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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
AI - the next set of chains upon humanity...
I remain convinced that in the long-term, Humans are destined to destroy themselves. Quite simply, we remain hard-wired as Hunter-Gatherers, and we have managed to build many widgets that require a more enlightened species. Humans invariably look to new technologies to determine how they can be used as weapons. We've had nuclear weapons for about 70 years and we've already fired two in anger, and some of the most unstable Humans on Earth now have and will soon acquire the same weapons. Our Governments have weaponized everything from drones to the flu. In the tech realm, companies are already selling nearly-autonomous machines to .gov entities.
As 1984 has been used as an instruction manual by Bad People, so too SkyNet.
When Hawking & Musk tell us we are entering a danger zone, some of us will listen. But those who mean to be Masters will forever seek the next weapon platform to make subjugation an easier task.
This is one of the reasons I think it is so important that we set America back to the path of Rightful Liberty while we still have a chance - however slim that chance may be. You and I will probably not live long enough to be directly affected by SkyNet - but your children will. And if you and I allow the current crop of Masters to march forward unmolested into the next generation of tools and weapons, your children will have no chance of being rid of the chains being forged today.
Here's the article.
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Hahaha! I read AI....and thought of Artificial Insemination...you can imagine my confusion thinking maybe some bizarre breeding program was being planned. I read farther and figured out it was Artificial Intelligence, I giggled. Signing off from the farm now.......ReplyDelete
Honestly, I think I have enough crap to worry me for my liberty NOW.IF some way off "maybe/someday" evil thing pops up I'll figure out how to kill it then.---RayReplyDelete
Scored a used copy of Ray Kurzweil's 'The Singularity is Near' today at Salvation Army..can't wait to read it. Also, see Nick Bostrum: (we are living in a computer simulation). Like the statue that was always inside the stone waiting to be carved out, A.I. (and quantum computers) ALREADY exist even though humanity may not yet have 'invented' it.ReplyDelete
I sincerely believe we're living in a hologram. See : 'The Holographic Universe' (Bohm, I believe). Don't call me crazy until you get up to speed.
A fascinating man.ReplyDelete
I often have discussion regarding what I call a technological arms race between liberty and tyranny. It goes a bit like this; every advance gives to the lovers of liberty a chance to vanquish those who mean to be masters at the same time those who mean to be masters use the advance to enslave the masses (not necessarily lovers of liberty, who are but a subset masses).ReplyDelete
Advances such as the Guttenberg Press, Television, Internet etc.. have increased the knowledge of the masses, and knowledge is one of the essential ingredients to liberty. The masters have leveraged all of these to spread propaganda, and increase supervision of the sheep and distract those who still have a fire in their belly.
My stance is that we have just crossed or are about to cross the point where the advantages of technological advances release the ultimate evil on the masses. Total Subjugation. Others have argued that these advances bring with them the opportunity to enlighten those in the dark, of the chains on their wrists. With the fascist cabal of .gov and .biz in control and so many steps ahead of any invention that could help humanity, I for one, do not see any light without many, many generations of darkness, blood red darkness.
There is not time for a spark to become a fire in the minds of men when, right now as we speak, men have been convinced fire is the enemy and in turn, with great zeal, are sent out with buckets of water to soak all that has potential to combust.