- Bill Gates Doubles Down on ‘Cashless Societies’ and ‘Digital IDs’ in Africa
by Hunter Fielding, https://newsaddicts.com/
Billionaire Bill Gates is aggressively pushing his plan to experiment with “cashless societies” and “digital IDs” in the African nation of Nigeria. Gates and his foundation are attempting to eliminate physical money and replace it with “digital cash” that’s linked to a global identification system. The project already has the backing from the World Economic Forum, various “enlisted” UN agencies, and the European Union.
Gates is advancing plans for the “joint undertaking” in the promotion of digital public infrastructure (DPI). Save the UN, which is supposed to be “the world organization,” all these other actors blatantly represent rich elites; but a lot of their focus with the DPI push is now on underdeveloped or developing countries of “the third world.”
There are two schools of thought about why this is so: that these entities and individuals are genuine, selfless benefactors who want to share their good fortune by, say, “making the world a better place”; or, that they purposefully target countries where legislation and regulation makes it easier to carry out many types of social, economic, etc. experiments than would be the case “at home.”
That’s for observers to analyze, as DPI promoters emphatically claim only the best intentions. For example, the Gates Foundation is working to “expand Nigeria’s economic growth opportunities” via DPI.