'If the steady stream of television “smart phone” ads featuring androgynous demon actors haven’t made you scratch your head as to the direction artificial intelligence (AI) is taking humanity, and you still refuse to listen to “crazy conspiracy theorists” per insider advice (wink, secret handshake, silly real humans – from the Ministry of Truth, then maybe you will observe the actions of the almighty Silicon Valley guru glitterati who have invented this spell under which most of you have sadly fallen. Google’s Ray Kurzweil, darling of the military-industrial complex, continues to push his “singularity” thesis, whereby he states that by 2030 the “nonbiological portion of our intelligence will predominate”. The implication is that we will soon be trans-humans “enhanced” by AI.
His CEO at Google’s parent company Alphabet – which also owns Youtube – Eric Schmidt has stated that “true anonymity is too dangerous”, when asked to address the privacy concerns of people using his search engine. “We are all subject to the US Patriot Act,” says Schmidt. “It is possible that information could be made available to authorities.”
At last month’s Samsung CEO summit at The Masonic in San Francisco tech insider Regina Dugan stated, “I think it’s impossible to know at any one point in time what all the unintended consequences will be. What are the bad things that could happen and what are the mitigating strategies?”
Dugan must have felt right at home at The Masonic – also home to the Grand Lodge of California. Dugan headed DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration) from 2009-2012, before becoming a Google executive. There she worked at the Motorola Mobility subsidiary developing an electronic tattoo (one of which she sports proudly on her forearm) and a vitamin authentication system, where a person takes a pill which becomes battery-powered by stomach acid to produce an 18-bit internal signal, making the person’s body a password.'
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