Welcome To 2030: You Will Own Nothing, Have No Privacy And Life Has Never Been Crueler by@AR

Welcome To 2030: You Will Own Nothing, Have No Privacy And Life Has Never Been Crueler

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Are you prepared?

The 2030 meme did the rounds during the past couple of Covid-years and unfortunately, it appears we are headed right into the dark, disgusting, abyss that this sci-fi dystopian future promises us.

Once in a while I get annoyed about the fact that I have no real privacy. Nowhere I can go and not be registered. I know that, somewhere, everything I do, think and dream of is recorded. I just hope that nobody will use it against me.

That was taken directly from an article written by a World Economic Forum contributor and published in Forbes.

And it’s happening. Get ready.

When I attest boldly that it is happening, it's not a bet I am making with myself or with you, there is no gamble. It’s already here in fact.

These last years are evidence enough. We have seen Canadian truckers have their bank accounts frozen, as well as their Bitcoin and crypto balances sanctioned and blocked from withdrawal or use due to protest actions. We’ve also witnessed regular Russian citizens being affected directly due to Russian banks being removed from the SWIFT system, and of course, over the years, many dozens of social media blackouts, blocks, and bans of prominent and not-so prominent individuals because of their political beliefs.

And of course, we have China, a country that does not deny its social credit system but instead waves the flag as something to be envied by Western nations. Because of course, control of information, and information itself has been completely weaponized in China and now in the West too.

The future algorithm operators will become overlords.

National digital identities are already active in many countries and are only growing. The one thing they share and have in common should give you a clue as to their true purpose, and that is not to identify solely for identification, and, which should have nothing to do with any form of identification, and that is central control. Go and read the directives and documentation behind these systems, central control is at the heart of all of them.

In Australia, where I am from, the Trusted Digital Identity (our version) is the brainchild of the World Economic Forum and their global digital identity roadmap.

Australian government quotes Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation directly from the World Economic Forum.

Further research conducted by the WEF suggests that digital identity is essential for the growth of the digital economy more broadly encouraging digital, as well as physical engagement with public and private sector services, it has a pivotal role to play in rebooting the global economy in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Digital Identity uniquely positions businesses, the research concluded, to gain and maintain user trust and remain competitive, ‘…guarantee[ing] the realization of greater economic potential…and advancing an economy that is more inclusive, equitable and stable for all.

Inclusive, equitable, and stable.

Who is deciding that? Well of course, the State. And so, to be inclusive and equitable online one must hand over a raft of personal, private, and financial information, which is shared and communicated across their network of Government organizations along with third parties, and eventually, some speculators predict that this will include social media accounts and even web history.

If it seems like a creepy episode of Black Mirror, it is. Part 1.

Part 2 is the birthing of CBDCs or some version of that. Digital dollar, euro, digicash. Whatever they decide to call them.

CBDC just like digital identity is coming, the process has already begun. And so when you combine the two you have a fully-fledged social credit system, Western-style. You know, the inclusive and equitable kind.

What do we do, how do we move the timeline?

This is a question on a lot of people's minds. Especially those of us in this crypto space, we’re a little more clued in, you and I *smug-look*.

If this future is guaranteed, a future where governments and organizations can just look you up in a database and see your deepest darkest fears, your dreams, your finances, habits, what you had for lunch, what you should have had for lunch, your medical history and status, and virtually everything else about you, and then using that to decide what you are allowed to do, how do we gain back some control, push back and defend our personal data in order to win back freedoms?

There’s always more than one way to skin a cat.

There are many in this space that are working hard to create real, tangible technological defenses and solutions to this oncoming Big Brother like dystopia.

Technological defense, specifically cryptocurrency defense systems already exist. Heck, that’s what Bitcoin was.

2008/2009 was a very intriguing time. The world was plunged into what the MSM dubbed a ‘global financial crisis’ and it was a crisis, a crisis that was effectively deflated enough to be able to be kicked down the road until today. And yet what happened in the background was that an anonymous entity known as Satoshi Nakamoto launched the Bitcoin protocol which is or at least was an offramp from the global financial system.

