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They Actually Tell You: Embrace Your Digital ID to Remain an Active Member of Society
An Aggressive campaign led by the World Economic Forum, Bill Gates, and the United Nations seeks to rapidly implement a Utopian "Digital Public Infrastructure".
Last week marked troubling progress in the European Union's effort to establish the eID (European Digital Identity). This initiative is a component of a broader digital ID framework that has been recently ratified by both the European Parliament and member countries of the EU. Spearheaded by EU Commissioner Thierry Breton, the eID regulation is designed to offer a “secure and trustworthy” digital identity solution for citizens across the European Union.
This development marches in lockstep with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in collaboration with various global partners. The UN is initiating a program aimed at implementing digital public infrastructure (DPI) in 50 countries by 2028. This initiative includes the introduction of digital IDs, digital payment systems, and enhanced data-sharing capabilities. The goal is to establish these digital IDs as a requisite for individuals to engage in various societal activities by 2030.
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And you know the best thing? You actually don’t need a digital ID for it.
The movement towards Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI), encompassing digital IDs, vaccine passports, and central bank digital currencies (CBDC), is gaining momentum with the support of influential global entities and individuals. This initiative, which is receiving backing from the United Nations and the European Union, as well as notable figures like Bill Gates, aims to integrate these technologies into everyday societal and market activities.
DPI is seen as crucial for societal participation, similar to the role played by vaccine passports, but with a much wider impact. He suggests that if DPI is successfully implemented, it could grant governments and corporations significant control over aspects of individual lives, such as travel, consumption choices, and financial transactions through programmable money, akin to a social credit system.
The “50 in 5” initiative presents itself as a country-driven advocacy campaign with the ambitious goal of assisting 50 countries in developing, launching, and expanding their digital public infrastructure (DPI) by the year 2028. This campaign is particularly focused on implementing DPI components in various countries, initially targeting regions in sub-Saharan Africa and India. These regions are seen as the primary testing grounds, or "global testbeds," for this technology. The broader vision of the campaign is to extend the implementation of digital IDs to encompass all citizens of United Nations member states by 2030, effectively establishing a global digital identity framework.
This campaign is a collaborative effort involving several major global organizations and foundations. Key players include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Digital Public Goods Alliance, and Co-Develop. Co-Develop is a notable collaboration initiated by several notorious organizations: The Rockefeller Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Nilekani Philanthropies, and the Omidyar Network. These foundations are also mentioned in the Digital Public Goods Alliance's roadmap, which outlines various activities and strategies aimed at advancing digital public goods. This roadmap includes contributions and participation from other organizations and government bodies, reflecting a broad coalition of support for the “50 in 5” campaign and its objectives.
The campaign's strategy involves not only the technical aspects of establishing digital public infrastructure but also encompasses advocacy and policy development. By focusing on these areas, the “50 in 5” campaign aims to create an ecosystem that supports the widespread adoption of digital IDs and related technologies, potentially transforming the way citizens interact with governments, financial systems, and societal structures at large.
Digital Public Infrastructures (DPIs) are being promoted as tools for achieving various societal benefits, including financial inclusion, convenience, enhanced healthcare, and environmental sustainability. However, they are also seen as part of a broader technocratic governance system, underpinned by three core elements: digital ID, digital payments such as Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), and extensive data sharing.
In line with this perspective, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has been actively advocating for the implementation of DPIs. In September, WEF released a series of articles emphasizing the importance of DPIs in achieving global developmental goals. One of the articles, published on September 18, 2023, titled “Two-thirds of child-related SDGs are off-pace to meet targets’: Here’s why we must invest in digital public infrastructure now,” specifically highlights the potential of DPIs to enhance children's rights worldwide. The article argues that investing in digital infrastructure can significantly contribute to meeting child-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are, as I have called before, currently lagging behind their targets.
This narrative suggests that DPIs are not just technological tools, but are integral to addressing broader social and developmental challenges. The WEF's stance on DPIs reflects a growing trend among global organizations to view digital infrastructure as a key component in driving progress across various sectors and societal needs.
The World Economic Forum kindly points out that 2023 represents the midpoint in the timeline for accomplishing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This milestone presents a chance to “assess and recalibrate” the global approach to “securing the rights of children” in every part of the world. With the 2030 deadline just seven years away, a new report from UNICEF titled “For Every Child a Sustainable Future” reveals that two-thirds of the indicators related to children are not on track to meet their intended goals.
If current trends persist, by 2030, only 60 countries, which collectively house a mere 25% of the global child population, are expected to achieve their targets. This scenario would leave approximately 1.9 billion children in 140 countries without the “advancements” promised to them. The current state of the world indicates a significant shortfall in meeting the lofty objectives set for children's welfare back in 2015.
Regarding hunger, the situation has regressed to levels not witnessed since 2005, with food prices remaining elevated in more countries compared to the 2015-2019 period. This backward trend in combating hunger is a major concern.
In the realm of education, the data is equally troubling. Around 600 million children and adolescents are not developing essential reading and mathematics skills. Additionally, there are 11 million more ten-year-olds than before who lack these foundational skills.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) identifies the recent pandemic as the “problem” that has significantly “worsened the situation” in terms of global progress. As a response, they advocate for digital public infrastructure (DPI) as the “solution,” deeming it a “key transition required for accelerating SDG action and results for children by 2030.” Of course, Klaus. It's not as if an uninformed population benefits your friends in maintaining their unchecked power. As always they create the “the crisis” followed by “the solution.”
The strategy of defending the “rights or safety of children” is noted as a commonly used approach by certain global entities, who, while claiming to protect these rights, may actually be promoting a technocratic system that could infringe upon the freedoms of all individuals, including children. Another notable example is the European Chat Control which seeks to combat pedophilia by reading all your personal messages.
DPI is a buzzword used in somewhat interesting/alarming concord by organizations such as the UN, but also the European Union, the Gates Foundation, and of course, the World Economic Forum is never quite out of any such picture.
According to this perspective, DPI is ostensibly designed to foster development in various sectors. However, some critics are skeptical, seeing it more as a façade for accelerating the rollout of digital IDs and payment systems, with a target completion year of 2030. They argue that behind the veneer of developmental language, the real agenda might be more about control than progress.
The conclusion drawn is quite direct: As a citizen of a UN member-state whose government (and thereby, its taxpayers) supports various UN initiatives, if you find yourself feeling uneasy or inadequately informed about these developments, unfortunately, it seems these plans are progressing regardless of these concerns.
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