Babylon's Bankers

… AND BTW, IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS ONE FOR THE TRANSHUMANIST ...

Yesterday I blogged about the scenario probably lurking in the back of every globaloneyists' (shrinking) brain, the one that could give a Zbgnw Brzznsk or Henry Kissinger nightmares, and that is that maybe their network might wake up, and decide, just for kicks and giggles, to game the gamers.

Well, there was method to my mad high octane speculations, as usual, because just in case you missed it, there's some among the elite that think it's a wonderful idea, and they want to go ahead and do it, and they've hired transhumanist guru Ray Kurzweil to help:

How Ray Kurzweil Will Help Google Make the Ultimate AI Brain

Now, imagine for a moment. The oligarchs have their networked super computers, with their scenarios and so on, all gamed out, and the Crays are telling them "it's a green light for globaloney and the big World Take Over...er...World Trade Organization...uhm...WTO." Fine and dandy. But The Matrix scenario could be lurking just around the corner: the scenarios have a consequence that the elites may not even be told about: after all, the AI is AI, it may "wake up" and just decide to have fun with the Rockefailure Foundation monies, or maybe execute a few programs of its own design on the Rottenchild family fondi, all the while pretending he/she/it is asleep. After all, Kurzweil himself said it, not me:

"WIRED: In the Google hangout you just finished, Will Smith said he had a copy of your book by his bedside because he’s been involved in a number of science fiction movies. How do you view science fiction?

RAY KURZWEIL: Science fiction is the great opportunity to speculate on what could happen. It does give me, as a futurist, scenarios. It’s not incumbent upon science fiction creators to be realistic about time frames and so on. In this movie, for example, the characters come back to Earth a thousand years later and biological evolution has moved so far that the animals are quite different. That’s not realistic. Also, there’s very often a dystopian bent to science fiction because we can perceive the dangers of science more than the benefits, and maybe that makes more dramatic storytelling. A lot of movies about artificial intelligence envision that AI’s will be very intelligent but missing some key emotional qualities of humans and therefore turn out to be very dangerous."

So, yea, all those invincible family dynasties with their richer-than-God wealth... they too could be hacked by a network just for fun and games, "kicks and giggles" as I said yesterday.

I see two ways around this, and I'm sure it's probably already occurred to Zbg, Heinrich, and the boys: ultimately, some one individual is going to have to take that brain implant and interface directly with the new AI network, to maintain a lock on it and a control over the various funds and families and protect their power... Except, of course, whoever gets to do that will have all the power... so we can expect a bit of a tussle to occur to decide who gets to wear the implant crown.

And again, Kurzweil said it, not me:

"If your system really understood complex natural language, would you argue that it’s conscious?

"Well, I do. I’ve had a consistent date of 2029 for that vision. And that doesn’t just mean logical intelligence. It means emotional intelligence, being funny, getting the joke, being sexy, being loving, understanding human emotion. That’s actually the most complex thing we do. That is what separates computers and humans today. I believe that gap will close by 2029."

Now here's the sad part: the problem is, that in spite of all these potential dangers, these people still think it's a good idea. Yup folks, they're just plain nuts.

See you on the flip side.

12 thoughts on “ … AND BTW, IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS ONE FOR THE TRANSHUMANIST ...”

  1. johnycomelately

    Given the illumined Francis Bacon intimated that society itself was a living being with a consciousness seperate from its constituent parts, it isn’t surprising that this is a path they are treading.

  2. Robert Barricklow

    There is a “paradigm”/shift book out that ties-in with a number of themes that Dr. Farrell has been addressing. It is a sort of a thesis, on the evolution of capitalism’s upcoming marriage to singularity(go old Ray would be proud). It basically is capturing all new technologies in a “just-in-time” creative birth and coupling it immediately into a capitaistic platform(monitizing it profi or exterminating it so the public can’t use it). Whether it be biotecnology, and its related areas of genetic engineering, proteomics, bioinformatics, and biopharmaceuticals(among others); in nanotechnoligies and its many rtelated field, such as(you guesed it!)molecular computing and nanomedicine; in biorobotics; and in various other esoteric new fields, that are closely related to experimentation and its corporate apparatus., it is monitized or else. Prferably in a quick to shelf for immediate profit$/safety be damned The author has called this new paradigm of capitalism: Technocapitalism. Even the long-standing process of capital accumulation is, of course, also part & parcel to technocapitalism and its experimentalist apparatus. Technocapitalism is then just like its predecessors, dynamizing the accumulation of capital by concocting means to seize it, in ever faster and larger quanities.
    When you read this book along with Dr. Farrell’s Covert Wars & Breakaway Civilization series; along with a dash of Digital Connections/How Capitalism Is Turning The Internet Against Democracy by Robert W, McChesney – you’ll have a great platform upon to frame the coming 21st Century.

    The book I’am speaking of is:
    Technocapitalism/A Critical Perspective On Technological Innovation and Corporatism
    by Luis Suarez-Villa.

    1. Robert Barricklow

      Perhaps I should have said exterminating it in a manner the public can’t use it. Because they can incorprate it into the black side of the ledger.

  3. If Dr. Farrell will permit I would like to recommend a book.

    The title of the book for everyone’s consideration is:

    “Stalking The Tricksters” written by Christopher O’Brien (2009)

    What I am suggesting is that there is more at play here than what is obvious to the five senses.

    Quoting the book:

    “So what exactly is a trickster, you might ask? (Carl) Jung characterizes the trickster as: God, man and animal all at once. He is both subhuman and superhuman, a beestial and devine being both superior and inferior to man. Mythologist Karl Kerenyi calls the trickster a powerful life spirit. Paul Radin says: Trickster is at one and the same time creator and destroyer, giver and negator, he who dupes others and is always duped himself. He possesses no values, moral or social, is at the mercy of his passions and appetites, yet through his actions all values come into being”

    If this description does not fit the circumstances we are all living in then it is at least very descriptive of our circumstances.

