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THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: SUPERCOMPUTERS AND THE RESURRECTION OF ...

One of the scenarios that I have suggested here, and that the subscribing members of this website and I have often discussed in our members' vidchats, is the possibility that supercomputers, plus the requisite forecasting and predictive programs, might be able to run scenarios that "game" the world situation, financial markets, or whatever its programmers decided. I have even wondered if perhaps the irrationality and insanity of western leaders, and the apparent (and in my opinion), irrational character of some of their actions might be because they are being "advised", not by human advisors, but rather, by the results of such computer-driven predictive programs. "Yes, Mr. President, WHOPPER (World Holistic Operational Polyvariable Processing Equipment and Reactor) thinks you should show restraint, and nuke Mr. Putin. Not Russia, just Mr. Putin personally."

Well, something like that.

And sometimes I'm rather taken aback that these types of bizarre and high octane speculations that we specialize in here at this website seem either to find quick corroboration (of a loose sort), or at least a suggestive indicator that something like this might actually be going on. I still remain suspicious, for example, that the 2010 "flash crash" might have been an event that gave us a glimpse at such possibilities. Well, Mr. V.T., a regular reader here, caught this story, and shared it, and I think you will see the importance and implications:

Psychic Supercomputers? US Intelligence Seeks Tech to Predict Cyber Attacks

Now I hope what grabbed me in this article grabbed you:

"Now imagine using the same idea to foresee the next cyberattack.

"The US government is hoping to develop a computer which would do just that. The intelligence community is opening a contest to software engineers to see who can develop the technology.

Known as the Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment, or CAUSE, the project was conceived by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)  as a four-year race to develop the software. Whoever does so first will receive an as-yet undetermined financial prize.

And then, a little later on, these revealing words:
"The idea is to analyze data that floats in the social media sphere, as well as other sources in the deep web, to detect a broader pattern.

“If you were able to look at every single Facebook post and you processed everything and ran it through some filter, through the conversations and the little day-to-day things people do, you could actually 'start to see larger patterns and you could imagine that is a ton of data,' David Burke, research lead for machine learning at computer science research firm Galois, told Nextgov. 'You would need some sort of big data technology that you’d have to bring to bear to be able to digest all that.'"(Emphasis added)

Now, note first that this is a brainchild of DARPA's counterpart in the intelligence agency/spook community, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, or IARPA. (Here, we call it the Infernally Apocalyptic Research Projects Agency). But the thesis behind the project itself is what interests me, namely, the idea that by vacuuming data of a very minute sort - human posts on social media, emails, telephone calls, purchasing habits, and so on - would first yield a pattern and, over time, yield patterns of patterns that would allow a super computer to predict certain specific types of behavior by a certain narrow selection of the human population, in this case, hackers.  The capability and data processing architecture implied by such a project could conceivably be applied to any number of other problems, such as the problem that daunted the 1980s advocated of Reagan's "Strategic Defense Initiative": how to track thousands of independently moving warheads, determine which ones were the bogeys, and target the rest.

One can imagine expanding the scope of this architecture, not simply to look for data indications of immanent cyber attack, but of other specific types of behavior: will people want to buy more houses this year than cars? And if so, what kind of houses or cars? Imagine incorporating into this a detailed study of planetary positions and human bevahior: one might recover the actual scientific basis to astrology, and not only that, but flesh it out much more specifically. After all, old Egyptian and Babylonian astrological texts inform us that they were compiled and based upon observations over thousands of years. In other words, someone way back when may have had they own supercomputers running similar "world predictive" programs.

And what might be the key to such an architecture?

In Bablyon's Banksters I pointed out that one of the key events in the development of modern market analysis and activity was the entry of physicists into finance, and the whole development of "econophysics,"  as physicists familiar with quantum mechanics began to apply their mathematical models to economics: one particle's behavior may be completely random and unpredictable, but a whole aggregate of a certain type of particle is something different again, and is predictable. In this respect, it is interesting to me that ancient astrology was far more concerned with making predictions about "the King" than about the individual, that is, in making predictions about the civilization over which he ruled, rather than making predictions about his individual subjects. This is still the basis of astrological practice, but imagine a computer database such as we are talking about. This could confirm, or deny, or perhaps modify, the tenets of astrology.

Would they tell us? Probably, yes. But would they reveal the details? Not a chance. Remember, the court astrologer was often one of the most highly placed advisors in such courts, and his predictions and methods were not merely "arcane." They were arcane because they were secret.

And something tells me, that if they're talking about this publicly now, they've been doing it secretly for a long time. After all, PROMIS held out that promise.

