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Revelation of the Method: Amazon's Upload
A series featuring every World Economic Forum fever dream for our future
The expression “Revelation of the Method” describes a step in the alchemical transformation of society by an occult elite. It is thought that by making the masses aware of what is going to be happening to them, when it later does happen it will be considered consensual - at least on a karmic level. (Consent is very important to our elite, informed consent not so much.)
In 2016, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released a video titled 8 Predictions for the World in 2030. Not many seemed interested in watching it until the pandemic began, and The Great Reset was announced by the WEF. After that, it got some attention - so much in fact, largely negative, that WEF removed the video from its YouTube channel. Though it’s probably best known for the prediction that “You’ll own nothing. You’ll be happy,” the rest of the video’s predictions are no less dystopic.
An article from the WEF, also from 2016, Welcome To 2030: I Own Nothing, Have No Privacy And Life Has Never Been Better, elaborates on these themes: All products have now become services, driverless cars are available on demand, and everything you “do, think, and dream is recorded.”
In May 2020, Amazon released the first season of Upload, a series about a near-future society where you can “upload” your consciousness. The world of Upload, much like the world envisioned by the WEF, is a corporate one; civil government of any kind is noticeably absent throughout the first season. What you do see a lot of is WEF ideas and talking points, a LOT.
“Predictive programming is a subtle form of psychological conditioning provided by the media to acquaint the public with planned societal changes to be implemented by our leaders. If and when these changes are put through, the public will already be familiarized with them and will accept them as natural progressions, thus lessening possible public resistance and commotion.”
- Alan Watt
(I’ll try to keep any spoilers limited to what you’d see in the trailer, just in case you decide to partake.) The series opens with a slick commercial for Lake View, a virtual place you inhabit after your “well planned for” consciousness upload. Next we see drones making deliveries in the sky, and employees using biometric identification to enter the office. We meet the protagonist, Nathan Brown, as he rides in his “self driving car,” complete with a sassy AI interface. During a “conversation” with his car, Nathan is reminded he isn’t the owner - it’s rented from Citibank.
The car drives him to a dinner at his mother’s house. There we see Jimmy, Nathan’s business partner, arrive on an automated bicycle, which then pedals itself away to be ridden by someone else. We meet Nathan’s upper class girlfriend, Ingrid, who explains she and her entire family plan to eventually upload themselves. New class divisions have arisen in society, with the wealthy able to upload and “live forever,” while the poor can get saved on a sim card or just die the old-fashioned way.
After some sex in the car, Nathan and Ingrid part ways. On his way home, Nathan’s car has a brain fart and crashes into a truck at high speed. He now must choose whether to upload himself, or risk dying in surgery.
As an aside, I have often thought that “uploading yourself” (or transferring your consciousness if you prefer) would be something like the greatest trick ever pulled, at least for the elite and their dreams of zero-carbon depopulation. Since your soul isn’t going into the cloud, the present “you” would have to die for the trick to be convincing. If you are physically gone, and your data somehow saved in the cloud, friends and families could well be deceived by a convincing likeness of you. Convinced that it’s possible to upload themselves, I have no doubt great multitudes would line up to do so (to kill themselves.) In the excellent movie The Prestige, a film about Revelation of the Method, we are shown that copying oneself into another vessel does not end well for version of “you” that you’re familiar with.
Once inside Lake View, Nathan is assigned an “angel” (of light) who is essentially his tech support, a la Vanilla Sky. Together they explore the digital “afterlife” where Nathan is intended to stay until such time as “downloading” into a cloned version of himself is possible.
In Lake View, no ones owns anything. All products are now digital services; clothes are rented on an app, food is a pay-as-you-go digital experience, life is re-imagined as an endless series of in-app purchases. Corporate advertisements and commercials constantly bombard the residents. There is no privacy, and even Nathan’s angel regularly speaks to him as the disembodied ‘voice of god,’ always watching.
Back in the physical world of Upload, the masses also appear to own very little. Their food comes out of a 3-D printer, and only the elite can afford “real food.” Everything is a service, and nothing is free. Employees of Horizen, the company that owns Lake View, have “social credit scores” given to them in the form of star-ratings. Basically, this is the world of Klaus Schwab’s wettest dreams.
When I consider Upload, and the plans of the WEF and like-minded groups, I feel a little sick to my stomach. Technology is great (I love it) but it doesn’t hold a candle to the analog world. Watching your kid play baseball, crossing the lake in your boat, sex, grief, splinters - these things don’t have a place in the techno-utopia being built. Once the masses embrace the metaverse and occulus-style virtual reality, access to the natural resources in the real world will be quickly limited. You use a lot of carbon pulling a camper across the country with your kids on vacation. It would be better for the planet (they claim) if you took a virtual vacation from your couch.
The WEF tells us that, in 2030 when there’s no privacy and no one owns anything, there will be people “who do not live in our city. Those we lost on the way. Those who decided that it became too much, all this technology… They live different kind of lives outside of the city. Some have formed little self-supplying communities. Others just stayed in the empty and abandoned houses.” That’s where you’ll find me in 2030, they can keep their city. In the meantime, our occult elite will have a new installment of revelations ready soon… Upload season 2 is out next month.
"Many of us are pondering when things will return to normal. The short response is: never. The world as we knew it in the early months of 2020 is no more"
- Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum