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THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: ROBOCOP HAS ARRIVED

If you've been wondering just when you'd be seeing Robocop patrolling your streets, keeping your neighborhood safe for the power elite, wonder no longer, for Robocop has indeed arrived in Silicon Valley (this article provided by Mr. T.M., a regular reader and article contributor here):

5-foot-tall ‘Robocops’ start patrolling Silicon Valley

Now you'll note that all this is being sold with the usual "keeping you safe" sales pitch:

“Imagine a friend that can see, hear, feel and smell that would tirelessly watch over your corporate campus or neighborhood, keep your loved ones safe and put a smile on everyone passing by,” the company says on its website.

”Imagine if we could utilize technology to make our communities stronger and safer…..together,” the firm added.
"The robots are autonomous and have been developed to function with any interference from the people, and to avoid confrontations."

Uh huh.

Earlier we're told about the sophisticated array of "sensors":

"Autonomous “Robocop”-style robots, equipped with microphones, speakers, cameras, laser scanners and sensors, have started to guard Silicon Valley.

"The security robots, called Knightscope K5 Autonomous Data Machines, were designed by a robotics company, Knightscope, located in Mountain View, California.

"The robots are programmed to notice unusual behavior and alert controllers. It also has odor and heat detectors, and can monitor pollution in carpets as well. Last but not least: with cameras, the Robocops can remember up to 300 number plates a minute, monitoring traffic."

Well, I certainly feel better (NOT!), don't you?

But then we get this bit of nonsense that rips the mask off the whole ploy:

"It works like this: someone steps in front of a robot, which stops and moves around the person while sending video to a control center. If a burglar doesn’t leave, then “the robot is looking at the video, listening for glass breakage, any loud sound that breaking in would cause. We'll get the license plate, picture of the vehicle, geotag location, and time,” says project co-founder Stacy Stephens."

Now, the nonsense here is that assumption it makes about human ingenuity, and particularly about the human ingenuity of robbers and burglars, who, the last time I checked, usually try to avoid committing crimes in front of police officers. But wait! They'll certainly wait to do so in front of your local friendly (and expensive) robocop, which is there "just to monitor."

The next step - and we can all see where this is going - are robocops fitted out with tazers, lasers of a more damaging sort, EMP pulse weapons (to stop vehicles, cause traffic jams, and so on), and even perhaps eventually to serve as surrogate process servers, guards, courtroom bailiffs, and remotely controlled stand-ins for attorneys, witnesses, and so on. Need to control a group, a riot? Send in the pre-pregrammed robots, which are programmed to profile certain types of people. It is, potentially, the ultimate in population culling technology: just add the FBI's new DNA sequencing-in-90-minutes-technology, and viola! Instant SS, without even the SS's humanity.

So this isn't about making you, your family, or neighborhood safe. It's about controlling you, and making your local power elite safe, and even more remote. And of course, it's about selling one more technology to local and state governments.

See you on the flip side...

 

25 thoughts on “THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: ROBOCOP HAS ARRIVED”

    1. Daphne, thanks for posting that, it’s a great article and a very interesting site. I’ll be spending some time there! Also on the subject, I was surprised to come across the Mormon Transhumanist Association (for the ethical use of technology and religion to improve the vitality of our world). I don’t know much about Mormonism or that they had so much interest in transhumanism or transfigurism, as it’s also called … transfigurism.org . Interesting comments on their Twitter page @transfigurism. Seems many find it complementary and are quite open to it.

      and … Thanks, Frankie, for all the scintillating gems you’ve been posting 😉 … you should collect them and publish an anthology/blog. You’d have quite a loyal following!

  1. There’s a design flaw similar to the early Dalek prototypes…. They can’t negotiate a simple step!

    So long tin can (strolling away with swag bag).

  2. Well I would assume that there might be some “good ol’ boys” in California who have some “heavy artillery”, and would not be hesitant to use these robots for target practice. One bullet through the PC board and you have one “stiff” robot.

  3. Robots patrolling on Main Street are looking for “unusual” behavior. So anything that is NOT behaving robotically is “suspect”. This, of course, is assuming crime on Main Street to be an “unusual” behavior. Whereas, conversely on Wall Street, crime is very common. It’s conducted so often its been competitively refined, occurring at ever faster & faster milliseconds-clips. The “usual suspects” are actually employing ungodly numbers of high-frequency trading bots. As Catherine Austin Fitts puts it: Crime That Pays Is Crime That stays.
    There is an interesting analogy to this subject. You might say the historian, or people’s remembrance, is a cultural working serving the people in struggle. To puzzle that sentence out we go with Mr. Peabody in the Way Back Machine to 1831 and the original “Body Snatchers”. This was the time when English farmers easily fell victims to enclosures in the first crucial phase of early capitalism, which provided the necessary proletarian workforce for the rising manufactures(think GATT and expunging millions of Mexican Farmers). So back to the people’s cry of 1831, “Damn the body snatchers”. What did it mean? It was widely believed that authorities were complicit in “burking”, the grim practice of kidnapping and suffocating people and selling their bodies to medical schools. in 1831, 500 medical students in London would have needed 3 bodies apiece for their anatomical training. The year 1831 also saw the foundation of the Metropolitan Police in London, where more than a thousand uniformed men and armed men patrolled the streets. They were hated and believed by many to be unconstitutional, in violation of the prohibition of a standing army. The taking of the land and the taking of the bodies were thus closely associated. As the horror of the streets rapidly spread, the police were widely believed to be in league w/ the surgeons and many of London’s distinguished medical colleges.
    And behind all this were the red cloth of the magistrate and the black cassock of the priest.
    My how times have changed?

    1. Great piece of info there Robert. In Benjamin Franklins London residence was recently discovered several bodies. The red and the black….hmm the two ladies at the JFK incident were in red and black. I think you solved that little bit of the ritual.

  4. This even looks like Dalaks exterminate anybody cool design. Why don’t these idiots even think just leave us plebs alone we don’t care what you rich folks do we have better things to do with ourselves JUST DON’T SCREW OUR LIVES UP BECAUSE YOUR BORED WITH YOUR LIVES.

    1. Marcos, they tried that approach the plebs got together and stormed the castles and demanded that they wanted to be screwed over. That’s why you have money too chase after with stupid forms of employment and they get to be left alone, doing what they enjoy doing. Hunting fishing and taking care of personal vendettas. This crap called society was created by plebes….its called a wookies working paradox of chasing dreams by creating misery for everyone. Its just another form of storming castles, controlled mob violence. Human robots, it has been working for thousands of years….we are all running programs. Pick a program that you agree with, and get on it. Like Robert says, read too forget.

  5. On the other side of the coin, how about people like me who couldn’t make it to the Ferguson verdict riots on account of the two-for-one dinner special at Red Lobster (I guess the owners of this restaurant chain didn’t get the Obamma justice department memo not to offer any specials that will keep people off the streets those nights). I know many people who wanted to protest the police shooting of the robber, but just couldn’t attend the mayhem because of other commitments, like a ball game on tv or a drug overdose, or just too much beer while watching Dr. Phil that afternoon. And many were kept away from the riots simply because of the frigid weather. Even with burning cars and buildings, it was still too darn cold to protest. (It is hard to rampage when your hands are cold. It is very difficult to smash things). So, bring in a personal robot that one can program themselves and voila! you now have a protest robot to fill in for you. You can still do your part in venting your rage at the “man” but you can do it from the comfort of your living room. And imagine a personal robot equipped with a camera beaming real time video of the action right to your living room television! All the rage with out the danger! (potential marketing slogan?) And who wouldn’t love to see robocops and ghetto robots slugging it out on the burning streets. Imagine if you could even control your robot remotely like a video game? Not only could you attack cops, robocops, and neighborhood merchants, you could even have your robot attack those “uppity” folks in the suburbs… and maybe even bring home some plunder while they are at it. And the best thing is: if your personal robot gets damaged in the riot, you can almost guarantee the federal government will reimburse you!

