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Are Computers Going to Be Our Downfall?

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There is no more privacy. Everything about you is stored somewhere in data files with string tied around the folders to protect them. Data breaches at major companies are becoming commonplace with news that virtually everyone’s personal data has ended up on the ‘dark web’ where it is for sale at a reasonable price.

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Putin says that whoever reaches a breakthrough in developing artificial intelligence will come to dominate the world. Development of killer robots may be just over the horizon. Computer scientists are working overtime pushing the development of AI to the point of getting computers to think for themselves. Somehow those two statements, when taken together, definitely do not give me a warm fuzzy feeling.

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Everywhere you go you see people staring at their digital device, often to their detriment as they walk in front of buses or fall into open holes. In restaurants people persistently consult their I-Phone as they eat, ignoring their surroundings and dinner partner. Driving while texting can be a very life changing experience.

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Our children play video games for hours at a time, refusing to engage in outdoor physical activity and explore the real world, but instead engage in fantasy and make believe in a virtual world where when you get killed you can start over again.

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Siren songs of FaceBook and Twitter keep people engaged in frivolous discussions, delving into deep subjects such as what they are cooking for dinner and what they watched on TV the previous evening. How many pictures of little Johnny growing up can you fit in the family album and how much private information posted to your page will be enough? Real life; family reunions, club memberships, face to face visits with friends all take a back burner to the call of the tweety birds and the book of faces.

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Fake news has overwhelmed the open nature of the internet. Major news organizations concoct news stories that advance their agenda cut from the variegated cloth of the internet. Investigation of the veracity of the news takes a distant second place to the importance of breaking the news first. You can now search the internet and discover supporting information to practically any viewpoint you decide to take.

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Computers bring access to a world of information and we use it to view pornography. Computers make us more efficient workers and companies take the increased profits to enrich themselves instead of sharing it with the people. Computers allow mathematical calculations, previously impossible to calculate, to model huge datasets and we start another scam tax based on weather modeling. We use their vast power to model larger, more efficient, nuclear weapons.

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So what’s to do? We cannot put the genie back in the bottle, our civilization requires computers to survive. If we legislate research into artificial intelligence our adversaries will overwhelm us. Pass laws? Make rules? We’ve been there and done that. It will come to no good, I tell ya, we’re DOOMED. I’m glad I’m gonna be around to see how this all turns out.

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My grand-ma went from covered wagons to a man on the moon. I have went from a man on the moon to parasitic-fleas. If you are like me then scratch, scratch, scratch.....but not me..hahaa ur self....

shit now I know how my dog feels and thinks.
 

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The downfall of the human race ? Humans .

We love to embrace pleasing lies over unpleasant truths
We love to create groups- cliques of people who have similar beliefs to smother others of opposing beliefs
We love to have acquaintances that " kiss our ass"
We love to have a easier lifestyle, even if it means hurting/enslaving others.

Americas current culture is one of spreading narcissism using social media venues , iPhone selfies , obesity , lifelong dependency upon pharmaceutical drugs,
and the inability of individual thought and rationalizations. We would rather have corrupt and deceptive entities do the thinking for us and embrace that instead of using our brain cells to think deeper. As parents we start our children off on the wrong foot . We feed them the shittiest processed sugary foods to ensure their metabolisms are fked up right from the start. We neglect to teach them truths about money management , TPTB , relationships, self sufficiency and instead think its more important to buy them the newest $500 iPhone . You cannot repair a culture unless you repair what you teach your children and since we depend on corrupt education systems to teach our children, its doubly destructive.

In the end, the human is just another animal on earth. Might = right still applies, unfortunately.

The current system we live in, is dependent upon us to
procreate
accumulate
earn/spend money-consumerism
continue to accept the lies we are told.

I actually think that humans in general were meant to be enslaved, because if we had true independence, it may cripple us even more . Many humans cannot deal with complete independence. Their idle minds turn destructive and they end up being addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling strip clubs , infidelity , etc . and it just destroys them worse.

Evil is never completely defeated or taken out of power. It is always there to fill any void/vacuum of power .
 
