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Rockefeller Foundation “predicted” the present pandemic situation 10 years ago with astonishing accuracy

The pandemic, coronavirus, global self-isolation of countries, the economic crisis, everything that is happening now is described with astonishing accuracy in the report of the Rockefeller Foundation published in May 2010. This report was entitled: “Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development.”

 It is interesting in the first place, as a predicted version of the further development of events. In the report, 2012 was taken as the reference point for the beginning of the epidemic, but it began in 2020, so all forecasted events should also be shifted by a difference of 8 years.

The document was prepared by the experts of the fund together with one of the leading consulting companies in the world, Global Business Network. The report describes 4 scenarios for the development of world events in the near future. Of these 4 scenarios of the near future, one incredibly accurately describes what is happening in the world now. This scenario described the hypothetical likelihood of a global pandemic.

“Scenarios for the future of technology and international development”

In 2012, a pandemic broke out that the world had been expecting for years. Unlike the 2009 H1N1 virus, this new strain of flu has become extremely contagious and deadly. Even in the countries most prepared for a pandemic, the virus spread quickly, affecting nearly 20 percent of the world’s population and killing 8 million people in just seven months …

The pandemic has also had a fatal impact on the economy: international mobility of people and goods has fallen to near zero, which has weakened industries such as tourism and disrupted global supply chains. Even within countries, usually noisy shops and office buildings were empty and remained so for months – without employees and customers.

A pandemic swept the planet, although a disproportionate number of people died primarily in Africa, Southeast Asia and Central America, where the virus spread like a forest fire due to the lack of formal containment protocols.

But even in developed countries, stopping the spread of the virus has become a problem. The initial policy of the United States to simply recommend that citizens do not fly at first turned out to be deadly, since they did not follow the recommendations and accelerated the spread of the virus not only in the United States, but also beyond.

Nevertheless, there were countries where things were much better. It is primarily about China. The fast and tough strict quarantine for all citizens imposed by the Chinese government, as well as the almost instant and hermetic closure of borders, saved millions of lives by stopping the spread of the virus much faster and earlier than in other countries, and afterwards contributed to a faster recovery of the country after a pandemic.

The Chinese government was not the only one who took extreme measures to protect its citizens from the risk of infection. During the pandemic, national leaders around the world strengthened their authority by introducing a host of restrictions and new rules – from the obligatory wearing of face masks to checking body temperature at the entrances to public places, such as train stations and supermarkets.

Even after the pandemic began to decline, such authoritarian control and supervision of citizens and their activities did not soften and even intensified. The reason for the widespread increase in control by the authorities was protection from impending troubles and global problems – from viral pandemics and transnational terrorism to environmental crises and growing poverty and inequality.

At first, such a model of a more controlled world was widely recognized and even approved. Citizens willingly gave up part of their sovereignty and the right to privacy to the more paternalistic states in exchange for greater security and stability for themselves. 

Moreover, citizens turned out to be more tolerant and even impatient in terms of strengthening control and supervision, and national leaders had more opportunities to put things in order by the methods and the way they considered it necessary. 

In developed countries, enhanced supervision took various forms: for example, biometric identifiers for all citizens and tighter regulation of key industries, the stability of which was considered vital to national interests. 

In many developed countries, forced consent and the approval of a set of new rules and agreements slowly but steadily restored both order and, more importantly, economic growth.

However, in developing countries, the story turned out to be much more variable. Strengthening the authority of power here took various forms in various countries and depended on the capabilities and charisma of their leaders. 

In countries with strong and thoughtful leaders, the economic status of citizens and the quality of life have improved. But in countries where the leadership sought exclusively to increase their own power, and the elites were irresponsible and used the available opportunities and increased power to realize their own interests at the expense of the rest of the citizens, the situation worsened, or even ended in tragedy.

In addition to the above, other problems arose, including a sharp increase in nationalism. A strict system of technology regulation, in fact, impeded innovation, on the one hand, keeping up the already high costs, and on the other, holding back the introduction of new inventions. As a result, a situation arose where developing countries began to receive from developed only those technologies that were considered “best” for them. Meanwhile, countries with more resources and more opportunities began to innovate within their own countries in order to fill in the gaps on their own.

Meanwhile, in developed countries, increased control and supervision by the authorities has led to a slowdown in business. Partly because governments began to intervene in the development and recommend to scientists and business the areas of research that need to be carried out. At the same time, the main selection criteria were either profitable (for example, developing the product that the market needed) or the so-called right rates (for example, basic research). More risky or innovative studies were in an unenviable position and were mostly stopped. Moreover, the research itself was carried out either at the expense of states, where budgets allowed it, or at the expense of world corporations, which made it possible to achieve significant success, but all the fruits of labor are intellectual property, resulting in

Russia and India have introduced extremely stringent internal standards for the control and certification of encryption products and their suppliers – a category that actually meant all IT innovations. The United States and the EU, in turn, fought back by introducing their national standards, disrupting the development and diffusion of technology around the world.

