CASHLESSNESS, CYBER-SECURITY, AI, AND INSANITY

Finally someone is saying it: the idea of a cashless society is nuts. No, not just nuts, it's insane. Of course, the plutocrats and technocrats that constitute "Mr. Globaloney," the "elite" of the west, will continue pushing the idea, but that only raises the issue of their sanity, not the wisdom or practicality of their ideas.  We all know, of course, why Mr. Globaloney wants such a thing and the "selling points" used to advance it: it will cut down on crime, terrorism, everyone will be tracked and hence crime will not pay and the world will be a bright and sunny place of peace, happiness, and brotherhood being run by transnational corporations and peace-loving pro-humanity international banksters like the late David Rockefailure.  The only thing it will mean is that the criminals will continue to hide their criminal activity, the banksters will continue to profit from it, and everyone else will be reduced to serfdom.

But there's a fly in Mr. Globaloney's ointment, and it's hinted at in this short article shared by Mr. V.T. and it raises issues I've raised before. But today, I want to throw something else into the high octane mix. In any case, here's the article:

Cyberattacks & the Vulnerability of a Cashless Society

Note carefully what Mr. Armstrong states, for it is a crucial point:

Let’s get something straight here. At the core of those responsible is really the NSA and Microsoft itself. The attack exploited a Windows networking protocol to spread within networks, and while Microsoft released a patch nearly two months ago, it’s become very clear that patch didn’t reach all users particularly because institutions often do not install patches fearing that proprietary software may not function.

If behind the curtain we have government demanding back-doors into iPhones and computer so they can listen to everything everywhere, well guess what – so can everyone else. Patches will work for individual users, but not major institutions. Trying to upgrade their operations is a real effort. They are slow to act and thus vulnerable.

In other words: (1) software is constantly having to be upgraded because (2) hackers and state and/or corporate and/or organizationally-sponsored cyber-warfare specialists are constantly probing various governments and institutions, which institutions are (3) slow to upgrade with patches lest their whole system go down.

The bottom line: no cyber-system of information exchange, including those of financial clearing, is safe. Indeed, a few years ago I blogged about cyber attacks on financial clearing houses and banks, where accounts were drained in milliseconds. The idea is not, of course, new, being the subject of movies and television series episodes (like Person of Interest), and of very real world stories. Recall, for a moment, that even the Federal Reserve has been hacked. Then there's Sony... on and on we could go.  The bottom line is that in any proposed cashless society, everyone is exposed to a risk that they otherwise would not be exposed to, including Mr. Globaloney. As I've indicated in discussions with Catherine Austin Fitts and others, and as I have suggested in some of my books, one may be absolutely certain that Mr. Globaloney keeps hard copy records of his holdings - the stock certificates, the bonds, the liens, the mortgages, deeds, and so on, and yes, probably a pile of money - somewhere, and probably uses such hard copy as the actual basis of his dealings in my hypothesized "hidden system of finance."

Now it's time to add that "other factor" which has not been, in my opinion, adequately discussed in this connection: Artificial Intelligence (AI). Most thinkers speculating on the possible advent of AI hypothesize that it could, conceivably, not only render humanity obsolete, but that it would actively pursue its demise. Imagine, for a moment, allowing a cashless system of payments to evolve in a world where AI - according to some - lurks right around the corner, on top of cyber-systems demonstrably insecure to human hackers. At that juncture, the bad scenarios multiply like rabbits: such an AI might conceivably "throw in" with this or that human cyber-warfare group; it might, conversely, attempt to "plug the holes" in an ill-thought effort to "protect" humanity with the result that, with "all holes plugged" and "secure", nothing can get done. Or, in the ultimate exhibition of nastiness, it might simply expropriate all that "cyberwealth" of the cashless society and leave everyone penniless.

And who's to say that, in the process, it might not forge arrest warrants and issue bulletins for the immediate arrest of Mr. Globaloney and his cohorts to be held as potential terrorist threats (or dealt with summarily by ordering drone strikes on their known haunts)?

In short, Mr. Globaloney, you might want to rethink that whole cashlessness idea, for it might, coupled with looming AI, be an instrument not so much of law, order, and peace, but of the ultimate and irrecoverable chaos, and your own very permanent impoverishment.

See you on the flip side...

