By now, the conspiracy theory involving Bill Gates, Microsoft and implantable chips via the (still to be discovered) Covid-19 vaccine has become so widespread in some way, shape or form that 40% of American Republican-minded voters claim to believe some part of it.
As such, it could become an important topic in the US presidential election of November 2020, whether you like it or not.
There are of course many conspiracy theories that have been going round about the Coronavirus.
The is the burning of 5G towers, the claim that a lab in Wuhan was creating a bioweapon and… the Microsoft Bill Gates theory.
That theory is nothing new to me, in fact I unknowingly wrote about it a while ago when I did a piece on a crypto patent that Microsoft had taken. It would seem that exactly this patent, which involves mining crypto through measurement of human movement, now plays a major part in the Microsoft Corona Conspiracy Theory.
According to a recent study by CNet, some 40% of Republican voters in the US currently believe there is some truth to this theory, so let’s break it down.
Bill Gates and the chips
In short, according to the conspiracy theory, Bill Gates is keen to be the one to develop a coronavirus vaccine so that he can insert nanobots into the vaccine which every human being will be given at a certain point in the near future.
There is a lot to unpack there, so let’s do that.
Bill Gates, the now retired Microsoft founder, is the owner of the Bill and Melinda Gates charitable foundation. He gave a famous Ted speech in 2015 in which he predicted that the world’s next major problem would not be a war, but a virus. That same speech is now being used against him.
Gates is now giving part of his fortune to develop a vaccine against Covid-19. According to the Microsoft Corona Conspiracy Theory, this is because he wants to insert something into people’s bloodstream so that the population can be controlled.
Now this is where the infamous patent WO202060606 comes into play (which conspiracy theorists believe stands for ‘World Order 2020, 666’).
You see, a few years ago, Microsoft applied for a worldwide patent for crypto mining. The technology that the Washington state company aims to develop will one day earn a yet to be determined cryptocurrency through the measurement of human movement. Social media commenters were quick to point out the likeness to a scene from the classic science fiction movie Minority Report.
There are two scenes in that 2020 science fiction classic where the protagonist’s eyes are scanned. After the computer’s AI (Artificial Intelligence) system recognizes the owner of the pupils, he is shown ads that he should normally react to. This is basically a possible usage for such a cryptocurrency. If you think that this is farfetched, please note that Facebook knows and tracks exactly which picture your react to whilst scrolling down on your phone and stores this information. This is how Big Tech makes it’s money.
Back to the Microsoft Corona Conspiracy Theory. The story then goes that Microsoft aims to inject nanobots into the Covid-19 vaccine and through these nanobots, Microsoft aims to gain control of your body, the schematics of this have been explained by futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2016 already during an interview with Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
The conspiracy theory lastly claims that Gates is part of a network that aims for global control over people.
Russian State TV
The theory is also being pushed by Russian prime-time news shows who showed it last on 24 April, during an episode of Man and Law, a very popular evening show.
During their broadcast, viewers were explained that: ‘Bill Gates, the billionaire sponsors the World Health Organization in order to reduce the population of the planet and, judging by his own statements, he does it on purpose and openly.’
In fact, a week before the Russian television show aired, the New York Times noted that misinformation about Bill Gates was now the most widespread coronavirus falsehood on the internet.
Man’s need for security and support in times of crisis like the coronavirus pandemic leads to many conspiracy theories, as they provide an outlet for anger brewing inside your psyche. But that doesn’t mean that they are true.
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