Programmable Money

Explore the world of CBDCs, surveillance, and resistance in this (ChatGPT's words) "thought-provoking, dystopian visual masterpiece".

We have a new music video for your entertainment, and I am giving you, esteemed reader of this letter, the opportunity to watch it first, before I release it to the broader public on YouTube.

A LOT of work went into this one. I think/hope it was worth it. Hit play above to watch, or via YouTube here.

Given the subject matter, I had Chat GPT write the blurb. It said:

Experience the future with Dominic Frisby's groundbreaking music video, featuring a stellar cast of talent. "Programmable Money" takes you on a mesmerizing journey through a dystopian world where control and surveillance reign supreme. A thought-provoking, dystopian visual masterpiece.

They should call it ego-boosting GPT.

Thanks so much to all involved, especially Goat.

Please share it far and wide.



Written and performed by Dominic Frisby.
With music by Noah Fleetwood
Video by Goat

Featuring: Dominic Frisby, Brandon McGuinness and, as the robots, Samantha Shuma, Ronke Olagunju and Bree Smith
Choreography by Bree Smith
DoP John Kye
Audio mixed and recorded by Wayne McIntyre
Make-up by Gabriela Heath.
Vocals Lynda Hayes.
Video shot at Red Creative Studios
With special thanks to Andy Demetriou and Terry McGuiness

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Programmable money. Programmable money.

We’ll monitor every purchase you make,
Every transaction or decision you take.
If you’re not doing wrong, what is there to hide?
How you spend money is for us to decide.

Your social credit rating, how do you score?
If you’re compliant you will get your reward.
You may only own what we deem you can own.
If you don’t register we’ll block your phone.

Wait! You’ll be late for the expiry date.
The state has mandated you money terminates
So spend speculate, before it’s confiscated.
This is what we’re going to orchestrate.
No more saving

Programmable money. Programmable money.
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Your money’s now a tool of policy.
You will be living in a smart city.
You may only travel in a limited range.
Energy and meat rations cos climate change.

We’ll take your dough if we think it’s owed.
No matter if you do not think it’s so.
Taxes and fines fares fees of all kinds .
All embedded in the lines of code.
Hail Big Brother

Programmable money. Programmable money.
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Tears of the sun, fallen from heaven.
Empires fall. Radiant droplets everlasting.

We will implant you with a microchip,
AI and other forms of censorship.
We will decide what is good for you.
Total control there’s nothing you can do.
Bitcoin fixes this!

Some stills

Samantha Shuma in disguise
I am the real Klaus Schwab and I claim my five pounds.
Dystopian paradise as imagined by AI


Believe it or not that is actually Ronke Olagunju
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