You might have heard of the 4th Industrial revolution and it is going to change the way we live, a paradigm shift from todays lifestyle and economy. These changes are meant to bring about a better way of life, but it may come at a price of certain freedoms as it means giving more control to authorities. Such a way of life already exists in China where a system of cameras monitor every movement of the citizens, is this a good thing? Why are these changes coming? Well one major factor is that the amount of energy the world is consuming is increasing at an unsustainable rate and the lockdowns that are happening actually reduced consumption of energy quite considerably, something to think about.
I was in the Dallas, Texas in September of 2019 before the lockdown started, what is interesting is that a devotee friend who was working in the famous oil fields of Texas suddenly lost his job, and he said he was not the only one – to make a long story short – Oil is possibly running out. Proof of this is the growing controversial practice of extracting oil from rock/shale, or stone. There is an old saying “Harder than extracting blood from a stone”
Let us explore what fracking is; Modern high-volume hydraulic fracturing is a technique used to enable the extraction of natural gas or oil from shale and other forms of “tight” rock (in other words, impermeable rock formations that lock in oil and gas and make fossil fuel production difficult). Large quantities of water, chemicals, and sand are blasted into these formations at pressures high enough to crack the rock, allowing the once-trapped gas and oil to flow to the surface.
एतां दृष्टिमवष्टभ्य नष्टात्मानोऽल्पबुद्धय:। प्रभवन्त्युग्रकर्माण: क्षयाय जगतोऽहिता: ॥ ९ ॥
Translation: Following such conclusions, the demoniac, who are lost to themselves and who have no intelligence, engage in unbeneficial, horrible works meant to destroy the world.
“The demoniac are engaged in activities that will lead the world to destruction. The Lord states here that they are less intelligent. The materialists, who have no concept of God, think that they are advancing. But according to Bhagavad-gītā, they are unintelligent and devoid of all sense. They try to enjoy this material world to the utmost limit and therefore always engage in inventing something for sense gratification. Such materialistic inventions are considered to be advancement of human civilization, but the result is that people grow more and more violent and more and more cruel, cruel to animals and cruel to other human beings. They have no idea how to behave toward one another. Animal killing is very prominent amongst demoniac people. Such people are considered the enemies of the world because ultimately they will invent or create something which will bring destruction to all. Indirectly, this verse anticipates the invention of nuclear weapons, of which the whole world is today very proud. At any moment war may take place, and these atomic weapons may create havoc. Such things are created solely for the destruction of the world, and this is indicated here. Due to godlessness, such weapons are invented in human society; they are not meant for the peace and prosperity of the world.” (emphasis mine)
How Does Fracking Work?
It involves blasting fluid deep below the earth’s surface to crack sedimentary rock formations—this includes shale, sandstone, limestone, and carbonite—to unlock natural gas and crude oil reserves.
Water Supply Depletion
Fracking consumes a massive amount of water. Anywhere between 1.5 million and 16 million gallons of water may be used to frack a single well, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), depending on a few factors, including the type of well and rock formation. Water used for hydraulic fracturing is typically fresh water taken from groundwater and surface water resources….fracking operations can strain resources in areas where freshwater supplies for drinking, irrigation, and aquatic ecosystems are scarce (and often becoming scarcer thanks to climate change). Water used for fracturing is too contaminated to return to its source without extensive treatment and so typically is disposed of deep underground, where it is removed from the freshwater cycle. (Source: https://www.nrdc.org/stories/fracking-101)
Another interesting observation is the movement away from fossil fuels – countries like Saudi Arabia that are oil based economies creating projects that are based on solar and wind a US500 billion dollar new city project called “The line” talks about eliminating gas powered vehicles altogether – if you consider that Saudi Arabia an oil rich country is moving towards this change it makes one wonder. We are living in interesting times, which brings us back to the title of this article the “Great Reset” but first take a look at this fascinating NEOM project called “The Line” (https://www.neom.com/index.html)
The Great Reset and the 4th Industrial Revolution are lead by the World Economic Forum and the World Bank, along with the Rockefeller Foundation, members of the UK royal family and world leaders. China and many Islamic countries are also major participants as observed in their live presentations on this topic of of change, however it has been observed that China has moved into the background for various unknown reasons.
In a way this a social engineering experiment. There is going to be a huge paradigm shift and the involvement of artificial intelligence (AI) will also play a major part. Think of the impact that the introduction of the internet has had on the world, this is similar.
It does have some advantages such as it is against factory farming, which could mean, the end of slaughterhouses which have been identified as the biggest cause of enviromental degradation in the world today, and that includes industrial fishing.
Hold on to your seats, it is going to be interesting transition. One can find a host of controversy about this transformation via search engines, but first take a look at what those spearheading these changes have to say. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/now-is-the-time-for-a-great-reset/
And lastly and most importantly, let us read what Srila Prabhupada has to say about “Economic Development” and industrialization and we begin to understand that the real answers to all problems which are in fact birth, death old age and disease and simple living/high thinking in service of Lord Krishna and the devotees.
Disclaimer: Mayapur Voice does not subscribe to any shake-up planned by atheistic industrialists and political leaders as we understand from the scriptures that anything that does not accept the authority of God is of asuric / demoniac nature and as such is destined to fail. The only solution to the problems of the world is to accept the authority of the Supreme Lord and work towards pleasing Him. That way all will be pleased. Stay safe!