Peak Oil is You

Donate Bitcoins ;-) or Paypal :-)

Page added on July 16, 2022

Bookmark and Share

You Will Own Nothing And Be Happy Now

You Will Own Nothing And Be Happy Now thumbnail

You will own nothing and you will be happy. This may sound like a crazy idea, but it’s something that more and more people are starting to believe in.

In an article published in Forbes by the World Economic Forum, the authors talk about how we will eventually live in a system where your whole life is subscription-based and only the very rich will own any personal property.

“Welcome to the year 2030. Welcome to my city — or should I say, “our city.” I don’t own anything. I don’t own a car. I don’t own a house. I don’t own any appliances or any clothes.

It might seem odd to you, but it makes perfect sense for us in this city.”

If you read the article, this is how things will play out:

  • Privacy is a luxury
  • Owning a home is a luxury

> — YOU ARE HERE — <

  • Owning clothes is a luxury
  • Raising kids is a luxury

Ownership is dead, and you can see it all around you.

Home ownership is declining, nobody owns a video game or a movie anymore (it’s all streaming), and total household debt is at an all-time high.

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.

So, here’s exactly what will happen next.

The future of cars is a subscription nightmare

Earlier this week BMW announced that they would be charging an additional $18 a month to use heated seats in their cars. People were pissed.

“South Korea’s BMW ConnectedDrive Store, which sells the heated seat and steering wheel subscriptions ($18/mo and $10/mo, respectively) also lets you pay to unlock other hardware features such as a “high-beam assistant, additional safety systems, and the camera-based Driver Recorder.”

It’s not just BMW milking their customer’s tits, Tesla has been doing this for years with their “premium connectivities package” which allows you to use features like internet browsing, music streaming, and live traffic visualization.

This is all leading to a future where microtransactions are ubiquitous across cars by 2030 — meaning you won’t truly own your car unless you cough up an additional pound of flesh.

That’s not even mentioning that rental car companies are now offering subscription services for you to rent out a car for up to several months. It’s only a matter of time until we’re all driving around in subscription-based cars that we don’t own, and paying through the nose for it.

The future of digital ownership is a joke

Did you really think you owned that copy of Microsoft Office that you bought?

Nope, you’re just paying for a subscription to use it.

And what about those games you bought on Steam, Xbox, or on the Playstation Store? You don’t own them either, you’re only paying for the privilege to play them as long as the servers are up and running. Don’t believe me? Here’s the proof:


Funny how all these stories always go under the radar. And even if they’re in the public eye they’re forgotten in a month. We have the memory of a goldfish.


Nobody ever reads the fine print. I can’t blame them. But if you take a look at the Steam Subscriber Agreement for instance this is what it says:

“Valve hereby grants you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable right and license to use the Software for your personal, non-commercial use in accordance with this Agreement, or, if you are a Game Developer, your internal business use… the Content and Services are licensed, not sold. Your license confers no title or ownership in the Content and Services.”

Ironically, NFTs (i.e. digital ownership that is verifiable on the blockchain) might be a viable solution to the problem of digital ownership — but they’re years away from being taken seriously.

You will never own a home in this economy

Owning a home was never easy.

Houses are expensive and deliver an immediate sense of buyer’s remorse due to maintenance costs, property taxes, and interest on the mortgage.

But if you get past the initial headaches, owning a home is like winning a ticket to the chocolate factory. It opens the door for generational wealth and you will no longer have to deal with the common problems of renting:

  • Being at the mercy of rent increases (which are crazy right now, especially in NYC)
  • Guaranteed no return on your money
  • No interest tax deduction
  • Real estate appreciates long-term
  • If you do want to move, you can rent the place out and actually earn passive income from it

Kiss all of that goodbye.

As we enter the era of the “Great Reset,” it’s becoming increasingly clear that owning a home is a luxury that few will be able to afford — and it’s primarily due to banks buying everything up.

Blackstone — not to be confused with BlackRock, which is also the devil incarnate — is a global investment management company and is among several powerful firms pushing working families out of the housing market and into rentals.

To date, Blackstone is the largest single-family-rental company in America, with more than 80,000 homes under its control.

In 2022, Blackstone is planning to spend $6 billion to expand its backing of single-family rental offerings, and will pay above asking prices for many of these homes. Not only will prices not go down on homes but you will be paying hundreds of dollars more per month in interest.

You will just keep getting poorer.

And to see where we’re heading in America you can look at a similar trend of homeownership in Japan:


And to use another example, Canada is particularly fucked and emblematic of where America might be heading.

In terms of home affordability, they are worse than London, England. The average detached house in Toronto is CAD1.8M.


Economic titans like Blackstone, BlackRock and Zillow can take a hit from buying homes at record prices, but eventually, their investment will pay off royally for them.

They’ll continue to buy up houses and not be punished for any risky financial gaffe they make, as was the case in 2008 when the banks were bailed out to the tune of $700 billion.

The banks are too big to fail and are also “too big to jail.”

