This story is about one thing actually creepy and disgusting. It’s about routinely utilizing folks as batteries to energy gadgets.
What involves my thoughts is the prospect of an ironic ending to the well-known depiction of evolution, the one the place the neanderthal progressively turns right into a straight-walking fashionable man, and many others. It appears to be like like if our self-appointed international managers with eugenicist tendencies get their method, the subsequent section of human evolution may very well be a battery!
A organic battery powering the digitized system of domination! Not a metaphorical battery the place the masters get to syphon off folks’s life vitality and switch it into income — however a literal battery!
The idea of Human Battery places the transhumanist slogan about the necessity to merge with machines — or be left behind within the evolution of the human species — in a sinister context. (Not that the slogan wanted any further context to sound like eugenics. Severely who’re you, Mr. Transhumanist, to contemplate your self in command of human evolution? Who appointed you?) However right here is the context: What if “being left behind” means being become batteries?
Come, come, ineffective eater, cease being so ineffective! Put your physique to work, ineffective eater, antivaxxer, grandma killer, planet killer! We now have many helpful machines to feed in our Fourth Industrial Revolution! Come, come, ineffective eater!
Now, an essential philosophical distinction: My indignation is over the scope and the intention of their proposal. If this have been merely a couple of neat little invention, a helpful little emergency machine that means that you can cost your cellphone out of your physique if you find yourself caught in the course of nowhere, and your cellphone has simply died — wonderful, that may be cheap!
If it have been merely concerning the existence of an emergency machine that we may use as soon as in a blue moon, on our phrases, when wanted, it wouldn’t be an issue. However within the reasonable world we live in, that is going the best way of the Matrix! Human batteries are a really “neat” foray into the twisted world of “human capital” and “impression funding,” to not point out good ol’ vitality harvesting! To cite my 2020 article concerning the “Nice Reset for Dummies:”
“Let’s speak about “human capital.” Within the new world, “human capital” is not only a metaphor for HR or labor. Microsoft, for instance, has a patent for a way of reworking human habits into cryptocurrency, which is completed by an unspecified machine coupled with a server that registers physique exercise and “mines” crypto.
Since below the New Regular, digital and crypto are presupposed to change into mainstream, this appears to be like suspiciously like a software that can be utilized each to tightly management the habits of the poor who could rely on this for earnings — and to actually mine the our bodies of in any other case “ineffective” welfare dependents / UBI recipients for vitality.”
“Moreover, this patent may doubtlessly be used to create a brand new monetary instrument as a result of, if mined for vitality, these folks change into “belongings” that might probably be bunched collectively into digital portfolios and nearly traded. See how neat?
Now, we’re speaking correct serfdom! And sure, this sounds very sci-fi however let’s not overlook how some billionaire “visionaries” assume — not like regular folks, or else the employees at Amazon warehouses wouldn’t be sporting diapers to skip toilet breaks. Additionally let’s not overlook that as we speak, there may be buying and selling of very theoretical objects in addition to betting on climate.”
I imply, we shouldn’t be stunned by the intention to abuse us, that is how our civilization has been functioning for a very long time. But it surely doesn’t make our ache as we speak any much less!
Make Feudalism Nice Once more
Of their intelligent and “prophetic” 2015 article, the World Financial Discussion board “repackages” what sounds a bit like feudalism and makes it sound like a enjoyable exercise for the peasants. (It’s straightforward to be prophetic once you maintain the coverage makers by the balls! Oops, I mentioned the quiet half out loud, sorry.)
Through tough language, the WEF narrative transforms our fundamental human existence and the issues we do every single day as completely happy, yokeless folks, for our pleasure and on our personal volition — in different phrases as ineffective eaters — into doubtlessly helpful energy-generating actions, that firms, the bureaucrats, and the wealthy buyers can exploit.
They subtly reframe the traditional issues that we do for ourselves — within the method of “none of your Davos enterprise” — as “human vitality powered actions,” an financial space that they’ll then parasitically faucet into (first, with their mild pinkie, after which with their whole military of bulldozers). Right here’s from the horse’s mouth:
“Human energy was all the craze. 150 years in the past [roughly around the time when slavery and serfdom were abolished in both of my homelands, America and Russia?], merchandise that relied on human vitality such because the bicycle, pedal-powered lathe or stitching machine may very well be present in most households [a great exaggeration about the availability of bicycles, but fine]. However as electro-mechanical motors developed, reliance on human-powered merchandise progressively diminished.”
