Staying Off Grid When “Nearly Everything Is Chipped, Almost Everything Is Tracked”

total surveillanceBy Mac Slavo

If you weren’t paranoid before, it may be time to start paying attention.

“They” are spying on everything you do, and are collecting information about every purchase, appliance, vehicle or place you make, do or interact with. For the first time in history, we have arrived at a time when nearly everything is chipped, and almost everything is tracked.

It really is true, and it’s no longer a conspiracy theory.

They are spying on everyone, collecting all the available data and tracking you, your family and everyone you know. All the time.

And worst of all, it does matter, it will be used against you – for revenue collection, social control, fines, fees and evidence if necessary – even if you haven’t done anything wrong. Is it any wonder why many states have made living off the grid illegal, and have attempted to get everyone on the grid?

If you don’t conform to the habits of most Americans – and harvest alternative stores of power, fuel, food, water and supplies, then your energy use and digital footprint (or lack thereof) will cast you as a suspicious anomaly, worth of investigation, seizure of goods, subject to violations and codes, and NOT off the radar.

Meanwhile, your interaction with other people will intercept data about you and your activities even if you don’t carry a smart phone or wearables.

The extremes are already here. The murder case where police have sought data from an Alexa smart device is just the beginning of what is to come:

In what may ultimately lead to a precedent setting case and/or landmark court ruling, police in Arkansas have demanded that Amazon provide them with recordings made by an Amazon Echo device that was located in the home of murder suspect… (source)

Many other attempts have been made to microchip people, while the cashless grid has already found widespread acceptance.

Former CIA director David Petraeus admitted to the tech community that the Internet of Things (IoT) was about to become one of the greatest assets in the spy community – as an endless pool of data could turn the tables on any ‘persons of interest.’

In other words, maybe you. As Wired reported in 2012:

More and more personal and household devices are connecting to the internet, from your television to your car navigation systems to your light switches. CIA Director David Petraeus cannot wait to spy on you through them.

Earlier this month, Petraeus mused about the emergence of an “Internet of Things” — that is, wired devices — at a summit for In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm.[…]

All those new online devices are a treasure trove of data if you’re a “person of interest” to the spy community. Once upon a time, spies had to place a bug in your chandelier to hear your conversation. With the rise of the “smart home,” you’d be sending tagged, geolocated data that a spy agency can intercept in real time

“Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters — all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing,” Petraeus said.

More and more of these smart chips are being integrated into absolutely every imaginable device.

Unless you are investing in vintage equipment, you will be buying into this system, even with basic appliances

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An alarming report in 2013 highlighted concerns over some Chinese-made irons and tea kettles that included wireless spy chips… for purposes unknown, since these devices are not “smart” gadgets with computer interfaces and high-dollar functionality.

via AndroidHeadlines.com:

To this date, Qualcomm has shipped over a billion of Internet of Things (IoT) chipsets, the San Diego-based semiconductor manufacturer revealed on Tuesday. While speaking at the CES Unveiled press event yesterday, the company’s Senior Vice President of Product Management Raj Talluri said that the firm is already serving all segments of the IoT industry, from smart TVs and thermostats to connected speakers, wearables, and home assistants. Talluri specifically pointed out that smartphones and tablets aren’t included in the one billion figure.

Qualcomm’s impressive shipment numbers are mostly driven by the company’s presence in the wearable industry… numerous consumer electronics manufacturers are already implementing the cutting edge Snapdragon 835 chipset into their products…

As this chart demonstrates, the Internet of Things (IoT) will literally incorporate devices throughout consumer & home, retail, security and surveillance, IT and networking, transportation and industry, healthcare, energy

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Click for larger image, via Beecham Research

Notice that “Elderly and Children” are considered “things” in these digital tracking grid which otherwise incorporates refrigerators, stoves and smart appliances to share data and “spy” on individuals in their own homes.

And people are just another track and traceable part of the system.

It is absolute confirmation that “mark of the beast” technology is coming into full force – whether or not they will succeed in implanting microchips into people remains to be seen, but a major attempt is in the works.

In the meantime, there is now information about every move you, or any piece of “inventory” makes inside the system.

