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Discussion in 'Autonomous' started by Maven, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Maven

    Maven Well-Known Member

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    I decided to put this thread here because most posters discussing this topic posted in Autonomous. tohunt4metohunt4me who brings up Transhumanism constantly is a notable exception. Are driverless cars, cybernetics, or automation in general examples of Transhumanism?

    There are many definitions of Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) one is "the belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology." For more detail, you may wish to Google: Transhumanism FAQ

    Opinions concerning Transhumanism on this forum range from is being a "conspiracy to enslave humanity" to a logically, predictable and inevitable extension of existing tends in science and technology. Here are some examples. I apologize in advance for misrepresenting anybody's opinion. If I have done this to you then please reply with a correction.

    Today, some of the "Transhuman" technologies the government is working on include:
    • Create the ability to survive blood loss
    • Alter the human brain’s ability to recall accurate memories
    • Develop technology to enhance the human metabolic system to obtain super-human resilience and immediate recovery from physical injury and disease
    • Enhance human vision with cat-like upgrades for seeing in infrared
    • Robotic limbs that are controlled via thought
    Anyone who wants to know the end result of Transhumanism should read a short story by one of the most prolific science fiction writers of all time, Isaac Asimov. Google: multivax last question
     
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  2. tohunt4me

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    Good to see you are exploring and actively investigating the Death of Human Evolution which the machines will bring about.
    The poor will continue to starve while the rich will extend their reigns by hundreds of years.
    Man will become accustomed to machine as an extension of his body and mind and become incapable of functioning without it.

    GOOGLE/ D.A.R.P.A. Ubers business partner,as a defense contractor creates many killer Robots.
     

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  3. tohunt4me

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    Google CALICO corp.( another of its " Alphabet Matrix of Companies) invests Heavily into Transhumanism.
    Arthur Levinson and Bill Maris of Google are Heavily involved,investing hundreds of millions of Calicos funds.
    There will be no longevity for you "Useless Eater"!
    27% of Google investment fund "estimated value" is tied up in Uber,with an initial $3.5 Billion investment . . . ' who's your Daddy"!?

    Smile for the Facial Recognition Camera . . .
     

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  4. Jermin8r89

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    Ohh yes! Now we have opened up a can of worms. So EVETYTHING COMES DOWN TO RELIGION. Ive studied stuff like this for about 5 years and now within past year im feeling most awake and understanding on whats happening.

    Its funny just earlier today shaq O'Neal had come out with another basketball star saying the "earth is flat". Hmmm i thought we figured this out long ago? Im not gonna go ahead and say "earth is flat" as both sides you cant really dissprove or approve another. Thats for another thread

    Ill get straight to the point. Barcodes use a numeric system of 3 indentments that hold 6 numbers between them.

    mark-of-the-beast-maybe.jpg

    16th verse of the 13th chapter of the Book of Revelation. Revelation is the final book of the Bible’s New Testament, and among other things, it foretells an apocalypse in which a beast will rise from the earth, rain fire from the heavens, and lay his mark on all of humankind — a mark used to buy and sell.

    “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name,” reads the 13th chapter. “Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”

    Arnt we also going to cashless socity pretty soon? We are getting close.

    Pay attention to the news heres some atticals
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ir...-in-10-days-report-says/ar-BBysqrO?li=BBnbcA1


    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_56fd3ff0e4b083f5c606f5fe

    http://dailyeb.com/index.php/2017/03/15/vatican-hold-islamic-prayers-first-time-history/

    I remember you bringing up D-wave. If you think about a box that gives ypu awnsers. How? Between all their big words and bla blah blahh the most logical thing that makes sense is ouija board on sterriods. A bunch of computer experts help make it then the finishing touches they replace them all. It has to stay below freezeing also. Its like cmon :rolleyes:.

    Read the bible and look at the world. Its not just big wiggs wants superiem richness its far deeper

    Its raiseing the nephilins. Look at Egyptians they have evidence in glyphics of planes, computers. Look up antikythera mechianism. We have had this technoligy befor but alot of it has been hidden.

    America is babylon and its gonna fall soon
     
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  5. Maven

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    Love yummy worms :D Such an honor to discourse with a religious scholar such as yourself.
    Of course, the earth is flat. That was definitively proven by the great scholar Terry Pratchett in his Discworld discourse. Certainty, one for the ages. Our Discworld is supported by 4 titanic elephants standing upon the back of a gigantic tortoise of the species Chelys galactica, flying through space. (BTW, Massachusetts is dangerously close to falling over the edge. So be careful where you drive.)
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    Do I find the "Devil" hard to believe in? Not nearly as much as the idea that such a powerful being would have the least bit of interest in bar codes.
    For all practical purposes, we already live in a "cashless" society. Under 20% of consumer purchases are made using cash. Cash will never disappear completely. Don't worry, THEY have plenty of other ways to spy on you. There is vanishing little privacy remaining and its getting smaller every year.
    Nah! Too lazy. Could you please summarize the relevant points?
    Don't recall "bringing up D-wave". Do you mean the Canadian company, first in the world to sell quantum computers? And about "a box that gives ypu awnsers", have your heard of Siri or Cortina?
    Your point(s) are cryptically hidden by apparently random religious verbiage. Please clarify.
    Tsk. Tsk. That sounds quite unpatriotic. :p
     
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  6. Retired Senior

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    OK, this is one facet, or version, of what is meant by TRANSHUMANISM. Giving human beings a way of linking their minds directly to pcs, cloud storage, and the Internet. Some people think that it will fry our brains. Others believe that it is the only way that we will keep pace with Artificial Intelligence and the coming "Humanoid" invasion. And, of course, the rich will benefit from this first, and thus further maintain the income inequality that is the "status quo".

