6-Year-Old UK White Paper Predicted Political Revival, Economic Collapse, Generational Warfare, and Brain Chips
This intriguing document came out in 2007 titled, “The DCDC Global Strategic Trends Programme”. Part of the UK’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) “Strategic Trends is an independent view of the future produced by the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC),” in other words, “a source document for the development of UK Defence Policy.” Its stated goal, “DCDC’s Strategic Trends Programme should aim to provide a detailed analysis of the future strategic context for Defence out to 30 years.” Its extrapolations are based on 2006 data and have so far been pretty accurate and some of the predictions have even been fully realized. Don’t let some of the dry language bore you, there are some bombshells contained within this document. You may already be familiar with the white paper since its wide alternative media attention a few years ago. For many it was a wake up call.
The document paints a bleak and bizarre image of the future. In the interest of accuracy the DCDC uses a rubric for “Expressing Probability” (page XIV). When the word “will” is used in describing possible future trends and events, the perceived probability they will occur is greater than 95%. The words “likely/probably” means it is greater than 60%, the words “may/possibly” means it is greater than 10%. The words ‘unlikely/improbable” means the likelihood of a given event to occur is less than 10%. Some of the most disturbing future trends the DCDC described were of very high probability.
The first concern was global climate change, “There is compelling evidence to indicate that climate change is occurring and that the atmosphere will continue to warm at an unprecedented rate throughout the 21st Century” writes the DCDC. Unfortunately recent evidence shows the Earth hasn’t warmed in over 15 years and in fact may be entering a cooling phase. While we may consign this prediction to the “unlikely” category for right now the DCDC white paper is an example of how perceived threats likely or not will develop into formal policy decisions.
Economic Collapse and Political Revival
Other topics cover globalization and “Global Inequality,” but more importantly it covered a hot-button topic – blossoming class warfare:
“Absolute poverty and comparative disadvantage will fuel perceptions of injustice among those whose expectations are not met, increasing tension and instability, both within and between societies and resulting in expressions of violence such as disorder, criminality, terrorism and insurgency. They may also lead to the resurgence of not only anti-capitalist ideologies, possibly linked to religious, anarchist or nihilist movements, but also to populism and the revival of Marxism.” (page 3)
Read one way its not hard to see that the DCDC not only predicted their own riots in the UK, which consumed the country last year, but their stateside analog (albeit much less violent) “Occupy Wall Street.” The paper additionally describes civil unrest, a growing interest in extremist ideologies and alludes to not class warfare, but a new and bizarre fight – generational warfare:
“Authorities will be challenged by changing demographics, in particular the impact of an increasing youth population in some developing regions and countries – poor employment prospects and unfulfilled expectations may lead to vulnerability to populist and other extreme messages.” (page 6)
Many “Risks”, starting on page 26 lists possible trends like; , “energy market spikes”, “food price spikes”, “water scarcity”. “US economic crisis”, “failure of global financial system”, “disease”, “rogue or failed cities” just to name a few. A cursory glance would reveal many of these issues have over the last 6 years gripped much of both the developed and developing world. 26 pages in it states repeatedly the growing so called “extremism” and “political extremism” to become evident in the world “…the middle class will be more vulnerable to economic and social volatility. This may trigger a rise in political engagement [think Tea Party and OWS] and may encourage a resort to either communitarian solutions or extremist politics.” It is important to note that what the governments of the world tend to consider “extreme” are often times at odds with what their own population believes. Take for example the infamous MIAC Report on the “Modern Militia Movement” which depicts preppers, Ron Paul supporters and hundreds of thousands of Sovereign Citizens as possible “terrorists.”
Scattered throughout the document civil warfare, terrorism, food riots, resource wars (think Africa), and all sorts of other unpleasant activities are described in detail. So after a lot of the doom and gloom, you stumble on some snippets that are absolutely horrific and just downright bizarre. On page 79 it states:
“Declining youth populations in Western societies could become increasingly dissatisfied with their economically burdensome ‘baby-boomer’ elders, among whom much of societies’ wealth would be concentrated. Resentful at a generation whose values appear to be out of step with tightening resource constraints, the young might seek a return to an order provided by more conservative values and structures. This could lead to a civic renaissance, with strict penalties for those failing to fulfill their social obligations. It might also open the way to policies which permit euthanasia as a means to reduce the burden of care for the elderly.”
That’s right, the youth euthanizing a “burdensome” elderly generation! Considering Old Americans are 47 times richer than young, “wealth concentration” and the social systems, which transfer income from current working class to the retired class are virtually guaranteed to garner more attention as Baby Boomers retire in droves in the coming years.
Broadcasting to the Brain
Truth is stranger than fiction at times and the DCDC proves the maxim:
“By 2035, an implantable information chip could be developed and wired directly to the user’s brain. Information and entertainment choices would be accessible through cognition and might include synthetic sensory perception beamed direct to the user’s senses. Wider related ICT developments might include the invention of synthetic telepathy, including mind-to-mind or telepathic dialogue. This type of development would have obvious military and security, as well as control, legal and ethical, implications.”
With recent innovators like Google introducing “augmented reality” glasses which will superimpose the internet over your day to day vision direct implementation of similar technologies into your brain might not be that far off. At the very least they won’t appear that bizarre, especially advancements that allow the blind to see.
There is a lot more in the article, read the document for yourself and you’ll begin to understand how the planners plan. It isn’t that world governments are prophetic per se, but that through a thorough understanding and given enough data the relationship between prediction and planning for the realization of that prediction have never been more intimate.
It is clear a lot of what the DCDC has outlined has come to pass in one form or the other. It is not a leap therefore to wonder if the described events/trends are coming about organically or are they perhaps being favorably framed or manipulated. Or are they simply hyping up potential problems in the future to push forward an developed agenda. Like the private sector government needs problems to solve in order for to remain relevant, to stay funded therefore the typical cyclical nature of “problem, reaction, solution” pervades governance. Either way, to simply read official government documents describing a future as bleak as this should be enough to get one to stop and really think about where this world is headed.