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Globalists are building a future

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Globalists are building a future without people - confession

Yuval Noah Harari, historian, futurist, and World Economic Forum
(WEF) adviser, said, "We just don't need the vast majority of the
population" in the early 21st century given modern technologies
rendering human labor economically and militarily "redundant."
Harari's remarks were made in an interview with Chris Anderson,
the head of TED, published (https://bit.ly/3QqmV5s) on Tuesday.
He assessed widespread contemporary disillusionment among "common
people" as being rooted in a fear of being "left behind" in a future
run by "smart people." Such fears are justified, he added, given his
projection that emerging technologies will displace economic needs
to many categories of existing work:
A lot of people sense that they are being left behind and left out
of the story, even if their material conditions are still relatively
good. In the 20th century, what was common to all the stories - the
liberal, the fascist, the communist - is that the big heroes of the
story were the common people, not necessarily all people, but if you
lived, say, in the Soviet Union in the 1930s, life was very grim,
but when you looked at the propaganda posters on the walls that
depicted the glorious future, you were there. You looked at the
posters which showed steel workers and farmers in heroic poses,
and it was obvious that this is the future.
Now, when people look at the posters on the walls, or listen to TED
talks, they hear a lot of these these big ideas and big words about
machine learning and genetic engineering and blockchain and
globalization, and they are not there. They are no longer part of
the story of the future, and I think that - again, this is
a hypothesis - if I try to understand and to connect to the deep
resentment of people, in many places around the world, part of what
might be going there is people realize - and they're correct in
thinking that - that, 'The future doesn't need me. You have all these
smart people in California and in New York and in Beijing, and
they are planning this amazing future with artificial intelligence
and bio-engineering and in global connectivity and whatnot, and
they don't need me. Maybe if they are nice, they will throw some
crumbs my way like universal basic income,' but it's much worse
psychologically to feel that you are useless than to feel that you
are exploited.
Harari contrasted the 20th century with the 21st while forecasting
what he said is the current century's and future economies
progressively diminishing need for human beings.
He said:
If you go back to the middle of the 20th century - and it doesn't
matter if you're in the United States with Roosevelt, or if you're
in Germany with Hitler, or even in the USSR with Stalin - and you
think about building the future, then your building materials are
those millions of people who are working hard in the factories, in
the farms, the soldiers. You need them. You don't have any kind
of future without them.
"Now, fast forward to the early 21st century when we just don't
need the vast majority of the population," he concluded, "because
because the future is about developing more and more sophisticated
technology, like artificial intelligence [and] bioengineering, Most
people don't contribute anything to that, except perhaps for their
data, and whatever people are still doing which is useful, these
technologies increasingly will make redundant and will make it
possible to replace the people."


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