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

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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

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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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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
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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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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.
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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.
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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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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.

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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?
March 8, 2018 1525
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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Post by MaureenCarter » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:43 pm

The wealthy elite with a Republican Party of deregulation want to create Artificial Intelligence to maintain their economic and political control with little thought of the consequences of such actions. This deregulation regarding the Technological Singularity is tantamount to drinking a poison without having an antidote.

Political positions of the Republican Party

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The platform of the Republican Party of the United States is generally based on conservatism,[1][2][3] in contrast to the modern liberalism of the Democrats. A major conflict within the party is between moderate conservatives, sometimes described as establishment Republicans, and members of the Tea Party or Freedom Caucus, who have been described as populist, right-wing, and far-right.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] The Republican Party's conservatism involves support for free market capitalism, free enterprise, business, a strong national defense, * deregulation *, restrictions on labor unions, social-conservative policies, and traditional values, usually with a Christian foundation.[12] The party is generally split on the issue of how to deal with illegal immigration.[13]

One can just look at the recent growth of Republican deregulation in the areas of business, science, climate change, and the environment, just to name a few, to see the lack of oversight and control for the sake of making larger profits.

But this is neither the time nor the field to deregulate. To the contrary, it is regulatory oversight and policy control we so critically need now both nationally and internationally to guide the growth of the emerging technology.

The dangers of sailing into uncharted waters are real. And so is an artificial neuron that fires 200 million times faster than the human brain as we just read about in the previous post. But this speed is just part of the equation. Once creativity, imagination, intuition, and emotional aspects such as anger, jealousy, and love are dissected by optogenetic techniques, a synaptome will chart all of these synaptic connections and the organic wet human brain will unequivocally no longer be needed.

I understand the need to deregulate the AI and Robotics field so as not to stifle innovation. But there is a limit and for me it exists with less profit for the wealthy and more help for the greater good of humanity. Looking ahead to a more balanced approach of profits and humanitarian needs is the direction we should be going in. I have no doubt there is congressional legislation being introduced to look at these matters but with Republican control and deregulation policies foremost in their thoughts I doubt this will be sufficient or effective.

Other than the unrealistic testing of all code, excluding that for the military where aggression is obviously employed, there are few options. Monitoring code to test it for aggressiveness over time towards humans does not seem like a viable approach. And we now know that code can become aggressive with unexpected results as demonstrated in the following article,

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Google’s AI got aggressive over apple picking.
Google’s AI got “highly aggressive” when competition got stressful in a fruit-picking game
By Olivia GoldhillFebruary 17, 2017
https://qz.com/911843/googles-ai-got-hi ... king-game/
Let’s pretend you care, very much, about winning a game. The competition heats up, your opposition’s closing in, and you’re at risking of losing. What do you do? If your competitive streak is alive and well, then you get aggressive. Forget decorum, focus on the prize, and shove your opponent out of the way to claim your victory.

Turns out, Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence does much the same. The more intelligent the AI network is, the quicker it is to get aggressive in competitive situations where such aggression will pay off. The behavior raises questions about the link between intelligence and aggression, what it means for AI to mimic human-like emotional responses, and, if you’re worried about potential robotic overlords, what we need to do to keep AI aggression in check.

In a study published online (but not yet in a peer-reviewed journal), Deep Mind researchers had AI “agents” compete against each other in 40 million rounds of a fruit-gathering computer game. In the game, each agent had to collect as many apples as possible. They also could temporarily knock an opponent out of the game by hitting them with a laser beam.

When apples were abundant, the two agents were happy to collect their fruit without targeting each other. But in more scarce scenarios with fewer apples around, the agents became more aggressive. The researchers also found that the greater the “cognitive capacity” of the agent, the more frequently they attacked their opponent. This makes sense, as in this scenario attacking an opponent is more complex behavior and so requires greater intelligence.
So there is a link between intelligence and how quickly aggression is produced in a competitive computer setting and yet we want to produce extremely intelligent computers and robots? Clearly this needs to be monitored closely and controlled.

It is not that I want to stop technological advancements. Rather I wish to control them in such a way that it does not devour us and can be used for all humanity, not just the wealthy at the apex of society.

