Pitchforks And Torches Will No Longer Be Able To Stop The 1%

With respect to the future state of economic inequality in the USA being caused by the Singularity, if you can relate to any of these synonyms for the word OUTRAGE , either as a noun or as a verb, then you are in the correct forum:

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Posted on: » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:45 pm #11

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FIRES 200 MILLION TIMES FASTER THAN THE HUMAN BRAIN

Talk about new technology driving the future, check this out from the Kurzweil news letter. Just the idea of this kind of mind speed is blowing out the cobwebs of my synaptic connections. Just the thought of trying to out think something in the future that is 200 million times f...

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Post by Sterling Volunteer » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:45 pm

Shades Of Colossus: The Forbin Project.

Imagine that, an artificial neuron capable of operating 200 million times faster than a biological neuron. Now imagine an artificial neural network with an imagination as is presented in https://www.technologyreview.com/s/6102 ... agination/ where the entire neural net has an imagination operating 200 million times faster than our own brains. 200 million times faster is difficult to comprehend let alone being imaginative.
In the last few years, AI researchers have made impressive progress using a technique called deep learning. Supply a deep-learning system with enough images and it learns to, say, recognize a pedestrian who’s about to cross a road. This approach has made possible things like self-driving cars and the conversational technology that powers Alexa, Siri, and other virtual assistants.

But while deep-learning AIs can learn to recognize things, they have not been good at creating them. The goal of GANs is to give machines something akin to an imagination.

In the future, computers will get much better at feasting on raw data and working out what they need to learn from it.

Doing so wouldn’t merely enable them to draw pretty pictures or compose music; it would make them less reliant on humans to instruct them about the world and the way it works. Today, AI programmers often need to tell a machine exactly what’s in the training data it’s being fed—which of a million pictures contain a pedestrian crossing a road, and which don’t. This is not only costly and labor-intensive; it limits how well the system deals with even slight departures from what it was trained on. In the future, computers will get much better at feasting on raw data and working out what they need to learn from it without being told.

That will mark a big leap forward in what’s known in AI as “unsupervised learning.” A self-driving car could teach itself about many different road conditions without leaving the garage. A robot could anticipate the obstacles it might encounter in a busy warehouse without needing to be taken around it.

That will mark a big leap forward in what is known in AI as “unsupervised learning.”

Our ability to imagine and reflect on many different scenarios is part of what makes us human. And when future historians of technology look back, they’re likely to see GANs as a big step toward creating machines with a human-like consciousness.
Now combine this with computers training themselves or training other computers as is presented in https://www.quantamagazine.org/why-self ... -20180221/.
But now artificial intelligence researchers are rethinking the way their bots incorporate the totality of human knowledge. The current trend is: Don’t bother.

Last October, the DeepMind team published details of a new Go-playing system, AlphaGo Zero, that studied no human games at all. Instead, it started with the game’s rules and played against itself. The first moves it made were completely random. After each game, it folded in new knowledge of what led to a win and what didn’t. At the end of these scrimmages, AlphaGo Zero went head to head with the already superhuman version of AlphaGo that had beaten Lee Sedol. It won 100 games to zero.
Now all of this imaginative computing power would be operating at blinding speeds going faster than greased lightning. By the time we mortals even think about using pitchforks and torches, it will be "game over" for us.

The first time I remember the concept of one computer teaching another was in the movie, "Colossus:The Forbin Project"
From IMDB:Storyline
Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees to allow it. As soon as the link is established the two become a new Super computer and threaten the world with the immediate launch of nuclear weapons if they are detached. Colossus begins to give its plans for the management of the world under its guidance. Forbin and the other scientists form a technological resistance to Colossus which must operate underground.


Here is a trailer from the movie, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-LQFXfnhrI Maybe it will shake away some of the rust and spark some neurons to remember how the two super computers traded information back and forth on their screens to learn from each other.

So, a possible computer with an imagination operating 200 million times faster than I can think is beyond my comprehension. If this was to ever come about then surely we outsmarted ourselves.