In developing countries, acting in the name of their own national interests has often come to mean finding practical alliances that are consistent with those interests, whether it be gaining access to the right resources or joining together to achieve economic growth. In South America and Africa, regional and subregional alliances have become more structured. Kenya doubled its trade volume with South and East Africa, as partnership agreements were concluded with the countries there. China’s investment in Africa has grown even more: agreements were reached with local authorities, which seemed to be profitable to get new jobs and infrastructure in exchange for access to basic mineral resources or food exports. Interstate relations boiled down mainly to security cooperation. 

By 2025, people seemed to be tired of such powerful control from above and the fact that they allowed leaders and authorities to make choices for them. Everywhere where national interests clashed with the interests of individual citizens, conflicts began to arise. At first, a single rebuff to pressure from above became more organized and coordinated, because discontented youth and people who saw how their social status and opportunities eluded them (this applied to developing countries to a greater extent) provoked civil unrest. 

In 2026, protesters in Nigeria overthrew the government, fed up with entrenched power and nepotism. Even those who liked the great stability and predictability of this world began to feel awkward and constrained due to the many restrictions, strict rules and the strictness of national standards. It was felt that sooner or later something would inevitably disrupt the order that the governments of most countries of the world so eagerly established …


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53-year-old looking 25 reveals the secret of “eternal youth”

Edson Brandao from the Netherlands told Unilad how at 53 he manages to look several decades younger.“People are always shocked when they find out that I’m 53 years old. They all think I’m 25,” he admits.

Brandao claims that he never resorted to the help of plastic surgeons, and his appearance is the result of a healthy lifestyle.

He adheres to a special diet: he does not eat fried and canned food, and also avoids sugar.

The man combines all this with strength training. He prefers mineral water from drinks, drinking about two liters daily.

Brandao also stresses that he has never smoked or used drugs in his life.

“Now I feel no worse than when I was not even 30,” he says. – I feel the same energy as before. To be honest, I’ve never felt so good.” he says.

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A creepy video with a skeleton girl running on all fours leaked on the web

A video appeared on the Internet, which should be a fragment of some horror movie, definitely not something that you would like to face on a dark night, but no, this is an ordinary video filmed with a street surveillance camera. At night, the camera recorded a skinny girl running around her house on all fours.

The video was published a few weeks ago. It was named “Dog Girl from Tamaulispas”. As the title suggests, the video was recorded in Mexico. In a couple of weeks, the video managed to spread throughout the Internet.

The video shows a pale and emaciated creature. If you look even closer, you can see a girl moving on all fours. A mentally unhealthy resident of Mexico is moving very dexterously and at high speed.

Some people wrote in the comments that the impression was that the cameras were recording a humanoid. Other citizens noted that the girl actually has Uner Tan syndrome. With this disease, a person is not able to walk on two legs.

It is worth noting that this girl was spotted back in 2009. Then the not indifferent found out that the girl-dog lives with her mother in the Ampliación Unidad Nacional area. A woman hides her daughter from neighbors and even more so from the media. This behavior is quite understandable: the mother does not want her daughter to be mocked and become a victim of cruel ridicule.

The syndrome doesn’t explain why the girl is so skinny and completely naked in the video. It is also worth noting that no one with a similar disease moves on four limbs skillfully frighteningly, as if it were not a person. Today the girl is 25 years old, there is no information about her for obvious reasons. It is only known that cameras are specially placed in case the girl escapes.

Most people were shocked by the footage, they compared it to a horror movie, only a real one.

Many commentators point out that for humans, the creature in the video moves so unnatural and frightening that it all looks more like a high-quality fake.

“It’s like shots from a horror movie,” writes one commentator bluntly. 

“I can’t even imagine how scared I would be if I walked there at night and saw her,” writes another. 

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The strange phenomenon of the “wire woman”

Image: Iron Wire Sculpture by Mattia Trotta

In 2008, an amazing and mysterious incident attracted the attention of the whole world. A woman named Noor Saida, 40, who was born in Sangatta, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, went to doctors complaining that she had metallic hair growing on her chest and abdomen.

It is very painful when the stubble is about to come out of the pores, ”Nursyaida said in his medical examination.

The kindergarten teacher explained that her first symptoms began to appear in 1991. Painful metal wires emerged from the skin, fell out in the first week, and after a month the wires began to grow again, and from that moment on the wires did not fall out again. They kept growing!

One of her sisters said she tried to help by cutting the wire. Unfortunately, whenever she trimmed the metal bristles, the remnants of the iron hair would go inward and then reappear on another part of Nursayda’s body.

A metal wire 10 to 20 cm long growing from inside a woman’s body is still a mystery! During a medical examination, doctors discovered that wires were also present inside the woman’s abdomen.

On X-rays, doctors found that there were more than 40 metal wires inside, and some were coming out of her skin. 

It looks like a living phenomenon, the wires were able to move and therefore, they can change their location at will, the doctors said.

Doctors believed it could be a very rare genetic or mental illness.

As a result, this case remained a mystery and the doctors did not find a logical explanation for it, none of the presented symptoms is known in the medical literature. 

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