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I'm waiting for society to get to the point where humans don't have to think or know how to do anything, and then the masters build their hideout in space and emp the planet.
 

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The downfall of the human race ? Humans .

We love to embrace pleasing lies over unpleasant truths
We love to create groups- cliques of people who have similar beliefs to smother others of opposing beliefs
We love to have acquaintances that " kiss our ass"
We love to have a easier lifestyle, even if it means hurting/enslaving others.

Americas current culture is one of spreading narcissism using social media venues , iPhone selfies , obesity , lifelong dependency upon pharmaceutical drugs,
and the inability of individual thought and rationalizations. We would rather have corrupt and deceptive entities do the thinking for us and embrace that instead of using our brain cells to think deeper. As parents we start our children off on the wrong foot . We feed them the shittiest processed sugary foods to ensure their metabolisms are fked up right from the start. We neglect to teach them truths about money management , TPTB , relationships, self sufficiency and instead think its more important to buy them the newest $500 iPhone . You cannot repair a culture unless you repair what you teach your children and since we depend on corrupt education systems to teach our children, its doubly destructive.

In the end, the human is just another animal on earth. Might = right still applies, unfortunately.

The current system we live in, is dependent upon us to
procreate
accumulate
earn/spend money-consumerism
continue to accept the lies we are told.

I actually think that humans in general were meant to be enslaved, because if we had true independence, it may cripple us even more . Many humans cannot deal with complete independence. Their idle minds turn destructive and they end up being addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling strip clubs , infidelity , etc . and it just destroys them worse.

Evil is never completely defeated or taken out of power. It is always there to fill any void/vacuum of power .
I think I understand all your posts now...very sad, really. I'll pray for you.
 

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I'm waiting for society to get to the point where humans don't have to think or know how to do anything, and then the masters build their hideout in space and emp the planet.
Read some Dan Simmons.
 

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I think I understand all your posts now...very sad, really. I'll pray for you.
All my posts ? You mean like the thread I made about building a electric bike, or the one about pawpaw trees ?

Ill pray for you, to be more accurate with your future posts.

ILL LET YA KNOW IF YOUR PRAYERS AMOUNT TO ANYTHING.
 

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So, the unibomber was right in his theory.
 

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So, the unibomber was right in his theory.
Ive never read his full manifesto , but seen snippets of it.
I would just make a 1 sentence synopsis of , technology that keeps increasing in the hand of humans who continue to have less common sense, less insights and less humanity, may be a recipe for disaster.

We may get to see if there's a catastrophic consequence ahead. We could easily use many negative examples in todays world, as far as having computers and identity theft becoming a mega problem , social media that spreads narcissism , lies and technology that allows TPTB to monitor our every move, word or thought.
 

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Are computers going to be our downfall?

NO!

Computers were NEVER the problem. As always it IS the government who is at fault. Who demanded your data? Who threatened internet service providers if they would not provide your data to the government? Anybody remember why Ed Snowden is a man without a country? Where was he working? For whom was he working? Anybody remember the CALEA or USAPATRIOT Acts? Do you REALLY think it was just hackers who claimed your data?


And just how much internet security do YOU practice? Are you filing your taxes online? Ever put your social security number on your computer? Do you use encryption? Did you join facebook/twitter/pin-it or any other social media site? Are you aware of https? Do you understand ssl? Do you have a paypal account?

Yes! Absolutely EVERYTHING has been done to TAKE your personal data by government AND corporations. The government sells it to corporations and corporation sell and otherwise provide to government. Youtube ad revenues ring a bell? How do you think farcebook's CEO, Mark Suckerpig, got so rich? Personal data baby, personal data.

The governments of the US and American corporations need, even demand to be eliminated for YOUR security, your health, your well-being as well as mine.
 

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The two-edged technological sword cuts both ways.

For me, the computer is a tool, and for my work in technology, it is my primary tool after the one inside my cranium.

The problem, IMO, is that too many people rely on the external device instead of their own brain, along with all of the other sensory mechanisms within the human frame.

The human body is a super-computer.