Artificial Intelligence and the Singularity

Doug Michael

I’ve felt for many years now that humanity was at a critical point in its history, that in this age, we are at a turning point teetering at the edge of the precipice and staring the possibility of our very extinction in the face. With the rapid advancement of technology and the advent of artificial intelligence a very ominous scenario reveals itself as we plummet into the post human era.

Posthumanism has several definitions but I’d like to focus on two of them for the sake of this article.

  1. Transhumanism: “an ideology and movement which seeks to develop and make available technologies that eliminate aging and greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities, in order to achieve a posthuman future.”[1]
  2. AI takeover: “A more pessimistic alternative to transhumanism in which humans will not be enhanced, but rather eventually replaced by artificial intelligences. Some philosophers, including Nick Land, promote the view that humans should embrace and accept their eventual demise.[2]

We are in the transhuman phase right now, that is to say, the transitional phase into posthumanism and it’s important to understand that “post” means “after!” What comes after the human era and experience? The idea is to merge man with machine, silicon with carbon and this agenda is being rolled out at an ever-accelerating pace. Technological advancement is progressing rapidly, so much so, that human advancement (conscious, emotional, psychological) will not be able to keep up with it and that is the true threat and danger that we face.

Of course, AI is being presented as something beneficial to mankind and some proponents are even welcoming it as the next step in human evolution. Others acknowledge the potential existential threat posed by technology that can learn exponentially faster than a human mind. When machines are endowed with intelligence that can increase their knowledge at rates that just keep multiplying and surpassing human intelligence by leaps and bounds, how can we not consider the implications and the inherent dangers of such technology? And as always, we must ask, who is behind this push to get the public to just accept all of this with open arms? Rapid technological advancement, without equal psychological, emotional and spiritual advancement is always a recipe for disaster.

On October 25th, 2017, an artificially intelligent robot was granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia.[3] The robot is named “Sophia” and was designed by a Honk Kong manufacturer called Hanson Robotics. It uses voice and facial recognition technology, artificial intelligence and visual data processing.[4] Interestingly, in many ancient traditions, Sophia was considered the goddess of wisdom.[5] It’s kind of creepy watching this robot talk before audiences.

While it may seem benign watching this robot in action, where is the technology headed? DARPA (Defense Advanced Research project Agency) which develops technology for the military, has funded projects that use brain implants to alter chemicals in the brain in a process called “deep brain stimulation.”[6] This process can alter people’s moods and is of course being presented in a benevolent way, for use in medical applications but what if this type of technology fell into the wrong hands? If DARPA is behind it red flags should arise immediately. Trials for these mood-altering brain implants have already begun.[7] The implants contain artificial intelligence that can send pulses to the brain and measure brain chemistry. Scientists refer to this technology as a “window on the brain.”[8] Well, glory be! DARPA is also behind the development of genetic modification technology with the hopes to enhance DNA to create soldiers with super human abilities.[9] DARPA already has ten “brain hacking” projects underway[10] and millions upon millions of dollars have been invested in various companies to develop brain interface machines.

Elon Musk, CEO and investor for several companies, including one called Neuralink, has stated publicly that he wants to connect human brains to a computer network through a device called Neural Lace,[11] in effect, creating a sort of digitized hive mind. This high-profile investor, although behind the creation of advanced technology, including AI has warned that it could be the greatest existential threat facing humanity. Addressing students at MIT, Musk said:

“I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I had to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that. So, we need to be very careful”[12]

Musk further stated:

“With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon.”[13]

A company that operates out of Los Angeles, called Kernel, is developing brain implant technology that they say will allow humans to communicate telepathically and to delete bad memories or download positive ones.[14] Super soldiers, robots that can learn, brain implants and terminator androids have slipped out of the realm of science fiction and have become reality. Kernel is working to “hack the brain”[15] as it were and to influence the central nervous system and of course, this technology is being cloaked behind a veil of benevolence, hailed as a great breakthrough to be used in the field of medicine but again, what if this technology were in the wrong hands?

Photo credit: IEEE Spectrum

Google has created AI in it’s AutoML program (automated machine learning system) which has created codes more efficient than the codes that built it.[16] AI that can learn and surpass its human creators? What could possibly go wrong?

