The Great Narrative and The Metaverse, Part 1: A Dystopian Vision of the Future

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by Derrick Broze, Activist Post:

As the World Economic Forum prepares for the return of 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.

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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 lockdowns, 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.

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