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The Smart City of Campbell River 2035 Comfortably fits 200,000 residents


Where will the children play?

They have hand-held devices. They can live in their heads. As they do now.

Where will I be able to walk my dog?

Dog? Who needs dogs? If you need unconditional love, companionship and something to lower your blood pressure and improve your mental health, there are pills that you can take.

How will I be able to interact with nature?

Nature is under siege. It must be protected. You are morally obligated to remain in lockdown, where we can track you. If you need a nature fix, you can watch the Outdoor Living Channel.

For decades, NDP-Green politicians sold high-density living with the promise of “walkable” cities, but it looks like that there will be no room to walk in this Socialist Smart City Utopia.  Where will I be able to take a stroll?

In your 100 sq. ft. apartment. Your benevolent government will supply each condo owner with a Treadmill situated in front of a TV wall screen where you can take virtual walks anywhere you please.

I am lonely and single. How will I be able to go on a date?

Going out on a date must involve some expenditure of a non-renewable resource and the emission of GHGs, including methane if you’ve consumed beans in the last four hours. The environmentally responsible option would be to have virtual relationships with attractive computer simulations. After a while, you will not want to leave your apartment anyway, not only because no real human being could match the perfection of erotic simulations, but because after living in government-imposed solitude you will eventually lose your ability to relate to anyone.

If I am to live my life alone in permanent lockdown in a tiny cubicle, how can I gather information or test my view of reality by conversing with other people? 

You don’t need to meet people in the flesh to get information or get a better grasp of reality. You have the CBC to do that. The CBC will give you the information you need and tell you what reality is. But you already know that because you delegated your thinking to the CBC long ago, didn’t you? I bet it’s playing in the background right now as we speak. It’s what you flip on as soon as you brew your morning coffee or arrive home from work. CBC Pravda is your trusted information gatekeeper. If you didn’t hear it on the CBC, it didn’t happen, right? The CBC is all you need. The rest is just fake news.

But over 90% of human communication consists of reading body language.  How can I fully communicate with someone if I can’t look into her eyes or observe her facial expressions?  I am a human being, a social animal.  I need close contact with other humans, do I not?

How do you know that you are not a computer simulation?  How do you know that that “human” you are talking to face-to-face is not a shape-shifting reptile?  Be honest with yourself. You are afraid of the Smart City utopia because you don’t realize that you are already half way there. You don’t realize that over the last two decades you have been transitioning to our model of an easily manageable atomized individual detached from nature and reality itself. You traded away your liberty and sovereignty for “safety” and “convenience”. You bought into the Culture of Dependence. You don’t care if they can track you with your cell phone or use your Alexa to listen in on your conversations or profile you by the books and products you buy. You don’t even think about the potential dangers of AI or vaccinations or 5G.   And when they tell you that they are doing it to “protect” you, you don’t even conceive of the possibility that they actually want to CONTROL you. But then, what would we expect? You are a Canadian. A naïve trust and faith in government is baked right into your cultural DNA.

They have our interests at heart. So listen to their “experts”.


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  • Tim Murray

    Canadian author Tim Murray was a long-time Canadian democratic socialist mugged by the reality of Limits to Growth. His new awareness led him away from traditional left/right dichotomies toward steady-state solutions, and a fierce determination to fight the fake environmentalism of the Sierra Club and their clones. He was the co-founder of Biodiversity First, a director of Immigration Watch Canada, and formerly on the board of Population-Environment Balance. He is an avid hiker and nature-lover who co-exists with wolves, cougars, bears, bald-headed eagles in the North Gulf Islands of British Columbia.