We now know that Bitcoin is simply the base foundational technology and it’s not exactly private, although it does provide that springboard. A springboard many in the space are using to complete Satoshi’s vision.

Privacy coins?

You have no doubt heard of cryptocurrency projects such as Monero, Zcash, Secret, and Pirate Chain as well as many others. For many in our space, these projects offer even more off and on-ramps, just like Bitcoin was supposed to do, and they are great, they are fantastic, and they are a requirement if we want financial sovereignty.

But let’s cut the sh*t for a second, and this is one of my biggest gripes with our space. Privacy cryptocurrencies are not going to solve the problem. Most people do not even own them.

The market cap for privacy crypto’s, all together combined, accounts for just a measly 0.6% of the total crypto market cap. This one piece of data alone should make it glaringly obvious whilst privacy currencies are great and should be used and promoted, they are not the solution, because that solution is not based in reality.

In reality investors, traders, fans, and regular people that purchase and trade cryptocurrencies are not using privacy currencies, they are using the most common currencies.

Other solutions?

There are many.

One solution I have been paying attention to is DecentraWorld a company that’s said its public goal is:

Restoring privacy and financial freedom to humanity.

DecentraWorld was founded in 2021 at the peak of the global Covid-Lockdowns by a group of white hat developers who believe in financial privacy, and freedom.

DecentraWorld and its ecosystem of DApps were developed to address these serious privacy issues and aim to provide enhanced privacy solutions for DeFi users. DecentraWorld is a cross-chain, non-custodial, and privacy-preserving protocol with decentralized governance. DecentraWorld applies Zero-Knowledge protocols to enable privacy on the public blockchain. We accomplish that by breaking the on-chain link between the sender and the recipient’s addresses…

One of the DApps that DecentraWorld has built, DecentraMix is a non-custodial private payment protocol using zero-knowledge cryptography. It offers a private way to send and receive supported tokens without being tracked on the public blockchain. It supports the following EVM chains: CRO, BSC, FTM, MATIC, AVAX, and ETH. Effectively enabling a privacy cloak to be thrown over many more billions of dollars.

Other DApps DecntraWorld have built include a private DEX and private browser wallet.

There is a fork in the road ahead. One path offers zero privacy, zero ownership, a social credit system where your every move is monitored and your literal reality bends to the inputs of this system because of course that is what the algo-overlords design it to do.

The other path offers hope.

It means you can cloak some of your private financial information and eventually other information down the road too. If you take this path and we can collectively convince enough other people, similar to how consensus works when forking an entire blockchain, we can potentially turn our small defense into an offensive move and completely move the timeline, fork it, for ourselves leaving the elites in their purpose-built nightmare while we prosper in a future where privacy and freedom are paramount.

I know this sounds crazy and I know you are sitting there thinking, ‘yeah right, using some DApp or tool isn’t exactly ensuring a bright future for humanity, but hear me out, did or did Satoshi not give us a golden opportunity. He or she or they did, that is undeniable. It is there, the technology, but it is what we decide to do with it that matters next. We can combine it with Zero-knowledge proof and continue to advance the technology and support others that do or we can watch governments and elites use their versions with central power and authority on the offensive, CBDCs are after all nothing but programmable forms of money, weaponized money and you are unfortunately the target.

It is truly one of those situations where you can have your cake and eat it too. Check it out, tell me what you think in the comments.

If you’d like me to interview the founder, let me know in the comments. Cheers, Andrei R | Crypto Fireside

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P.S. This is not financial advice, DYOR.
P.P.S I have no vested interests in the above company.

Originally published here.


Welcome to the Decentralized Internet Contest!

Are you prepared?

The 2030 meme did the rounds during the past couple of Covid-years and unfortunately, it appears we are headed right into the dark, disgusting, abyss that this sci-fi dystopian future promises us.

