Trends We Track

Every day, we post links to stories in our News Trends & Stories section. Analyzing this flow provides intelligence about the deeper news. Here are the trends we are tracking for the 2nd Quarter 2018.

ECONOMY AND FINANCIAL MARKETS

I. Global 2.0: From Slow Burn to AI Invasion

A. Controlled Demolitions Accelerate

  • Pension Funds
  • Entitlements
  • Bankruptcies
  • Shrinking Retail

B. Currency Wars

  • War on Cash
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Precious Metals
  • China, Russia, and the Build-out of Global Liquidity

C. The Debt Growth Model Is Dying

  • Bonds and Interest Rates
  • Equity Public and Private
  • Commodities
  • U.S. Dollar
  • U.S. Budget: Hot and Missing Money
  • Transition from Quantitative Easing
  • Inflation and Deflation
  • Land and Real Estate Ownership
  • State and Local Finances

D. Financial Control
E. Tax Wars and Offshore Havens
F. Impact of Environmental Risks and Debasement

II. Global 3.0 Rising

A. Amazoned
B. Robotics, Drones, and Automation
C. Explosion in Material Science
D. Surveillance Capitalism
E. Reshoring to North America
F. Global Purges

III. How Will Investors Handle the Transition?

IV. Inside the Pressure Cooker: Will We Expand or Shrink the Pie?

A. Return on Investment to Taxpayers: Positive or More Negative?
B. Response to Missing Money
C. Piratization: Could the Rape of Russia Happen Here? A Domestic Phoenix Program?
D. Fires and False Flags
E. Equity Creation: Greater than Controlled Demolitions?

GEOPOLITICS

I. Governance and Sovereignty

A. Enforce the Constitution
B. State and Local Officials Take Action
C. Con-Con Con and Efforts to Shred the Constitution
D. Decentralization: Can We Relocalize?
E. Sovereignty

II. The AI Invasion

A. Growth of AI
B. Net Neutrality
C. 5G
D. Piratization
E. AI and the Sheriff of Nottingham
F. Weapons of Math Destruction
G. 325 Million Targeted Individuals Divided into Two Groups
H. Free Speech and Corporate Media Meltdown

III. The Trump Administration: The Second Year

A. Budget and Missing Money
B. Federal Reserve and Financial System
C. Health Care
D. Military Modernization/Defense
E. The Swamp Drama
F. Justice
G. Regulation
H. Tax
I. Trade and Tariffs
J. The Neocon Problem
K. 2018 Elections

Trump Report Card

IV. The Shift to a Multipolar World

A. The Big Picture

  • Eurasia
  • Australia
  • Africa
  • Naval Incidents in Asia: Covert War, Currency War, or Navigation Failure?
  • Americas
  • Vatican

B. Global Powwows
C. The Neocon Problem

V. The Deep State and National Security Public-Private Control

VI. Migration and Immigration

CULTURE

I. Mind Control and Sovereignty

II. Morphogenic Fields and Change

III. Embracing Complexity and Uncertainty

IV. Artists, Scholars, and Others Leading Cultural Revival

V. Risk Issues

A. Divide and Conquer
B. Transhumanism
C. The Asian Invasion

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY

I. AI and Quantum Computing

II. Cybersecurity

A. Blockchain
B. Internet of Things
C. Net Neutrality
D. Data Laws and Regulation

  •       GDPR
  •      Vermont

III. Health Freedom

A. Food and Water
B. Vaccines
C. 5G and EMF Radiation
D. Sunshine and Oxygen

IV. Robots and Robotics

V. Biotech and Super Humans

VI. Environmental Applications

VII. Advanced and Invisible Weaponry

  • Disaster Capitalism

VIII. CERN and Particle Accelerators

IX. Space

A. Space-Based Economy
B. China, Russia, and U.S. Space Deals
C. Creation of Space Corp in U.S. Air Force
D. Impact of Increased U.S. Appropriations
E. Asian Space Race

X. The Future of Energy

A. Blockchain

GO LOCAL

I. Take Action, Begin Anywhere, Change Yourself

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

I. The Governance Mystery

II. 9/11 and False Flags

III. Antarctica

IV. Interdimensionality and Time Travel

V. The Doubling of the Knowledge Curve