3-D PRINTING SET TO ENTER MAINSTREAM… (?): GEOPOLITICAL CONTEXTS
Over the past several weeks, I've been advancing a thesis concerning 3-d printing, in conjunction with a financial and economic analysis by former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Catherine Austin Fitts. This scenario emerged during discussions she, Dr. de Hart, and I had during her recent visit. Basically, our argument runs like this:
- During the post-Cold War period, the Anglo-American oligarchy - or the military-industrial-intelligence-finance complex - attempted to quick-start a unipolar world order based around America's status as the sole remaining superpower (q.v. Zbnw Brzznsk's The Grand Chessboard for example). The game plan appeared to have been to bring in a global government on this basis.
- Discerning this agenda, Russia and China quickly moved to counteract this dangerous geopolitical agenda by forming the Shanghai Accords, a broad set of agreements in areas of economic and political cooperation between the two countries, and invited in other nations. This basis has now expanded into the BRICSA nations;
- 9/11 occurred, and regardless of how one might analyze the conspiratorial forces behind this event, it did serve to inject Western power - principally American and British - into Central Asia in a major way, and this served only to intensify the efforts of Russia and China to expand their alliance and the BRICS concept;
- Then there was the meltdown of the housing market, leading to the derivatives crisis and the bailouts that followed, indicating a dramatic loss of confidence in the western financial system. While aspects of this are irrevocably tied to what I believe was a hidden system of finance put into place using Axis loot following World War Two, and related financial shenanigans in post-Soviet Russia, the net effect was to produce a call for gold repatriation on the part of nations like Venezuela and more importantly, Germany. The BRICSA nations bagan buying physical gold, while Mr. Putin placed Russian naval vessels in Venezuela for good measure, again thumbing his nose at an over-extended West.
- During the period of the 1970s to the 2000s, an effort was made to shift the basis of the US dollar's reserve status from oil to GMOs, another controllable resource, and concurrently with this, efforts began during the Administration of G.H.W. Bush to extend the concepts of American patent law - friendly to GMOs - on a world wide basis. As the science began to roll in that GMOs were at the minimum questionable, pushback against them began to occur from the BRICS nations, beginning with India, and spreading quickly to Europe.
All this led us to the conclusion that a decision was taken sometime during the last decade to retrench into their base of power in North America, and to do this, three things began to occur:
- As Secretary Fitts pointed out during her visit, the first thing that began to occur was the development of energy resources to liberate the West from Middle Eastern oil;
- The second thing was the vast expansion of electronic surveillance, which, as I have argued, is not only intimately connected to Secretary Fitts' idea of the "ultimate insider trading mechanism" and ability to manipulate markets, but perhaps equally, a move to base the dollar on information and global clearing capability (not that anyone would trust the USSA in this role any more, but nonetheless, it is a tremendous capability for currency in the electronic age);
- Finally, there was the need to bring back manufacturing to North America in a major way.
Enter 3-d printing, which, as I have argued, is the lever here, and most likely a technology leaked into the public from the black projects world. Now, our friends at phys.org have noted these developments in the following article:
Economic analysis shows 3-D printing is ready for showtime
I hope you noted something very significant in this piece:
In the study, Pearce and his team chose 20 common household items listed on Thingiverse. Then they used Google Shopping to determine the maximum and minimum cost of buying those 20 items online, shipping charges not included.Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-economic-analysis-d-ready-showtime.html#jCp
"In the study, Pearce and his team chose 20 common household items listed on Thingiverse. Then they used Google Shopping to determine the maximum and minimum cost of buying those 20 items online, shipping charges not included."
Next, they calculated the cost of making them with 3D printers. The conclusion: it would cost the typical consumer from $312 to $1,944 to buy those 20 things compared to $18 to make them in a weekend.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-economic-analysis-d-ready-showtime.html#jCp
"Next, they calculated the cost of making them with 3D printers. The conclusion: it would cost the typical consumer from $312 to $1,944 to buy those 20 things compared to $18 to make them in a weekend."
In other words, the cost of 3-d printing is not labor-intensive. So we thus have the two ingredients for a tremendous industrial and cultural transformation: low energy cost, and low labor cost.
There is a third consideration here: 3-d printing, on a massive scale, is also decentralized, a viable solution for dispersal of manufacturing from centralized plants (and therefore, big targets), to a decentralized system (one requiring greater surveillance capabilities, we might add).
In short, it appears a major effort is underway to promote three-d printing, and that this effort is being driven by the power oligarchy through its various media organs. The response, of course, will be similar moves on the part of the BRICSA nations.
The real question is why is all this being done? That's a subject for much speculation, and another day....
See you on the flip side.
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The Germans are ahead as always.
If the Anglo-American cabal is pushing 3D printing, the main reason is that it is a labor-saving process and makes the “useless eaters” even more useless. All the more justification to double-down on poisoning the earth’s food, water and air to kill them off–the Great Cull can kick into overdrive, with an endgame of transhuman borg overlords and vaccinated/autisitc/zombie worker drones.
Have a nice day, everyone!
If your thesis is correct, it’s noteworthy that since this undermines Chinese manufacturing to some degree, and since China’s political stability depends on continuing to employ the peasants who stream into the cities from the provinces every year, this is not an unwelcome bonus for the powers that presume to rule us.
