It’s no mystery that many businesses suffered devastating financial losses during lock down with many of them closing, while several corporations, like Amazon, experienced surges in profit of amounts never before seen. However, rather than jumping on the bandwagon and pointing the finger, let’s not forget that the demolition of brick and mortar started way before. When the internet took the world by storm, online shopping quickly went from a rarity to the norm, thus a handful of corporations gained cyber monopolies. Amazon became the number one retailer for books, and today holds over fifty percent of all online sales. Only Barnes and Noble and a few other smaller stores are competitors in the book market, and it can be argued only because of adding e-commerce. Microsoft provided virtually all the software for companies to do virtual work with Apple being the only other big player. As these new hybrid companies grew, more stores like Circuit City and Blockbuster, closed down. Brick and Mortar just could not compete with online-based retailers having little to no overhead and low wage workers.
Forming ties with UPS to get exclusive free shipping deals automated the processes and allowed Amazon to outsource shipping costs and headache to UPS. As the world saw the value in online integration, every businesses wanted in, but most did not have the knowledge nor resources to do so. Corporations did, and that’s how popular multinational fast-food chain franchises alike Domino’s and McDonald’s were able to streamline the process and stay in the game. Many businesses disappeared, but few survived.
The Poverty Wave
Expect to see many more small independent businesses close down and be replaced by multi-chain alternatives as corporations are likely going to monopolize even more during hyperinflation, because only they have the bank balance to buy supplies in bulk to continue to sell at cheap prices. Even if they do mark it up, it’ll still be much less than competitors. Since lock down, or any similar event, can shut down economies, groceries and other necessities would stay open. However, just like Amazon bought Whole Food, groceries are likely to be centralized by big corporations and banks. Additionally, restaurants, gyms, and all other brick and mortar businesses run by smaller / independent businesses owners are likely to face tough times.
The globalist vision “they” want to unfold is groceries transformed into agricultural warehouse centers where robots pull items to be home delivered to customers. Gyms will become hybrids of a club, bar, and exercise facility. Fast food will likely become only pickup or delivery no more dining in except at fancy places reserved for the elite class. Banks will be all online with electronic currency. In other words people will still enjoy the pleasures of modern life, but brick & mortar buildings will be centralized and automated through AI, robots, and management via cyber security in the name of safety, security, etc.
Boom of Shared Work Spaces
Only ultra-niche highly specific businesses will survive, and likely go mobile having no physical store. Shared spaces at buildings owned by big corporations are already increasing and this is favorable to companies because they technically still own everything since a percentage of profit goes to them. Like Amazon self publishing, increasing numbers of corporations and the super wealthy may profit off the fruits of labor of others in all industries through shared work / operations spaces owned by them. They’ll dictate what businesses they accept to operate under their roof, and collect fat royalty checks from doing nothing other than renting out space and / or by running platforms similar to self-publishing sites to allow professionals in medical, engineering, software, and virtually all other industries to operate.
Small business will likely become integrated or merged into big corporations where they’ll still operate, but “under the table” so to speak. Their wealth potential will have a ceiling, no longer the free American dream of money making. Hotels, spas, shopping centers, and even medical clinics are likely to undergo radical transformation akin to the upcoming trans-humanism, where everything becomes a part of big multinational corporations.
Increase of Community Camps aka Shared Living Spaces
As rent skyrockets to obscene prices, the increase in permaculture, and off-grid culture (tiny-homes, mobile homes, etc.) are increasing. Silicon Valley already houses employees in college dorm-style living arrangements, and this is essentially what globalists want – corporations that place employees in their appropriate shelf during off hours or beehive-like housing. These are basically concentration camps that would implement techno-socialist style draconian law with a corporate owned private military. The ultra rich have the bank balance to fund this and can hire any dummy they find to enforce their law upon a weaponless defenseless population.
The Rise of Modern-Day Moguls in America
Once the previously mentioned are put into place, these super rich would be basically living as moguls. Letting bums and thugs roam the streets, many whom were previously in prison, is part of the agenda of dismantling the brick and mortar businesses. The solution that will be proposed later will be a more centralized automated center that does away with human employees and installs robot workers. As time passes, it’s becoming more obvious that the globalist ideal is a centralized AI techno-structure with a minority tech-work force to run the world.
The decreasing item selection, higher prices, and lack of workforce are part of the orchestrated destruction of brick and mortar business to morph the economy into a techno-oligarchy.