David Icke has written numerous books and given countless lectures on a range of subjects, particularly focused on global conspiracies orchestrated by various oligarchs and powerful actors.
The end game
Icke’s general contention is that a cabal has been aiming for global control for thousands of years. He explains that control over humanity has increased through centralisation of power, moving from tribes to nations and then to entities like the European Union.
He argues that those wanting such control are psychopaths lacking empathy, making them capable of extreme actions.
Which certainly appears to be true.
AI is leading us to totalitarianism
Icke believes that AI, fed by human data from the internet and social media, is becoming adept at understanding and manipulating the human psyche, and he warns that the ultimate goal is to connect the human brain to a machine, making human thought negligible and controlled directly by a central database.
Which is a sentiment shared by many oligarchs, although they view it as a good idea.
He describes a process called ‘totalitarian tiptoe’, where gradual steps are taken towards this goal, starting with addiction to handheld technology, moving to wearables, and eventually to internal chipping and AI integration.
Icke believes, for example, that Elon Musk is actively part of the plan.
Here’s his conversation with me.