I am going to tell you about a world that many sly yet foolish people want to build for human society – and if you think about this and look closely at what is happening now in our society, you can see that what I am saying is true.
And is unfolding right before our unseeing eyes.
Let’s look briefly into that possible future – a dark and disturbing future if we let current events continue unchecked by conscious human reflection.
Unless we awake soon, here is the future I fear…
Soon, there will be little need for human teachers and schools as we now know them.
They will both be replaced by self-paced interactive software piped directly through to the household. Such software permits the student to move at the pace of their own learning. As fast — or slow — as they desire. Content will continually be scaled up or down in complexity as needed. Quizzes, tests, writing assignments and such will be stored, tracked, reviewed, and analyzed to provide the proper feedback to the student.
The State – of course — maintains all this in a centralized location. Much easier to administer that way. No duplication of effort. Monitoring and tracking is flawless. Information can be controlled.
Human teachers (few in number) will become modulators, technocrats, monitoring stations — the actual teaching will be handled almost entirely by the machines. Artificial Intelligence (AI) programs (even if limited in scope) will answer most student queries. Think automated FAQ.
There will not be physical locations called schools, only audio-video feeds that link households to a centralized cloud-based learning area from which the “teacher” can handle technical issues or questions as they arise. Holographic images will assist the process.
Think chat line or video messaging to get the picture on this. Tech support.
The State-approved software will — based on your interests, proclivities, and aptitudes — make suggestions about groups and clubs the student should be involved in. It will show you meeting times and places for these events. Your attendance at such events (most of which would be in virtual reality) would be required. Actual human contact social events would be very limited and highly controlled events carefully orchestrated by the “school.”
Physical sports will gradually be replaced by computerized gaming events — you may still participate in sport if you wish, but it will be from the comfort of your digitized world. Even multi-participant sports like baseball will be digital and you will play with specialized digital headgear and clothing to simulate catching, throwing, and batting. This will be true of all traditional sports.
No one will be interested in watching actual physical sporting events or violent action since you can have competitive events and even horrific violence in the digital world without risk of injury or death. Any actual real-world events involving living people must — of necessity — be extremely violent and creative to attract viewers. They will be frowned upon by the authorities, but permitted on a very limited basis by properly bribed officials — in underground areas and usually for the an affluent audience.
As members of this future society, you will rarely leave your household. Ultra high-resolution video and audio communications are persistent and instantaneous for whomever you wish to talk to — bankers, doctors, lawyers, plumbers. However, you will rarely need to converse with an actual human, as extensive knowledge bases and interactive artificial intelligence programs will be able to answer almost all inquiries.
In addition, every device in your household is “smart” in the sense that it has embedded digital chips that external service companies can monitor and repair remotely.
Speaking with an actual human would be costly and considered extravagant.
Besides that fact, no personal forms of transportation will exist. It will all be mass transit. Freedom and mobility must be controlled to assure the State holds sway in all areas.
Food is available in dense, nutrition-rich, cubes or packets which can be converted into a variety of formats, but the necessity for going to the grocery store, buying the food, storing the food, prepping the food, and the actual “pleasure” of eating is eliminated.
Eating is simply proper maintenance feeding accomplished by ingesting the right blend of minerals, vitamins, and nutrients. Body scans adjust the level of these ingredients for optimal health. Actual real-world restaurants will still survive, but the cost of such a meal will be ridiculously high and available only for the affluent.
Money is handled very differently in the future. There are really no jobs, per se. There are jobs, yes – but they are a privilege afforded only to the very intelligent. Every human being, upon their birth, is provided an account which contains a specific amount of funding. At age 18 you “come into your account.”
If the State-controlled computer “school” you have been involved in since childhood has assessed you as highly intelligent, you will be offered a “job” which does provide additional funds for your account.
If — on the other hand — you have been deemed as average or below average, you can chose to live out your days drawing funds from your account and playing computer games. These people must still purchase food, housing, and medical care (all controlled by the State) so the funds always end up back with the State (and the State’s crony business partners) anyway.
This assures that only competent and intelligent people actually “work” within the system to maintain and keep it functioning.