This isn’t just hypothetical talk.

This is the society that has been built.

Good luck avoiding it. You won’t avoid these devices by accident, it will take a lot of work to remain anonymous, off the grid, and out of their grasp.

As Sargent Survival at BeSurvival.com explains, getting out of the system is no easy task. Any serious attempt to “delete” yourself from the system and actually go undetected would involve some very methodical footwork.

Not impossible, but not the default by any means:

  • There are 30 million plus surveillance cameras on the US, one camera for every ten Americans.
  • The average American is in 200 databases.
  • Putting a plan in motion to keep you from being tracked is a good idea if you want to devise a new life for yourself.
  • Right before you leave, change your appearance significantly.
  • Before you leave, terminate all of your accounts (email, bank accounts, credit cards, etc.).
  • Don’t terminate your social network sites as you can use these sites to provide disinformation.
  • Before you leave, delete all of your computer files and get rid of your computer’s hard drive  – boil; smash; run a Degausser/ electromagnetic wand.
  • Get rid of your cell phone or tablet as these can be easily used to track your location.
  • Break your normal patterns (what you eat, where you frequent, how you shop, the kind of work you do, etc.).
  • Completely change your lifestyle [and employment].
  • Pay for everything with cash.
  • Ditch your car and find a substitute; get rid of the toll pass which can track your movements.
  • To change your identity … petition the court to change your name legally to a new–and common–name.
  • Apply for a driver’s license under your new name.Buy a basic pre-paid cell phone (not a smart phone). Replace the pre-paid phone frequently, about every 2 weeks.
  • To get back online use a new laptop. Stay away from libraries!
  • Always use a hard wire to your laptop and turn off the wi-fi; reroute your IP address so your location can’t be determined
  • Be aware of the NSA spying and the ECHELON program in the US which monitors phone and computer transmissions for keywords and messages.
  • There are 70+ FUSION centers in the US which coordinate surveillance and other information.
  • Technology is now available to identify you by the way you walk, your facial measurements and biometrics.
  • It will be 7 to 10 years before your old identity drops off of databases, if ever.
  • The less you interface with technology, the better off you will be.

Living off grid is a great dream, and a good principle to live by. Preparing to deal with emergencies and escape the danger zones in modern cities is essential. Using technology in this world comes with many advantages, but also some serious disadvantages.

Make sure that your use of technology is serving your purposes, and not giving you away during good times or bad.

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You can read more from Mac Slavo at his site SHTFplan.com, where this article first appeared.

  • Patrick Wise

    All power in heaven and Earth belongs to Almighty God. I pity the fools…

  • MooreGreen

    Doesn’t it seem the best way to handle this would be to have ALL the personal info on those that are doing the soying!? What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

  • GAZOO

    A better solution is to change the beliefs and values of the citizens of America to reject these technologies and embrace sanity. Collectively we can do away with this and many more pervertions of humanity. This technology is by no means inevitable. Our belief systems can move Heaven and Earth.

    • Derek

      I hope you’re right, and I wish I could say I’m optimistic about that. It’s completely natural for me to reject all tracking tech. I’m naturally repulsed by it. But I’m a curiosity in that respect to just about everyone I know. Even when they get badly burned and embarrassed (and I mean badly!) by little Zuckbook surprises or drunk snapchat episodes, they will not give that crap up. It’s like they’re under some exhibitionist mind control.

      • GAZOO

        Reality is a reflection of our beliefs. The InfoWar is about defining reality. We’re winning. Stay positive.

    • over it

      Too many are too stupid..

    • Pyra Gorgon

      I’m in full agreement, Gazoo. I wish I could upvote your comment twice. Very well said.

    • Botswana Jones

      Most people are burned out and brainwashed with fluoridated water, pills, propaganda and stress too put up much resistance. Herd thinking is the majority. Those that don’t embrace the new technology are now cast as “outcasts” and subject to extra surveillance. It’s all turned into a big bad science fiction reality.

  • Tran Nguyen

    If anyone who has been involving the technology for long time. They knew it. You can not give it up because it is an important part of your life except all humans conceive that the privacy is paramount and the most inalienable of all human rights.