Photo credit: Daily Express

Another eerie scenario presents itself with social networking giant Facebook’s recent announcement that it will use AI for “thought pattern recognition.”[17] They say that this technology will be used to prevent potential suicides by scanning data. Facebook is already a massive data mining and psychological profiling tool but I’m sure that the intentions behind employing this technology are benevolent and in no way invasive. In an article posted in Tech Crunch, in November of 2017, we read:

“This is software to save lives. Facebook’s new ‘proactive detection’ artificial intelligence technology will scan all posts for patterns of suicidal thoughts, and when necessary send mental health resources to the user at risk or their friends, or contact local first-responders. By using AI to flag worrisome posts to human moderators instead of waiting for user reports, Facebook can decrease how long it takes to send help.”[18]  

Photo credit: Southern Nights

It’s nice to know that they care so much. Users cannot opt out but why would they want to? It’s all to keep you safe of course. The alarm bells should be reaching deafening crescendos by now. We are tracked, profiled, surveilled and observed everywhere we go and now AI will monitor your social networking posts. Again, what could possibly go wrong?

The Israeli military is currently using robots to patrol its borders in Syria and in Gaza.[19] Unmanned reconnaissance vehicles are armed with remote-controlled weapons as well as unmanned patrol ships.[20] Israel has extremely advanced military capabilities and they are being employed. The Russian military is also developing robotic technology and has created a robot that can fire weapons and drive a Jeep.[21] The android carries two automatic pistols and looks like something out of the Terminator films.

Some companies, such as Realdoll in San Marcos, California, are developing artificially intelligent sex robots that can hold basic conversations and even get insecure, jealous and moody[22] and the robots can be customized with different personality settings and different physical features. The companies’ AI sex doll, Harmony, can even have multiple orgasms, they claim.[23] The basic model retails for about $10,000. Some people even take their silicone playmates on dates and the AI dolls can even remember certain things about their owners. In Barcelona, Spain, the world’s first brothel staffed entirely with sex robots has been in operation since February, 2017[24] and the company, Lumidolls seeks to expand into other countries.[25] The company claims that people can live out their wildest fantasies with their polymer prostitutes. They claim that customers will “hardly distinguish” the sex dolls from a real woman.[26] The cost is roughly $100.00 per hour to be with a silicone slut.

Many tech companies are manufacturing artificially intelligent sex robots.

A company called British Condoms, has announced its creation of the world’s first “smart condom,” called the i.Con, a device which slips over the penis and can record intimate details about the user’s performance including thrust rate, heartbeat, calories burned and other personal details.[27] The device is essentially a Fitbit for your willy and although not yet in mass production, almost 1,000,000 people have written the company expressing interest in the product.[28] The company also claims that the device can detect sexually transmitted diseases. It’s probably only a matter of time before users would be able to install an app on their smartphones and share all of their personal and intimate details on social networking. Well, glory be!

The world’s first “smart condom” can record all of the intimate details of your sexual performance. Photo credit: CNET

It just gets more and more bizarre. In California, the first church of artificial intelligence is being created and calls itself, Way of the Future.[29] This new religion of AI states that part of its mission is:

“the realization, acceptance, and worship of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence developed through computer hardware and software.”[30]

Well glory be! The WOTF seeks people that are willing to worship AI as a “godhead.” Anthony Levandowski, leader of the movement claimed:

What is going to be created will effectively be a god…if there is something a billion times smarter than the smartest human, what else are you going to call it”[31]

Divine AI eh? They should drop the “O” from their acronym and call it the church of WTF. He went on to say:

“The idea needs to spread before the technology. The church is how we spread the word, the gospel. If you believe, start a conversation with someone else and help them understand the same things.”[32]

According to proponents of this new religion, worshiping machine deities is the “way of the future.” Count me out! The church has support and funding and people will line up to worship the mechanized godhead. Of course, as a “church,” WOTF has been granted tax-exempt status. The potential outcome of people worshiping AI as a god is creepier than any sci-fi film I’ve ever seen.

As I jokingly wrote, what could possibly go wrong? I also asked what could happen if super advanced AI technology were in the wrong hands and I think I found the answer in a statement made by the genius, Nikola Tesla when he claimed:

“Alpha waves in the human brain are between 6 and 8 hertz. The wave frequency of the human cavity resonates between 6 and 8 hertz. All biological systems operate in the same frequency range. The human brain’s alpha waves function in this range and the electrical resonance of the earth is between 6 and 8 hertz. Thus, our entire biological system – the brain and the earth itself – work on the same frequencies. If we can control that resonate system electronically, we can directly control the entire mental system of humankind.”

