“We persist in a shared vision of love, compassion, kindness, and collaboration for the good of all.” Ann
I’ve been doing revocations of consent since last summer when I drove back from South Dakota with an armful of sage and a prayerful conviction to speak the truth and refuse this anti-life techno-fascist program from a place of love and being grounded in the natural world. Often I do it on my own, sometimes in small groups. For my birthday we gathered outside the Philadelphia Federal Reserve. More recently I was part of a virtual ceremonial gathering with members of AEVA where I refused the “game” of militarized augmented reality “life” being lined up by hedge funds, many of whom are Wharton alumni.
In my refusals I surface parts of this machine of dehumanizing financialization that would otherwise remain hidden on university campuses and in office parks. My training is in cultural landscape. It seems the banality of this evil is my project to start mapping, to shine a light so we can SEE. I feel in my heart others are going to join in, and with time my weak glimmer will strengthen into a powerful beacon for truth that might help break the poisonous enchantment that has enraptured so many.
Yesterday I was given the gift of a clip shared by two friends doing a revocation of consent at Concentric Sky in Eugene, Oregon. This company has been developing the software that will be used to transition us to a tyrannical gig, avatar, haptic-robotic (globotic) “future-of-work” scenario in which people are sorted by AI by the NFT (non-fungible tokens) in their online skills lockers. Concentric Sky is making the badges in partnership with the United Nations and the World Bank. If we are to be securitized as “stackable” lifelong re-skilling debt on blockchain, they will have played a major role getting us there.
We don’t have to accept that future. 99.8% of people in the world would never want this to happen IF they knew and were willing to look up from their sandwiches. Receiving this video, a simple, earnest heartfelt declaration that we will make a different choice, meant the world to me. Each action contributes to a collective vibration affirming our intention for right relationships and reciprocity in the face of planned colonization of the very essence of our being by mechanistic, dead systems of computing.
We are imagining how to grow this practice, expand the reach, celebrate life, link us energetically during this liminal time. If you would like to riff off this and share a revocation of consent in your own community, I’d be open to featuring it here. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have agency.
We are powerful beings.
Thank you Ann and Sharon for putting your minds, hearts, bodies, and the intelligence given to you both by the creator to stand up to the machine of Tech-No-Logic.
In this video I offer an introduction to skills badges and Concentric Sky’s role. Their action is at the end.
The links below are past posts I’ve made on the subject if you want to know more about badges and digital surveillance.