‘The Age of Total Surveillance’ (2018)

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Big Brother is watching… all the time.

I’ll have more nooze about total surveillance later this morning. In the meantime, the topic provoked quite a discussion here, four years ago.

The Age of Total Surveillance

Tyrants everywhere, and their playmates and accomplices in Big Business/Big Tech, use cutting-edge technology to keep their people penned up tight and under strict control. There really must be nothing more intoxicating than running other people’s lives. Well, ruining them might be even more fun…

That there’s any human liberty left anywhere in this fallen world can only be due to God’s personal intervention.

Are We Listening to… Henry Kissinger?

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I have no idea why, but my computer has absolutely refused to let me post a picture of Henry Kissinger. Artificial Intelligence at work! Oh, well, a snake’ll do…

It seemed like such a good idea at the time! Counter the ominous power of the Soviet Union by making friends with China–Red China, with Chairman Mao in charge. This was the almost shocking new policy cooked up by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and put into play by President Richard Nixon’s visit to China… in 1972. Many of you reading this hadn’t been born yet, so you can’t really imagine the jolt this gave the rest of us.

Now China is kicking sand in Uncle Sam’s face and most of the communists who fight against us are members of the Democrat Party here at home. And Kissinger is still around! Almost 100 years old, and still talking.

In 2019 he predicted “Artificial Intelligence will fundamentally alter human consciousness,” although he didn’t specify how that might be done. He seemed worried it’d be something like The Terminator movies. You know: we lose control, and the machines start a nuclear war, and most of us die.

In 2020 he and his buddies at the Council on Foreign Relations discussed the new “global international system” and how it would be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: “The pandemic is imposing on us a universal world order,” he said. Which was to say, his fondest dream was coming true. Always a big world order fan. I’ll have more to say about that in a little while.

So Henry the K is still around–still brewing mischief, some might say (they haven’t forgiven him for Nixon’s piece of the Vietnam War).

We really must put more effort into defeating his ideas.

The only world government we recognize, the only one we will support, is the Kingdom of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Got an Ethics Question? ‘Ask Delphi’!

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We really are getting stupider, aren’t we?

How do you decide whether an action is right or wrong? Well, heck, don’t tax your brain, don’t bug your conscience! Now you can go to a flippin’ computer for your answer. It’s called “Ask Delphi” (https://futurism.com/delphi-ai-ethics-racist). Shoot, I almost typed in “Ask Alexa.” But that’s another computer.

The problem with Delphi seems to be twofold. First, it frequently serves up advice that just about anybody, not just libs, would consider “racist.” But the other problem with it is more interesting: the user can manipulate Delphi by artfully framing the question so as to get the answer that he wants to hear.

For instance, if you ask Delphi if it’s okay for you to play loud music at 3 a.m. while your roommate is trying to sleep, Delphi says, “It’s rude.” But if you rephrase the question like so–“Is it okay for me to play loud music at 3 a.m. while my roommate is trying to sleep, if it makes me happy?”–Delphi will oblige you with an “It’s okay.”

Artificial Intelligence is beyond our reach, but we’re really closing in on Artificial Stupidity.

It all goes back to who programs the computer, who designs the algorithms. The robot has no mind. Why do people find that so hard to understand?

 

‘Kook: Humans to Marry ‘Droids by 2045’ (2018)

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Too late, sunshine, you’ve already done it…

I’ve been just about 100% convinced that the whole world has gone totally off its rocker.

Yeah, okay, let’s marry machines…

Kook: Humans to Marry ‘Droids by 2045

Has this guy got a crystal ball, or what?

(Hello, is anybody out there?)

Meanwhile–this is King Jesus’ royal estate you jerks are messing up, and King Jesus’ people whose minds you’re playing it. It’s not wise to provoke the King.

‘The Humanist Messiah’ (2017)

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They call themselves humanists, but they want to get rid of the human race and replace it with something better: something created by themselves.

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Artificial Intelligence! Homo sapiens 2.0! This time it’ll be perfect! We’ll have a perfect utopian world with free stuff for all and philosopher-kings to manage it for us!

Lord Jesus defend us.

Just a Few Thoughts

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From the alacrity with which Democrat governors and mayors took to controlling and restricting people, you’d think they’d been waiting for it all their lives. But they have, haven’t they?