    • Pyra Gorgon

      Untrue. It can be given up. Most of the world lives without constant electric and Internet still.
      I don’t have a cellphone, or a TV. I don’t use ‘smart’ stuff because I am smart enough to do my own thinking. Join the growing crowd of self-thinking minus tech people!!! YAY for us.

      • Sam Spade

        Great. That’s just what they want, for those who disagree with them to self-isolate. Police states function, not on suppressing what is said, but in discouraging it from being said in the first place.

        The only chance freedom has is for all of us to learn to become anonymous in all our communications, commerce, and travel.

        And, in spite of what The Deep State wants you to believe, that is possilble.

        Read Thieves Emporium by Max Hernandez to see how and why.

  • See Janus

    A documentary on the East German Stazi (Secret Police) ran in the early 1990’s, and showed the extent to which individual citizens were willing to spy on each other, how everyone’s DNA was snatched and how obsessive the collection process was concerning every action and every thought expressed by anyone. I felt then, as now, that the US wasn’t far behind, and isn’t it unfortunate that your family and neighbors and co-workers are willing to not only spy on you, but they are happy report it to the police state as often as possible. I have never gone on any social media other than this blog site. No Facebook. No DropBox. Etc. With the recent live torture broadcasting from Facebook, it should be obvious to most of those on Activist Post that there is something diabolical about humans wanting to expose their own most sordid deeds. Seems that the brainwashing is truly working. Turn yourself in.

  • Undecider

    Just don’t worry about it. If and when things get dire, we have the 2nd Amendment to make the appropriate corrections. Did you hear that!?

    • over it

      Now THAT is a solution!

    • Sam Spade

      Did you register your firearm when you bought it? No? How do you know that every gun dealer in the country doesn’t have malware in his computer? Or, for that matter, every gunsmith?

      Not to mention every camera on every gun range in the country. Or financial sales records for all ammo sales if made with a credit card.

      Ever take your cell phone to the range? Gps tracker, they know you go there.

      Someday, when the time comes, before you have time to ‘organize’, there will be a knock on your door. The technique is called Defeat In Detail.

      Read Thieves Emporium. It’s the only way out. Without privacy, the second amendment is dead.

  • Rowan Hill

    Some suggestions on here which don’t make sense. By all means legally change your name (Deed Poll) if you want. But to obtain a new driver’s licence, passport etc, unless you have a birth certificate in your new name – which is of course impossible unless you can find a good forger – you will have to show your old birth certificate plus the change of name deed. So that’s a dead end.

    And of course, if you legally change your name, then that will eventually end up cross-linked to all your other official records whether you are managing to be off-grid or not, which means that you will have to stay away from doctors (not such a bad thing though), any kind of taxable or traceable employment, hiring a vehicle, opening any kind of bank or savings account (again though, not such a bad idea), drawing a pension and a whole host of other activities that require proof of identity and evidence of consistency.

    I’m not saying it can’t be done, only that this article has somewhat simplified it a bit too much and if you really want to live off grid you have to be prepared to disappear entirely from all official records and thus, effecively, from mainstream life.

    Far from keeping away from library computers, they are actually an asset. If you have a library membership under an assumed (false) name and address, then using them actually provides a degree of anonymity as attempts to trace the account back to you will be useless. Library memberships are still pretty easy to take out with the minimum of ID, and it’s possible to book occasional ad-hoc ‘guest’ sessions with no ID at all. Internet cafes are another option, as is of course just hooking into a free wifi system somewhere as long as your IP address is protected.

  • Sam Spade

    There’s a great book on the growth of the anonymous digital
    underground. In fact, it points out that the IoT growth actually helps
    anonymity if used in the right way. Specifically, the devices are so
    simple that they can be easily hacked, making them into legions of
    botnets to be use, not for DDos attacks, but super-TOR networks,
    untraceable because the nodes are all infected IoT devices and so
    untraceable.

    The Daily Bell thought it was such a good book that they ran it as a serial. If you look around, you can find their free copy.

    Or buy a copy at Amazon (4.6), Noon (4.5), Smashwords (4.7), or IBooks (?)

    (I’d give you the links, but Activistpost censors me if I do, sorry)

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