 years. Everything we have done is based on R&D done over 20 years ago and are simply improvements to what we have already. OK. There are some good ones but where is my toilet that analyses my waste and tells me to go to the doctors? Where is my home fusion reactor that powers, very cheaply, everything I do. Where is our automated mining gear that we send to asteroids and bring back all the elements we need to progress.
Fact No 7. With no progress we are stuck on this rock with limited resources and expansion capabilities.
We do still have a lot of changes we could make. We could start going underground and leaving the surface for growing food but we are not yet running out of arable land. We have the capability, if not the will, to convert deserts to oasis’s, just look at what the Israelis have done with Israel. We still have plenty of space for what we need to do but eventually that will start to run out. Probably our first real issue won’t be Oil which we can work around that with alternative power and substitutes. The market price making us develop alternatives, which we should really be doing now. Our first real issue will be Water. We have a limited supply of water and as well as us needing it we need it for everything else we do and there are no replacement, on this planet anyway.
Technology will save us, but we have to be developing what we need now while we have time to do so. If we leave it too late then technology won’t be there and we won’t be able to develop it.
Our population, both here and on the planet as a whole, is increasing. Food supply can still keep up but our competition will be for water and food. Both abundant at the moment but not infinite. More mouths to feed, usually at tax payers expense means that food priorities will be looked at. Cheaper foods and rationing will be put upon us. Already all we do to our bodies is dictated by a bunch of puritans in control. Too much salt, too much sugar, fizzy drinks. Soon it will be too much meat and you should be eating more lettuce and potatoes. The government already legislates that you can’t take drugs or have sex with someone willing to have sex with you harming no one else, how big a step is it to legislate no more steak to save the planet.
Then if you complaint. You are a terrorist, another overused word that is now a byword for control. Look at what we are restricted from doing to stop terrorism. Strip searched by goons at airports. Arrested for refusing to obey orders from the Stasi. If later on it was deemed those orders were illegal well tough luck. Your DNA is still stored and the goon gets no reprimand, all that happens is the force itself gets fined and as it is taxpayer funded that means we pay this to the government. What a scam. I can’t get chemicals as someone may build a bomb. The list goes on. One of my favourites is that if you deal in cash they have limits at the banks and if you exceed them the Stasi is informed. Well they also monitor values that don’t exceed it and investigate you for those and they always ask what the cash is from. I wonder if anyone has ever said drug sales. I asked my daughter to convert 3 £10 notes into 6 £5 notes and they wouldn’t do it. Insisting she put the £30 into her account and then withdrawing from there. All to stop us using cash and keep us on easily tracked electronic transfers.
Fact No 8. Our government is educating everyone to be compliant. Or face a bunch of armed goons at 0400.
At the current time the wheels are turning and we are moving on. Improvements are being made to everything which allows us to continue to grow and live pretty much as we have but with those improvements we introduce risk. The population in the UK is now beyond what we can grow here. If anything was to happen to the infrastructure then within a few days everything that is available to be purchased will be sold with nothing coming in. Our government may do what they are doing in Venezuela but we just won’t have the capability to create enough within our borders. If the issue is just us then as a basket case we will get help, with T&C’s of course, but if it is global, which it probably will be we will be on our own and have to come to a balance internally. As the food won’t be increasing this means the population must drop. How being the key question.
It can’t go on forever. The music will stop sometime, sooner rather than later despite everything they are doing to keep it going.
Fact No 9. Our lying corrupt politicians know this and are unwilling to do anything about it.
They have their reasons. For some it is that they simply deny that it is the case. Life can continue as it has for the last few decades. Others just want to grab as much as they can so when the music stops they will be better placed. Some just don’t have the intellect to understand what is going on but lucky for them we are even worse.
Fact No 10. Facing up to risks means you can mitigate around them.
If we examine the risks and set things in motion to avoid or minimise the impact we improve our chances in the future.
Keep your head down and don’t rock the boat. Pay for what you can with cash.
Look after you and yours as No 1 priority.
Fact No 11. Life isn’t fair.
There are no guarantees though. Shit happens. Life isn’t fair. Enjoy it as much as you can while you prep. It may be all you get.