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Smart Cities, A Sustainable Future or Open Air Prison? - You decide

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posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:06 PM
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Been hearing a lot about Smart Cities lately and sustainable, inclusive cities. I agree this does look like a great idea on the surface and is seemingly the direction we really do need to be moving in however... is it the open air prison of the future?

What is a smart city and where does this come from?

Let's go back to 1992 and start with Agenda 21;

Agenda 21


Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.


Agenda 21 has been around for a while first popularized by acclaimed conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Now let's fast forward to April 2016 with The Basque Declaration;

Sustainablecities.eu


The Basque Declaration outlines new pathways for European Cities and Towns to create productive, sustainable and resilient cities for a liveable and inclusive Europe. The document aims to support and accelerate socio-cultural, socio-economic and technological transformation. The Basque Declaration was acclaimed by the participants of the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns held in the Basque Country from 27-29 April 2016.


Love it, sounds great! How can this be a bad thing??? On the surface everything always looks great. Very good intentions.



We will develop a “culture of sustainability” based on equal access to municipal services for all citizens regardless of their age, religious affiliation, ethnic identity or gender, and reflect this particularly in our budgeting and educational systems;

We will actively involve our citizens and go beyond participatory planning into participatory implementation by supporting and using new approaches like co-production, co-design and co-innovation;

We will re-think the boundaries between public and private services, activities and tasks, and seek to encourage local private and civic engagement;

We will promote social innovation, social enterprises and civic engagement that support the education, training and social inclusion of marginalised groups and immigrants;

We will nurture the “sharing economy”, “collaborative economy” or “civic economy” and other approaches that combine the ideas of entrepreneurship, civic engagement and societal transformation.


Equal access for all. They create a sense of meaning and belonging for everyone using language that makes you feel safe and comforted. You WILL help, you WILL participate in this community and you WILL be socially inclusive. Again, all great ideas (at face value). However as many of us can see the tyranny of good intentions doesn't always necessarily manifest in the way's we believe or want.



The road to hell is paved with good intentions

-Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 – 1153)


Now, what is a smart city and how do they plan to implement this system and is there anything like this already in place?




We spent an amazing day at the Sustainable City, a housing development in Dubai with 3,500 people already living there and it's still not quite finished. This truly is a remarkable achievement, a stark lesson to building contractors the world over. It's not more expensive to build and it's hugely cheaper and more efficient to live in. Spread the word if you know any builders!


Sustainablecity.ae (Dubai)


The Sustainable City is a working model of what the future could look like. It is a modern application of social, economic and environmental sustainability in the built environment achieved through innovative design, stakeholder engagement, and future monitoring to sustain itself. As the first operational Net Zero Energy city in Dubai, The Sustainable City is modelled to become an international showcase for sustainable living, work, education, and recreation.


The sustainable city in Dubai seems to be a working model of the wonderful utopian future we all dream of.

Bill Gates and Amsterdam as well as other European countries have also envisioned their idea of smart cities and our sustainable future they plan on implementing and have been investing in as well.

Bill Gates invest $80 Million Into Smart City




One of Bill Gates' firms invested $80 million into nearly 25,000 acres of land west of Phoenix, Arizona to build a 'smart city' of the future.


Now let's examine the word inclusive specifically and take a look at where this language is coming from to begin to get a better grasp on this idea.

Let's also look at how the economy of the future will be managed.

E-Estonia


Named ‘the most advanced digital society in the world’ by Wired, ingenious Estonians are pathfinders, who have built an efficient, secure and transparent ecosystem that saves time and money. e-Estonia invites you to follow the digital journey.



Inclusive capitalism


Inclusive Capitalism is a global effort to engage leaders across business, government and civil society in the movement to make capitalism more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive. Together we can achieve this through business and investment practices that extend the opportunities and benefits of our economic system to everyone.


Click on the solution's tab on their website to see how they plan on using blockchain and other e-services to track your every move.

Brought to you by none other than...



You guessed it. The Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Ford Foundation and Citi Group. All wonderful humanist who really care about you!! Now for the important question...

Where do I think this is taking us and what is the future of smart cities and inclusive capitalism??

Look no further than The Hunger Games and Elysium. Both movies that display our dystopian future where the elite live in smart cities on and off planet while the pleebs (me and you) live in slave cities under a system of forced socialism ruled with an iron fist.