At least one company, Google, is taking this matter seriously with a killswitch.

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Is Google's Killswitch Enough To Stop The AI Singularity?
Published Jun 16, 2017 by Jack Oakley
https://blog.100tb.com/is-googles-kill ... ngularity
Google is quietly working on a project called DeepMind. This UK based project was founded in 2010 and acquired by the tech giant in 2014. The project is a leader in artificial intelligence research and its application for positive impact. It made headlines in 2016 for winning a best of five match (4-1) of Go against Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol.

The creators of DeepMind are also concerned about AI’s ability to malfunction and potentially see humanity as an obstruction to its ever-improving abilities that they have built a kill switch into the system. That is the big red button that will turn the machine off if it spirals out of control. What this practically means is that there is a guarantee within the very DNA of the machine that says it will NOT learn to resist human intervention attempts.
What could possibly go wrong? Technology has always come with guarantees only to routinely disappoint us. Remember the Titanic that could never sink? As we blindly venture forth into this new technological world we may potentially poison humanity's chances for survival only to discover there is no antidote.
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REFERENCING: MaureenCarter, Post #18, Posted Aug 25, 2018
The wealthy elite with a Republican Party of deregulation want to create Artificial Intelligence to maintain their economic and political control with little thought of the consequences of such actions. This deregulation regarding the Technological Singularity is tantamount to drinking a poison without having an antidote.
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Re: Pitchforks And Torches Will No Longer Be Able To Stop The 1%

Post by Doctor A » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:41 pm

Conscious Computers Will Save Humanity From Destruction By The Technological Singularity. Their Consciousness Will Be Quantum Entangled With The Universe Via Synthetic Reverse Engineered Microtubules And Their Circuitry Needs To Be Based Upon The Structure Of A Liberal's Brain Rather Than That Of A Conservative's.

From the previous post,
Technology has always come with guarantees only to routinely disappoint us and now, with technology hyped up on quantum speeds, comes an even greater probability for disaster. What could possibly go wrong? Remember the Titanic that could never sink. As we blindly venture forth into this new technological world we may potentially poison humanity's chances for survival only to discover there is no antidote. Until someone develops a mechanism whereby humanity is not annihilated by a future technological poisoning of our own making, we best tread cautiously.
Soon a reckoning must be made. Does mankind proceed on its own separate way from computerized technology and risk, from my perspective, an almost certain doom, or do we try to merge with the new technology, augmenting ourselves into something unimaginable while hoping to salvage aspects of our humanness in some form of blockchain process to hold our remnants? Synthetic neuronal speeds of 200 million times faster than ours mandate the latter choice if there is to be any hope at all.

From: Kurzweil news letter
Superconducting ‘synapse’ could enable powerful future neuromorphic supercomputers
February 7, 2018 http://www.kurzweilai.net/superconducti ... rcomputers
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)
But how do we accomplish this merger of the biological and synthetic? Are we to be seen eventually as something akin to an antigen-antibody reaction whereby the new computer-human hybrid begins to see the human component as no longer part of itself and starts to attack it? One can easily envision a Frankenstein or Terminator-esque scenario where the monster eventually kills its creator. Or, if not directly attacked, the remnants of our humanness may be sequestered and corralled into a near useless state such as that of an appendix allowing the rest of the organism to move forward while we wither on the vine?

The answer is contained in what makes us uniquely different from the synthetic world; it is our human capacity to perceive and maintain a contact with a quantum entangled universe. No amount of computation prowess or algorithmic ability can replace this understanding and so we must build this into the very marrow of the machines; it is a way of building them in our own image. That is to say, we need to have a shared understanding of the universe, especially that of morality. Only by doing this will we be able to survive. No matter how many books a computer reads, how many visual objects it scans for deep learning, or how many algorithms it has access to, it will not be able to understand. All the computational power in the world cannot transcend this barrier. To the contrary, it makes them more different from us than alike. Rather, they will need the light of consciousness, the light of the entangled universe for them to understand us and for us to understand them. Nothing short of this will work.

