In order to see the future, we must first look at the past.
In March 2020, at the onset of a “pandemic” that shut down the entire world, we wrote a Letter that gave clarity on many things happening around the world today. One could argue, in hindsight, we were predicting the future.
As absurd as that may sound, the reality wasn’t that we were predicting the future, but simply showing you the seeds being planted to shape your future.
In this Letter, we’ll reveal how these seeds are now sprouting.
But first, here is an important excerpt from that letter.
A Potential Scenario for the Future
Over the past decade, I have told you about the world’s move toward a cashless society.
What does this have to do with the current pandemic?
Via Associated Press:
“A growing number of businesses and individuals worldwide have stopped using banknotes in fear that physical currency, handled by tens of thousands of people over their useful life, could be a vector for the spreading coronavirus.”
In fact, since the spread of COVID-19, I am sure many of you have tried using cash, only to be turned down.
Of course, the move toward a cashless society is inevitable – and pandemics such as the one caused by the COVID-19 disease undoubtedly enforce that future.
But that’s not all.
There is a swelling fear that in order to survive this pandemic, we must all be vaccinated – even if the numbers show that the majority of those who catch SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, show little-to-no symptoms at all.
“As many as six in 10 people infected with coronavirus may be unaware they have the disease, according to a number of papers studying the outbreak.”
And Via Futurism:
“What we’re learning from Iceland this week is as fascinating as it is crucial to fighting the coronavirus epidemic: That somewhere in the neighborhood of half of everyone testing positive for the coronavirus will show absolutely no symptoms.
… Needless to say, Iceland’s efforts are revealing fascinating and potentially lifesaving details about the virus. And via BuzzFeed News, it’s how they came to the striking conclusion about symptom rates, emphasis ours:
“Early results from deCode Genetics indicate that a low proportion of the general population has contracted the virus and that about half of those who tested positive are non-symptomatic,” said [Iceland’s chief epidemiologist Thorolfur] Guðnason. “The other half displays very moderate cold-like symptoms.”
Furthermore, one could easily suggest that the case fatality rate (C.F.R.) is drastically lower than what the media is making it out to be.
Well, if most people show little-to-no symptoms, and others display very moderate cold-like symptoms, they aren’t tested.
In fact, here in BC, Canada, I have friends who have been sick with many of the symptoms of COVID-19, who wanted to be tested but were turned away because they were mostly healthy individuals.
In other words, most of the COVID-19 tests are only performed on those who are very ill – which will undoubtedly cause a spike in the C.F.R. rate.
That doesn’t seem very logical to me.
So where am I going with this?
A World of Information…Inside the Palm of Your Hand.
I bet that in less than ten years, the world will begin to announce a move to a digital I.D. system whereby all of an individual’s information – including bank accounts and vaccination history – will be implemented into a microchip.
Of course, it’s very difficult for that to happen if we all feel safe. But what if we don’t?
As outbreaks continue to threaten the world, people will be begging to be vaccinated – and they may have to be part of an ID program to get it. Furthermore, nations around the world will demand a quick and easy system to know if an individual has been vaccinated in order for them to travel between countries.
If you think I am crazy, think again.
This type of system is already being tested.
Via ID2020 Alliance:
“ID2020 unveiled its latest good digital identity program in partnership with the Access to Information (a2i) Program of the Government of Bangladesh, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and Gavi. Recognizing the opportunity for immunization to serve as a platform for digital identity, this program leverages existing vaccination and birth registration operations to offer newborns a persistent and portable biometrically-linked digital identity.
“We are implementing a forward-looking approach to digital identity that gives individuals control over their own personal information, while still building off existing systems and programs,” said Anir Chowdhury, policy advisor at a2i. “The Government of Bangladesh recognizes that the design of digital identity systems carries far-reaching implications for individuals’ access to services and livelihoods, and we are eager to pioneer this approach.”