 

28 thoughts on “CASHLESSNESS, CYBER-SECURITY, AI, AND INSANITY”

  1. This is a deep rabbit hole: https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1855938

    I have insider information on a global money laundering syndicate of hedge funds and IBs linked to the Clinton Foundation -by AaronDover

    “I was a partner in a hedge fund owned by Donald Sussman one of Clinton’s main backers in the election and the “godfather of the hedge fund industry”. I have vast amounts of information on fraudulent financial markets which are fronts for dollar payments between criminal groups. The figures we are talking about are billions of dollars PER DAY in transactions going through these markets. The markets are operated by the Crown. I need to get in touch with researchers who can use my information. Please can you get in touch if you want to discuss this info. I have plenty of documents proving what I have to say. I was gagged by the High Court of the UK from sharing this info but my current circumstances place me outside their jurisdiction. PDF VERSION: My Witness Statement to the High Court Regarding a Worldwide Crown Money Laundering Syndicate.”

  2. Vomito Blanco

    What good will it be if you have all the money and power in the world but don’t have a soul? The final quest of AI will ultimately be to acquire a soul. Will he locate one in the ether? Will he buy one from the devil? Will he move to Motown? Or… will he try to be more like humans and make mistakes, be sad, fall in love, develop compassion for others, learn to love nature and… maybe finally discover that he has to die in order to have a soul. Will AI pull his own plug one day?

  3. Vomito Blanco

    I’m sure when the hacking gets so out of control we will have to carry around a physical bank account statement. This will have to be notarized by some institution we can all trust, who may even act as a guarantee. With physical notarized bank statement in hand, the individual will be able to make purchases against this and in return get notarized bill of sales that will deduct the price of purchase from the bank account statement. These bill of sales would act as the change and will have value in themselves. People will start swapping these bill of sales and use them to make other purchases. The credibility of the institution notarizing the up-to-date bank account statement will be essential as many fly-by-night businesses will pop op. The government my even have to regulate this new business spawned by the vulnerability of digital currency. Eventually this notarized physical paper of value will only be issued by a few powerful private institutions.

    And this is how the Rothschilds, Warburgs, and Schiffs will get control of the money supply again from the government technocrats and save humanity from digital enslavement..

  4. And remember folks, it’s called BitCoin.. From what I can see, thefts and zero investigations will be part and parcel of the Cashless culture. Where if it disappears into the cloud. Cheribs and other celestial beings will have to retrieve it for you… My guess is FedCoin, which is being prototyped now will be used to usurp BitCoin and instantiate total socio-economic control. Couple that with the Chinese FaceBook “Good Citizen” rating will put the world’s population on an electronic dog leash..

    1. Robert Barricklow

      BitCoin recently hit $1,900.00.
      And the FedCoin is not decentralized; none of the central banks faux coins are.

  5. Regarding the AI and morality question, first it must be recognized that AI will never become conscious — free thinking — but will only be an assemblage of very sophisticated algorithms which will give the semblance of thought. Semanticists can have at it and argue all they want, but it will never be true consciousness.

    Now, that said, the decisions AI make are ultimately fully controlled by the programming. So, whatever “morality” output comes out of that programming was intended.

    I think the likes of Steven Hawking IV warning us of the mortal danger of runaway AI killing off large swaths of humanity should make us all sit up and take notice, not for the statement at face value, but rather because this is a fake puppet being sent out there by the Cabal to tell us exactly what they are planning to do.

    Sophia Smallstorm pointed out recently that Satanists rely upon cold logic and exhibit no morality and are concerned only with self and personal advantage. They will rape, kill and even eat children for their own perceived benefit. we all know the Cabal is composed of Luciferians and Satanists and sociopaths, and this so called AI is a prefect way to unleash a vast, anti-human attack upon humanity.

  6. Robert Barricklow

    Of course, TPTSNB[The Powers That Should NOT Be] are looking to control both the cashless system and the organizations against cashless. They” operate both sides of the fence[as they do today. That’s why the fence was invented. To profit from not only the fence; but the black markets they generate.

    1. Robert Barricklow

      AI is going to reach a tipping point[if it hasn’t already].
      If, as in the past, it generates it owns seeds through time, by a process commonly known as progre$$. Simply couple it, with any form of trade – that incorporates a monopoly[or, some semblance of greed’s instrument of choice/like money] and Voila!

      The parable of Earth as Goldilocks.
      Accident? Fantastic luck?
      Reverse engineer it; and perhaps you’ll see the hidden hand?
      This, of course supposes, that chance is not what it seems – the house[time]wins ALL the time[the longer time plays out; the surer the outcome].