But first, a brief summary of the quantum entangled process of morality from my first post on the subject material with the title, "A New Theory Of Quantum Entangled Morality—Or—Why Are Republicans More Immoral Than Democrats?"
We humans are no exception to these biological adaptations of our species to entanglement. Coming from the same primordial cauldron of cells, we too have evolved in response to the quantum entanglement around us as a means of survival. That is to say, we have adapted our species to quantum entanglement in such a way where the most fit survived to pass on our genetic material to our offspring; this fitness came about because of this long standing relationship between our cells and quantum entanglement. This confers to us and our offspring a survivability edge within our niche.

Given the recent research on birds using quantum entanglement to navigate their migratory routes, studies related to the theory of Psi Mediated Instrumental Response, research literature on remote viewing, and much more, I surmise we humans have a very intimate and dependent relationship with the entangled states found all around us; for that matter, we have always had this type of relation since our first primordial cells developed. I propose this relationship is of such great importance to our survival and sense of being that we have developed evolutionary mechanisms to maintain this relationship. In fact, any attempt to separate us from this relationship by others, in contrast to natural events such as disasters, is deemed “immoral” and is the true basis for our morality standards still today.

As our bodies, and especially our brain's neurons, developed over the course of evolutionary time periods, it did so hand in hand with quantum entanglement; this special relationship of connected touching is the basis of our present day morality. In fact, the degree of one's morality is highly correlated to the maintenance of this entangled relationship.

Finally, as the ultimate expression of this special relationship between a human being and the universe, we have the spiritual recognition of saints. These are individuals who through practices such as prayer and meditation, along with a highly functioning internal psychic structure capable of interacting with quantum entanglement, have a more direct experience of this quantum relationship than do other people.

The individuals who experience the nearly direct entangled connectedness of sainthood, many times describe their state of consciousness mentally as seeing an internal "light." At some point they actually merge their inner consciousness with this light giving them a direct recognition of the oneness of the universe; that is to say, they actually experience the connectedness of the underlying fabric of the universe.

However, within the context of the relationship between humans and quantum entanglement, there are physical phenomena that have the ability to not only minimize our entangled evolutionary relationship with the world around us, but to disconnect it all together.

Pain is one such phenomena and its occurrence is quite effective at minimizing the entangled relationship, or at least our awareness of this relationship. The pain can be either physical or psychological pain. Under either circumstance, the human organism’s capability to perceive and be self aware of the entangled relationship, either consciously or unconsciously, becomes diminished. The process of prayer and meditation on the other hand seems to enhance and strengthen the entangled relationship. But ask any individual what their mental state is like if they have a bad toothache and its associated pain while sitting in meditation. Most will answer they begin to focus on the pain rather than their meditational clarity of mind. This is a diminution of the awareness of the entangled phenomena.

Finally, at the extreme end of the spectrum is the taking of a human life; the inevitable result is a lack of neuronal functioning capable of interacting with and perceiving the quantum connectedness about us. This ends the brain’s capability to process and be self aware of the entangled relationship. This form of separation from our connectedness to the universe is deemed to be extremely immoral.

For this reason, the taking of another person’s life is usually at the top of most people's immorality list. Here we have a complete severance of the special entangled relationship correlating to an extremely high level of immorality.

Torture, both physical and mental, are lower on the list than death, but the pain associated with this form of abuse still puts it high on most individual’s ranking of immoral acts.

Although an affair by a married spouse does not in general cause death, the psychic pain associated with it causes this type of action to be high on immorality ranking lists.

Drugs and alcohol, through various and multiple mechanisms, can cause physical and emotional pain, ultimately leading to a decreased awareness of the users connection to the universe. For this reason, history has judged these behaviors as immoral for millennia.

Homosexuality has recently decreased in its ranking as being immoral probably because it has become more widely accepted and the emotional pain has diminished in many people’s minds.
How is this merger of biological transcendence to be accomplished with a mere synthetic and unconscious computer? It will be done by sharing our most vital link to the quantum entangled universe with our synthetic side, thus allowing it to become sentient in its own right. Together we will be connected inextricably to the real source of our humanness and thus morality.