Once in a while I get annoyed about the fact that I have no real privacy. Nowhere I can go and not be registered. I know that, somewhere, everything I do, think and dream of is recorded. I just hope that nobody will use it against me.

That was taken directly from an article written by a World Economic Forum contributor and published in Forbes.

And it’s happening. Get ready.

When I attest boldly that it is happening, it's not a bet I am making with myself or with you, there is no gamble. It’s already here in fact.

These last years are evidence enough. We have seen Canadian truckers have their bank accounts frozen, as well as their Bitcoin and crypto balances sanctioned and blocked from withdrawal or use due to protest actions. We’ve also witnessed regular Russian citizens being affected directly due to Russian banks being removed from the SWIFT system, and of course, over the years, many dozens of social media blackouts, blocks, and bans of prominent and not-so prominent individuals because of their political beliefs.

And of course, we have China, a country that does not deny its social credit system but instead waves the flag as something to be envied by Western nations. Because of course, control of information, and information itself has been completely weaponized in China and now in the West too.

The future algorithm operators will become overlords.

National digital identities are already active in many countries and are only growing. The one thing they share and have in common should give you a clue as to their true purpose, and that is not to identify solely for identification, and, which should have nothing to do with any form of identification, and that is central control. Go and read the directives and documentation behind these systems, central control is at the heart of all of them.

In Australia, where I am from, the Trusted Digital Identity (our version) is the brainchild of the World Economic Forum and their global digital identity roadmap.

Australian government quotes Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation directly from the World Economic Forum.

Further research conducted by the WEF suggests that digital identity is essential for the growth of the digital economy more broadly encouraging digital, as well as physical engagement with public and private sector services, it has a pivotal role to play in rebooting the global economy in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Digital Identity uniquely positions businesses, the research concluded, to gain and maintain user trust and remain competitive, ‘…guarantee[ing] the realization of greater economic potential…and advancing an economy that is more inclusive, equitable and stable for all.

Inclusive, equitable, and stable.

Who is deciding that? Well of course, the State. And so, to be inclusive and equitable online one must hand over a raft of personal, private, and financial information, which is shared and communicated across their network of Government organizations along with third parties, and eventually, some speculators predict that this will include social media accounts and even web history.

If it seems like a creepy episode of Black Mirror, it is. Part 1.

Part 2 is the birthing of CBDCs or some version of that. Digital dollar, euro, digicash. Whatever they decide to call them.

CBDC just like digital identity is coming, the process has already begun. And so when you combine the two you have a fully-fledged social credit system, Western-style. You know, the inclusive and equitable kind.

What do we do, how do we move the timeline?

This is a question on a lot of people's minds. Especially those of us in this crypto space, we’re a little more clued in, you and I *smug-look*.

If this future is guaranteed, a future where governments and organizations can just look you up in a database and see your deepest darkest fears, your dreams, your finances, habits, what you had for lunch, what you should have had for lunch, your medical history and status, and virtually everything else about you, and then using that to decide what you are allowed to do, how do we gain back some control, push back and defend our personal data in order to win back freedoms?

There’s always more than one way to skin a cat.

There are many in this space that are working hard to create real, tangible technological defenses and solutions to this oncoming Big Brother like dystopia.

Technological defense, specifically cryptocurrency defense systems already exist. Heck, that’s what Bitcoin was.

2008/2009 was a very intriguing time. The world was plunged into what the MSM dubbed a ‘global financial crisis’ and it was a crisis, a crisis that was effectively deflated enough to be able to be kicked down the road until today. And yet what happened in the background was that an anonymous entity known as Satoshi Nakamoto launched the Bitcoin protocol which is or at least was an offramp from the global financial system.

We now know that Bitcoin is simply the base foundational technology and it’s not exactly private, although it does provide that springboard. A springboard many in the space are using to complete Satoshi’s vision.

Privacy coins?

You have no doubt heard of cryptocurrency projects such as Monero, Zcash, Secret, and Pirate Chain as well as many others. For many in our space, these projects offer even more off and on-ramps, just like Bitcoin was supposed to do, and they are great, they are fantastic, and they are a requirement if we want financial sovereignty.

