Yes, you read that headline entirely correctly. Not content to control every other aspect of your life, the proverbial "They" also want to control your diet, what you eat, and monitor whether or not your sticking to your diet by monitoring your poop. Consider it Mr. Globaloney's version of a colonoscopy, only it will be a daily affair(found and shared by Mr. H.B.):
And in case you think I made up the headline and my opening summary of the latest "bright idea" to come from the technocracy, consider this:
There is no doubt that some of us make incredibly poor decisions when it comes to the food we eat. From processed “box” meals to plenty of junk food, it is probably true to say that the American diet is one of the worst in the world. And this lack of nutrition has become especially apparent in recent years with the increase in the number of people with obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other lifestyle related illnesses.
Nonetheless, while many of us could probably use some guidance and assistance in making healthier food choices, very few of us would like the right to choose what we eat taken away from us entirely. And yet, that is exactly what the future may hold, according to Hewlett Packard’s magazine, Enterprise.
The magazine claims that technology should be utilized to “help us eat better,” and says that the time is coming very soon when doctors will write out food prescriptions to be delivered to our doors via a food service, cooked by your “smart” stove and restocked by your “smart” refrigerator.
And here's the part that leads me to my high octane speculation, and frankly, this is chilling:
And that, claims Enterprise, is where online ordering and smart technology can save the day.
Since online food delivery services cut out the “middle man,” they are often considerably cheaper. They also only deliver the ingredients in the exact amount needed for a specific meal or meals, which can cut down on costs.
But some feel that this model could be taken a step further with the introduction of prescription food services.
Enterprise explains the concept as follows:
Soon your doctor will prescribe more than medicine to get you healthy and keep you that way. That means prescribing technology to help you monitor your condition and maintain your wellness. By this point, the doctor has also diagnosed any conditions you might have and has prescribed a meal plan for you. Food will be delivered and cooked for you with a lot less effort than previously.
Your obedient compliance to this “prescription” will then be monitored by “prescribed medical wearables or other devices,” which will report back directly to your doctor via smart apps. The article even claims quite proudly, though it’s hard to see why, that there may be devices that will analyze your bodily excretions and scan your internal organs – always reporting back to your doctor, of course. (Italicized emphasis in the original, boldface emphasis added.)
Note what is happening: with the "internet of things" and "the convenience of home delivery" one can simply order one's food on line and have it delivered. But, there might be a "doctor's intervention" logged into your account, that you need to eat so much of such and such and no more, and with your smart appliances and smart meters (to make sure you're not using too much electricity cooking that food and the occasional forbidden snack). What we're looking at is the "diet side" of the "GMO geopolitics." Perhaps it may even get to the point that GMO consumption will have to be reinforced by physicians writing prescriptions to eat so many ears of GMO corn, and frankly, I wouldn't put it past them.
There's a larger looming implication here, and that is the opportunity for more control: a household of "x" amount of people will be "prescribed" a diet of such and such for its meals, and no more. In other words, in the guise of "keeping us healthy" what is actually happening is a play is being made to tell individuals how much they can eat and what they can eat. One can envision this coupled to "what kind of job one has" and "what its caloric demands are", and your diet will be correlated to your "lifestyle" and income. Think of it as a kind of global Auschwitz: outside the commandant's compound, all is gray and sicklied o'er with the pall of emaciated death and rations designed only to sustain "the workers." Inside that compound, all is lovely and green, and the elite overseeing it all eat gourmet food prepared by skilled chefs.
There is a saving grace in all this that has been a constant thorn in Mr. Globaloney's plans down through the ages: human nature. Human nature both compels the quest of some for absolute power over their fellow man, and also resists it:
At the end of the day, human nature is such that being forced to do something usually doesn’t work out well, right? After all, if we really want to lose weight and be healthy, we’ll do it. And if we don’t, no amount of prescribing, delivering, “smart cooking” or smart app monitoring will make a jot of difference.
So, stand for freedom: fill out your grocery list on a piece of paper; drive to the grocery store; shop for the items (and include some junk food in your list, just for kicks).
See you on the flip side...