Artificial intelligence is expected to hijack the economy and beyond in ways that have never been seen before in history. It’s no longer a subject of debate as even the most hardcore sci-fi geek sees various concerns with how these corporations are developing them without any limits. People can’t really do anything because they lack the tech-specific knowledge, and/or are too busy struggling to make ends meet. We are basically being told that robots are taking over our lives and there’s nothing we can do about it. The people have no say. It’s like surrendering to some unknown foreign race without even fighting a war.
If you told any country that you are going to enter their territory, take their jobs, dictate communication, censor their speech, and monitor their citizens, you’d be asking for a grand scale world war. Robots are doing just that, and not a peep against the tech giants responsible. No struggle, no riots, just quiet complacency. The natural reaction for any civilization would be to fight back, but people are moving aside to clear a path for the robots, with many even studying engineering to further propel the world in that direction.
Somehow it’s okay for robots to just barge in our world and do as they please while raking in more profits for the tech giants. Some people expressed concerns about Big Tech pumping out self-learning robots that can teach itself anything, robots built to patrol animals (will they patrol humans next via robot-police?), and robots learning karate (who’s going to stop an armed cybernetic Bruce Lee with the strength of six gorillas?). If the robots are going to be able to do all of these things, then what do we need people for? Big Tech is making an army of super workers who don’t require a salary, vacations, or breaks. So what are millions of jobless humans going to do? Oh don’t worry, Elon Musk already has the solution – universal income.
This is heading towards corporate/government controlling all life one hundred percent. It’s not farfetched to say that Big Tech would prefer creating a human beehive much like in the movie, The Matrix, where people are kept docile while being used as a battery to power robots to expand their enterprise. We’ve potentially got domestic techno-terrorists operating within who are working to hijack the economy, yet the FBI is too busy raiding Donald Trump’s house.
Technology is a wonderful thing, and it’s great that it can do the menial labor faster and more efficiently, but the problem is we’re advancing physically while neglecting other areas of the human experience. If everything is digitally linked by one massive cloud system or similar nature, corporations can literally monitor your homes through robots. They have already successfully created a robot dolphin which is nearly indistinguishable from an organic one, so what’s stopping them from using trans-humanists or androids from monitoring people?
If Batman can do it, why not them?
Our mastery of the physical world has outpaced our mastery of the mental world where we are still mentally and emotionally insecure children wielding weapons capable of mass destruction. Boys with toys, as Natalya Simonova said in the James Bond movie, Goldeneye.
“The release of atomic power has changed everything except our way of thinking … the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.” -Albert Einstein
For now, robots are taking jobs, but what else is next, what else will they take away from human beings?
AI Doesn’t have to be evil to destroy Humanity. If AI has a goal and humanity just happens to be in the way, it will destroy humanity as a matter of course, without even thinking about it, no hard feelings. It’s just like if we’re building a road, and an ant-hill happens to be in the way, we don’t hate ants, we’re just building a road, and so goodbye ant-hill.”- Elon Musk
Well, what if AI sees human beings as ants, what then?
Virtual reality could potentially introduce high-tech transgenderism as in the movie Jumanji, where people play a video game in which they enter a computer generated world with the ability to play as a female or male avatar character. In the show, Black Mirror, the episode titled, “Striking Vipers”, depicts two grown men who succumb to a virtual reality video game addiction in which they have sex while being in the avatar bodies inside the game itself. The controversial part is one player is a female character while the other remains male. Both players become addicted, but the male player playing as the female is addicted to the experience of being a different gender. This could take transgenderism to a whole new level. As one YouTube commentator, “emeraldo”, joked, “The show took “homiesexual” and ran with it! LMAO”
We are blazing so fast in using technology to satisfy all of our primitive needs, but what about our mental, emotional, and spiritual? Is technology really helping us progress in these levels or is it distracting us from these areas with mind numbing entertainment, pleasure, and convenience?
Former Facebook executive, Chamath Palihapitiya, admitted feeling tremendous guilt during an interview, that when they working on Facebook, they knew how bad it would mess up society, but they released it anyway.
Who knows what negative side effects Big Tech knows about robots that they are not disclosing.