Herein I believe, is the purpose for this technology and I think that it’s also possible that the purpose for chemtrails, HAARP, the 5G system and whatever the hell it is they are doing at CERN may be tied into this as well. Reread that Tesla quote as many times as you need to so that it sinks in. When I suggest that humanity may be staring its very extinction in the face, I do not mean it figuratively.

The Singularity 

The term singularity, refers to the idea that with the creation of artificial superintelligence, it will reach a point that the technology will replicate faster and faster and eventually outpace humanity’s ability to keep up with it, triggering runaway technological growth and advancement.[33] The mathematician, John von Neumann first coined the term around 1950, and claimed that:

“The accelerating progress of technology and changes in the mode of human life, give the appearance of approaching some essential singularity in the history of the race beyond which human affairs, as we know them, could not continue.”[34] 

In 1993, Vernor Vinge, San Diego University Professor of Computer Science stated:

“We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth…Within 30 years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will end.” 

We are already on the cusp of this. AI already exists that can learn and outpace humans and spawn further AI that replicates exponentially. Quantum D supercomputers exist that operate with codes beyond the standard binary language. Virtual reality headsets are sold as toys for kids to plug into the matrix and the technology is being embraced with open arms. It’s important to take into consideration that what the public sees is perhaps 100 years or more behind what is in development behind closed doors, particularly in the military sector.

D wave, quantum computers. Photo credit: The Verge

As I’ve stated before, we have smart phones, smart TVs, smart meters, smart toilets, smart refrigerators, smart sex robots, smart condoms and stupid people. We have artificial intelligence and very little actual intelligence. Just observe the glazed over look in so many people’s eyes and the constant detachment into their electronic leashes, i.e. their smartphones and you can clearly see that we are already on the verge of becoming completely plugged into the technological matrix. Humanity is in no way ready for this technology because technological advancement without equal conscious advancement will only lead to a technotronic dystopia. What happens when the AI replicates itself to the point that far exceeds a human’s ability to even understand it? What happens if the machines decide that humans are no longer necessary? If humans actually merge with the technology such as accepting brain implants that can alter moods and delete or add memories, they will no longer be truly organic beings; they will be manufactured automatons made in the image of their inorganic, AI god. Well, glory be!

The “Smart Toilet.” We have smart appliances, even smart condoms and stupid people.

Over the past few decades, it seems as if Hollyweird has been conditioning the mass consciousness to the acceptance of this technology as a reality. This is what the motion picture industry and mass media does; it programs the mind and indoctrinates the mass consciousness. That is its job. They’ll give you snippets of truth masked behind science fiction and action/adventure. Think of movies such as: Terminator, The Matrix, I Robot, AI, Total Recall, Avatar and many, many others. Once people are indoctrinated sufficiently and things get so bad in the outer world, technology will be heralded as the answer to all of our woes, the savior of mankind. There’s already a church preaching the dark ideology that AI is God and we must consider who it is that is behind the push for this embracement of an inorganic technocracy leading towards a digitized, global hive mind. Where do the billions of dollars come from to fund the companies that are developing these high-tech horrors? Who will control the interface of an implant that can erase your memories and control your mood?

From the 1990, Tristar Films motion picture, Total Recall. In the film, customers could pay to have false memories implanted in their brains.

What kind of dystopian nightmare are we headed towards? Look at how dumbed down society has already become due to the psychological manipulation of human consciousness and consider the addition of highly advanced technology into the equation. Dumbed down human being + super intelligent technology = remote controlled slave. Would you expect some sort of paradise to arise from this situation?

David Dees art: http://ddees.com/

The world is directed by a force and an intelligence that operates behind the thrones of power and influence and this presence, this pestilence upon us does not operate in the spotlight or before the camera lens; it is a hidden network of utter darkness and contempt for humanity that I refer to as the Consortium. They control the banks and the pharmaceutical industry. They control the educational system and mass media. They control the political system, the military, the food supply, the churches and world religions. They influence the pseudo spiritual, religious figureheads and the political, sock puppet misleaders that you go and vote for. They control big business, big industry and the multiconglomerate corporations that have their hooks in your mouth and influence every aspect of your life without you even knowing it. They are your hidden, unseen masters. They could pass you on the street with a smile and a wave and you’d be none the wiser. Their agents are placed before the public to spread their dark and diseased ideologies and they are masters of psychological manipulation. Endless funding is channeled to agencies and research projects to finance your enslavement. To sum up the twisted mentality and the true agenda behind the push for AI, check out this quote from Dr. Jose Delgado, of Yale University, from his book: Physical Control of the Mind: Toward a Psychocivilised Civilization:

“We need a program of psychosurgery for political control of our society. The purpose is physical control of the mind. Everyone who deviates from the given norm can be surgically mutilated…The individual may think that the most important reality is his own existence, but this is only his personal point of view. This lacks historical perspective. Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. This kind of liberal orientation has great appeal. We must electronically control the brain. Someday armies and generals will be controlled by electric stimulation of the brain.”[35]

Photo credit: Mystery of the Iniquity

Man does not have the right to develop his own mind? We must electronically control the brain? Sadly, those with the determination and funding to make this happen, that operate behind the thrones of power, absolutely adhere to these dark philosophies and they are dangerously close to being implemented, all the while, humanity sleeps on in its dazed stupor as it marches headlong off of a cliff into its own extinction, embracing a dystopian, technotronic oblivion and an artificially intelligent, global, digital hive mind. We are at the crossroads. Stay human! Walk in peace.

 

 

Notes:

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posthumanism

[2] Ibid

[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_(robot)

[4] Ibid

[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_(wisdom)

[6] https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/662636/Science-DARPA-Implant-Future-Technology-Human-Testing-Computer-Electronic-Experiment-Mood

[7] Ibid

[8] Ibid

[9] https://www.newparadigm.ws/my-blogs/darpa-genetically-modified-humans-for-a-super-soldier-army/

[10] https://www.wired.com/story/inside-the-race-to-build-a-brain-machine-interface/

[11] Ibid

[12] https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/27/elon-musk-artificial-intelligence-ai-biggest-existential-threat

[13] Ibid

[14] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5180417/AI-brain-chips-create-new-breed-superhumans.html

[15] https://www.theverge.com/2017/2/22/14631122/kernel-neuroscience-bryan-johnson-human-intelligence-ai-startup

[16] https://interestingengineering.com/googles-ai-now-creates-code-better-than-its-creators

[17] http://www.thedailysheeple.com/facebook-announces-it-will-use-a-i-to-scan-your-thoughts-to-enhance-user-safety_112017

[18] https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/27/facebook-ai-suicide-prevention/

[19] http://theantimedia.org/israel-robot-army/

[20] https://nypost.com/2017/01/29/why-israel-has-the-most-technologically-advanced-military-on-earth/

[21] https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3370091/russian-military-robot-army-android-gunslinger/

[22] https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/5022057/interview-harmony-sex-robot/

[23] Ibid

[24] https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4131258/worlds-first-brothel-staffed-entirely-by-robot-sex-workers-now-looking-for-investors-to-go-global/

[25] Ibid

[26] Ibid

[27] http://metro.co.uk/2017/11/28/worlds-first-spy-condom-collects-intimate-data-during-sex-and-tells-men-whether-their-performance-is-red-hot-or-a-total-flop-7116049/

[28] Ibid

[29] https://www.wired.com/story/anthony-levandowski-artificial-intelligence-religion/

[30] Ibid

[31] Ibid

[32] Ibid

[33] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity

[34] Ibid

[35] http://pactsntl.org/assets/pcotmbydrjosed.pdf

 

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4 comments
  • … ‘As I’ve stated before, we have smart phones, smart TVs, smart meters, smart toilets, smart refrigerators, smart sex robots, smart condoms and stupid people.’ … bang on the nail, Doug!

    Brainwashed people… their questions quelled by means of ‘education systems’ and propaganda on all sides.

    Whilst societies run in ever decreasing circles towards posthumanism, Joe Dispenza is helping people run in ever increasing circles toward ‘superhumanism’. Meanwhile, science has developed schizophrenia, its many faces contradicting themselves. One worthy face, even if by default to pharmacy, is unravelling the elegance and metaintelligent complexities and synergies of the human body which, together with Joe Dispenza’s work, speak of an order profoundly more advanced and refined than any AI could come within light years of. This is why ‘dumbing down’ is crucial for those in power.. and signposts only lead in one direction.

    Wakey, wakey dear Earthlings… which is the biggest catch 22 of all.

    • Thank you as always Jane! I like what Dispenza is presenting. I believe that we inherently possess within us all that we need, without having to embrace all of this technotronic, inorganic, mechanized minefield of posthumanism. I always enjoy reading your comments! Thank you! All the best!

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