To offer a persistent digital identity from birth, the program will explore and assess several cutting-edge infant biometric technologies, unlocking a potential global public good. “Eighty-nine percent of children and adolescents without identification live in countries supported by Gavi,” said Seth Berkley, C.E.O. of Gavi. “We are enthusiastic about the potential impact of this program not just in Bangladesh, but as something we can replicate across Gavi-eligible countries, providing a viable route to closing the identity gap.”
“Digital ID is being defined and implemented today, and we recognize the importance of swift action to close the identity gap,” said Dakota Gruener, Executive Director of ID2020. “Now is the time for bold commitments to ensure that we respond both quickly and responsibly. We and our ID2020 Alliance partners, both present and future, are committed to rising to this challenge.”
Just what is the ID2020 Alliance?
“ID2020 is building a new global model for the design, funding, and implementation of digital I.D. solutions and technologies.”
And the people behind it?
Take a look:
“ID2020 was created in 2018 in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).”
Today, in 2020, we have the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 stands for Coronavirus Disease 2019: The “C.O.” stands for corona, “VI” for virus, and “D” for disease, according to the C.D.C. And the number 19 stands for the year (2019) in which the outbreak occurred.
What does ID2020 stand for?
Does ID stand for Identification? Probably. Does 2020 stand for the year 2020? I don’t know. Do you?
But I bet that in 2020, other nations will follow Bangladesh and begin rolling out test programs for digital I.D. implants.
In other words, the global COVID-19 pandemic and its upcoming vaccines could be the springboard for a global digital biometric I.D. system.
“Gavi (the Global Vacine Alliance), for its part, said at the time of the ID2020 launch that 89 percent of children and adolescents who do not have identification live where that organization is active — indicating that public health may be the springboard to giving people, at birth, the records they need later in life to participate fully in the global economy.”
More Food for Thought
Perhaps the current COVID-19 pandemic, Event 201 (see past newsletter), and ID2020 are just coincidences.
But they aren’t the only ones.
You see, Chinese officials first announced the discovery of a novel coronavirus named 2019-nCoV on January 7, 2020.
Then, on January 11, China announced its first death as a result of the virus.
On January 17, a second death was reported in Wuhan.
By January 20, a third death was reported, along with 200 infected.
On January 23rd, at the Davos World Economic Forum, a coronavirus vaccine program was announced with many partners already involved. Wow, these guys act fast.
Now, I am not a pandemic expert. However, three deaths as a result of a virus generally doesn’t scream pandemic – and certainly doesn’t scream for an immediate global coronavirus vaccination program, with partners already in place.
In fact, if you take a look at all of the outbreaks the WHO deals with on a yearly basis, you’ll actually be shocked. There were 119 alone in 2019, including Ebola. Take a look yourself:
But after only three deaths, a global vaccination program is announced to tackle the virus?
Maybe these experts work quick.
What do you think?
Back to Today
So, where are we today?
Earlier this month, the United Nations Development Program officially launched a new initiative called 50-in-5, short for 50 countries in 5 years.
What is 50-in-5?
Via United Nations:
“Global leaders and high-level representatives from 11 ‘First-Mover’ countries gathered yesterday for the official launch of the 50-in-5 campaign. This ambitious, country-led campaign heralds a new chapter in the global momentum around digital public infrastructure (DPI) – an underlying network of components such as digital payments, ID, and data exchange systems, which is a critical accelerator of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
…50-in-5 brings countries together to help radically shorten DPI implementation journeys by sharing learnings, best practices, and built-for-purpose open technologies – including digital public goods (DPGs) – that can reduce costs and maximize impact for all. The goal of the campaign is for 50 countries to have designed, implemented, and scaled at least one DPI component in a safe, inclusive, and interoperable manner in five years, by the end of 2028.
50-in-5 underscores the unified commitment of participant countries to work together to implement safe and inclusive DPI.”
The concepts of digital identity and digital payment systems are fairly straightforward, and we have written about them many times before.
As far as “Data Exchange Systems,” imagine a scenario where national governments will exchange citizens’ identity and financial records across borders, either with other nations or with global government agencies – this could be in the form of vaccine records, for example.
