THE CIA, SATELLITES, AND AI
Remember the mysterious death of of Dr. Molly McAuley recently? (see
Well, Ms. M.W. found this article, and I have the suspicion that it might shed some light on that sad event:
So what is going on here? I suspect, as most readers here possibly do as well, that one has to read between the lines a bit to see what is really going on. Ponder these revelations:
A CIA-linked firm has joined forces with Amazon in a bid to use “computer vision” to snoop on the Earth in unprecedented detail.
CosmiQ Works, a firm closely associated with the US intelligence agency, is working with the online retail giant and the satellite mapping firm DigitalGlobe to train algorithms to work out what’s happening on the surface of our planet.
Satellites can already capture astonishingly detailed images from up in space, but the CIA-linked project wants to go one step further and use artificial intelligence to analyse these pictures.
The real question is why the CIA would team up with Amazon in an effort to build-out a computer algorithm in conjunction with satellite imaging. And in my high octane speculation of the day, I suspect the real answer lies less in teaching computers to recognize anomalies in pictures and then to "flag" them for human analysis. The article would have us believe that that "objects" and "things" and even weather anomalies and being able to respond more quickly to "disasters" is the real goal here, in the usual method of introducing something by claiming it is "beneficial."
I suspect the real goal is something completely different, and hence one has Amazon's involvement with the project, for I suspect the real goal is to map in real time the flow of human populations, traffic, commodities, crops, and shipping, in order to form accurate real time pictures of financial and social flows, and to project from them strategic trends and movements. Couple such a computer-aided capability to spy satellite capabilities which would include radar tomography (sub-surface imaging) and one would also have a clear picture of hidden foreign infrastructures and with them, of hidden flows of goods, services, and finance.
This, of course, is a handy capability to have around if you've been running your own system of hidden finance for decades, and building enormous underground complexes for research, covert physical movement of goods and labor, and so on. Indeed, such a capability might imply that a coup of sorts is taking place against those who have, in the past, run that hidden system, i.e., the bankers involved with it, and the intelligence personnel coordinating various aspects of it. With such a system, the technocrats can literally peer into, and analyze all this activity, and ultimately wrest control of that system away from its current and past masters.
And... I also strongly suspect that if there is any reason to be suspicious of the murder of Dr. McAuley, this might be it.
See you on the flip side...
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