Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died on Wednesday at age 56. Can Apple stay technology's cool trend-setter without Jobs … What happens to Apple now that its iconic co-founder Steve Jobs has passed away? Jobs, who died after a long battle with cancer at the age of 56 on Wednesday, transformed Apple into the world's most valuable technology company by creating path-breaking, cool devices that made millions of consumers salivate over digital technology in a way they had never done before. – First Post
Dominant Social Theme: This visionary changed the world and left a legacy of change that will only grow more powerful over time.
Free-Market Analysis: Probably the powers-that-be breathed a sigh of relief with the death of Steve Jobs. He partnered with friend Steve Wozniak in the creation a mobile, personal computer in 1976. They built it in a garage in California, added the ability for people to store data on a disc, and the deed was done. History changed; the Anglosphere power elite was exposed via the Internet and the rush toward world governance was diminished.
But God help us now! Techno-worship, stimulated by Jobs's focus on design as well as technology, is expanding vastly – as can be seen from the article excerpted above. The emphasis is on "cool devices" – which entirely trivializes what actually has been accomplished over the past 20-30 years. Why should this be so? It suits the agenda of the power elite that wants to reconfigure the emphasis of technology.
The powers-that-be want to change the emphasis. It's to their advantage to focus on the medium rather than the message. The mainstream media, therefore, is increasingly crammed with nonsense about different kinds of hardware and software. None of it makes much of a difference, and most of it is a promotion – a kind of dominant social theme designed to stimulate the staggering stock market. Here's an example from a recent Wall Street Journal article:
Walt Mossberg reviews an unusual new 10" Android tablet called the Grid 10. Unlike all the major-brand Android tablets, it completely hides Google's standard user interface and offers a user experience based entirely on gestures …"I've been testing a new, 10-inch Android-based tablet that tries to make a splash with a radical new software design and a dramatically lower price. It's called the Grid 10, and comes from a small, privately held, Singapore-based company called Fusion Garage."
This blather is the future, unfortunately. It is one of Jobs' less savory legacies. Information delivery systems, as a result of his admirable mania with design-as-art, are being elevated to the status, almost, of religious icons. The mainstream media is crammed with this sort of information, charting even the most obscure brands of hardware and software, their look and feel, and their market-making possibilites.
In our view this is a kind of dominant social theme – even a fear-based one. People are being conditioned not to miss out on the latest in "technology" and delivery apps. By focusing on the messenger rather than the message, the powers-that-be intend to reduce the damage caused by the Internet.
Jobs cared about money, of course, but he seems to have been focused on achieving something more important than wealth, which was a legacy of great inventions and a company that would live on. Yet, ironically, the legacy of the death of a great man will be increased techno-mania. Sound and fury signifying little or nothing.
Let us reemphasize (and not for the last time) the real accomplishments of Jobs. At absurdly young ages, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak changed the world by creating the PC in a garage. That event in 1976 reinvented history. Of course, as with all things, it was more complicated than that. There was another invention at the same time that made the PC the history-shattering event that it became.
The second event was the effort by the US's military-industrial complex via DARPA to build what became the Internet. The combination of the Internet and the PC took place over the next 20 years – entirely unanticipated by the power elite. It was the most important communication advance since the invention of the Gutenberg Press, and similarly convulsive.
In fact, it has, at least to a degree, upended the Anglosphere power elite, which in the 20th century entirely dominated the world via directed history – on its way to building global government. The Internet has thrown the proverbial spanner into those plans.
In the 20th century, the Anglosphere controlled communication and practiced what we now call directed history. Wars, rulers and economic booms and busts – all were plotted by the world's great central banking families and their cast of enablers. Each adjustment was calculated to drive the world toward global governance.
The 21st century has not been nearly so kind to the Anglosphere. The Internet has made it possible to see in a day what once took months to research, or even longer. The result is that historical patterns can be discerned which otherwise would not be apparent. Much of what the Anglosphere does has been exposed. It is there on the Internet in black and white for the world to see and an Internet Reformation of sorts is underway.
And as a further result, tens of millions now understand that which was not understood in the 20th century – that a handful of people are manipulating the history of the world using the incomprehensible wealth of central banking, which allows them to print money from nothing.
This knowledge has proven vastly destructive to methodologies, plans and mechanisms of the elite. And of course they have fought back. We regularly chart the dominant social themes they use – the fear-based promotions that scare the middle class into handing over wealth and power to globalist institutions created for that purpose.
But in the 21st century, these dominant social themes have become much harder to implement because their essential unreality has been documented and exposed. Many millions now do not believe in global warming, the war on terror or any one of a number of other memes that the elites were able to offer without resistance in the 20th century.
Some will say this doesn't matter because not enough know what is really going on. But it does matter. The intelligentsia, those who provide the messaging for various cultures, are more and more aware of the reality of the elite's promotional campaigns. It is the intelligentsia that the power elites have lost, at least to some extent. And that has made a big difference in terms of their ability to initiate the thematic memes of directed history.
Jobs left his mark in so many ways. A great man, he changed much that he touched. (Is this hyperbole? Let it stand; we'll not speak ill of the dead.) It seems indisputable to us that he and his partner helped invent the Internet (unknowingly) at a very young age and that Jobs's knack for technology was an enabler of freedom for others.
Jobs's legacy will linger, but as time goes on the emphasis will shift from his significant accomplishments to the "cool technology" he created. This is entirely in keeping with the goals of a power elite that would much rather focus on the medium than the empowerment of the knowledge it has spread.