This isn't necessarily a bad thing but I do believe it's time to start identify the chess pieces that are being moved on the board
I put this under the Above Politics section as I believe that Politics have everything to do with this movement towards the end of physical Retail.
Where I grew up, it was a small country town and back over 25 years ago, the state funded school was being used to trial all new and contravercial
programs for the rest of the state schools.
I'm talking about things like video's promoting homosexuality and safe sex practices to year 4 and 5 students etc..
Now if you look at Australia, it's typically being used as a testing grounds for a lot of tactics and policies and programs that are then setting the
"new benchmark" for other countries.
I'm not talking about positive innovations but more the Democratic Dictatorship we are now living under etc..
The government have pushed the internet and started to promote it's use throughout the country it becomes clear that they are behind this shift away
from people working physical jobs and are looking at people working virtual / digital jobs to be the way of the future for the retail sector
Before you can officially milk a global economy, you must first legislate and govern it.. which is why we keep seing new pushes to lock down the
public's usage of the internet and to enforce punishments for "cyber crime".
Out of the millions of people using Facebook, how many have suicided as a result of cyber bullying? maybe a handful..
My point is that whilst it's sad it happens, it's also sad when a todler gets hit by a car outside of the school grounds.. or any other random tragic
event. and that there are far more seirous issues in the real world that should be demanding media attention but this kind of thing is being pushed
in front of the general public quite frequently to groom our minds to perceive that more legislation should be introduced to define how the public use
So where am I going with all of this. Well, on another front, we see the chess pieces moving into place with the increases in wages and living costs
in Australia courtesy of the Carbon Tax and the lack of import taxes on goods below the value of 1400 dollars (or there abouts) All of this is
putting digital retail into the spotlight as the best way to obtain goods and crippling local retail.
When local retail falls down, people will be forced to look for work elsewhere and as more retail closes down.. their only options will be to look for
work in the digital realm.
I will add more later on but would like to hear other peoples thoughts on all of this and if they see what I see or how they see it differently.
edit on 5-7-2012 by JaxCavalera because: (no reason given)