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Smart is the new stupid

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I COLLECT vintage wrist watches. Having trained as an engineer, I have a fascination for small pieces of micro-engineering whirring away inaudibly on my wrist that tell the time. This is my oldest, a solid silver Rolex made in 1916, which even today keeps reasonably good time.

It is one of the first wrist watches made – before the Great War men has pocket watches, but these were impractical in the trenches so a wrist strap was added and soon ‘trench watches’ like mine were being produced for battlefield conditions.

Because of my hobby, I have a habit of noticing what people wear on their wrists and I have long been aware of the smart watches sported by many. But until I saw an advert recently I had no idea what they are capable of.

For a mere £67 you get 22 major functions which will induce major drooling in those who think this is progress. These are some of the points it can monitor in real time:

* Heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels and, scarcely believable, a laser that can perform an ECG on the wearer – this is claimed to be life-saving 24/7 health monitoring;

* Step counter;

* Sleep manager – go to bed and be woken up at the optimum time for you;

* Ability to make and receive phone calls – of course!

* Ability to use AI assistance for more seamless integration with your smart home and other connected devices;

* Enhanced Bluetooth connectivity;

* Sedentary warning – tells you when to sit less and move more.

There is no doubt in my mind that everything in the modern world that is prefixed by the word ‘smart’ is to be avoided like the plague. Smart gadgets have one aim and that is to take any kind of responsibility away from the individual and place it in the hands of Big Brother. Smart technology takes away the decision-making process that is necessary to any person who aspires to have responsibility for their own existence. Smart gadgets (phone, utilities meter, TV, surveillance, watch, etc.) are necessary in the establishment of ‘smart cities’ and indeed a smart world, which is what the Great Reset is all about. They are marketed and pushed under the guise of making our lives easier, safer and having more control over our lives. The opposite is true. What people don’t seem to realise is that the more smart technology they allow into their lives, the more they give up their freedom and become prisoners in a spider’s web in which they will ultimately relinquish their individuality and all aspects of freedom of choice.

Smart technology is intentionally addictive and is the main weapon that is being used in the attempts to usher in the Great Reset. It is necessary for the ultimate merging of technology and humanity; transhumanism as it is called. Those who see this as the way forward make no secret of it.

It is the foundation and building block of taking away any individual responsibly for just about anything of consequence and placing it in the hands of the State or, to be more precise, the desired world government.

Going back to the smart watch: I don’t know about you, but going about my everyday life with this thing strapped to my wrist constantly measuring how my body is performing adoesn’t sound like a recipe for good health. More like a guaranteed reason to arouse anxiety and uncertainty because my blood pressure is too high, my oxygen levels aren’t high enough and that self-administered ECG, to my untrained eye, looks like I might keel over with a heart attack at any moment. Not to mention my discomfort because I haven’t achieved my daily number of steps due to being on my computer for too long, and being constantly harangued by the ‘sedentary warning’ because I haven’t got off my backside often enough. However, you can see how it can be helpful to those who would control us. In a world as imagined by Mr Schwab, we will all be connected by technology, which means wearing or indeed being implanted with stuff like this. Strapped to your wrist, in a neat package, is a piece of technology that will be warmly welcomed by the Great Reset early adopters. Those of us who are fully aware of what the Agenda 30 end game is will see in it yet another step in the development towards a monitored and controlled population.

Without meaning to appear self-satisfied, I would pose a question: Who is wearing the smart watch here? Me with my ancient timepiece that awakens in me positive vibes and is an asset in a world of fiat money, insecurity and threats by Mr Schwab that we will ‘own nothing and be happy’, or those who fall hook, line and sinker for the latest technology that ultimately could be used to enslave us? Not all scientific or technological progress is good for humanity. Much of it, as we are finding out, is intended to serve an entirely opposite agenda. Which is why I conclude by saying that the modern drive to ‘smartness’ is, in reality, the route to stupidity.

Footnote

My friend Ian Dickinson, a brilliant musician who writes under the name of Tinderella, has written a piece which highlights the ‘smart’ issues. Here it is:

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Harry Hopkins
Harry Hopkins
Harry Hopkins is a furniture designer/maker who loves to write.

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