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    The World in 2021 as envisaged by The Economist.

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    Quote The World in 2021 will build on more than three decades of publishing success: this will be the 35th edition. It will look ahead to America’s presidential inauguration, the next chapter of the Brexit saga, a new leader in Germany and of course the world’s response, in the spheres of politics, economics and medicine, to the shock of the coronavirus pandemic.

    A special section, Aftershocks, will consider the lessons and opportunities of a post-crisis world. The World in 2021 is the flagship product of The World Ahead, The Economist’s future-focused franchise, which also includes The World If scenarios supplement as well as films, podcasts and live events.
    https://shop.economist.com/products/...21?redirect=US

    I think this qualifies as intimidation.

    From the blurb... What's the crisis they are referring to? Surely not the 2008 crash?

    From the visuals we get...

    - Coronavirus
    - Needle/Vaccines
    - Masks
    - Question mark/Uncertainty/Surprise?
    - Nuclear weapons
    - Is that Biden?
    - Torn American flag/ Civil war/ Divided country
    - Tik Tok
    - The dollar
    - Question mark
    - Windmill/ the green agenda
    - The Chinese flag
    - Graph on an upward trend/Stockmarket
    - Tree on fire
    - Camera/Zoom/Surveillance
    - More coronavirus

    They wish.
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    The "Unidentified Symbol" under the torn flag is the Tik Tok symbol

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    Quote Posted by pueblo (here)
    The World in 2021 as envisaged by The Economist.

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    Quote The World in 2021 will build on more than three decades of publishing success: this will be the 35th edition. It will look ahead to America’s presidential inauguration, the next chapter of the Brexit saga, a new leader in Germany and of course the world’s response, in the spheres of politics, economics and medicine, to the shock of the coronavirus pandemic.

    A special section, Aftershocks, will consider the lessons and opportunities of a post-crisis world. The World in 2021 is the flagship product of The World Ahead, The Economist’s future-focused franchise, which also includes The World If scenarios supplement as well as films, podcasts and live events.
    https://shop.economist.com/products/...21?redirect=US

    I think this qualifies as intimidation.

    From the blurb... What's the crisis they are referring to? Surely not the 2008 crash?

    From the visuals we get...

    - Coronavirus
    - Needle/Vaccines
    - Masks
    - Question mark/Uncertainty/Surprise?
    - Nuclear weapons
    - Is that Biden?
    - Torn American flag/ Civil war/ Divided country
    - Unidentified symbol
    - The dollar
    - Question mark
    - Windmill/ the green agenda
    - The Chinese flag
    - Graph on an upward trend/Stockmarket
    - Tree on fire
    - Camera/Zoom/Surveillance
    - More coronavirus

    They wish.
    Also, the image at the base of the slot machine looks like the 'Rising Sun' which could point to increased militarism in Japan, particularly with a naval context, or perhaps there's a spiritual nod to sun worship and a coming one world religion?

    The coin slot 'insert fiscal stimulus' - next year will be all about increased demands on the money supply, a crisis and a solution, more Hegelian dialectic en route.

    The second Coronavirus icon which is half way showing on the reel could be a new strain aka Covid-21. Or worse of course!

    Quote Posted by Ami (here)
    The "Unidentified Symbol" under the torn flag is the Tik Tok symbol
    That also works two ways. The app which holds the attention of the young and signifies the growing conflict between China and the US. Then there's a second meaning, cue the predictive programming:


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    Quote Posted by Journeyman (here)
    Also, the image at the base of the slot machine looks like the 'Rising Sun' which could point to increased militarism in Japan, particularly with a naval context, or perhaps there's a spiritual nod to sun worship and a coming one world religion?
    ...or perhaps the 'Dawn of a new day', the oft stated phrase used by those whom we distrust?
    “If a man does not keep pace with [fall into line with] his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” - Thoreau

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    Quote Posted by Tintin (here)
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    Also, the image at the base of the slot machine looks like the 'Rising Sun' which could point to increased militarism in Japan, particularly with a naval context, or perhaps there's a spiritual nod to sun worship and a coming one world religion?
    ...or perhaps the 'Dawn of a new day', the oft stated phrase used by those whom we distrust?
    I was thinking something along those lines. All of the above (pictures on the slot machine) used to usher in the 'dawn of a new day' paid for by the stimulus packages.

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    Just noticed the earth on top of the lever...using the world as leverage, leveraging the world?

    (My emphasis in bold)

    Quote leverage

    noun: leverage

    1.the exertion of force by means of a lever.
    "my spade hit something solid that wouldn't respond to leverage"

    Similar:
    grip
    purchase
    hold
    grasp
    contact
    attachment
    support
    anchorage
    force
    strength
    resistance
    friction

    2.FINANCE

    the ratio of a company's loan capital (debt) to the value of its ordinary shares (equity); gearing.

    verb
    verb: leverage; 3rd person present: leverages; past tense: leveraged; past participle: leveraged; gerund or present participle: leveraging

    1.use borrowed capital for (an investment), expecting the profits made to be greater than the interest payable.
    "without clear legal title to their assets, they own property that cannot be leveraged as collateral for loans"

    2.use (something) to maximum advantage.
    "the organization needs to leverage its key resources"

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    Satan often inverts the meaning

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    Quote A recurrent mythic model for revolutionaries -early romantics, the young Marx, the Russians of Lenin's time-was Prometheus, who stole fire from the gods for the use of mankind. The Promethean faith of revolutionaries resembled in many respects the general modem belief that science would lead men out of darkness into light. But there was also the more pointed millennial assumption that, on the new day that was dawning, the sun would never set. Early during the French upheaval was born a 'solar myth of the revolution,' suggesting that the sun was rising on a new era in which darkness would vanish forever. This image became implanted 'at a level of consciousness that simultaneously interpreted something real and produced a new reality.
    --James H. Billington, Fire in the Minds of Men (p. 6)

    Quote Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
    --Archimedes
    The only place a perfect right angle ever CAN be, is the mind.

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