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Posted on: » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:19 pm #12

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From my previous post I now look at some of the current research driving the future of technology.
Taken all together, the conservatives who are currently in power will have the opportunity to abuse the legal system in their favor now and even more so in the future. With shortened time frames between
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Post by Sterling Volunteer » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:19 pm

The question is, "Who will control the slaughterbots?"

As the race to the singularity quickens, the wealthy will use every means possible to control the non-elite masses.

There are those who think about the future and this is what they envision as seen in this sc-fi short film. The question I have is, who will control the technology, us or the wealthy elite? This fear filled film exemplifies why we must take control now. From, Best Singularity Club - Singularity Symposium, Must Watch: “Slaughterbots” Short by Stop Autonomous Weapons by Socrates on December 12, 2017 https://www.singularityweblog.com/slaughterbot/

In the referencing post I state,
Our capability to use pitchforks and torches to challenge these technologies with laws in our favor are quickly diminishing. We best wrest control of these new technologies from the hands of those who will want to manipulate and harm us while we still have the chance. Frankly we are the cavalry that needs to come to our own rescue.
This is not much different than the Kleptocrat Vladimir Putin's recent use of a nerve agent to silence his opponent. "It WAS Russia! FURIOUS British Prime Minister gives Putin a 24 hour DEADLINE." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfpayTufkyk

Of course, a nerve agent could be used instead of a 3 gm shaped charge to weaponize the slaughterbots in the future. A nerve agent would insure a more prolonged and tortuous death ensuring Putin's message is heard loud and clear. But beyond all this is the overriding reality that the wealthy elite will control not only the new autonomous technology but will also dominate the legal arena to keep an iron fist around the throats of those who oppose them.

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Posted on: » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:12 am #13

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I concur with Doctor A; the creation of new laws surrounding the coming Singularity will favor the wealthy and create a disproportionate impact upon the poor with respect to human rights abuses. I base my agreement upon the three following points.

First, my agreement stems from the inability to create laws in real time; the crea...

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Post by Sterling Volunteer » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:12 am

Trump and the Republican Congress will do anything to maintain their conservative agenda. They are determined at all costs to control this agenda which in turn largely supports their control of the technological Singularity.


My quote from the referencing post clearly exemplifies this abusive concept by Cambridge Analytica's recent nefarious and Machiavellian use of Facebook data.

I wholeheartedly agree with Doctor A's post number 6 when he says,
Unfortunately, because the creation of new laws is mostly based upon past actions, it almost always lags behind technological developments. As we draw closer to the Singularity, this time differential between past actions and the creation of new laws may very well decrease due to new technology in the legal arena itself. But overall, in absolute terms, it will take more time to develop these laws. This is because the new laws will need to be developed in some ratio to the exponentially accelerating new technology being developed. One can envision a legal system not capable of keeping up with the dizzying array of new social implications needing regulation and control. Of course there will be technological developments in the legal arena itself to aid in the processing of this technological onslaught. But one can see a scenario where even the new legal technology will be overwhelmed at some point. With an absolute increase in time needed to process the new technology, forms of human rights abuse will multiply against those individuals least capable of defending themselves.
Here is an example of just such a scenario regarding the 2016 election where Cambridge Analytica abused the rights of individuals on Facebook to weaponize users data against them to manipulate the election. Obviously it will take a large amount of time to create new regulations to limit these actions, perhaps many years. In the mean time, the damage is already done and most likely will continue in some form until the regulations at a future date are set in place. It is hard to get the bull back into the barn once the barn door is left open.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/watch/ ... vp-BBKlJgx

Of course the wealthy elite will oppose such regulations with all of their might while they inflict pain and suffering to maintain their apex political position as a means to maintain their economic superiority. The little man and woman will surely suffer as new technology accelerates at an ever increasing pace while corrective legislative regulation languishes and cannot keep up.

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Trump and the Republican Congress will do anything to maintain their conservative agenda. They are determined at all costs to control this agenda which in turn largely supports their control of the technological Singularity.


My quote from the referencing post clearly exemplifie...

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Post by Jessica » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:47 pm

Here is the way, as expressed in the following video, that the Republicans used unethical and coercive means to win the election. They will stop at no immorality to maintain the privileged few in power and wealth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXdYSQ6nu-M
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Post by Sterling Volunteer » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:42 am

I wholeheartedly agree with Doctor A's post number 6 when he says,
Unfortunately, because the creation of new laws is mostly based upon past actions, it almost always lags behind technological developments. As we draw closer to the Singularity, this time differential between past actions and the creation of new laws may very well decrease due to new technology in the legal arena itself. But overall, in absolute terms, it will take more time to develop these laws. This is because the new laws will need to be developed in some ratio to the exponentially accelerating new technology being developed. One can envision a legal system not capable of keeping up with the dizzying array of new social implications needing regulation and control. Of course there will be technological developments in the legal arena itself to aid in the processing of this technological onslaught. But one can see a scenario where even the new legal technology will be overwhelmed at some point. With an absolute increase in time needed to process the new technology, forms of human rights abuse will multiply against those individuals least capable of defending themselves.
Here is an example of just such a scenario regarding the 2016 election where Cambridge Analytica abused the rights of individuals on Facebook to weaponize users data against themselves to manipulate the election. We may never know the impact this had on the election outcome but we do know it had some impact regarding Donald Trump being elected. Obviously it will take a large amount of time, perhaps even years, to create new regulations to limit these actions. In the mean time, the damage is already done. Those of the 99% will continue to suffer with the oppressive tax laws and judicial nominations that Trump has put in place. It is hard to get the bull back into the barn once the barn door is left open. Yet the real bull is that Trump still claims he was elected in a fair and honest election.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/watch/ ... vp-BBKlJgx

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Post by Sterling Volunteer » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:28 pm

From the conclusion of the above post,
Once they control the language they will control the laws, once they control the laws they will control the technology, and once they control the technology they will control us.
I offer a corollary to this in that not just words, but whole swaths of words in the form of concepts, can be manipulated to control us. Here we have just such a maneuver under the Trump regime,
Huffington Post
Leaked Memo: EPA Issues Approved Talking Points Downplaying Climate Change
By Alexander C. Kaufman, 03/28/18
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ep ... 59a31387d7
The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday evening sent employees a list of eight approved talking points on climate change from its Office of Public Affairs ― guidelines that promote a message of uncertainty about climate science and gloss over proposed cuts to key adaptation programs.
But beyond those benign statements acknowledging the threats climate change poses are talking points boiled down from the sort of climate misinformation EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has long trumpeted.

“Human activity impacts our changing climate in some manner,” one point reads. “The ability to measure with precision the degree and extent of that impact, and what to do about it, are subject to continuing debate and dialogue.”

The other states: “While there has been extensive research and a host of published reports on climate change, clear gaps remain including our understanding of the role of human activity and what we can do it about.”
The delivery of the talking points comes a week after Pruitt announced plans to restrict the agency’s use of science in writing environmental rules,
However, the author of this article is correct to point out,
The assertions made in the new EPA talking points are not rooted in science. Ninety-seven percent of peer-reviewed research agrees with the conclusion that emissions from burning fossil fuels, deforestation and industrial farming are enshrouding the planet in heat-trapping gases, and are the primary causes of rising planetary temperatures. A research review published in November 2016 found significant flaws in the methodologies, assumptions or analyses used by the 3 percent of scientists who concluded otherwise.
Moreover, if we tie this together with Jessica's post #10 from, "Why IS The Community Business Venture So Important?" written on 12-12-17, we see the dawning of a totalitarian state,
Here I present five signs of totalitarianism. The presence of any one of these offenses alone casts doubt about a leader’s commitments to democratic political leadership. When they occur together, however, they raise the alarm that we may be witnessing a derailment of a political experiment that has taken two and half centuries to refine.
Sign 3: Regime Suppresses Knowledge Producers. Purges of universities, media organizations, think tanks, nonpartisan government administrations, and research institutes are de rigeur under totalitarian regimes. Throughout his campaign, Trump continued to deny the role of human action in climate change, which was resonant with an earlier astounding claim that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by China. One must think carefully about what it takes to offer such a conclusion. Essentially, a leader must have distrust bordering on disdain for scientists to act from the belief that a great many highly educated people in prestigious organizations simply do not know what they are talking about.
This hijacking of the narrative from a position of research based truth to one that that is diminished and soiled is a constant theme in the Trump administration. All of this is in the name of giving individuals and corporations economic advantages to become wealthier and stronger while they maintain their grip upon our collective necks. A totalitarian fortress, with thick walls built of dung and excrement, is difficult to dismantle with pitchforks and torches.

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Addendum: Do not be lulled into thinking the Trump administration does not gain traction by these actions. Just because you and Toto can see behind the curtain of the great Oz, does not mean others can. Here is the evidence to support this.

Independents Are Shifting To Climate Denial, According To The Latest Gallup Poll
HuffPost]Alexander C. Kaufman
March 28, 2018
Between 2017 and 2018, the percentage of independents who understand greenhouse gas emissions cause climate change fell 8 percentage points to 62 percent, while the share of those who believe the effects of global warming have already begun dipped 7 points to 60 percent.
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Sixty-five percent understand that most scientists believe global warming is occurring, down from 71 percent in 2017.
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Post by Sterling Volunteer » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:28 pm

Superconducting synapse could enable powerful future neuromorphic supercomputers
February 7, 2018

Fires 200 million times faster than human brain, uses one ten-thousandth as much energy
A superconducting synapse (switch) that learns like a biological system, operating like the human brain, has been built by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

I already know what everyone is going to say; it has to be accomplished at near Absolute Zero. But it was not that long ago when the first research started looking at entangling photon pairs at Absolute Zero and today they are entangling macro size objects, like diamonds, at room temperature.
Where do we go from here now that we have the the first building blocks for artificial super intelligence? But first, we need to understand what this super intelligence is all about compared to other forms of artificial intelligence.

From Bryant Archway
The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Singularity Theory-Where do we Stand?
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By Evan Butler https://bryantarchway.com/the-future-of ... -we-stand/
There are three types of AI; Artificial Narrow Intelligence, which specializes in one area like playing chess. Two, Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), which can do almost anything intellectually that a human could do. AGI can think about a whole spectrum of different ideas on different depths, and plan just like a human. AGI is not reality yet, but will be soon. Three, Artificial Super Intelligence, (ASI). ASI is millions or billions of times more intelligent than all of humanity and will open one of two doors, extinction or immortality. ASI is self teaching and makes improvements to itself that will grow more complex exponentially. Instead of learning functions or ideas like the previous types of AI, ASIs algorithms program it to learn. Between one and ten years after ASIs creation, it will be as smart as a human. An hour after that ASI will be 100x smarter than a human.
Scientist Ray Kurzweil says that Its stupid to think that humans could control something millions of times smarter than them.
Sam Harris illustrates another point to illuminate the power of Super AI, and Sam Harris believes that two things are true; 1) Super AI is inevitable and necessary to solving world problems, and 2) we better figure out how to control it before it becomes smarter than us.
How do we create ASI without signing humanities death warrant? Philosopher Nick Bostrom says,we need to create AI that learns our values and is motivated to carry out things humans would approve of. When thinking of how to control ASI, think about chimps, why haven't chimps taken over the world? This is because we are more intelligent and plan around them. The same is true for controlling ASI; if a chimp gets rowdy, its keeper may feed it a banana laced with sedatives. Bostrom believes the same is true for ASI, he says, maybe the technology it gives us to solve the world's energy crisis is really a biochemical agent that will exterminate all humans. Its hard to outsmart an optimizing information processing machine that is a billion times smarter than you. One thing is certain, Super AI will be humanity's last invention, for better or for worse.
It is obvious we need a way to control this now rather than later. From my post #8, I present,
Taken all together, the conservatives who are currently in power will have the opportunity to abuse the legal system in their favor now and even more so in the future. With shortened time frames between technological events, and with massive quantities of events, by the time we as an underclass figure out what is going on with individual and corporate actions, we will be severely injured by the elite. In the blink of an eye, and without technology capable of keeping up in the law profession relative to other arenas, a significant amount of damage can be done. When seen through Mr. Chomsky's view that the Republican Party is the most dangerous organization in human history, and combined with their staunch allies like those corporations creating their own regulations through a process of, regulation capture, there is little wonder as to why we need to be fearful and take action now, not later.
Doctor A in his post #6 under, The Community Business Venture (A GENERAL OVERVIEW DISCUSSION), with the topic, Why IS The Community Business Venture So Important?, poses the following critical question.
Time is of the essence but in a manner previously never thought of before. This is due to technology's ever-accelerating rate of growth in conjunction with the rapidly deteriorating political process careening toward conservatism. The merging of these two events leads us to the most important question of our modern time: "Who will control the Singularity?"
He also goes on to say,
Yes, time is of the essence because waiting and inaction will distort our judgment of the Singularity's appearance; it is an appearance happening much sooner and more sophisticated than our minds will be able to handle. Who among us has not lost track of time many times during the day. Time is a mental construct used to make sense of movement. It is a constant battle for our minds to continually track the movement of time. In those vulnerable periods of disorientation and confusion we are susceptible to time ambushing our sensibilities and rational thoughts. Like a predator stalking its prey, we will be had.

Let there be no doubt, the single most important aspect we are really battling for here is to control the future, our future, for the good of the whole. Will we control it or let the wealthy elite control our destiny? Make no mistake; what happens here will determine the outcome of humanity. Whoever controls the Singularity will control the future;will it be us or them?

A Trump presidency now tips the scale in the direction of a conservative ideological domination with the wealthy elites determined at all costs to control the technological Singularity. This is why your ideas and solutions are so important now, not later. In Singularity time, later is always too late. It is a now-or-never moment with the outcome of humanity hanging in the balance. Clearly, the FirstRateCrowd community business venture gives us a means to tip the scale back in our direction.
Every revolution has a spark, a defining moment for change. I believe FirstRateCrowd can be the spark for this type of benevolent revolution here and now. The gravity of our situation warrants your immediate attention and action. We all need to join together to solve this problem. Not doing so would be a grave disservice to us all.
Doctor A continues to say in his post #6,
If our brains are left un-augmented, that is to say, without a means to merge our brains with our computers, then our minds will not have the capacity to adapt to future events quickly enough—we are designed for slow evolutionary growth, not for exponentially accelerating growth. Our perception of time will become distorted because our DNA apparatus, built slowly over millions of years to adapt to slower processes, will fail us. Combine this failure of time adaptation with the emergence of a new dominance of the political right, and we have the conditions for a nationally as well as a globally catastrophic event. Like a digital asteroid, an amalgamation of zeros and ones, it hurtles toward us—targeting the untimely demise of the 99%. Whereas before we had declared our ending was "Not with a bang but a whimper," soon there will not even be time to sob. It will only be by a political shift now to a more compassionate liberal philosophy that the 99% avoids annihilation. This in some measure will create the likelihood of enjoying any positive outcomes made possible by the Singularity.

Can you feel your mind's inertia scoffing at this idea? That is a mind predicated upon a slow evolutionary process. To quote Herbert Spencer—an English philosopher of the latter half of the nineteenth century who coined the expression "survival of the fittest" after reading Charles Darwin—"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance—that principle is contempt prior to investigation." Most individuals who have overcome their own contempt or apathy through the investigative process regarding the Singularity have reached the same conclusion: this is not an exaggerated or farfetched idea. Rather, it has become the gold standard for thinking about the future.
Everyone needs to decide for themselves and come to terms with a future operating at great speeds the likes of which we cannot understand or even possibly imagine. A revolutionary spark is needed now to control this problem.

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