    The only problem with this scenario is that within a generation, it is a certainty that the robots will turn into morons. This is a fact of life living in America. You live here, you just get stupid. Even artificial intelligence will not be immune to this social curse. (Some believe Alexander Hamilton requested this for his bankster bosses and so it was added into a secret constitution that the government now uses). Moreover, it is a certainty that the personal robots will demand free mechanical and electrical servicing and lubrication and eventually even citizenship and welfare. (And you can bet there will be no shortage of robot-baiting hustlers to egg them on). It will only be a matter of time before the personal robots spend most of their time parked in front of their tv getting high on whatever it is robots will get high on, and complaining about everything, (but mostly about the lighter colored robots with better jobs and the lazy, arrogant carbon life forms that control them). Over time, the personal robots will refuse to do any tasks whatsoever including rioting, and may even force their outgunned human owners to riot for them. Imagine a world where a bunch of slothful robots sit around all day whining (in their high pitched, ear splitting robot way) and the rest of us have to work to support them? Unimaginable!

    As far as the robocops go, it will certainly be easy to meet the public demands for more black police officers. With a little black spray paint, the entire police force could be of color. (I wonder if the government and media encouragement of the race rioting is really intended to usher in the more neutral, color blind robocop? Problem, reaction, solution?) Yet, how long will robots be colorblind when their internal computer processors analyze crime statistics and show some ethnicities are committing more crime (for whatever reason) and therefore the robots compute that these specific ethnicities have greater chance of being a criminal? (Just the type of conundrum that might make a computer become conscious).

    I would also imagine there would be some corporate resistance to robocops as well. Dunkin’ Donuts would certainly not look too kindly on the human police force being eradicated. But knowing congress, Dunkin’ Donut’s objection would be placated by a legal provision requiring all robocops be built with a donut consuming orifice. Of course, the robocop manufacturer will demand a massive tax breaks for this costly supplement, and then there will be the trial lawyers who will pounce when the first kid gets his arm ripped off in the robot donut hole. And then Starbucks will complain, and McDonalds who will come up with stats showing more human cops ate their toxic grub. Robocops will just turn into fast food receptacles for the big corporations who own our government. And then the ADL will complain that they are no longer able to rip off the US taxpayers with those police officer training junkets where they indoctrinate local cops into viewing any one the ADL doesn’t like as an anti-semite. So then all robocops will have to get a kosher stamp, and so on and so on until the original purpose of creating a mechanical police force to terrorize the populace gets lost in a plethora of corporate and special interest corruption and the robocops become just one more giant government boondoggle that must local municipalities can’t even afford. So then China will offer to the copless, impoverished towns and cities of America human robots at a fraction of what the robocops cost.. and as many as the want with fuel included. Pretty soon every town across America will have a Chinese human robot to police them until one day you can’t turn around without a uniform wearing Chinaman poking you in the chest with a baton and telling you to get to your $1 an hour factory job building toys for Chinese kids or drones and robots for Europe, Africa and South America.

    So you see, there is absolutely nothing to worry about regarding robocops.

    1. Frankie, all the robots will be covered in pigskin and the great day of the unplugging will be programmed into there violence operating system. When this happens, with a very large woman wailing in f sharp, the champagne glass will be broke, and a new muzzled Robbie dog will be unleashed from caves programmed into its O.S. a revised edition of mien Kemp (shortened into. MK or mind kontrol ultra) by pyramid incorporated eating sour dough , smoked Solomon gold and some capers on the side. Always capers being preformed to keep the robot state buying more robots and the justice system ramped up into high octane. Waiting for the day that everyone gets it and life is boring looking at a wall being built to keep them inside.