Entertainment will be rather barbaric since the highly intelligent people are generally creative in nature and can entertain themselves, or each other. The average and below average – however – must be kept amused and digital content will be primarily physical in nature with excessive sex and violence – all of which is digitized and not real.
Quasi-robotic mimics of humans will serve as sexual surrogates and will be almost anatomically indistinguishable from real humans.
Birth control has always been a problem in society. You really do not want the stupid people to over-populate. Therefore, based on the results from “school,” you are either treated genetically over time (without your knowledge, of course) to render you sterile, or you are permitted to breed. Highly intelligent people have no limitations on offspring, although extremely talented children are usually taken and raised by the State.
Genetic testing is constantly being done to monitor the DNA structures of the populace to ensure no mutations or genetic bombs are introduced by other competing societies.
As for drugs and alcohol – over time the choices for these will be narrowed and narrowed until there is no need for thousands of different options. Freely available mind-altering drugs will be dispensed direct to the household for those that so desire. The same is true to alcoholic drinks – though fermentation processes will give way to liquid drinks which target specific neurotransmitters to achieve the same – though far more heightened – effect.
Actual alcoholic drinks will only be available to the very affluent.
There will be no black market sales of food, goods, or services because the penalty for such activity is death. Cameras are everywhere, monitoring is intense, prosecution is assured, and sentencing is guaranteed. There is very little activity in this realm, and only conducted by a few super intelligent people who have freely chosen to opt out of the main system. These individuals are known to the State anyway – there is no privacy in the future – but tolerated because they often supply such black market goods and services to State officials.
The knowledge of this weakness in people is often useful to the State as leverage to get things accomplished within the government.
Speaking of the government. There is a ruling class which has zealously guarded its genetic heritage and advanced intelligence for many years. They control the infrastructure because they control the technology which runs everything – there are no private companies – only State-owned entities. As long as the vast majority of people have food, water, shelter, health care, drugs, and are entertained, they could care less who was in charge. So, the ruling elite is careful to make sure this is the way society is structured.
Of course, all funds expended by the vast majority of people flows back to the State and the ruling class is the State.
There is very little crime. There simply is no need to commit crimes since everything you need in life is freely provided for you. Rare and isolated events do happen, but due to the constant audio-video monitoring, the actor or perpetrator is always found and punished. Jails and prisons are – in truth – simply an extension of the average society household, except your living space is much, much, smaller and has constraints (electromagnetic shock fields).
Most inmates are kept drugged anyway.
There is little gun violence. Over time the necessary materials to create firearms and ammunition have been gradually removed from the general populace. Relics still exist, of course, but ammunition is impossible to find or make. Without a State license, though, possession of such a relic is a federal crime.
It doesn’t matter, really, because the newer and far superior weapons are in the hands of the State-controlled military and local police. These weapons operate on different principles than traditional gunpowder-based systems. The weapons are specifically encoded (DNA) for operation by only certain individuals and are useless by others. Possession of unlicensed weapon technology is punishable by either indeterminate detention or death without trial.
In truth, possession of any technology not approved by the State for use by the general populace is punishable by either indeterminate detention or death without trial.
The family structure will be intact, but relationships are handled very differently. As I mentioned before, part of every person’s life is their schooling via home-based digital delivery. Analysis of individual progress over time (to determine such things as intelligence, drive, ambition, interests, and cognitive ability) is coupled with genetic analysis (every citizen’s DNA is in a repository controlled by the State).
You are then matched up with a life partner. This may be male or female, depending upon the results of the State-controlled analysis of your schooling – and their decision about whether you are permitted to breed or not.
Religion is, of course, not tolerated at all. It persists, hidden from public view, but mostly in areas far removed from the gigantic and sprawling urban areas that encompass most of the population. Being caught with religions relics, artifacts, or disseminating religious views is punishable by detention or death – neither determined by judge or jury.
There’s more – but I’m too depressed to write any more. Hopefully this “brave new world” will never happen – but surely you can see it leering at us from the future. Surely you can see the seeds for this horrible scenario being planted by the policies of today.
Freedom is never free. Wake up now.