“Right now, human energy shouldn’t be appropriately recognised for its potential instead resolution to our rising vitality wants. Certainly, as we seek for extra renewable vitality sources, is it attainable to desert utilizing conventional electrical energy for sure duties and return to human energy? [yay, feudalism!]
The way in which that increasingly merchandise have gotten digital and even internet-connected makes this a problem. However people emit vitality that may simply be harnessed from our on a regular basis behaviour.”
And here’s a candy incentive: “Human-powered merchandise even have the potential to encourage us to change into extra bodily energetic … Utilizing human-powered merchandise as a countermeasure to our more and more sedentary existence may create a reputable new perspective in the direction of train instead vitality supply.
In some respects, human-power could be seen because the cleanest renewable vitality supply out there, with nice potential for serving to folks keep wholesome and have enjoyable.” [Awwww, how about introducing a Ministry of Fun? A human-energy-powered Ministry of Fun? Just a thought.]
The article then talks a couple of idea, appropriately known as, “parasitic harvesting”: “Producing energy from folks’s regular actions similar to strolling is named parasitic harvesting. One instance of this in motion is … a handheld tube-shaped machine that clips to your belt and backpack and generates electrical energy as you progress round, utilizing a magnet weight, spring, and inductive coil.”
What an incredible thought! Given how refined our mobile processes are, and the way electromagnetic frequencies are such an essential language for our our bodies, it makes a lot sense to stroll round with a magnet and inductive coils on our physique, whereas additionally bathing within the electromagnetic soup from the 5G towers and digital gadgets!
Sadly, it appears like they’ve misplaced their marbles. Both that or, like every literal or metaphorical slave homeowners, they solely care about our well-being to the extent that our well-being impacts their income.
Oh, they usually say, we will energy our wearables. Effectively, do we actually want our wearables that badly? At that value? Perhaps not? And it may very well be true that in uncommon events, folks might have medical implants or wearables — however are our aspiring masters relying on everybody being sick and needing a medical implant or wearable?
Are they planning to make everybody so sick that we are going to all want mothership-reporting medical wearables to maintain us alive? Oh … and … sorry … a grandma killer query … what occurred to our “enjoyable” and “wholesome” bodily exercise throughout the lockdown?
“New Wearable Gadget Turns the Physique Right into a Battery”
And here’s a neat little video from 2021, accompanied by a touching, inspirational soundtrack:
The article, titled, “New wearable machine turns the physique right into a battery” explains the invention additional:
“Researchers at CU Boulder have developed a brand new, low-cost wearable machine that transforms the human physique right into a organic battery. The machine, described as we speak within the journal Science Advances, is stretchy sufficient which you can put on it like a hoop, a bracelet or some other accent that touches your pores and skin. It additionally faucets into an individual’s pure warmth — using thermoelectric turbines to transform the physique’s inner temperature into electrical energy.”
Kinetic Vitality Harvesting to Monitor Individuals’s Transportation Mode
In response to IEEE Digital Library, “not solely can wearable gadgets use vibration vitality to cost their very own batteries, however they may at some point have a big effect on our communities.”
“That’s the conclusion reached by a gaggle of worldwide researchers experimenting with kinetic vitality harvesting. The group – comprised of researchers from the College of New South Wales and the College of Queensland – sees potential to make use of the strategy as a worthwhile software for issues like city planning and improvement by detecting folks’s modes of transportation [emphasis mine].”
“Transportation mode detection [emphasis mine] is essential to our communities,” says Sara Khalifa, researcher from Data61|CSIRO, Australia.
“It permits researchers to persistently and reliably accumulate info on people’ touring habits [emphasis mine] to tell city design, real-time journey planning, human exercise monitoring [emphasis mine], CO2 emissions, focused promoting and extra.” In different phrases, we’ll pay for our personal surveillance and monitoring! Now, that’s enjoyable!