In 2050 the idea of ownership will be completely dead

We, the everyday average American dude person is responsible for all of this. We’re allowing it to happen by willingly paying for it.

Let me explain.

There’s a common misconception about how to price things in today’s economy.

Price is firstly based on the number of work hours that go into everything, from digging up the metal, to shipping, to assembly, to shipping again, to whatever, because this is how profit is generated, you divide the work hours into as much production as you can at the same workday.

For the most part, in our modern economy, all of that is wrong.

Today, pricing has very little to do with how much it costs to produce a thing, and everything to do with how much people are willing to pay for it. This is how something like a house can cost $700,000 to build and be worth $100,000,000. It’s how shoes are made for $30 and sold for $300. It’s how selling bathwater made an OnlyFans girl thousands of $$$.

(Bathwater from OnlyFans star Belle Delphine that sold for $30 a jar)

It does matter how much it costs to create something, but what matters more is how much people are willing to pay for it. That’s one of the reasons why gas prices are so high. The oil industry is hitting record profits during these gas prices because they can manipulate the supply and demand.

This is all to say that these subscription models aren’t some new-fangled way to milk more money out of you. We are willingly paying for our demise.

It’s our fault.

We’re the ones to blame.

And you will be happy

Don’t forget that part.

It’s unfortunate, because due to market circumstances — such as record-high inflation, coronavirus, and another recession — big corporations will be able to pursue long-term prudent investments, while the common man makes expedient decisions.

It’ll be a lot of fun in the short term: cheap credit, booze, pills, digital media on demand, and the idea of ownership for things we don’t really own.

But in the long term, we’ll willingly give up rights and privileges that would make the average American living in 1958 puke.

Thanks for reading friends.


10 Comments on "You Will Own Nothing And Be Happy Now"

  1. makati1 on Sat, 16th Jul 2022 5:49 pm 

    Approximately 8,000,000,000 people on this ball of rock. Eight billion different ideas, likes, wants, intelligence, education, etc. There are bound to be a percentage who want to live like a slave as the billionaires, like Billy Gates, want for us. They have already planted the seeds (GMO JABS) of our destruction. Will their plans work? We shall see.

  2. Theedrich on Sun, 17th Jul 2022 2:22 am 

    In many, many ways, homo sapiens is nearing the end of its rope.  The anthropocene is witnessing the collapse, not just of economies and ecology, but of the human mind itself.  With anti-biological fantasies about how males can menstruate and bear children, about how mathematics is a White conspiracy to suppress Blacks, about how “science” and technology will soon solve all problems, etc., the ground is being prepared for the genosuicide of our entire species.

    Earth has, so far as we know, never been visited by extraterrestrial aliens.  (Sorry, UFO fans.)  Maybe the true reason is that all other planets which have birthed high intelligence have suffered the consequence of having that same intelligence annihilate itself and all higher life on them.

  3. Cloggie on Sun, 17th Jul 2022 7:11 am 

    “Did you really think you owned that copy of Microsoft Office that you bought?”

    Why not do as I did: switch to Linux. High quality European software for free and no Bill Gates snooping on you. Everything Microsoft asks money for, you can get for free, including several high quality Office suites.

    Regarding the rest of the article… yes, that is more or less the future. You won’t own nothing, but less, yes, likely. And be more happy outside of the rat race for every more income and “stuff” you don’t need.

    The most likely victims of “the future of less” will be:

    1. private car ownership
    2. flying for the masses
    3. a big warm house in the winter

    1, will be replaced by autonomous driving in vans, car-sharing, turning highways and secondary roads into virtual rail tracks, “trains” that halt on demand. Private car will be too expensive (fuel, car itself), but sharing a mile with 7 others, is financially bearable.

    2. Fuel too expensive for most

    3. You will come to the conclusion (as I already have) that you can stay relatively comfortable and affordable warm, if you withdraw yourself into a small corner of the house (say 8m2), where your desk is, next to a south-looking window, separated from the rest of the living room with a thick curtain and only heat that little blob with infrared panel of 300 Watt (or 2 if it really freezes). The rest of the house remains unheated.

  4. Biden's hairplug on Sun, 17th Jul 2022 7:30 am 

    “In many, many ways, homo sapiens is nearing the end of its rope. The anthropocene is witnessing the collapse, not just of economies and ecology, but of the human mind itself. With anti-biological fantasies about how males can menstruate and bear children, about how mathematics is a White conspiracy to suppress Blacks, about how “science” and technology will soon solve all problems, etc., the ground is being prepared for the genosuicide of our entire species.”

    You may confuse “humanity” with “hegemon America”.

    I don’t see humanity ending now. After 5 centuries of white European imperialism, superseded by a short century of US-Soviet imperialism of da jews, we’ll have to share the planet with other races, so be it.

    If whitey gets its act together, after the failed Global Zion project (both USSR and USA flavors), we’ll have a multipolar world, where Europshere and Sinosphere will be competing for spheres of influence in the global South…. and the planets.