It's my opinion that all of these economic issues and alleged global warming issues will be brought about and resolved intentionally to bring us to the precipice of collapse where we will be begging for this solution and it's not far off.






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posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:08 PM
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I think all this smart technology is, as you say, just an open air prison. And we the people have voluntary entered it.



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:09 PM
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Just Another Name for a Contained SMART Prison . Your Every Move Scanned and Recorded . 1984 Anyone ? .Hmm....



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: Zanti Misfit

yup!! just look at who's behind all of it... The UAE, Saudi's, European Union, UN, Rockefeller's, Rothschild's

this won't be good for everyone, only some. Think the Hunger Games or The SnowPiercer
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posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:13 PM
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hyper civilised technofascism is authoritarian

don't forget Brave New World



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

count me out, and all of my family



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:14 PM
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originally posted by: XAnarchistX
hyper civilised technofascism is authoritarian

don't forget Brave New World


something we agree on = mind blown

must be real, be careful



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:15 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: toysforadults

count me out, and all of my family


you won't have a choice

e-estonia.com...

Estonia is a tesbed for the digital society they will be implementing along this... forgot to add to the OP doing so now



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

oh...so, do..do... do we hug now?




posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:17 PM
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The Future of Estonia , Techno Slavery......(

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posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:18 PM
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originally posted by: XAnarchistX
a reply to: toysforadults

oh...so, do..do... do we hug now?



a nod will do



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:18 PM
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a reply to: Zanti Misfit

yup you got it!

only for you though not the bloodlines, and they will test your blood to find out



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:20 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

My Blood for Your Blood ................



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:24 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

oh, we have a choice friend



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:27 PM
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I think this sounds wonderful. No, really! I know several people who wander on the edge of being homeless, even more elderly with uncertain financial futures, single parents with dead-end jobs that would benefit from such a civilization.

Of course, a caveat: I am too old and set in my ways to join or be a part of such a place. Nope. I can't have anybody telling me what to plant or not plant, or what to build and where. My Darlin' wouldn't stand for that for a second, but for individuals without bush skills or overly attached to their liberty and freedom it sounds like the wave of the future.

I'm sure if everyone's experience within an enclave were similar, the resources could be better managed. Also, if they all had the same space, it would be easier to make the spaces smaller. We're already on our way, you know, with our growing fascination with portable media devices. Just go ahead and plug it in permanently. Click on the sleep ap at night. Perfect!



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: argentus

On the surface I agree it is a great idea and in America there's teens of millions of people, in fact 67% of the working population has no savings so the majority of people working are near homeless or 1 event away.

I have a problem with the people behind it and I don't think it's an organic manifestation of such a society. That's what scares me.

I -believe- an event will lead to forcing this on us once the beta testing is done.



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:31 PM
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I've hated every city I've ever lived in. Nothing but fake miserable people staggering around striving for crumbs. Out in the country everyone's cup runneth over, even though many don't appreciate it. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

a reply to: toysforadults



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:31 PM
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originally posted by: argentus
I think this sounds wonderful. No, really! I know several people who wander on the edge of being homeless, even more elderly with uncertain financial futures, single parents with dead-end jobs that would benefit from such a civilization.

Of course, a caveat: I am too old and set in my ways to join or be a part of such a place. Nope. I can't have anybody telling me what to plant or not plant, or what to build and where. My Darlin' wouldn't stand for that for a second, but for individuals without bush skills or overly attached to their liberty and freedom it sounds like the wave of the future.

I'm sure if everyone's experience within an enclave were similar, the resources could be better managed. Also, if they all had the same space, it would be easier to make the spaces smaller. We're already on our way, you know, with our growing fascination with portable media devices. Just go ahead and plug it in permanently. Click on the sleep ap at night. Perfect!



Just MEAT . There Will Always be those in this World who are Nothing but that ..........(



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: SecretsoftheBlueApples

I can barely stand to go out anymore I feel like everyone I meet is an empty shell an automaton with no originality following a script they had no part in creating



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 06:43 PM
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With now real jobs in the food production (agri) its all a pipe dream. No food, no life. And besides who will be deciding to qualify to live in this smart cities.

And think of all the gangs, once they move in well, just look what happened to all the beautiful govt. housing, same thing (smart cities) but just a different name.



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