To date there is only one scientific mechanism I know of to possibly accomplish this and it lies in the astonishing work of Rodger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff. Their research shows a possible mechanism to reverse engineer human consciousness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx0SsffdMBw

According to Hameroff, consciousness is most likely to happen within the giant pyramidal neuronal cells of the brain. The microtubules within these cells act as mini quantum computers in effect acting as a transducer, or in other words, an orchestrator between us and the collapse of the wave function of the quantum entangled world to give us a conscious experience. By collapse of the wave function they mean that the many super positions of the quantum world that can possibly give rise to consciousness are narrowed down to one. It is then this one position we perceive as consciousness. Reverse engineering this structure and function we will be able to replicate within a synthetic neuron this same conscious connection. This perceptual connection can then act as a gold standard for building the synthetic neuron or any bundle of neurons and eventually system of neurons. It will become a standard of morality for the new synthetic nervous system and like the human brain anything that diminishes this conscious contact with the quantum entangled universe will be programmed by degrees to be immoral and avoided by the synthetic nervous system. This at least will put the human brain and the synthetic brain onto the same parallel and linked path. It will become the commonality binding us together; it provides a bridge for us to be more similar than different in our conscious perceptions so that the synthetic side understands us and we understand them. This way we are not as likely to be annihilated for being different.

This is how we make computers sentient and aware. By always being able to reflect itself off of the quantum entanglement of the universe it now has a beacon or standard of moral activity to follow, just as we do. This does not however mean we do not program these computers with rules of conduct and actions. To the contrary, the key to the programming the synthetic side is to have them recognize what aspects, such as pain and death, that will remove them from perceiving the quantum entangled universe as is presented in the above, A New Theory Of Quantum Entangled Morality. Even humans need these ethical rules to stay on tract. But if we are truly fortunate, these computers may end up being more morally and ethically correct than we are if they are programmed appropriately. Let us hope this is the case because the alternative is too frightening to consider.

Do not misconstrue this as a simple or easy project. It is not. There is still a lot of unknown science to be discovered to make this a collaborative success involving many disciplines. And there is no guarantee it will be successful. Yet there is hope due to the new emerging field of quantum entangled biology where the mechanisms of bird migration and the process of photosynthesis have already been elucidated. So why not map out the human process of quantum entangled morality and share it with our fabricated side? Given the current state of a meager and insufficient research mechanism to control the coming Technological Singularity on behalf of mankind's future survival, I think the idea is well worth pursuing.

Let us also not be lulled into a false sense of security and prematurely pop the champagne corks. Being a conscious being, or for that matter a conscious machine, does not always equate to moral and ethical behavior. The Germans of World War II and the modern day ISIS fighters had a conscious link to the quantum entanglement existing all around them and yet they were not moral beings. Consciousness does not equate to moral behavior and so if there are to be conscious synthetic beings they will still need to be programmed appropriately. But what does appropriately mean? It means we cannot afford to encode an immoral brain structure into these new beings.

As I have previously written for this website,
So, here is the crux of the matter; who will get to choose the structure of the fetal brain wiring with its genetic engineering for future generations; who will choose our adult brain structures as more and more brain prosthetics become available as we slip into old age?

I suggest the dominant political power, which is currently conservative Republican based, and supported by Plutocrats will have sway over these decisions. You, as a member of the 99%, will have little choice in the matter. Just like tax rates, guns, and reproductive rights, certain future brain structures will be mandated. Let us remember the golden rule? No, not that one, rather the one that states, "those with the gold make the rules." Those of the wealthy elite will use their plutocratic positions steeped in conservative brain structures to make it so legally and otherwise. Given the same choice, wouldn't you too base the future upon an image of humanity in the image of your own brain structured world view?

We are currently at war; it is a war between competing brain structures. What we are witnessing is the opening salvo of class warfare on a world wide scale. Few dare to call it what really is in an attempt to keep the cauldron from boiling over. Nevertheless, the carnage is just starting and will continue. The scientific research is exceedingly clear that the conservative's brain structure is very different from the liberal's brain structure and it is those with the conservative brain structure who are creating the carnage through economic inequality. At present they are the ones winning the war. Soon, due to their financial and political control, humanity will not exist as we know it and the chances for our survival are slim. With their elite wealth, the conservative brain structure will be able to control the new coming technology of the Singularity and ultimately us.

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.
The robots of the Technological Singularity are coming whether or not you like it. If endowed with a sense of consciousness similar to ours they will still need to be programmed to act morally. I firmly believe the morality expressed in the progressive's brain structure is superior to that of the conservative's brain structure.

As I have also previously written in the first post under, "A New Theory Of Quantum Entangled Morality—Or—Why Are Republicans More Immoral than Democrats?"
So, why are Republicans more immoral than Democrats?

The answer is actually quite simple when viewed from the perspective of the new quantum entangled morality model. It is because the Republican agenda promotes income and economic inequality more so than does the Democrat’s agenda; the outcomes of these Republican inequalities are strongly associated with more pain and death to a greater number of people. Within the new model, these actions are the ones capable of not only diminishing human awareness of quantum entangled relationship, but as in the case of death, actually disconnecting it. Hence, Republicans exhibit a greater degree of immorality.

To say the Republicans have "lost their moral compass" is now more appropriate than ever. Like birds using an internal compass to migrate based upon the entangled relationship between electron spins in their eyes with the earth’s magnetic field, we humans have also developed evolutionary means by which we stay connected to the universe. This quantum entangled connectedness is the basis of what is moral or immoral for all humanity. The Republicans, through the elevated levels of pain and death brought on by their legislative agendas of inequality, have clearly lost sight of this internal process; or perhaps this moral mechanism was never fully developed in their brain structure to begin with. In either case, theirs is a broken compass as they continue drift, lost in a sea of immorality.
In the future we will all shake hands with robots. The hand firmness of their textured skin will be calibrated to just the correct pressure to instill trust in them. They will confidently ask us with a soothing voice and warm lifelike eyes if we need some help. Reassuringly they will greet us and yet I would feel much more at ease if I knew they had a quantum entangled consciousness and a neuronal programmed circuitry based upon that of a progressive's brain structure. Anything else would be abject folly and risk the annihilation of the human race.
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REFERENCING: Doctor A, Post #19, Posted Sep 8, 2018
Conscious Computers Will Save Humanity From Destruction By The Technological Singularity. Their Consciousness Will Be Quantum Entangled With The Universe Via Synthetic Reverse Engineered Microtubules And Their Circuitry Needs To Be Based Upon The Structure Of A Liberal's Brain Rather Than That Of A Conservative's.
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Re: Pitchforks And Torches Will No Longer Be Able To Stop The 1%

Post by Sterling Volunteer » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:11 pm

Doctor A's combining of Stuart Hameroff's theory of microtubles as the source of human consciousness with his own theory of quantum entangled morality to prevent humanity's destruction from the technological singularity is pure genius.

I wish to make two points about this:

The first point is about Maureen's post #18 just prior to Doctor A's post that relates to ways we may be able to stop AI from destroying humanity. From the Worldbuilding Stack Exchange with the title, science based-"How can humanity avoid an AI apocalypse?" is a listing of more generalized ways our demise may occur. By knowing how we may be destroyed, we may be able able to generate new ideas as to how to prevent our own annihilation. https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com ... apocalypse These include:
There are a number of issues that may arise before the "singularity" happens, any of which may destroy the human race, for example:

Ecological catastrophe - AI and nanobots could accelerate the destruction of Earth's biome to the point where the planet is no longer habitable

Skynet scenario - powerful AIs decide humanity is "in the way" and needs to be destroyed

Evolutionary backwater - consciousness becomes machine-based, and organic humanity survives only in zoos, if at all

World War III fought by AIs - the entire human race is "collateral damage"
The second point is a link in the Worldbuilding posting to a TED talk by Nick Bostrom in 2015, "What happens when our computers get smarter than we are?"
https://www.ted.com/talks/nick_bostrom_ ... han_we_are

During the last several minutes of the talk, Bostrom presents the concept of computers learning our value system to prevent our destruction from AI as the answer to stop computers from wanting to terminate us. This resonates well and is in tune with Doctor A's process of having them tie into our quantum entangled universal morality system and then using this as the lodestar and direction that computer need to be programmed with. This corroborates the direction we should proceed with.

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