See you on the flip side...

 

17 thoughts on “ THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: SUPERCOMPUTERS AND THE RESURRECTION OF ...”

  1. No better super computer than the brain and lots of empty storage space to reboot (pun sorry) but when people talk about old star gazers they call them by some name or other and miss the point of understanding like with the Mayan calendar it was not the end of time and now forgotten as what they expected did not happen. It was all about precession taken over thousands of years with the so called winter solar low point marking the place where the star Sol lined up once again with the center of the galaxy and the wave vibration effect or wobble experienced after from the horizon crossing plane the 5th of May in old Mayan ‘MuktuWah’ but guess that point was lost in translation with only 5 codex remaining and no one paying attention no matter but pure genius none the less. People have always looked up and know the truth as it was always know a question of know your place is vital to which direction ones take from that point onwards.

    Glad people also read P.K.Dick brilliant far seer and not necessary fiction but seeing what is all around just by looking at the stars and working out where we are right. Now did he make things up or heard the signal from the radio from Albemuth and wrote it down who can say like blade runner and Omega Doom interesting.

    When it comes to the fixing of the financial system the answer has been know of the how and why and it was just a brain not a supercomputer machine that worked it out but the hubirus of the elites that thought they knew what was best for them not everyone else and all the puppets and gamers who play at being stupid oops sorry they call it superior ego but still a Fact as i know.

    Ok astrology, reading tarot card and the signs of omens and portents are once again under the heading of ‘guessology’ no longer fact as once they were when people understood such things as everyday reality when looking at the bigger picture the movement of the stars and know our place in them something else entirely. Basics human say 80% water influenced by the moon working on the bdy as the moon makes the tides rise and fall twice a day known start right.

    After that which house this or that planet is in your house on the chart and what that means is fanciful guess work based on ideas that were guess work and misguided to start with. They could no longer get the full understanding of careful observation of stars which was Astronomy and gravitational forces, remember gravity has been around a long time before a mythical apple hit sir Isac on the head which it did not by the way but people liked the visual image of the story, they got the two mixed up simple lack of patience as each age takes 2,650 years so for all 12 zodiac signs to pass around one complete precession or the great wheel year to the Mayans star gazers, we are talking about 31,800 years like with the Mayan working out when Sol would be back in line with the center of the galaxy way over their heads these so called Astrology people side show stuff and not as good example of the facts.

    Well if it come under the predictions programs of supercomputers then will never come to pass or be a reality then as random actions and chaos are by there very nature unpredictable and if this is what the elite have been using all these years it makes perfect sense that they have no concept of cause and effect as they know not how to interpret human behavior they may think they do and that is why they make the choice after what ever the machine brain says the over write is made by them and GI GO as i read earlier Garbage In Garbage Out well said.

    1. The “Real” astrology is about the “portals”. There are points in space/time[dimensions] that are conducive to energies/quantum fluctuations[a known/unknown].

      “They” want to “control” the “History/Culture” with information inputs[like google’s ministry of truth & color revolutions through controlled social media/news.

      I remember reading a review[good Dick] on “Flow My Tears The Policeman Said”. I liked her sense of humor in the review & read it. It is my favorite PKD.

  2. I for one, do not “believe” in this “soothsaying business.
    [it is a business].

    It boils down to fate/destiny.

    “The free man… believes in destiny and believes that it has need of him.” Martin Buber

    Fate suggests submission to the circumstances of life; destiny suggests active engagement. The former implies some all powerful force or figure to whose will we must submit. The latter implies that each of us is a manifestation of one of the infinite aspects of creation, whose fullest expression; perhaps depends in some small but necessary way on our day-to-day, moment-to-moment decisions.

  3. Maybe you have had an opportunity to see “Person of Interest”, a TV show about a man who invented a supercomputer that watches and analyzes everything and comes up with a number for a human being that is involved in crime or being attacked by criminal acts and interferes in the outcome to “save” the human being from himself, other humans, criminal enterprises, etc. The “machine” is considered female by some of its proponents. In addition, there is another group with distinctly more sinister plans that has its own machine. Now, are we talking “Blade Runner” or “Rise of the Machines”. I do agree that this technology of “seeing” the future is already in place. Maybe someone will sell us the software in the near future, and we can all “engage” in weeing the future. What “they” do not want you to know is that you already have these psychic powers and that we have only forgotten how to use them. Just sayin….

  4. What do you get when you combine Google, DNA, biosociology, quantum supercomputers and nanotechnology? control at that very level

  5. When have the high and mighty not used astrology and other divination practices. Chinese oracle bones reading the entrails of sacrificed animals all these have been used to end run the throw of the dice. Web Bot latest device to predict the future and control the present and stay in power. None of this really work in the long run unless the crash and burn were plan from the beginning to what ghastly end of these fiends.

