Brisbane’s ‘Smart City’ Makeover for the 2032 Olympics

The Smart Cities Council (SSC) is one of the world’s largest and most influential global ‘Smart Cities’ organisations, with offices all over the world.

Here in Australia, it has chosen Brisbane as its operational headquarters, and for good reason.

Last year it released a “blueprint”, called the “Connected Games Playbook”, saying it was partnering with the Queensland Government and Big Tech to:

“Catalyse investment in technology and data in a way that accelerates the highest level of sustainability and prosperity for the people… of Brisbane, South East Queensland and beyond”.

To “lay the ‘smart’ foundation for Queensland’s collective future in the digital economy”, the SSC says digital and data infrastructure must be ‘embedded’ into every single aspect of the games to “achieve maximum legacy impact”.

Major infrastructure programs together with the roll-out of the 5G-enabled Internet of Things (IoT), AI and Digital Twin marketplace will see the state’s “data collection technologies advance at eyewatering pace”:

As Yahoo News put it on Monday:

“Think sensor-triggered streetlights, automated air conditioning and watering of parks and green facades. Envision robots for cleaning and construction, satmaps, swipe cards and QR codes. Data technology will be embedded in 32 existing and planned Olympic venues, the future athletes’ village at Northshore Hamilton (near Breakfast Creek) and the international media centres.”

Under cover of the 2032 Olympics, the government will be transforming our state into one filled with data gathering, full spectrum surveillance, digital wallets, drone policing, wearable sensors and biometric tracking.  All framed as tools for “sustainability” and “keeping you “safe”.

A future that bears all the hallmarks of an open air prison.

It may go by the name of “Safe Cities”, “Living Cities”, “Sustainable Cities”, “Resilient Cities” and “Build Back Better”, but at its heart it is a profoundly anti-human scheme.

One where eventually, tokenised credit and digital ID will be needed to go to work, school, the shops, to access public buildings, services and events.

A predatory “What works”, “data-driven” system, rebranded as circular economies and stakeholder capitalism.

Each life measured according to its perceived burden on society.

Who decided all this?

The same billionaire oligarchs who want us to all play along with their little charade that this is ‘saving the planet’. 

Who want us to overlook the insane energy requirements needed to build and run this augmented reality, IoT, ‘Smart City’ delusion they are building.

To close our eyes to the child labour, turbo-charged minerals extraction, toxic waste, land grabs and enormous data centres cooled 24/7 by vast amounts of our precious water.

I know that many Queenslanders have been propagandised into cheering on this transnational global capital plan for a final “green” solution.

But not me.

#smartcities #Olympics2032

Mirani Electorate received $28k in funding from Round 2 of the Active Clubs Program.
Active Clubs provided funding of $2,000 to support volunteers and provide flexible and safe physical activity opportunities to increase sport and recreation participation.

The Active Clubs initiative provides funding to local and regional sport and active recreation organisations to support volunteers and provide flexible and safe physical activity opportunities to increase sport and recreation participation.

The program is part of the Activate! Queensland strategy to empower more Queenslanders to enjoy physical activity and improve their health and wellbeing.