From Physique Exercise to Crypto
Talking of paying, let’s please revisit the Microsoft patent: Right here is the abstract:
“Human physique exercise related to a process supplied to a person could also be utilized in a mining strategy of a cryptocurrency system. A server could present a process to a tool of a person which is communicatively coupled to the server. A sensor communicatively coupled to or comprised within the machine of the person could sense physique exercise of the person. Physique exercise information could also be generated primarily based on the sensed physique exercise of the person.
The cryptocurrency system communicatively coupled to the machine of the person could confirm if the physique exercise information satisfies a number of circumstances set by the cryptocurrency system, and award cryptocurrency to the person whose physique exercise information is verified.”
Right here’s extra element:
“A digital forex (also called a digital forex) is a medium of change applied by the Web typically, not tied to a selected government-backed “flat” (printed) forex such because the U.S. greenback or the Euro, and sometimes designed to permit instantaneous transactions and borderless switch of possession.
One instance of digital forex is cryptocurrency, whereby cryptography is used to safe transactions and to regulate the creation of recent items …”
“A mind wave or physique warmth emitted from the person when the person performs the duty supplied by an info or service supplier, similar to viewing commercial or utilizing sure web providers, can be utilized within the mining course of.
As a substitute of huge computation work required by some typical cryptocurrency methods, information generated primarily based on the physique exercise of the person could be a proof-of-work, and subsequently, a person can remedy the computationally troublesome downside unconsciously. Accordingly, sure exemplary embodiments of the current disclosure could scale back computational vitality for the mining course of in addition to make the mining course of sooner.”
By the best way, the phrase “mining” could be very applicable right here. Isn’t it the mechanism that turns vibrant land into wasteland? And can our grasp care when it occurs to our our bodies?
An Elephant in a China Store?
For dwelling beings, electrical energy is an important language that our our bodies use for inner and exterior communications, and for a lot of essential features. Tons been mentioned and written about it however maybe “The Invisible Rainbow” by Arthur Firstenberg is a superb place to begin.
Trendy scientists are infants on the subject of understanding the subtleties of our our bodies and our interplay with the world. Why do they assume that the vitality that our physique emits is a “waste”? How do they understand it’s a waste? How do they know that’s serves no objective? Is there such a factor in nature as “waste”? Oh and the way lengthy till we’re instructed to maintain ourselves in form to be environment friendly batteries for our feudal masters?
The New Face of the Outdated Domination System
In response to the WEF viewpoint, we’re not simply dwelling our lives. We produce and spend vitality. We don’t simply go about our day and do varied issues as a result of we need to do them. We transfer round as energy turbines, as human machines, on an enormous conveyor. We should be environment friendly.
They, the hungry messengers of the spirit of domination, are aggravated with each second and each inch of our free and unbiased existence! And naturally they’ve been aggravated with it for hundreds of years — and all through the centuries, they’ve being abusing totally different teams of individuals, with the identical existential cruelty, attempting to place folks to make use of, with none respect for the spirit. Our unbiased existence is their misplaced income! How dare we!
They don’t need to go away any room for our unmonetized, unmonitored freedom. These persons are psychological. They’re pathetic, anxious, grasping, sorry, mechanical zombies. On the root of it, they don’t seem to be even scary, simply pathetic (though they’re able to creating nice carnage, and that’s the scary half about their non secular sickness).
I’m not indignant, anger shouldn’t be productive. However I’m absolutely appalled! Their plight is in defiance of how we as human beings are supposed to dwell, in concord with the spirit, with nature, and with one another. They’ve actually misplaced their marbles someplace down the street! They’re out of their minds, these messengers of the ghost of domination!
The duty that we’re taking a look at is difficult and humbling. I feel that they’re existentially allowed to quickly mess with us in order that we keep in mind that the system of domination was by no means proper. It was not proper a thousand years in the past, it was not proper 5 hundred years in the past, and it isn’t proper as we speak. Right now, we really feel it with our personal souls and our personal flesh actually badly — and it was by no means proper.
And it’s time to keep in mind that we’re the youngsters of spirit and Earth, similar to many who got here earlier than us and confronted the Machine. I, for one, am disgusted with the psychopaths however I’m not afraid as a result of we’re love, and the place there may be love, there aren’t any human batteries and no concern.
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