Saturday, November 12, 2022

The World Economic Forum and the Transition to a Sharing Economy

As I have repeatedly informed my readers, the unelected rulers at the World Economic Forum have a plan for everything that is being sold to the serf class as part of their stakeholders narrative.  This is particularly true for any issue that is connected to climate change.  In this posting, we'll look at one of the WEF's fixations; the vehicles that the organ donor class insist on owning and, even worse, driving.


The WEF has long been promoting a personal automobile-free future as shown in this article from 2016:



Here are some quotes from the article by Thomas Birr and Carsten Stocker:


"In many ways, the motor vehicle has shaped modern society and the urban areas in which more than half of us live. But as global incomes rise, cars and trucks are choking these cities with deadly pollution and productivity-sapping traffic jams. More than a million people are killed in motor vehicle accidents each year, and many more are threatened by transportation’s contribution to global warming. 


Imagine instead a world where fleets of autonomous vehicles that are electric and shared (FAVES) slash the number of vehicles on the road by as much as 90%. Hailing and paying for a ride or delivery is as easy as tapping a smart phone app. Car loans and insurance payments shrink or disappear because renting a vehicle when it would otherwise sit idle (or feeding electricity back to the electric grid) more than pays for it. 


Perhaps best of all, imagine wider, less congested streets with more room for pedestrians and bicycles, clean air, much less global warming, shorter commutes, and even “crowd-funded” fleets of vehicles whose routing and pricing software is tuned to minimize energy use or provide low-cost transportation to underserved regions."


According to the authors, the future of vehicles will be driven by two technologies that are currently evolving quickly; self-driving (autonomous) vehicles (and we all know how well that is working for Tesla) and blockchain-enabled peer-to-peer transactions that eliminate the need for banks or ride-sharing services.  In this version of the future, trip charges will automatically ben deducted from a passenger's digital wallet or charged to their credit card with payment flowing instantly to the vehicle owner.  You can assure yourself that ultimately, the owners of the vehicles are highly unlikely to be a member of the serf class, rather, the vehicle will be owned by a major corporation whose sole goal is profitability and ever-increasing share prices for the executive class.


In March 2020, the WEF posted this missive on reducing the number of vehicles:


Here are some quotes:


"Advocates of autonomous mobility are looking forward to the day when zero-emission, shared autonomous vehicles deliver services that dramatically reduce urban congestion and pollution. But as the mass deployment of autonomous vehicles seems farther and farther off, it is important to point out that we don’t have to wait for autonomy to realize many of the efficiencies that shared mobility can provide.


Trip-optimization technology that can make shared transport work already exists - whether a computer or a human is driving. One proof point can be found in a project to make Boston’s public school buses more efficient. What can the humble yellow school bus teach us about efficient urban transport? Plenty, as it turns out."


In this article, the author, Raphael Tundra, electric, shared and autonomous vehicles will be the ultimate solution with the key being the sharing aspect which could technically being at any time.  The author claims that studies show that shared autonomous vehicles could improve traffic with examples as follows:


"1.) An International Transport Forum (ITF) study of traffic in Lisbon found that shared self-driving cars combined with the existing public transport system could reduce traffic by 90% with a maximum wait time of five minutes.


2.) A University of Texas simulation of traffic in Austin found that one shared autonomous vehicle could do the work of nine private vehicles with extra ride times of two to five minutes.


3.) A study of traffic in Oslo by the PTV Group found that shared autonomous vehicles could meet the city’s rush hour needs with just 7% of today’s vehicles, and that combining the services with public transport would reduce trip times by an average of 11 minutes."


Here are the WEF's most recent musings on the sharing of automobiles from July 2022:


The author, Winnie Yeh, claims that "we need a clean energy revolution, and we need it now" but that this transition will require the use of large supplies of critical metals like coal and lithium among others.  One of her solutions is to evolve from an owning to a using economy.  As an example, she notes that an average car or van in England is driven only 4 percent of the time with the rest of its life being spent in a driveway or parking space.  She states that car sharing platforms including Getaround and BlueSG have already utilized the business opportunity presented by these idle vehicles by offering users a pay by the hour of vehicle use model.  This type of sharing is made possible with keyless entry features which would allow borrowers to open and start vehicles with their smart device.


So, there you have it.  While Bill Gate, the world's foremost untrained climatologist is driving around in one of these:


...and flying about the globe in one of these: and I will be expected to forgo vehicle ownership in the name of protecting Mother Earth and spend our lives borrowing vehicles from a company that the ruling class owns and profits from.


Those of us who live in the so-called advanced economies are subjected to a regular diet of government proclamations about the benefits of weaning ourselves from internal combustion engines and replacing our diet of gasoline with one containing only electricity.  What the ruling class neglects to mention is that, while EVs may have zero tailpipe emissions, some source of energy is still required to generate the electricity necessary to "fill" an EV battery.  Oops, they forgot all about that little issue, didn't they?


In part two of this posting, we'll look at further information on the World Economic Forum's sharing economy, keeping in mind that, according to them, "you'll own nothing and be happy about it."


Since Canada seems to be at the forefront of the Great Reset thanks to well-placed federal politicians who are also World Economic Forum insiders, this article on the government-funded CBC News website is of particular pertinence, keeping in mind that the CBC is basically a Trudeau government lapdog:

Here is a quote from the opinion piece with my bold:

"The climate crisis offers us an unprecedented opportunity to re-imagine how we move and how we build our communities, but the push for electric vehicles is about making the smallest possible change — one that likely won't deliver the scale of emissions reductions we need. Meeting the scale of that challenge requires taking on the dominance of cars in our communities…

Electric vehicles will be part of the solution, but the deeper problem is how many Canadians are dependent on their cars with no reliable alternatives. Governments serious about climate action need to change that."

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