  6. The difference between “predicting” and “directing” events may be less than it apparently seems.
    This is shown in old-fashioned divination practices like Tarot where there is a complex relationship between the inquirer, diviner and the divination tools (even if the inquirer/diviner is the same indivual). While this rapport can of course be seen from a reductively “psychological suggestion” viewpoint, the fact remains that a process takes place which might have an effect on real life choices. But nowadays you can get a book or even lessons about a variety of sometimes highly complex techniques such a I-Ching Astrology. So you have to be badly uninformed (as alas many people still are) about the possible manipulative/self-deceptive aspects.
    These “predictive supercomputers” and their programming are developed and managed by an elite “priesthood” whose exact identity, agendas, controllers and users are not clearly known. The effects on real life of the probable secret addiction to digital “scenario forecasting”, with its “scientific” aura, may be much more harmful than astrology was in ancient societies, where analogical reasoning was the rule; while today’s oligarchs seem to be losing any sort of reasoning capacity.

  7. I too believe that Clif High of Web Bot fame, should sue.. However, it appears they may trying to take it to another level via other escoteric / arcarne knowledge. History does indeed rhyme. Where we may be seeing the return of the priest / scientist class a la Egypt / Atlantis..

  8. Infernally[HA!]

    Garbage in; Garbage out.

    Ironically it was Administrators “gamimg”[literally computer games that improved admin skills to “acquire” more: money, decision making power away from the faculty, and priced parking spaces] the university’s professors that brought this concept/tool to the forefront.

    The “flash crash” was a “gaming” card played by the financiers to game a political agenda. You know, the bankster holding a gun to his head saying GIVE ME! or I’ll suicide myself[take down the banking system].

    In a Star Trek episode they visited a planet where warfare was “civilized” by having their respective sides fight it out between computers. Then the “results” were tabulated and the “suicideds” were conducted “humanly” on both sides, and the “winners” then divided the spoils of “war”.

    Again, talk about garbage.
    Social Media? As an input of determining…?
    Amusing ourselves to death?

    Once I deeply imagined the “gods”[you know the highest form of “civilized energy] creating universes, for the sole[soul] purpose, as casinos of chance.
    Amusing themselves to…?

  9. Uh, didn’t Clif High already do this? He developed his software to send “spiders” out to pick up random phrases that people were using in articles, etc., with the goal of using it in financial markets. The premise being that people are subconsciously psychic, telepathic, and time is not what we think it is. And that when a lot of people subconsciously use words (like “tsunami” for example) right before a tsunami, that is people picking up on a probable future event.

    Then 9/11 came and he realized that his program had predicted it. He quit doing financial applications and started looking a world-event implications.

    I am sure I am mangling the story, but, yes, this kind of work has been going on for a while now…

    1. It’s my belief that certain supernatural abilities are awakening in humanity and this might be an attempt to study, obtain, or manipulate said abilities unique to the human soul. The web bot might have caught the first whiff of these abilities coming to fruition. What if the PTB are essentially machine-like (well we all know that, but I’m talking in a more literal sense) or already merged with GRIN technologies, allowing them to install software “into” themselves? It’s possible they’ve realized the implications of the metaphor and are therefore trying to become “more human” or rather they are attempting to prevent/co-opt the rest of the population from becoming “more human”. If homo sapiens sapiens was the product of technological manipulation it’s my opinion that we would of started out farther removed from the divine source, progressing towards that source over time as a result of the macro processes of creation (ie the universe).

      1. This was a theme that Phillip K Dick wrote about.
        He wasn’t afraid that robots would become more manlike; but that man would become androids.

        In a sci-fi program a star ship explores a new quadrant in space and soon an AI presence manifests itself in an I-pod type devices[this was way before I-pods]. Soon the crew, one by one, became fixated to this hand-held devices. Data[the popular android] is the only member of the crew immune because of his stellar encryption programs[can’t be breached]. He has to engineer “time-travel” to a point before the “contact”; insert an anti-virus into the ships computer; and pretend nothing has transpired[all past evidence is wiped clean].

        1. I actually just started reading Phillip K Dick a few weeks ago. Mind blowing stuff, it’s awesome. Started with the V.A.L.I.S. trilogy after watching Radio Free Albemuth on Netflix. If one combines the fiction of Phillip K Dick with the non fiction of Jospeh P. Farrell, they’ll receive a metaphortastic PkDJpF pink bolt to the head.

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