We discuss many things on this site, and I try hard not to hone in on single issues in reaction to press reports as many other bloggers do, but to try and develop the bigger picture for you, to put issues into perspective within the larger EU environment, and this one is no different.
Over the past week, as the result of being passed some high level academic reports in the field of technology and ICT reasearch, I have been doing my homework, researching the claims made in the documents, and looking for corroborating EU documentation.
I have found that the intended practice and use of this technology by our political masters as outlined in those documents to be totally accurate, that all the links exist and are currently working, and that the 500 million people that make up the 27 member states of the EU have not a clue as to what the EU have in store for them.
Welcome to the EU empire, ruled by technology, which they call The Grid.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of technology, I have been involved with it all my working life, and advanced programmes such as this have the potential for an enormous amount of good, but as with all technological advances they can be put to both good and bad uses, but as you will see in the posts that are to follow, the use of this technology as currently being constructed by the EU and its host of followers is not for your benefit, it is to create and control the new European Empire.
The first report was written because the author was concerned that there is no public debate, that this is all hidden in plain sight (documents are there.. if you can find them), and where presented, where it does show itself in the public realm it is presented in such benign ways that it is a total distortion of its real aims and objectives.
His document is therefore not solely a warning of what is to come, but an attempt to create public awareness and debate at the lowest level, rather than at the organised levels only.
This is how the author describes the overview:
In the Working Documents: ‘Science, society and the citizen in Europe’ / and the 2001 ‘Science and Society Action Plan’ – published following the Lisbon summit of March 2000, the European Commission laid out its vision for the foundations of the new ‘Information Society’. With the Commission firmly at the helm – “new connections would be forged [through the deployment and use of these new, sophisticated information and communications technologies – ‘ICTs’] between citizens, scientists and policy-makers”. A wide range of interrelated programmes would thus be set in motion to encourage a greater co-operation and transparency between all parties. In addition, through educational programmes, arts and cultural events, and with the co-operation of a sympathetic media, the Commission would also seek to orchestrate a new, closer, understanding between the citizens of Europe, governance and science*.
This is no traditional science however – the science of test-tubes, notebooks and microscopes. Instead, what the European Commission had planned, was the specific development of new ICT tools – including Grid computing, to be used by governments for the collection and handling of vast amounts of digitised data on their citizens – their attributes, complex movements, financial dealings and interactions with institutions and other people – on a scale far beyond anything seen in history – a new form of science*. Grid computing (Grids) is a specific form of distributed computing. Distributed computing in turn is considered to be a science* – able to solve large problems by giving small parts of those problems to many computers to solve and then combining the solutions for the parts into a solution for those problems. The employment and development of Grids is now everywhere in the public sector in the United Kingdom.
This has all been undertaken with public money, away from the prying eyes of the general public. This is why those who seek information using FOI are so often thwarted with responses of ‘commercial confidentiality’. For until it was ready, the public must not know, until it is too late, after the event and with so much public money having already been spent, then it would be incumbent upon others to justify taking it apart.
The author Ian Dent is an Oxford academic, but more than that he is a technologist who has been working on this new technology, not just creating it but also building and deploying it, so yes, he does know what he is talking about.
To put it into perspective in monetary terms, these technological advances have so far cost the taxpayers £470 billion, the second biggest EU budget item after CAP (excluding the cost of Eurocrats themselves), with even more billions of €funds being made available under the current FP7 programme.
But the cost and extent of this technology is secondary when you consider the impact that it is going to have on you the individual, your life, your privacy and your rights.
Here, let the author explain.
Human beings are also, alarmingly, being re-categorised in this new ‘Information Society’ as [computing term] ‘objects’ – biological economic devices – able to be continuously tracked and mobilised – alongside computer programs, ICT hardware and evolving forms of complex data, for the benefit of this new super-economy.
A biological economic device. That’s YOU. A device whose importance in society will be governed by its worth, whose entitlements to state services will be governed on your economic value.
That statement alone raises many human rights questions, what of the old, of the infirm or of those in society who suffer mental illnesses and cannot make that economic input. It also raises many political ones, such as is this just communism/communitarianism using technology, employing the same Keynesian economics where the State IS the economy, you are just the biological economic device, the worker. That the Unions are part of the decision making process in this EU empire tells us much.
The report is stuffed full of facts, events, technology and insights into the future that is planned for you.
Now I know that many many readers are lazy, they never click through the links to read the source material, that they never open pdf attachments, and so I have contacted the author (01/10/10 still awaiting reply) to gain his permission to republish his report in full, because quite honestly if you never read anything ever again, you should read this report, because your future is being shaped, whether you want it or not, by the host of unelected bodies in the EU, with the full collusion of our own government, and at the very least you should know about it.
If you want a copy of this report, let me know.
When you have read the report, suddenly you will understand the real meaning behind the governmental push for digital TV and super-fast Broadband and will comprehend the deception in the new BT broadband advert, where shafts of light descend from the sky…
I will be following this post with many more over the next few days, with information from other reports showing clearer examples of how this technology is already being introduced, and how in some cases you are already using it. This is just a taster.
The Author makes clear, and I concur with his view:
This document is clear to argue that none of these intended developments may actually be “wrong” – only that without true open, parliamentary and public debate using common language, the control and exercise of those changes could be open to serious abuse – both by successive UK governments (whatever the colour) and by the partner private sector – particularly in the areas of civil liberties and privacy.
I concur because? The use of technology can be an enormous benefit to people, society, nations, but its misuse can be a pure evil. At this time the very nature of the hidden agenda, the secrecy in which it is conducted, can only lead one to believe that this will not be done with the consent of the people, but will be imposed, from the centre, and the full weight of the EU security industry machine will be brought to bear to enforce it.
It also makes sense and puts into perspective the emphasis and absolute fear that our political masters have to the news reports of sun spots, solar flares or air burst nuclear devices, which have the potential to at least disrupt, or worse totally incapacitate the technological nightmare that is being built, with your money but without your knowledge, and their planned new laws to create another body to protect their information society (their information, not yours), a Regulation to strengthen and modernise the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA).
The debate must happen, and it must be open to all.
update: OK, am having trouble keeping up with email requests for report document. so have made it available to download here. (12mb pdf), or by clicking the graphic on the right hand toolbar.