The key term is “interoperable.”
One-World Government: Not Required
It’s near impossible to have a one-world government, often called New World Order, despite what many alarmists may have you believe.
However, if you can comprise numerous ostensibly separate systems, all meticulously designed to be fully “interoperable,” then you don’t need to have a one-world government to implement global policy.
You just need something that consists of a single unified healthcare system, identity database, and/or digital currencies – all of which are in the works.
How is this even possible?
It should come as no surprise that many of the same players involved in ID2020 are involved in 50-in-5:
“This country-led campaign is in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Centre for Digital Public Infrastructure, Co-Develop*, the Digital Public Goods Alliance, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is supported by GovStack, the Inter-American Development Bank, and UNICEF.”
*funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.
Could all of this be a coincidence? And can the influence of such organizations be so powerful to affect government at all levels?
Just one day before 50-in-5 officially launched, the Council presidency and European Parliament representatives reached a provisional agreement on a new framework for a European digital identity (eID).
“Under the new law, member states will offer citizens and businesses digital wallets that will be able to link their national digital identities with proof of other personal attributes (e.g., driving licence, diplomas, bank account). Citizens will be able to prove their identity and share electronic documents from their digital wallets with a click of a button on their mobile phone.
The new European digital identity wallets will enable all Europeans to access online services with their national digital identification, which will be recognised throughout Europe, without having to use private identification methods or unnecessarily sharing personal data. User control ensures that only information that needs to be shared will be shared.”
This follows a recent announcement that the European Central Bank is advancing to the next stage of its Digital Euro initiative this month. And as revealed earlier this year in April, Christine Lagarde, former IMF head, stated the digital euro is expected to provide a degree of “restricted oversight” into individuals’ spending habits.
Via the European Central Bank:
“We are working with the national central banks of the euro area to look into the possible issuance of a digital euro. It would be a central bank digital currency, an electronic equivalent to cash. And it would complement banknotes and coins, giving people an additional choice about how to pay.
…The preparation phase, which starts in November 2023, will focus on further preparing for the development of a digital euro. It builds on the findings from our investigation phase.”
If you think it’s just Europe, think again.
This is happening in Canada NOW.
Just this past Friday, on November 24, 2023, Canada announced the launch of a digital partnership with the European Union to promote the “interoperable” (there’s that word again) use of digital credentials, counter disinformation, and cooperate on artificial intelligence (AI).
“…The Prime Minister announced the launch of the Canada-EU Digital Partnership, enabling Canada and the EU to work together to address new challenges in digital transformation. Canada will continue to increase collaboration under Horizon Europe, the world’s largest research and innovation program, and the new Canada-EU Passenger Name Record Data Agreement will allow for pre-arrival risk assessments of travelers while upholding privacy protections.”
Here’s an excerpt from this partnership structure, via the Government of Canada:
“Digital identity, digital credentials and trust services
- Based notably on the recommendations from the workshops for advancing interoperability and mutual support for digital identity and digital credentials across Canada and the EU, the following actions could be carried out:
- Develop joint use cases and pilot projects towards interoperability of digital identity and digital credentials and trust services, building notably on Canada and the EU’s respective frameworks.
- Create shared knowledge repositories for digital identity and digital credentials and trust services technologies.
- Cooperate on the development of human-centric digital identity and digital credentials and trust services standards and certifications.
- Build adoption, awareness and support through concrete digital identity and digital credentials and trust services demonstrations.”
If you have been following the planting of these “seeds,” you’ll notice that Canada is now actively engaged in at least of three digital credential initiatives, with two of them being spearheaded by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
For example, Canada is an active participant in the Agile Nations framework, which includes a digital identification component. And let’s not forget that Canada has already concluded its collaboration on the Known Traveller Digital Identity (KDTI) project alongside the Netherlands.
The seeds have been planted. The roots are now growing.
Should We Worry?
