My wife (finally) got me to watch Battlestar Galactica…
It’s a cool story about this massive spaceship… and a war between robots and their former human masters.
Anyway… the beginning of the show explains how these sentient robots figured out a way to infiltrate the humans’ defense systems…
And… once they’d compromised their computers… they were able to shut down all defenses and defeat them.
Something like 90% of the human population was wiped out.
… except people on this HUGE spaceship called Battlestar Galactica.
The evil robots couldn’t infiltrate the ship’s defense systems because they were (purposefully) outdated… they were old and non-networked… and designed to resist the high-tech attacks of the robots.
The robots simply could not interface with the ship’s old computer systems.
… it would be like trying to plug a Walkman into an iPod.
And so… while these robots were busy crippling all the bright and shiny new ships… and making all their latest technology completely useless… the trusty old Battlestar Galactica was effectively immune these attacks and so it survived.
It got me thinking about how people in my industry pick on whole life insurance.
It uses “inferior technology” to maintain itself.
And yet… it’s the only financial product in existence to have weathered 1,500 years of financial storms due to its inherent design (and not just because it’s old).
It’s the “Battlestar Galactica” of the financial world.
In America, it’s the only financial product to have survived the deflationary depression of the 1930s (The Great Depression) as well as the 2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession… the Civil War when more than 600,000 people died (which is pretty amazing when you think about it, considering the industry’s profitability is based on people NOT dying)… both world wars… 9/11… and every other financial catastrophe this country has faced.
Which is why it amuses me to read about some bright and shiny new investment out there that will make all other things obsolete.
But you don’t have to take my word for it.
All of this is freely available on the Interwebs.
Anyway, me and my minions… Fez (my dog)… and my clients are all marching toward victory. We’ll be protected BEFORE the next financial crisis hits.
If you want to join us… here’s how: