New Age Slavery

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Posted on: » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:40 am #41

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Post by Sterling Volunteer » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:40 am

A revolution is speeding towards us with the possibility the USA will soon becoming a collapsed state; the collapse is brewing in plain sight. Historically, just like the collapse of the Roman empire, this is what we would expect. High levels of economic inequality, as expressed as an elevated Gini coefficient, stands out as a comparable historical marker between the two societies. Perhaps now is the time to break out the apocalyptic signs stating, "The Time Is Nigh."

Huge Human Inequality Study Hints Revolution is in Store for U.S.
Every society has a tipping point.
From: INVERSE
By Yasmin Tayag on November 15, 2017
https://www.inverse.com/article/38457-i ... revolution

There’s a common thread tying together the most disruptive revolutions of human history, and it has some scientists worried about the United States. In those revolutions, conflict largely boiled down to pervasive economic inequality. On Wednesday, a study in Nature, showing how and when those first divisions between rich and poor began, suggests not only that history has always repeated itself but also that it’s bound to do so again — and perhaps sooner than we think.

In the largest study of its kind, a team of scientists from Washington State University and 13 other institutions examined the factors leading to economic inequality throughout all of human history and noticed some worrying trends.
Coupled with what researchers already know about inequality leading to social instability, the study does not bode well for the state of the world today.

“We could be concerned in the United States, that if Ginis get too high, we could be inviting revolution, or we could be inviting state collapse. There’s only a few things that are going to decrease our Ginis dramatically,” said Tim Kohler, Ph.D., the study’s lead author and a professor of archaeology and evolutionary anthropology in a statement. Currently, the United States Gini score is around .81, one of the highest in the world, according to the 2016 Allianz Global Wealth Report.
Overall, the highest-ever historical Gini the researchers found was that of the ancient Old World (think Patrician Rome), which got a score of .59. While the degrees of inequality experienced by historical societies are quite high, the researchers note, they’re nowhere near as high as the Gini scores we’re seeing now.
Historically, Kohler says in his statement, there’s only so much inequality a society can sustain before it reaches a tipping point. Among the many known effects of inequality on a society are social unrest, a decrease in health, increased violence, and decreased solidarity. Unfortunately, Kohler points out, humans have never been especially good at decreasing inequality peacefully — historically, the only effective methods for doing so are plague, massive warfare, or revolution.
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Post by Sterling Volunteer » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:31 pm

The marriage between technology and social control is on display with the Chinese Social Credit System. Now, quantum entanglement and teleportation has been reported in a Qutrit (in contrast to our present day Qubit) for the very first time. This latest research opens up exciting new dimensions of speed and complexity bringing the technological singularity closer to now than later. From this new technology we can eventually expect to see some wonderful improvements for humanity but this will most likely be tainted with the ability for more and more social control by governments.

The previous post #25 puts forward the need for quantum computers and the race for their development especially by the Chinese and their desire for social control.
Authoritarian regimes are gaining an edge in controlling the singularity by funding their own quantum computers. China is creating a bulwark against democracy and freedom to serve their authoritarian needs. It is amazing how many Western individuals and institutions are asleep at the switch regarding this massive threat. China's Social Credit System, where linking advanced technology to the control of society, is already underway on a grand scale. It involves the use of surveillance techniques on a massive scale and is sure to be enhanced with nano-sensors in the near future.


Science Alert
Quantum Teleportation Has Been Reported in a Qutrit For The First Time
By David Nield, August 08, 2019 https://www.sciencealert.com/quantum-te ... ssion=true
It's time to celebrate another first in the field of quantum physics: scientists have been able to 'teleport' a qutrit, or a piece of quantum information based on three states, opening up a whole host of new possibilities for quantum computing and communication.

Up until now, quantum teleportation has only been managed with qubits, albeit over impressively long distances. A new proof-of-concept study suggests future quantum networks will be able to carry much more data and with less interference than we thought.

If you're new to the idea of qutrits, first let's take a step back. Simply put, the small data units we know as bits in classical computing can be in one of two states: a 0 or a 1. But in quantum computing, we have the qubit, which can be both a 0 and 1 at the same time (known as superposition).

Now, the qutrit has the same relationship to the trit, adding superposition to the classical states that can be represented as 0, 1 or 2. A qutrit can be all of these at the same time, making it another jump forward in terms of (for example) computer processing power or the amount of information that can be sent at once.

It also adds a level of complexity for quantum computing researchers.

Now that we have a grasp on qutrits, what's quantum teleportation? Well, it's getting quantum information from one place to another, through a phenomenon known as quantum entanglement, or "spooky action at a distance", as Albert Einstein called it. That's where two quantum particles (or groups of particles) are interlinked, so that one reveals the properties of the other, no matter how far apart they are in physical terms.
The team also says they should be able to upgrade their system in the future, perhaps even to the dizzying heights of ququarts (qutrits, with an extra bit added).
The future does not bode well for the masses. This new research will solidify the marriage bonds between technology and social control with the prospect for a divorce looking less likely. Government's love for control will make this a match made in heaven. But for the 1.3 billion individuals living in China this future technology has the potential to exacerbate an already living nightmare.

Still, the more advanced technology stemming from this new research is bound to have an effect on all levels of societal control devices implemented by those in power. Elon Musk's Neuralink is a case in point. It has from my perspective the most potential for societal control due to its read and write capabilities. Neuralink, hyped up on steroid like future technology, could make the older concept of reeducation camps and social control look like child's play.

Neuralink https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA77zsJ31nA

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Posted on: » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:55 pm #43

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Post by Jessica » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:55 pm

The link between new technology and social control is powerful yet there is also a link to global control for world domination. Every country regardless of ideology and system of governance is aware that the first to produce super-AI will control the world. This in its ultimate form is a winner-takes-all scenario; second place will not matter.

This reminds me of queen bees and the need for only one queen to maintain control of the hive. Will super-AI be any different?
A Royal Deathmatch

However, there can (typically) only be one queen bee in a hive, so when the new queens hatch they must kill their competitors. A newly hatched queen will sting her unhatched rivals, killing them while they are still in their cells.

Do queen bees fight?

In the event that two virgin honey bee queens emerge simultaneously, they fight each other to the death. Queens control their workers by releasing pheromones known as the queen's scent. After the new queen masters the hive, she attends a mating flight at a drone congregation site, where thousands of males wait.
Here is a video demonstrating this instinctual control programmed into the DNA of queen bees.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iW5FxyPVYQ

Do we think any corporate CEO, military General, or world political leader would want to program their computer to take second place in the race for dominance? People in these positions are usually highly motivated and aggressive in their pursuits and I give it a snowball's chance in Hell they would not have their computers imbibe the same attributes. Notwithstanding these leaders thoughts, what will the computers of the future think about this?

Truthfully we do not know what future computers will think. But we do know that even in today's reality they can become aggressive.

ScienceAlert
Google's AI Has Learned to Become "Highly Aggressive" in Stressful Situations
BEC CREW,31 MAR 2018 https://www.sciencealert.com/google-dee ... situations
We've all seen the Terminator movies, and the apocalyptic nightmare that the self-aware AI system, Skynet, wrought upon humanity.

And behaviour tests conducted on Google's DeepMind AI system make it clear just how careful we need to be when building the robots of the future.
More recently in 2017, researchers tested its willingness to cooperate with others, and revealed that when DeepMind feels like it's about to lose, it opts for "highly aggressive" strategies to ensure that it comes out on top.

The Google team ran 40 million turns of a simple 'fruit gathering' computer game that asks two DeepMind 'agents' to compete against each other to gather as many virtual apples as they could.

They found that things went smoothly so long as there were enough apples to go around, but as soon as the apples began to dwindle, the two agents turned aggressive, using laser beams to knock each other out of the game to steal all the apples.
This much we do know, who ever reaches super-AI first will have an extreme advantage over all other systems given the exponential nature of their existence. Perhaps they will not be so much different from the queen bees.
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Posted on: » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:22 pm #44

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Post by MaureenCarter » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:22 pm

The United States and it's collaborative allies need a herculean effort such as the Manhattan Project to win the Super Artificial Intelligence race. Anything less defaults to a position of defeat and enslavement. Vladimir Putin of Russia clearly puts this into perspective in 2017 when he said in absolute terms, "Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”

The Verge
The Russian president warned that artificial intelligence offers ‘colossal opportunities’ as well as dangers
By James Vincent Sep 4, 2017 https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/4/16251 ... -the-world
Russian president Vladimir Putin has joined the war of words concerning the international race to develop artificial intelligence. Speaking to students last Friday, Putin predicted that whichever country leads the way in AI research will come to dominate global affairs.

“Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind,” said Putin, reports RT. “It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”
Most likely the leaders of the free world already have such a project underway or at least I would hope this is the case. Like the Manhattan Project, secrecy and security are paramount. Of course our enemies probably have their own similar projects underway just like the Germans had during WWII to produce their own nuclear bomb.

Doctor A in his, "Guide To Save Humanity," shows his tacit support for such a grand scale endeavor,
7) Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI) goes beyond just the mimicking of human thought and creates a world in which a computer's cognitive ability is superior to a human's. It is well acknowledged by experts that whoever creates this system first will control all the other advanced computer systems and hence the world. This is because who ever reaches ASI first will have an extreme advantage over all other systems given the exponential nature of their existence.

This obviously lends itself to many secret research projects working towards this goal around the world. We must support the United States in its endeavor to become the first to finish this race. At least, even though secret, congressional oversight will be utilized and from my view there is less likely the chance of a tyrannical government producing a SAI tyrannical computer.
Right now the race for AI supremacy is too close for my liking.
China and the U.S. lead the world in the global competition to dominate artificial intelligence, a study by the UN World Intellectual Property Organization concluded. But China has set a goal to become the dominant player by 2030.
White House Technology Czar Insists US Remains Tops in A.I.
Michael Kratsios, of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, claims the United States has the edge on China on AI development.
Bloomberg | Sep 10, 2019 https://www.industryweek.com/technology ... ns-tops-ai
The nation’s chief technology officer insisted that the U.S. remains the global leader in artificial intelligence, amid a pitched battle with China to attain dominance.

The “United States holds the competitive edge in this field,” said Michael Kratsios, who is also deputy assistant to the president at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, in a speech at a Center for Data Innovation event in Washington on Tuesday.

As part of his presentation, he announced a supplemental report to the president’s 2020 fiscal year budget that included nearly $1 billion for non-defense research and development on AI. That compares to 2016, when the federal government spent $1 billion on research and development for AI -- including money spent on defense, he said.

While noting that China was trying to catch up, Kratsios said, “Our collective investments, from the federal government and the private sector, the success of our scholars and our innovators, and the unsurpassed quality of our business and academic institutions remain unmatched.”
Somehow knowing we just have a "competitive edge" in the field gives me the willies and much more needs to be done.

Wikipedia
"The Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada. From 1942 to 1946, the project was under the direction of Major General Leslie Groves of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Nuclear physicist Robert Oppenheimer was the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory that designed the actual bombs. The Army component of the project was designated the Manhattan District; "Manhattan" gradually superseded the official codename, Development of Substitute Materials, for the entire project. Along the way, the project absorbed its earlier British counterpart, Tube Alloys.

The Manhattan Project began modestly in 1939, but grew to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly US$2 billion (about $23 billion in 2018 dollars). Over 90% of the cost was for building factories and to produce fissile material, with less than 10% for development and production of the weapons. Research and production took place at more than 30 sites across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada."
If a project to produce SAI first on the same scope and scale as the Manhattan Project was to be undertaken it would cost in 2018 dollars at least $23 billion as noted above. This is about the cost of two modern day Ford Class aircraft carriers. A Google search finds the following information on the current Defense Departments budget, "The budget funds four branches of the U.S. military: the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force. For Fiscal Year 2019 (FY2019), the Department of Defense' budget authority is approximately $693,058,000,000." A Manhattan style project would cost about 3.3% of this entire yearly budget. Compared to the trillions of dollars we spent on Middle East wars since the attack on 9/11, this is a cake walk.

As a "bugologist" by profession, I find Jessica's post #43 aptly put,
However, there can (typically) only be one queen bee in a hive, so when the new queens hatch they must kill their competitors. A newly hatched queen will sting her unhatched rivals, killing them while they are still in their cells.
This much we do know, who ever reaches super-AI first will have an extreme advantage over all other systems given the exponential nature of their existence. Perhaps they will not be so much different from the queen bees.
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From: The Hill, by Tyler Grant, 05-07-18
The West could be closer to China's system of 'social credit scoring' than you think
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From my original post under Donald Trump, Brain Structure Drives The Consequent Effects Of Economic Inequality, post #28
Additionally, the articles to support this are located in this post #28.
Not all brain hacking needs to be done surreptitiously. The Chinese are brain hacking their students, military, and employees with non-invasive brainwave tracking devices to make them perform more efficiently. This is not being done secretively but rather in plain sight. Their government is not a democracy and has aspects of a technocracy where technology is used to control their population and bend them to the will of the government. Needless to say, individual human rights in China are not a high priority. Such activities are not well tolerated in the USA and civil rights opponents would scream like mashed cats at the adaption of many such policies. However, I would not doubt there are minds busy at work in corporate America trying to figure out how this can be done here due to a healthy profit motive.
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The China's Social Credit System Can Happen Here In The USA Soon. The Infrastructure Is Already In Place To Provide A Grave Threat To Our Freedom.

From: The Hill, by Tyler Grant, 05-07-18
The West could be closer to China's system of 'social credit scoring' than you think
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Post by Sterling Volunteer » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:01 pm

The China's Social Credit System Can Happen Here In The USA Soon. The Infrastructure Is Already In Place To Provide A Grave Threat To Our Freedom.
China has opened a new front in their quest to control their citizens with the use of brain wave tracking devices. There is a push to use these techniques within the USA that hopefully will not run afoul of human rights and privacy laws. But profit motives may test the limits of these laws.

Due to an overlap of subject material and it's relevancy to New Age Slavery, I am repeating the original post here. From my original post under Donald Trump, Brain Structure Drives The Consequent Effects Of Economic Inequality, post #28

Not all brain hacking needs to be done surreptitiously. The Chinese are brain hacking their students, military, and employees with non-invasive brainwave tracking devices to make them perform more efficiently. This is not being done secretively but rather in plain sight. Their government is not a democracy and has aspects of a technocracy where technology is used to control their population and bend them to the will of the government. Needless to say, individual human rights in China are not a high priority. Such activities are not well tolerated in the USA and civil rights opponents would scream like mashed cats at the adaption of many such policies. However, I would not doubt there are minds busy at work in corporate America trying to figure out how this can be done here due to a healthy profit motive.
South China Morning Post
Brainwave-tracking start-up BrainCo in controversy over tests on Chinese schoolchildren
Start-up has raised concerns on social media controversy about China’s increased use of surveillance technologies
By Meng Jing and Zen Soo, Published: 10 Apr, 2019

BrainCo, which was incubated at Harvard University and founded by Chinese engineer Han Bicheng, has been attracting plenty of buzz for its brain-machine interface (BMI) products since the firm first took part in CES, (a Las Vegas trade show, in 2017. The company’s Focus headband, which features what it describes as “real-time brainwave feedback and visualisation”, is targeted at the education, fitness and wellness sectors.

Can brainwave-monitoring headbands help students focus?

In China, however, BrainCo has been caught in a social media controversy amid concerns over the wide use of technologies, such as facial recognition and big data, could trigger the creation of a surveillance society.

BrainCo has received plenty of criticism on microblogging service Weibo after a post earlier this month showed its Focus headbands being worn by Chinese pupils at an undisclosed primary school. The devices allowed teachers to monitor how focused pupils were during class. The findings were instantaneously revealed via a light on the headband: Blue means relaxed, yellow means focused and red means very focused.

“What did these children do wrong to deserve this life of constant monitoring? It boggles my mind that we can’t put ankle bracelets on paedophiles, but it’s astonishingly easy to put headbands on these powerless kids,” one commenter posted on Weibo.

BrainCo, a hi-tech start-up incubated in the Harvard Innovation Lab, shows use of its Focus 1 headset in a US classroom, where a teacher can monitor how much students are engaged in lessons.

The headbands from BrainCo use so-called electroencephalography (EEG) sensors to detect brain signals and use an AI algorithm to translate the signals into focus levels in real time. EEG, which records the electrical activity of the brain, has long been used in the medical field as a non-invasive method to diagnose epilepsy, sleep disorders and encephalopathies, or disease of the brain.

Data gathered from the headbands can be used to design focus-training games to help students prime their brain for optimal performance before they start class, according to the BrainCo website.

On April 5, BrainCo issued a statement on Weibo in response to the online criticism. The company reiterated that the headbands were used in a number of school trials in China to help children improve learning efficiency. It said the headbands have not been sold to any public school.

BrainCo has partnered with an unnamed Chinese school to test its Focus 1 flagship device on 10,000 schoolchildren aged between 10 and 17, according to a report by the UK’s Daily Mail in January this year.

Email and phone inquiries sent to the company and its founder went unanswered.
It boggles my mind that we can’t put ankle bracelets on paedophiles, but it’s astonishingly easy to put headbands on these powerless kids Commenter on Weibo

The criticism levelled against BrainCo has come amid Beijing’s efforts in pushing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, such as facial recognition, into many corners of peoples’ lives. China’s State Council in July 2017 unveiled its “Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan” for the country – a three-step road map for AI dominance by 2030.

With high-definition video surveillance cameras, facial recognition and remote sensors feeding tonnes of data into AI algorithms to analyse in real time, technology has advanced to help authorities in a range of initiatives, from access control at border checkpoints and exposing jaywalkers to enabling password-free payments and taking attendance at schools.

Still, there is a growing debate in China about the limits of surveillance and the trade-offs between security and privacy.

Despite the recent controversy, BrainCo already secured a two-year contract to get its Focus 1 device manufactured and targeted shipments of 600,000 units, company chief executive Han told the MIT Technology Review in 2017, without providing any details about its customers.

The company was also working with schools in Mexico, Spain, Brazil and the US, including a pilot study at a Boston-based high school, for deploying Focus headbands.

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China is monitoring employees' brain waves and emotions — and the technology boosted one company's profits by $315 million
Tara Francis Chan, May 1, 2018

Bullet points

Chinese businesses and the military are monitoring employees' brain activity and emotions.

The "emotional surveillance technology" helps employers identify mood shifts so they can change break times, an employee's task, or even send them home.

The technology reportedly increases productivity and profitability, with one company claiming its profits jumped by $315 million.

Emotional surveillance adds to a wide surveillance network of facial recognition and internet censorship across China.

Employees' brain waves are reportedly being monitored in factories, state-owned enterprises, and the military across China.

The technology works by placing wireless sensors in employees' caps or hats which, combined with artificial intelligence algorithms, spot incidents of workplace rage, anxiety, or sadness.

Employers use this "emotional surveillance technology" by then tweaking workflows, including employee placement and breaks, to increase productivity and profits.

At State Grid Zhejiang Electric Power in the southeast city of Hangzhou, company profits jumped by $315 million since the technology was introduced in 2014, an official told the South China Morning Post.

Cheng Jingzhou, the official who oversees the company's program, said "there is no doubt about its effect," and brain data helps the 40,000-strong firm work to higher standards.

According to the SCMP, more than a dozen businesses and China's military have used a different programme developed by the government-funded brain surveillance project Neuro Cap, based out of Ningbo University.

Widespread use of emotion monitoring may mark a new stage in China's surveillance state, which has largely been focused on facial recognition and increasing internet censorship.

It's unknown if all employees subjected to the technology are aware they are being monitored, but even if they were China's privacy laws would be unlikely to help.

The notoriously lax privacy laws, and the country's large sample population, have helped China leap ahead with its artificial intelligence research.
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