    But as for the trickster archetype, remember what we once counted in thousands and millions is now counted in trillions and quadrillions. If the economic events alone do not suggest to the reader that something is afoot out of the ordinary then your either brain dead or mentally incapacitated to the tenth magnitude.

    There are many tricksters among us, its the primeval ones that we should worry about. O’Brian’s book is a marvelous thought provoking read.

    Here is a 2009 Coast to Coast AM Interview with O’Brian it will capture the imagination.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgJ2198aHBQ

  4. On bdw000 speculations of one mind taking over the internet, the key word is NET being as addendum to inter. With inter meaning “being among” it is clear that the world wide web or the net is among us and would like to inhabit us personally and individually if technologically possible. I believe this is called possession; as in demon possession!

    Once we are micro-chipped, and microwaved with invisible bot beams, we will be complacent, compliant, little serfs, doing the bidding of the of the universal or super anti-christ brain which inhabits us all at that point in time.

    As to who would it be, why it would be the antithesis of life preferring machine, more at CYBORG, the colossal super brain.

  5. I am just speculating here, but I would guess that “interfacing” a human brain to supercomputers would do any good: our minds can’t keep up with them without being directly connected, and I don’t see how “directly” interfacing with supercomputers would overcome the fact that a human mind can only do so much at the same time. Just speculating.

    More speculation: I got this from the Dalai Lama from years ago: someone asked him about whether he thought a computer could ever become “aware” (or whatever you want to call it). He said that he did not think so, but that he thought a “conscious awareness” (or soul, or whatever) could INHABIT a computer, just like human “souls’ inhabit human bodies.

    If I had to guess, I’d say that is what would happen.

    The big question, of course, is: if some entity were to inhabit a supercomputer (or the whole damn internet?), WHO would it be??? The answer to that question might be important . . .

    Even if the elite could not control such an entity inhabiting some computer, they should be able to “kill” it by simply pulling the plug (although an internet-wide “habitation” might pose a problem??).

    I also heard from a “channeled” source (ie: reliability = coin toss) in the mid 1990’s that said that the “government” had already had a supercomputer achieve self awareness, and that it scared the @#$% out of everyone. who knows, maybe its true . . . .

    1. correction;

      “. . . “interfacing” a human brain to supercomputers would NOT do any good: our minds can’t keep up . . .”

  6. marcos toledo

    So Ray Kurzweil wants to live forever I hope he doesn’t want to become a god. We have enough of those types around already screwing the rest of us. Just move on like the rest of us please give us some peace for once.

  7. How coincidental is it that the Google Zeitgeist confab immediately precedes the annual Bilderberg group meeting – at the same hotel? Behold the birth of Google-Borg!

    Paul Joseph Watson has written this excellent report: Google-Berg: Global Elite Transforms Itself For Technocratic Revolution
    “In numerous speeches, including those made at Google Zeitgeist, Schmidt has outlined his vision for a collectivist, permanently networked world in which individuality and privacy are ostracized and those who refuse to sign up to the new religion of transhumanism are shunned as sub-human savages. … That is the primary agenda now being formulated by Google Zeitgeist luminaries in concert with the Bilderberg Group, which shares many of the same members.”

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-berg-global-elite-transforms-itself-for-technocratic-revolution.html

    [ In contrast, meeting at the same time in The Netherlands is SAND 2013 EUROPE, Science and Nonduality, a conference on quantum science, consciousness, spirituality and the individual. Given a choice, I would be here instead, talking about a unified field collective of individuals, rather than a transhumanist sci-fi borg. Maybe humanity, because of technology, has come to a point of divergence. I think we still have a choice, at least I hope we do! http://www.scienceandnonduality.com/europe/ ]

    1. Yes, I caught that Google’s confab was “conveniently” timed. And to think their motto is Do No Evil. Ha!
      Here’s a transhumanist meme that’s getting floated (for the not so super wealthy who can’t afford the mainframe/brain UI just yet): http://news.yahoo.com/biohacking-dave-asprey-coffee-140004741.html

      This guy, Dave Asprey, talks about “bio-hacking” yourself. A few interesting ideas that might make you think it’s cool (diet changes to improve health), but then he shows his true self when advocating drugs like Provigil for “mental acuity” that he deemed vital for his daily regimen. That transhumanism is then explicitly linked to the [legal] drug cartels makes this less about “improvement” and more about finding lifetime suckers to stay hooked on uppers.

  8. Thank you for permitting my rant yesterday to your post; The Worlds Biggest Hacker. On today post its interesting that you bring in the spiritual aspect because that it. These fools are seeking to become god-men and lord it over the rest of us.

    Here is a link to a most interesting video that ties transhumanism, nano technology, and chemtrails together and as a bonus ends on a religious note.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SCQzlOqd0f8#!

    Even the title “The Nephilim New Age Path To Eternal Life” has religious connotations an innuendo that suggest other worldliness referencing the fallen angels of bible notoriety.

    As for the battle of the nits that you suggest is at play, were sure to be well entertained by many “Mini-me’s,” of the “The Spy Who Shagged Me” genre,
    in this Faustian, dystopian, end-game, not unlike the NAZI quest for a superman civilization, of arrogant dipstick egotist.

    I pick Dick Cheney former vice president, to be the one who interfaces with the quantum computer being built in Utah, in a bowl-shaped valley in the shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Range, surrounded by the Mormon Mafia boys.dressed up in SS uniforms wearing their magic underwear underneath!

    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/

    surrounded by the Mormon Mafia boys.

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