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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

The Zigbee Conspiracy

ZigBee, a new wireless protocol, promises to be a standard that will apply to lots of appliances and make them easier to use. But where did the name come from? Rupert Goodwin of ZDNet investigated:

There's the romantic origin (which might be rumbled by beekeepers) as claimed on the Zigbee FAQ:
The technique that honey bees use to communicate new-found food sources to other members of the colony is referred to as the ZigBee Principle. Using this silent, but powerful communication system, whereby the bee dances in a zig-zag pattern, he is able to share information such as the location, distance, and direction of a newly discovered food source to its fellow colony members. Instinctively implementing the ZigBee Principle, bees around the world industriously sustain productive hives and foster future generations of colony members.
And then there's the real origin according to the man in charge of the standard.:
“Well, we had a big list of names. The ones at the top were sensible wireless networky names, and the ones at the bottom were nonsense we'd just made up off the top of our heads. We went down the list until we found one that passed the trademark lawyer's tests. We got a long way down the list.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

ZigBee network was named after zbigniew-brzezinski,not honey bees.understand why these corporate forces have been so committed to an ubiquitous globalized smart grid installation, which does not save energy, is making people ill, jacks up your bills, causes fires, is neither tested nor approved, nullifies your privacy rights, and instantly creates massive hacking vulnerability.

Major Point #1: The technetronic “smart” control grid… history unveiled
Jumping back 42 years years, Barack Obama’s current geopolitical advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote a book called “Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era”. In this book, he outlined a strategy for control, and outlined what appear to be the foundations for a “smart grid”, using technocratic ideas first espoused in the 1930′s by M. King Hubbert. (Technocratic = using technology to control society.) It was this work that got him noticed by David Rockefeller, who then partnered with him in founding the Trilateral Commission.[1,2]

In Brzezinski’s own words, here are three very telling quotes (emphasis mine):

“More directly linked to the impact of technology, it involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled and directed society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite whose claim to political power would rest on allegedly superior scientific know-how. Unhindered by the restraints of traditional liberal values, this elite would not hesitate to achieve its political ends by using the latest modern techniques for influencing public behavior and keeping society under close surveillance and control.” [3]
– Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, 1970, p97
“In the technetronic society the trend seems to be toward aggregating the individual support of millions of unorganized citizens, who are easily within the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities, and effectively exploiting the latest communication techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason.” [4]
– Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, 1970, p11
“No matter how deeply disturbing the thought of using the environment to manipulate behavior for national advantages to some, the technology permitting such use will very probably develop within the next few decades.” [5]
– Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, 1970, p28
So here we have someone who is generally credited as the envisioner of the current “smart grid”, who in his own words is talking about themes of:

- Open domination of society by an “elite”
- The “unhindering” or removal of values of liberty and personal freedom
- Using technology to influence public behavior, control reason, and even manipulate people’s emotions
- Constant surveillance and control
- Using the environment as a pretext to manipulate all of this into being
- Unorganized individuals being conned into supporting the plan

Another interesting piece: Zbigniew Brzezinski’s nickname is apparently “ZeeBig” or “ZBig“[6]. What do you think the name is, of the 2.4 GHz transmitter on your smart meter… the device that’s designed to wirelessly collect and report and sell every blasted detail of activity in your home? You guessed it, the “ZigBee” chip. [7] The ego, it appears, loves its clever self-aggrandizement."

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