With the power coming back on at 4:30 AM (and our thanks to the line crews of Trinity Valley Electric Co-op), many more pieces were added to Wednesday’s upcoming Peoplenomics report.
A short sketch of it is in order, because it bears heavily on present times.
My thesis is the world stands on the edge of Digital Global Madness (DGM) thanks to social media. Further, as my colleague Ehor has been working on a 112-year longer long wave cycle, I show there is a case for alternating Kondratieff Wave declines based on prevailing interest rates aat key cycle points.
Specifically, rates had just peaked when the mini-Crash in 1987 occurred. Yet, checking the calendar that was 58-years after the 1929 market crash. It’s a good Kondratieff fit.
Won’t go into a lot of details here (save the juicy stuff for the people who pony up $40 bucks a year), but IF we’re going to have a global depression, then we should see anarchy breaking out in many places including some unexpected ones as the peak of tension arrives.
If you’re super-tuned in, you may already sense it. Reservations are down for vacation travel, cardboard box-making is soft and look here: Oil prices fall as global demand concerns grow. Slow motion global decline, anyone?
Which rolls us right into the morning headlines supporting the proposition that…
The Internet Fueling GlobalRev
We’ve warned you in the past to be on the look-out for these kind of events coming down the road. They are the drivers of what will – of necessity – become internet licensing within five-years, or so.
Just like the previous Great Depression brought restrictions on NuTech including radio, aircraft flying and so forth. At some point, too much freedom to leverage tech becomes downright dangerous. But before we dig too deeply on point, let’s start (in Action Jackson style) with some data points:
Eight people are dead and the violence continues to spread in Chile, for example. But, if that’s a bit too foreign for you, how about “Police blast mosque with water cannon as hundreds of thousands protest in Hong Kong”?
Back to the role of the Internet in anarchy, though, how about we roll to “Mark Zuckerberg just slammed China for allegedly censoring Hong Kong protest videos on TikTok: ‘Is that the internet we want?‘” for openers.
Then behold additional web-woes in “Internet restrictions would only exacerbate Hong Kong’s problems” (which is likely not correct) and in the Middle East where there’s an “Internet blackout in Iraq as death toll from violent protests rises –Security forces respond to anti-government protesters’ demands for reforms with force.”
We’re not the only ones the implications of too much web. Slate is out with “Is Hong Kong the Battleground for a New Cyber Cold War?” They continue “Hong Kong has become a test case for China’s efforts to shape cyberspace beyond the Great Firewall.”
To our way of thinking, it goes much, much further than that.
You see, it isn’t just China and not only Iraq and coming soon, no doubt to Chile and all other hot-spots globally. The Internet has been weaponized via social media.
It’s the digital analog to land minds. Except, ideas going off in people’s heads is a lot more dangerous. In its permutations we see the leading edge of the GDMR – Global Digital Mob Rule that we’ve been warning of. Extensibility of thought sucks, but there it is – coming down the tracks.
A deeper example may be Lebanon where people came out in droves, says CNN, in part because of VOIP issues over the internet. In a microcosm, Lebanon’s about the world of finance against the world of rebellious free people. Why? Give people enough “free lunch” and not only will they notice when the freebies are gone. They’ll alco become downright pissy about the loss.
Which is why getting up at 3:30 AM to work on Peoplenomics is no problem: Writing a forward view of the economy is like getting positions reports from the Enola Gay on the way to Japan: While the current position is interesting, it’s the eventual explosion result (or in present terms, the implosion to follow) that matters most.
In Europe, we see the globalists trying to keep the UK in the EU continuing despite a national vote to get the hell out of European super-government. The Powers have “pissed on the people” better than two years, now. Latest sees Pound Rallies As Johnson Pushes For Monday Vote On Brexit Deal.
Behind all of this is the future of “Digital Made Up Money” (DMUM) which is evolving, too. Read How Regulators Nearly Killed Off Libra—and Why They Might Yet Have Second Thoughts About the Digital Currency for more context. Notwithstanding, bitcoins are up to $8,271 on…what? Birthrates of fools rising?
