The Great Reset is a 2022 oil painting on linen with an aluminium stretcher frame, delivered in a black box frame. The painting measures 140 x 100 cm and is finished with a matte varnish.
In early 2022, the World Economic Forum WEF presented The Great Reset I to the global community. A proposal of what our future society should look like, with the main objectives being the implementation of a system of stakeholder capitalism aimed at more equal outcomes for all. The realisation of a green economy and the use of new technologies and further digitalisation to ensure a new industrial revolution in which humans and computer technology will also merge. To achieve these goals, a new economic and political order is needed. A single global body, composed mainly of representatives of the financial community, think tanks, non-governmental organisations (NGO, s) and major global corporations. Only the US and China are still powerful enough to influence this. The other major world economies, including Europe – too divided – are unable to make a sufficient fist in the global power game and are therefore part of the group of national governments as policy enforcers. At the global level, however, there is no democratic feedback system to serve the interests of citizens. The statement ‘You’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy’ has generated a lot of discussion. Experts believe that the form of society proposed by the WEF serves the interests of ICT, financial and pharmaceutical companies in particular, even comparing it to the feudal system of the Middle Ages or seeing it as an elite reset. Due to the lack of responsibility, the WEF presentation does not directly discuss the financing of the above-mentioned goals, the current debt crisis or a reform of the financial and banking system. For the same reason, there is no vision regarding the growing development of the world’s population. As a result of the following Great Resets, the need for a single global government, as proposed by the WEF, has now become a utopia.
Great Reset II, or the Black Swan in economics, is the crisis with Russia and the war in Ukraine, which have changed geopolitical relations forever. We’ve been thrown back in time. “War in Europe”. Sweden and Finland want to speed up their accession to NATO. By stopping the supply of fossil fuels from Russia, the replacement of our fossil energy consumption with green energy has gained momentum. Even an industrial or personal CO2 budget is being considered within the EU.
Great Reset III. China has a social credit system per individual. The digital dictatorship. China is most advanced in implementing its own digital yuan and payment network. China has a different Great Reset agenda and is charting an alternative course with the other BRICS. Several countries are already interested in joining the BRICS. The Taiwan issue also remains a threat to world peace. An imminent split of the WEF- puppet presented here is therefore a more realistic option.
Developments in a new industrial revolution are coming fast and furious. New technologies such as blockchain, virtual reality, vlogging and the current Chat-GPT are impacting industrial, business and private markets. Digital platforms have largely replaced markets as the place where private wealth is accumulated. Alternative forms of money such as bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and the non-fungible token NFT have emerged. The introduction of digital central bank money – a key component of a full-blown financial Great Reset – has also been set in motion. Human enhancement technology has scheduled the first brain implant to enhance the human brain. These are dynamic times. It will become clear that the Great Reset phenomenon is not nonsense. It remains a challenge for politicians – both (direct) democratic and dictatorial – to steer it all in the right direction. With the result. We will all be happy. Only time will tell.