    Es gibt noch so viele Morgenroethe.

    F. Nietzsche

  5. makati1 on Sun, 17th Jul 2022 5:11 pm 

    Cloggie is the perfect example of the delusional percentage of Humans.

    His whole world exists because of FFs and would disappear without them, but he prefers to live in Delusion Land.

    BTW: How many trees would survive in Europe if everyone used them to keep warm this winter? I can give you a rough idea. NONE! In the 80s, a tank of heating oil cost two weeks wages and I had a family, mortgage payment, etc.. I burned wood to keep the small house warm. I cut down, hauled, and split The equivalent of ten, 16″ diameter, 50′ high oaks that had been killed by gypsy moths. Ten mature oaks.

    With approximately 750,000,000 people in Europe today, and assuming 200 million families/homes at 10 trees each…? I leave you to do the math, but I really doubt there are that many mature trees left in all of Europe. Russia might survive burning wood, but Europe would last, at most, one Winter.

  6. makati1 on Sun, 17th Jul 2022 5:25 pm 

    Biden’s, did you get the GMO JAB? If so, your days are numbered. Boosters and new plandemics are in the works to make sure you are fully fucked. Even if you live, you will be a slave to Big Pharm. They are part of the “thinning of the herd” otherwise known as genocide. Be patient. That will become more and more obvious as time passes.

    Here in the Ps, we have the option to choose non-GMO. I don’t know if they are better, but I gambled on Sinovac. I could also have chosen Sputnik 5, but it as not available the day I got my shot. I knew I did not want any part of the GMO JABs out of the US labs. Only time will tell if I made the correct choice, but I’m still here, with no side effects.

    I do agree that humans will be around for a long time in one form or another and most likely, in a few generations, there will be no caucasion “whiteys” other than an occasional albino. Permanent tans are the new look.

  7. peakyeast on Sun, 17th Jul 2022 8:08 pm 

    Our family chose no vaccinations. And we also got no side effects.

    Not only that we tried the delta – just a normal flu for me and a little sniffle for the rest. The omicron a slight sniffle for all of us. No side effects.

    My vaccinated step-father died from the vaccine – myocarditis – mild enough to die from.

    My work mate got vaccinated with ModeRNA and was very sick from both delta and omicron… Oh and also had side effects from vaccine…

    My friends non-vaccinated – a normal flu and slight sniffle second time.

    To me this Corona-hysteria was an eye opener to how disgusting our society has become…

    We dont want to coerce you, but you will lose your job if you dont. And if you get sick or die from the vaccine – tough luck – you did it on your own free will without coercion….

    And amazingly almost everybody thought that was just a fine way to do it … Fucking retard society…

  8. Cloggie on Mon, 18th Jul 2022 1:56 am 

    Cloggie is the perfect example of the delusional percentage of Humans.

    His whole world exists because of FFs and would disappear without them, but he prefers to live in Delusion Land.

    Not nearly as delusional as Americans like makati, who think that renewable energy won’t work. They are unable to think out of the oil drum. But hey, science wasn’t exactly invented in the US.

    Strange dat, and the Netherlands is not even a renewable frontrunner in Europe:

    This is primary energy, 2020. Since then especially the Netherlands made a great leap forward and we have 1000 billion euro worth of natural gas left, sufficient to complete the transition. But again, I don’t see mass car driving and flying surviving, thanks to do Ukraine stupidity. Hopefully we get rid of the US-NATO next year and chase them out of Europe for good and we can reopen Nordstream.

  9. Biden's hairplug on Mon, 18th Jul 2022 2:15 am 

    “Biden’s, did you get the GMO JAB? If so, your days are numbered.Biden’s, did you get the GMO JAB? If so, your days are numbered.”

    No I didn’t. I had Covid in March 2020, caught in a plane to Varna, Bulgaria. 5 days worth of flu and that was it. My reasoning: my immune system can handle it on its own, no need for shoddy, head-over-heels “vaccines”.

    The good thing about Covid was that it proved that with modern communication means, it is possible to run a modern society, without the need for private car transport for the masses. For many people, home office for at least a couple of days per week has become the norm. Many can afford to abolish car ownership. On top of that, e-bikes can replace the car for commuting to a large measure.

    Example: this guy has a car commute of 20 minutes:

    Speed-pedelec 45 kmh, real range 90 km. Commute time 20 mins (like the car):

    Society is not going to collapse, it will be shifted back from the 5th to a 2nd or 3rd gear. We’ll have a “lightweight society”, a minimalistic society, with few engines and moving parts and a lot of electronics and other solid state physics, like solar panels.

    The rat race will be over, you will own little and you’ll be happy.

  10. suxs on Tue, 19th Jul 2022 10:25 pm 

    Theedrich get with the program as you’re obviously unaware the US Defense Department (other nations as well) announced already a few years ago UFOs are real. They are frequently documented by US military pilots and radar confirms their presence.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *