That sword cuts two ways. In the same week as we released the novel, “White King and the Seat at the Table,” which is a prophetic look at a world being planned for us—no matter our politics–the real world came colliding into the story, once again making the novel appear real.
If you have already read the new book, get it out and get ready to read pages 53 and 54 again. If you have the new book, but have not read it, I implore you to open it up and read as quickly as you can to pages 53 and 54. (This is a suspense novel, so you will be able to read quickly!) And, if you have not secured your copy yet, do so. For one of the early readers put it this way, “Read it like your life depends upon it because it does—yours and generations to come.”
By now some of you are saying, “All right, Ms. Kessler, what’s the hullabaloo about? What’s the event you are sounding an alarm on?
On October 28 Mark Zuckerberg announced Meta—a senior platform that will shepherd us into the future. Before you rush headlong into blissful virtual reality, and embrace the opening salvo of a mighty game you are being sucked into, slow down, take a deep breath, read the novel, and then decide just how desirable is this brave new world Mr. Zuckerberg has created and will continue to evolve. While you are pausing, look into Metaverse—its current applications, and its future potentiality.
I have spent the last 15 years writing about a specialized form of influence, now called Perception Management. Formerly, you more likely understood it as information warfare or some such thing.
The problem is actually simpler than you might guess. It has to do with the anatomy of traps. First and foremost a trap—any trap—is appealing. It is attractive, and it holds something desirable in it. Would that the most menacing and sinister traps that have been tearing us apart had devil’s horns, red fiery eyes, and breathed fire into your face.
Regrettably, that is not the case. A good trap—a real trap—will seduce you. It will titillate you. It will give you warm fuzzies about how fun and convenient it is. It will stroke your ego with how futuristic and open-minded you are, and how you are part of the “in crowd.” But, make no mistake, a trap is a trap.
And you now have a huge one staring you right in the face. All I ask is that you digest this novel before you step through the portals of this new age entry into the future. There is still time.
One last caveat: I would have preferred to have been wrong about every issue I fictionalized in the “White King Series.” Alas, I was not. History bore me out. So, don’t dismiss or devalue this short Blog. I do believe we are “right over the target” here.