And, speaking of drug money, did you see where Marijuana businesses increasingly plan to sue if regulators fail to award them a business license? What could be more fun than a litigious unruly mob?
Labor has been doing some muscle-flexing lately, as well. While the GM strike is going to a vote, we still see labor unrest in other places. Like the Chicago’s teacher strike is about to enter another week, with no end in sight, for example. Can you imagine it? Stupid people in Chicago! Land of Rahm and Barack. Who’d have thought? ((“Be nice, Ure!”))
If you follow the idea of Kondratieff defining successive waves of innovation, it should matter to you that air travel giants, like Boeing, a clear winner in Kondratieff waves 4 and 5 (by the Nefiodow’s count) is in a heap-o-dung going into Kondratieff Cycle #6: DealBook: Boeing’s Board Confronts Further 737 Max Scandal. Wonder if Boeing will add a last-ditch new board member (Willy Survive)?
As to companies with possibly brighter futures, you might want to rip through “Fortune’s Future 50 List: CEO Daily.” Or, just keep your powder dry and wait for clarity later in the week.
On trade, did you notice how Beijing Demands $2.4BN In Sanctions Against US Over Obama-Era WTO Complaint? Everyone seems to have their hand out, don’t they?
If you’re looking for something to track today, how about Daycare Canada? (This as Canada’s election today will be a cliffhanger. No, we’re not Rude-oh fans. Lefty dems here should watch conservatives in CA kick-it today. Message for 2020 for the dimmest of dems, perhaps?)
Monday Woo-Woo: Time-Shift?
It had been a marvelous Sunday and we sacked-out about 7:30 PM, or so. Went to sleep, and had an incredibly long, detailed dream.
Finally awoke from it – it had lasted *(in the Dream Realms) on the order of several days. Yet, when I woke up , the nightstand clock told me it was only 9:23 PM here in the waking world. Wow. 2 hours here, several days there. Neat.
So, back to sleep. And another long, involved, full-color, lights, sounds and all senses dream. Adventure in the city this time involving an old friend, a small Lotus-like sports car I keep over there, and whoever the visitor was insisted (for two or three days running) (in the dream) that he be dropped off at the movie theater in the (dream) city at 7:30 PM. He was meeting with shifty people and didn’t want to be late. After that, I found myself wandering around the dream city looking for Elaine. We were planning to meet for dinner at a comfort-food joint we both like (over there) in a part of the city that was full of five-corner street intersections (like around Greenwich in NYC, right?). Except they moved around.
Anyway, I grew tired of the city-scape changing while looking for the restaurant so decided to flip back over to “this side” (waking state) since I was feeling fully refreshed and ready to roll. Woke up and it was only 23:53 PM.
“What the hell?”
So, I went back into the Realms for more adventure in my “other life” and this time had another multi-day adventure. Except this time when I awoke it was 2:20 AM. I snoozed off and on until 3: 15 AM and then said the hell with it and got up.
Is there a point to all this? I mean another than assure you that living two lives is not only interesting (waking and sleeping state lives) and that carrying information between the Realms is a useful skill…such that becoming a oneironaut is a truly worthwhile practice?
Today, the answer is YES. Because time (back here, this side, waking state) isn’t running right.
I’m wondering if there has been another one of those time shifts that we talk about every once in a while. Overnight.
So please, if you have noticed anything odd about time this weekend, post a note in Comments.
Elaine noticed it Saturday. This time-flow between waking and sleeping states is a very interesting thing to become aware of. I’m not sure why it’s becoming more noticeablet…but there you have it.
Stormy weather on tap today here in the Outback, so Elaine and I will be tossing a nice pot roast into the crockpot just a few minutes. Potatoes will go in mid-afternoon and about 4 PM – after a slug of Italian vitamins, I’ll begin two days of “scale avoidance.” Maybe three. It’s a big roast for two…
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