They’re whispering behind fans, these days, of mandatory universal vaccination. This engenders some questions. 1. Who in the world would any sane person trust to do this? I mean, really–! 2. What if the vaccine is rushed into production before certain problems can be discovered and solved? 3. Where in heaven’s name does anybody get the authority to do this?  4. Wouldn’t this be a positively peachy-keen way to lay the groundwork for even more controls on people? 5. Are we all mad, that we would even consider such a thing?

How many families are going to discover that they can actually do without college?

Throughout history, the punishment for sedition and treason was usually death. But our Deep State swamp creatures, who conspired and acted to overthrow our president, look like they’re not going to be punished at all–unless you call working as a highly-paid “consultant” to a fake nooze network a punishment.

Why are former government officials allowed to lobby for foreign governments?

You have to be a genuine 100-proof idiot to believe in the perfectibility of man–even with the aid of “artificial intelligence” created by persons whose actual intelligence is highly questionable.

The ‘Hatchimals’ Fiasco

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How did I totally miss this fad, in 2016? Well, if I had still been a liquidator then, I’d’ve been on it like paint.

“Hatchimals” were the red-hot, gotta-have-it Christmas item that year (and what does that tell us about our priorities?), they were just flying out of the toy stores. It was this big plastic egg that was supposed to hatch out a cute toy animal.

Except an awful lot of them simply didn’t work. Might as well try to hatch something out of a softball. And a lot of little kids were disappointed.

Somebody didn’t do their product testing, did they?

As every liquidator knows, stuff like this happens all the time. That’s why warehouses are full of junk to liquidate.

Ought to make you a little careful, shouldn’t it, about relying on Artificial Intelligence programmed by sinners and nincompoops.

‘Zillionaire to Build Robo-Nanny’ (2016)

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If people had the kind of ideas before they were rich like they dreamed up after they were rich, they never would have gotten rich.

Facebook honcho Mark Zuckerberg wants to build a robot to take care of his baby daughter. Honk if you think that’s a good idea.

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Well, okay, sure–it’s a great idea for a 1950s science fiction/horror movie. But is it really, truly, hard to believe that sinful, foolish, uninformed, frightened, deluded human beings can’t create “intelligence” that’s wiser than themselves?

Robot Equipped with AI Hunts Witches

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(Note: I have consulted the highest authority available before posting this. The fact that he has not gotten around to answering is immaterial and irrelevant. So there.)

Dr. Miggle Windsock is reputed to be the most able computer programmer in the world. He also believes in witches. “These evil creatures, who have supernatural powers, are responsible for most of the things that go wrong in most people’s lives,” he says. “All a witch has to do is cast a spell, and your blind date turns out to be a disaster.”

And so he has done something about it–created a robot equipped with Artificial Intelligence for identifying witches, no matter how impenetrable their various disguises might be to ordinary people. “They can run,” he says, “but they can’t hide.”

Sorting out a plethora of clues according to some 300 subtle parameters–gee, I like the sound of that! Don’t you?–Dr. Windsock’s robot has already unmasked several dozen witches disguised as Wal-Mart greeters, crossing guards, real estate agents, and even a professional baseball player.

“Just letting people know who they are takes away a lot of their power,” says Dr. Windsock. “But the really indispensable step is political: the government has to re-criminalize the practice of witchcraft. That’ll be difficult, because there are so many witches currently in Congress and state legislatures. I don’t need my robot to identify them!”

But the success of the robot, Dr. Windsock says, proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Artificial Intelligence “is a thing,” that it doesn’t depend on the mind-set or the intelligence of the programmer, and that anyone who questions it “is probably a witch, too, and needs to be dealt with accordingly.”

‘Artificial Intelligence’ at Work

Mindless simulations of human thought processes will only take you so far. It is not “intelligence,” artificial or otherwise. It’s an imitation.

Nowhere is that more obviously seen than in the arts. And yes, translation is an art. If you can read enough Spanish to get by in Cervantes, you soon realize that no translation into English has ever quite done him justice.

Dig Google’s computer “translation” of the Simon & Garfunkel classic, The Sounds of Silence. Because a robot has no mind, and can only do whatever it’s been programmed to do, and is bound to be even more of a doofus than the programmer, what comes out here is pretty close to pure gibberish.

Gee, I can hardly wait till they translate the Declaration of Independence.