-Urbanization rate reaching 51.5%
-Inviting of foreign investment in modern agriculture, high-tech, and environment protection industries
-Moving coastal regions from being the “world’s factory” to hubs of research and development, high-end manufacturing, and the service sector.
besides following the roadmap charted by “12th five-year plan”, the country’s aerospace and defense companies have been applying 3D-printed titanium airplane parts to the production of number of aircrafts, including next generation stealth fighters J-20, J-31 and the planned commercial airliner C919 which “forms part of China’s long-term goal to break Airbus and Boeing’s duopoly”.
“Former US defence secretary Dr Robert Gates once said that China would not have a “fifth-generation aircraft by 2020″.
Beijing responded by showing him the J-20’s successful maiden test flight when he visited the country in January 2011.”
“the country’s aerospace and defense companies have been applying 3D-printed titanium airplane parts to the production of number of aircrafts”
I remember back in 2011, when the “12th five-year plan” was first announced by the state media, they had the head of AVIC interviewed. According to that report, in accordance with the country’s “12th five-year plan”, the AVIC which possess many patents will gradually commercialize technologies which are currently unavailable to the public. It looks like one of the technology becoming “commercialized” now is 3D printing.
It’ll be interesting to see how this technology further plays into “space exploration” since “space has now become a major component of strategic, economic, and political planning”.
Thanks for those links.
They blew my mind, especially the “titanium”.
Interesting, though not much of a surprise. It’s not in the national character of the Chinese to sit around and let the grass grow under their feet when business interests are at stake.
But even if China keeps pace or surges ahead in the technology, the implications for keeping employment growth in the PRC sufficient to absorb the hordes that flow into the cities aren’t salutary. Because part of the big deal about 3DP is it’s manufacturing on-demand, in-place. No waiting, and no transportation costs. It also tends to minimize labor input and hence the significance of labor costs.
So if you’re producing a significant proportion of your GDP for export, boom. Your export market just went on the skids, though it’ll take a few years for the impact to be felt.
If you have a lot of people working in production for that export market, and more showing up every day from the hustings and the universities expecting to get jobs that depend on that export market, this isn’t a good development. Especially when you’ve already got a high enough level of popular discontent to generate thousands of protests and riots in over annually.
Protests and Demonstrations Numbers in China
New Labor Attitudes Fed Into China Riot
I am not buying the premise that the printer will pay for itself by printing off useless junk that one buys maybe once or twice in a decade. Really, look at the things that they chose, and ask yourself if you even own them.
If nothing else, at today’s utilization of the technology, all it is useful for is 1)to sell the media 2)make more useless junk. How many key fobs do you need? How many USB thumbdrive holders for your desk do you need? How many garlic presses do you need?
I am not convinced. Maybe tomorrow the killer app for 3D printers will appear, but for today, most of what I see made with them, by non-industrial users, regular average people, is just plain plastic junk. For now, they are but hobby toys that will sit in the corner gathering dust after a month.
It’s the same old story of pitting organized people against organized money.
Currently the back/door being construted globally is intialed “TPP”(Trans-Pacific Parthership], which is basicaly NAFTA on striods. It embraces an open-ended Pacifi Rim, with powers designed to usurp any sovereignty, constitutions, laws, environment & food safety protections – anything that could be construed as a “public” interest.
Of corse, it’s not the things you don’t know that can cause crisis; it’s the things you do know, that aren’t true(as many here, at this site, know).
Worldwide Bankster Occuopied Territories are going under an austerity knife cutting deep into “public” programs, right down to the hard fiscal bone.
2)Desupervision – laws stay/but not enforced
3)De Facto Decriminalization – creating a criminagenic climate where epidemics of fraud occur with complicity of a kleptocratic govt subsidized by a criminal syndicate composed of rogue/globalized bankster cartels, an intelligence alphabet soup of inside puppet masters, plus various secret societies.
Privatize the profits/socialize the costs.
As I’ve said before, they have “Public” in the croshairs.
The last men/women standing will ALL be privatized. The rest will be a legal fiction, divorced from morality as well as reality.
“In short, it appears a major effort is underway to promote three-d printing, and that this effort is being driven by the power oligarchy through its various media organs. The response, of course, will be similar moves on the part of the BRICSA nations.”
Our criminal Elites have never known or cared how to make a honest living. So this 3 D Printing will be used as another means of exploitation and misery these sadist get off this and are bored out of their minds anyway being the parasites with no reason to exist. They have convinced the rest of us that our only reason to be here is to be worked to death as beasts of burden for their fun and profit and power over us.
The causality in number 4 is reversed, fake insurance (credit default swaps) backed derivatives (complex mortgage backed bonds) and since writing fake insurance policies has no regulation that allows the selling of more derivatives by less and less regulated investment banks and only then does it look like there’s more monies to lend out. And there are huge rewards for writing more loans, even if those to whom the monies are being lent aren’t the best bets. This is similar to what happened in the 1920s, but at least then the US could fall back on selling refrigerators and advanced auto+machine tool production to the world.
Will the Catherine Austin Fitts interviews be made available?
I think Joseph said that the interview would be available after CAF’ members had a chance to listen to it.
Yes, I’m also waiting for this interview, should be a WHAPPA.