EDITOR NOTE: This video, presented by Microsoft, John Hopkins, and the LAUSD, gives us a glimpse into the dystopian future we may encounter once all of our documents are contained in one scannable code and we can track by QR. Scripted language often sounds artificial enough to make anyone wince. In addition to hearing the message's propositional content, it’s hard not to notice how unnatural the whole thing looks and sounds. It’s even worse when it is artificially “aestheticized” with the perfect pictures, perfect narratives, and perfect music. What’s happening in this video may have some benefit to schools, parents, and kids. But it’s also big data collection, surveillance, and recording. The animated scenario is so blatantly artificial (the “real” world doesn’t work this way) that it practically announces itself as propaganda. It paints a picture of a social order that’s so sunny and so clean, it makes the coercive aspect of institutional control appealing--that is, if you fall for it. We can expect government, finance, and big tech institutions to produce similar propaganda in the near future when they try to convince you of the benefits of abolishing cash for digital dollars. As the FDIC begins granting banking charter to ILC's, like Google and Apple, after the "FDIC Final Rule" is imposed April 1, 2021. Now is the time to shield your financial data with non-CUSIP Gold and Silver before everything you own is tracked, traced, digitized, and potentially taxed at will.
Originally posted by LAUSD