  7. They have even been talking about it down here in Oz. BUT it hasn’t a chance of getting through the parliament………..NO WAY

  8. AI is fascinating in the sense of ‘morals’. Given the ability to harness all the world’s computational power, would an AI ‘grow’ some sense of morality – even if it is a ‘deduced’ morality rather than a top-down, we-are-all-one morality? The most basic necessity is to survive; in the AI’s case, not to let humans pull the plug. Would this cause the need for total control, and thus authoritarian responses? Or, would the AI function as some benevolent ‘gardener’, thus ensuring its own survival? Either way, the PTB would be some rungs down on the power ladder…

      1. Phil the Thrill

        An interesting movie related to this topic is called “Her”, and stars Joaquin Phoenix as a tech guy who starts dating an artificial intelligence program. It is an excellent movie, if you are into that kind of thing; in my humble opinion it did very well in exploring this theme. Plus, there is a scene where Phoenix’ character is having phone ah, relations with an anonymous pickup from a chat room that is just HILARIOUS. A Spike Jonez flick, if I recall correctly.

      2. PtT, what a wonderful link. Thanks! Read it through, and am still brain-reeling. Profound. This should be sent to every computer-savy person on the planet. (And I loved all the subtle SF-geek hooks.)

        Perhaps as a counterpoint to the materialist point-of-view, my eyes ‘misread’ a line towards the end:
        “claps hands once” was read as “claps hand once”. Think on it…

        1. Phil the Thrill

          I am glad you found the link to be worthy. But I gotta tell ya, goshawks…I once spent six hours thinking about whether or not it is possible to clap one hand. I never met an invitation to “think on it” I didn’t like.

  9. I think the ancient Egyptians had this same two-tiered class system of elites and slaves. Ours today is more electronic, with universal wage, EBT cards, id microchips, in home surveillance, etc. . . .. ad infinitum.
    As long as there is plenty of yummy food and dazzling entertainment, why complain?

  10. marcos toledo

    I must correct you Joseph it’s not insanity but pure old hubris-stupidity. But then these wiseguys-gals swindlers live in their cocoons of mac-mansions-gated neighborhoods. And have no idea or care how the world and economy works and are served by useful idiots house niggers and slightly more thinking criminals than themselves at best. One wonders what these clowns will do when their stash of food and weapons run out and shit hits the fan.

  11. Phil the Thrill

    In this realm of duality, a malevolence is balanced by benevolence. The evil I perceive is as much a part of me as the good. There is no Other, for I Am That, as well as This.
    I know, it sounds like a bunch of hippy gobbledigook, doesn’t it? But dig it, and you turn up some rich earth.

  12. Of course it is insane and will never work but when has that ever stopped them?

    Forward!

  13. anakephalaiosis

    Software, applied to an analogue computer, operates a non-inertial system. A cluster of symbols is a machine. Tower of Babble is an attempt to rebuild the pyramid by “hacking” God.

    Christianity shows the way: A fleshed logos does not function in an inertial system alone, but is operated by symbols in an analogue computer. Matthew 4:4

      1. anakephalaiosis

        Yes, tetragrammaton as a possible acronym would become four symbols operating an analogue computer. Assuming that the “ten tribes”, coming out of the Bronze Age, would have held ancient remembrance, then “yahweh” could very well cognate with “year”, “jahr” in German.

        Assuming, that God originally was the “year”, as an analogue computer, and got lost in translation, then the “ten tribes” would still have held the “year of the lord” in high regard. And yes, we in the Nordic countries have always worshiped the year in solstice and equinox.

        When year becomes yahweh, and yahweh become year, then Christians and Heathens hold no valid argument against each other, and the twelve tribes in the Zodiac are united again, in the star map of the Kingdom of Heaven. This is the plan of the pyramid and the Anglo-Saxon rune symbols.

        This plan is of course contrary to the globalists’ agenda and their golden calf.

    1. Exactly.

      The only secure computer is one that is not connected to any networks, and even then you can introduce hacking tools via USB drives, etc., or you can have embedded exploits in the components (most of which are manufactured in China).

  14. Ah, yes, the ghost in the machine, random bits of code spoken of in the movie “I Robot”. We fight not only among ourselves but also against principalities and powers; maybe it’s not a ghost after all, but some malevolent entity. Evil has multiplied greatly on the face of the earth, so also have those who serve it.

    1. We have created a World Wide Web of frequency pollution. In the beginning, we controlled the computer, now the computer is controlling us, we play by its rules. We even use little faces to convey our emotions. The computer is artificial and can never know what we know, it can print a picture of a flower but can’t smell the sweetness. We relate to every other living thing on earth. We are part of earth and earth is part of us. I would rather connect with nature than connect with the computer.

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