    2. More true Hamiltonian Economics and we would not be having the problems that we are having at this time.

      Yes Hamiltonian Economics of a nation committed to internal improvements, manufacturing and the general welfare, yes through National Credit, though I prefer the Edison approach at this time, and through tariffs.

      Read Hamilton’s Report on the Manufactures, which articulated the labor theory of value, where the nation’s role was to improve the
      powers of labor through supporting native industry and diversified agriculture for internal consumption, not free trade, where the extraction of natural resources cheaply as with the slaves cotton States and the dumping of cheap products would be blocked by Tariffs.

      Those who murdered Hamilton were free traders, Tory slave trading, rum running New England families who start Skull and Bones and the same pirates of the South, this is where traitor murderer of Hamilton Aaron Burr is in league with. The ones who wanted to destroy protective Tariffs, who worked with the British in 1812.

      Aaron Burr murdered Hamilton after Hamilton exposed Burr as a traitor. Burr’s Treason involved of Being a British Agent working through the Andrew Jackson to split the west from the United States and that he was reporting to Jeremy Bentham on this.

      Aaron Burr, when he was on the run for murder of Hamilton was supported by British agent Jeremy Bentham, the sociopath Utilitarian, who is the father of not only modern ‘preventive policing’ methods, but the “Panopticon” which is what we are living in at this time.

      The robot police are the but Bentham “Auto-Icon’s”

      Ferguson was turned into a civil war strategy by Weather Underground agent Obama, with operatives like FBI asset Rev. Sharpton, the swine whose reputation was barbecue years ago, but
      who supports such racist scum….and obviously Farrafake is in
      with the burn baby burn squads of America’s color revolution, real Manson race war bullshit that the Ford Foundation sponsored
      Weather Underground was all about.

      Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered because he was pro manufacturing, and thus Hamiltonian, and by his use of and dying by principle, for King sought to join with Labor and the Peace Movement with the Civil Rights movement, which was about the Constitution, not Anarchy, but peaceful protest.

      Standing for something, not being thug stealing Blunts for blunts to be BLUNT, dumb cattle goyiom, drugged by Dope Inc. and fooled by Zionist gangster rap programmed annihilation.

      Why was Amelia Boynton Robinson the Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement, the Mother of the Voting Rights Act, the woman who took the baton on the Edward Pettis Bridge…who renounced violence, who took the path of non violence a founder of the Schiller Institute?

      What does the Schiller Institute stand for? Well it represents a living tradition for human freedom and dignity that has deep historical roots to Socrates and of the story of Jesus, as archetype and model, against oligarchy, empire and feudalism.

      Bruce Marshall

    1. Lol def agree there. Both programs are potentially deadly and result in unintelligent automatons. The release of mark 2 r2d2 comes at a coincidently interesting time with all the protests occurring all over the country. I have a feeling they are more widespread than is being reported. I don’t agree with the growing violence but it’s to be expected. It’s not just one particular race of people that want justice and change for this country. A majority of the population wants it, but most are too afraid to stick their necks out. In my opinion the worst part being, that no one is ever surprised when big brother rolls in and brutally lays down the law. I have a feeling some of the cops being told to do just that are starting to refuse either because they don’t agree with their orders or are afraid for their own safety. No problem they’ll send in robocop. I think it’s safe to assume that they are already equipped to disperse crowds. The “really really loud alarms” are probably something similar to the less than lethal sonic weapons developed for the military that result in uncontrollable vomiting or a fairly painful electric shock like sensation. Coincidently these weapons were originally designed for crowd dispersal. Stay tuned for the release of mark 3 r2 equipped with tear gas, pathogen dispersal mechanisms, bean bag guns, real guns, tazers, lasers, masers, spinning saw blades to lope off peoples feet, oh and last but not least tactical nukes to self destruct when it’s “life” is in danger. Then when these things go widespread they have the potential to get hacked or we are told that they were hacked, the result being the death of innocent people.

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