One could argue that it would be great to never have to carry a wallet again. I misplace mine all the time. However, that small inconvenience may be an insanely worthwhile price to pay if everything goes digital, handing complete control over to the government – or whoever is controlling the government(s).
One look at the COVID pandemic and you’ll see what I mean. Remember when Covid-19 vaccine passports were introduced, restricting travel rights – despite no proof that they prevented transmission?
The new digital wallets – combined with both your bank accounts and IDs – will push us even further in the direction of control and limitation.
Having all documents consolidated in one place makes them vulnerable to being seized with a single click. Don’t think this won’t happen? It already has.
Remember when Trudeau’s administration froze the bank accounts for those who protested the COVID vaccine, and subsequently even revoked insurance rights for drivers involved in the protest blockade in Ottawa?
Imagine what governments can do if everything was consolidated digitally and interoperably. Countries would lose autonomy and the powers-that-be would maintain full control. Just ask the World Health Organization as it attempts to take control of the world’s healthcare system via an international pandemic treaty.
Imagine a global lockdown forced onto every country. Imagine a globally implemented vaccine program. Imagine losing access to your entire identity or net worth because you don’t comply.
This will be the future if you continue to vote for governments in favour of such actions.
Now let’s go back one more time to our past Letter, “The Conspiracies Behind COVID-19 and How it Will Change Your Financial Future“:
“There’s no doubt that U.S. President Donald Trump was attempting to lay blame on China for spreading the coronavirus globally – he is, after all, in an economic trade war with China.
China, of course, is going to use its resources to push propaganda that it may have been the United States that caused this outbreak – it is, after all, in an economic trade war with the U.S.
No matter what your opinion is, we’ll never truly know the real answer. Some even say that the virus was manmade – even though one research says it can’t possibly be.
It would, however, appear that the U.S. or China is to blame.
But that’s where we need to take a step back and focus on the bigger picture.
You see, neither the U.S. nor China benefit from the coronavirus. Both economies have been hit extremely hard, and both are now resorting to extreme measures to protect not just their economies, but every one of their citizens.
When looking for answers, the simplest solution is to look from the top down: who really benefits from the coronavirus?
Not the U.S. Not China. Not any country, actually.
But the players involved in a global vaccination program and a cashless society certainly do, as do the banks who lend money to the most powerful nations in times of massive stimulus.
Think of the people involved in the creation of global vaccines and ID implants. They’ll have access and control over every individual’s vaccination records and finances.
And then think of the Federal Reserve, who will be lending trillions of dollars to the U.S.
When you look at it that way, is China or the U.S. really in control?
Given the massive stimulus measures now underway, I have no doubt that gold and other hard assets will skyrocket in value in the coming years. Furthermore, when money goes fully digital via biometric implants, hard assets such as precious metals will become the only real form of off-the-record wealth.
There’s a reason why central banks around the world have mostly been net-buyers of gold over the past decade.
In fact, 2018 marked the highest level of annual net central bank gold purchases since the suspension of dollar convertibility into gold in 1971, and the second-highest annual total on record.
This didn’t stop last year.
According to the World Gold Council, central banks were net buyers for a 10th consecutive year, with global reserves growing by 650.3t – the second-highest annual total for 50 years.
And if you think gold isn’t a safe investment, consider this: Gold is one of the few assets that is universally permitted by the investment guidelines of the world’s central banks.
It has also provided an average annual return of nearly 10% in U.S. dollars since 1971.
Not bad given the world is at near-zero interest rates, and likely for the foreseeable future.
Gold, Big Pharma, payment processors (think ANT financial, among others), and bioimplant technologies should be on everyone’s list of investment ideas moving forward.
I always end my Letter by saying, “Seek the Truth.”
Today, more than ever, I want you to do just that.”
The same rings true today. Don’t be so naive into thinking the worst can’t happen, simply because someone calls it a conspiracy theory. If we don’t collectively wake up together, we will be living in a dream dictated by a few individuals.
Seek the truth and be prepared,