But let’s cut the sh*t for a second, and this is one of my biggest gripes with our space. Privacy cryptocurrencies are not going to solve the problem. Most people do not even own them.

The market cap for privacy crypto’s, all together combined, accounts for just a measly 0.6% of the total crypto market cap. This one piece of data alone should make it glaringly obvious whilst privacy currencies are great and should be used and promoted, they are not the solution, because that solution is not based in reality.

In reality investors, traders, fans, and regular people that purchase and trade cryptocurrencies are not using privacy currencies, they are using the most common currencies.

Other solutions?

There are many.

One solution I have been paying attention to is DecentraWorld a company that’s said its public goal is:

Restoring privacy and financial freedom to humanity.

DecentraWorld was founded in 2021 at the peak of the global Covid-Lockdowns by a group of white hat developers who believe in financial privacy, and freedom.

DecentraWorld and its ecosystem of DApps were developed to address these serious privacy issues and aim to provide enhanced privacy solutions for DeFi users. DecentraWorld is a cross-chain, non-custodial, and privacy-preserving protocol with decentralized governance. DecentraWorld applies Zero-Knowledge protocols to enable privacy on the public blockchain. We accomplish that by breaking the on-chain link between the sender and the recipient’s addresses…

One of the DApps that DecentraWorld has built, DecentraMix is a non-custodial private payment protocol using zero-knowledge cryptography. It offers a private way to send and receive supported tokens without being tracked on the public blockchain. It supports the following EVM chains: CRO, BSC, FTM, MATIC, AVAX, and ETH. Effectively enabling a privacy cloak to be thrown over many more billions of dollars.

Other DApps DecntraWorld have built include a private DEX and private browser wallet.

There is a fork in the road ahead. One path offers zero privacy, zero ownership, a social credit system where your every move is monitored and your literal reality bends to the inputs of this system because of course that is what the algo-overlords design it to do.

The other path offers hope.

It means you can cloak some of your private financial information and eventually other information down the road too. If you take this path and we can collectively convince enough other people, similar to how consensus works when forking an entire blockchain, we can potentially turn our small defense into an offensive move and completely move the timeline, fork it, for ourselves leaving the elites in their purpose-built nightmare while we prosper in a future where privacy and freedom are paramount.

I know this sounds crazy and I know you are sitting there thinking, ‘yeah right, using some DApp or tool isn’t exactly ensuring a bright future for humanity, but hear me out, did or did Satoshi not give us a golden opportunity. He or she or they did, that is undeniable. It is there, the technology, but it is what we decide to do with it that matters next. We can combine it with Zero-knowledge proof and continue to advance the technology and support others that do or we can watch governments and elites use their versions with central power and authority on the offensive, CBDCs are after all nothing but programmable forms of money, weaponized money and you are unfortunately the target.

It is truly one of those situations where you can have your cake and eat it too. Check it out, tell me what you think in the comments.

If you’d like me to interview the founder, let me know in the comments. Cheers, Andrei R | Crypto Fireside

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Ethereum ETH: 0xa6F834525b5b44a7F1188B4D1323dDee865fc643

Bitcoin BTC: bc1qkckgslfczefjw9fvg7c2lmpgk9g5q9pyqk4nmy

Monero XMR: 4B23PZr53mYGNXzLvNXh5mcSQ5ABwi2RaEc2jfZLwj3vKgrQ7TmjsGNLoeKTnseUZUbeucpv3bihuYWLS1DtQnsvVWxFjtH

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Cardano ADA: addr1qy7rusmc3l03mnds6mhv7v0c6qh3hqgcwwhqqgn7r0e0pufu8eph3r7lrhxmp4hweucl35p0rwq3suawqq38uxlj7rcs5574fv

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P.S. This is not financial advice, DYOR.
P.P.S I have no vested interests in the above company.

Originally published here.

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