    On a side note... Elon Musk has gained a lot of weight and looks florid. Perhaps sitting on his butt dreaming of becoming more than human has caused him to ignore the damage that endless Starbuck pastries and no exercise are causing his body to be sub-optimal.


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    Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and chairman of SolarCity, attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 8, 2015 in Sun Valley, Idaho.


    On Tuesday, Elon Musk made it official. The man with a plan to put people on Mars also wants to fuse humans with technology in a very literal way. Musk's new company, Neuralink, will develop something called a "neural lace," which Musk has described as a digital layer above the brain's cortex, implanted via a yet-to-be-determined medical procedure.

    Since our phones have long been fused to our hands, it's only logical that the next step is implanting technology directly into our brain.

    Musk's heart is in the right place. He believes that unless humans are enhanced with machine intelligence, we will hopelessly fall behind in the future, becoming second-class citizens and mere tools to serve our robot overlords.


    But one question Musk hasn't answered (and in fairness, it may not be his responsibility to answer) is who will have the privilege of getting a neural lace?

    The failure of Republicans to repeal Obamacare isn't the end of the debate on whether basic health care is a fundamental right. In the last two weeks, multiple Republicans made it clear they believe maternity care is not an essential benefit. If the essentialness of maternity care is up for debate, it goes without saying Elon Musk's neural lace probably won't be covered under your insurance plan.

    In other words, not only do the rich seem to get richer—they may get the benefit of having a computer-enhanced brain.

    What will income inequality look like if only the very wealthy get an upgrade? And will children be able to get a neural lace?


    It's one thing to justify why some adults might be able to afford a neural lace and others can't. Politically, that would just be another version of the never-ending debate about why some people are better off than others.

    But the greatest effect on income inequality will happen when poor, working-class, and middle-class kids have to compete with their wealthy, digitally enhanced peers.

    Growing up, I was one of the poorest kids in town. After my dad broke his back, my family spent time on food stamps and welfare. All the kids I grew up with came from a family who never ate government cheese or spent time living in a tent.

    But thanks to social media, almost 20 years after I graduated high school I can look at the people I grew up with—people who had enormous advantages over me, just by the family they were born into—and see through hard work and a lot of education, I evened the playing field.

    Despite all the advantages wealth provides, it's still possible—though, as income inequality researcher Dr. Raj Chetty and his colleagues at Stanford have shown, increasingly difficult—for kids from poor families to transcend the economic circumstances of their childhood. That remote possibility may disappear altogether when those kids have to compete with children who receive a neural lace for their 10th birthday.

    Income inequality and the growing decline in upward mobility have weakened the American Dream, but it's hard to see how that idea survives at all in a society divided by digitally enhanced "Haves" and merely human "Have-nots."

    As the parent of a 17-year-old, I am well aware how much pressure parents feel to give their child an edge in life, and there's nothing wrong with helping your kids get ahead. And if giving your child a neural lace increased their chances of having a successful life, most parents would do it.

    But research has shown there is already a digital divide contributing to chronic poverty in low-income and rural communities. That digital divide will only grow when some of us can afford a brain enhanced with artificial intelligence.

    Elon Musk may or may not succeed in his quest to create the neural lace, but eventually someone will—and unless elective life-changing surgical procedures become drastically less expensive, most of us are going to have to compete with computer-enhanced peers in an already unequal world.

    We need to do more to level the current playing field, because something like the neural lace is inevitable. In a world that's growing increasingly class conscious, the ability for a relatively small number of people to become more than human could be a disaster for everyone—especially if that technology arrives in a time when income inequality is even worse than it is today.

    That's why we need to move income inequality from a campaign year sound bite to a primary focus of government policy at every level.

    And that needs to happen before the wealthiest among us can pay Elon Musk to give themselves and their children a digital upgrade.

    Commentary by Dustin McKissen, the founder and CEO of McKissen + Company, a strategy, marketing, and public relations firm based in St. Charles, Missouri. The firm does consulting work analyzing how politics effects the business climate for clients in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. He was named one of LinkedIn's "Top Voices" in 2015 and 2016. He holds a Bachelors degree in Public Policy, and a Masters degree in Public Administration and is currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational and Industrial Psychology. Follow him on Twitter @DMcKissen.

    For more insight from CNBC contributors, follow @CNBCOpinion on Twitter.
     
  7. Lee239

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    I was thinking this thread was about Caitlyn Jenner wanting to be a robot.
     
  8. Retired Senior

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    Nah, You may be thinking of that 1960's sci-fi comedy tv series "My Living Doll" starring Bob Cummings and Julie Newmar...

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057774/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

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    My Living Doll (1964–1965)
    Plot Summary

    • Showing one plot summary
    • Rhoda is an extremely sexy young woman living with womanizing Air Force shrink Bob McDonald. What Bob knows and the rest of the world does not is that Rhoda's real name is AF 709, and she is actually a sophisticated (yet naive) robot. Bob's job is to teach Rhoda how to be a "perfect" woman, and keep her identity secret from the world -- especially lecherous neighbor Peter. When actor Bob Cummings left the series in early 1965, his character was written out of the series, and Peter was given the duty of taking care of Rhoda.

      - Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>
     
  9. Jermin8r89

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    We are devolving. After all the lead,GMOs,chemtrailing and propaganda. People always say Egyptians were like "aliens". Their way of life from ideas, hryoglyphics and eatting was way more sufficicated then what can do now.

    Now we listen to people like harvard but didnt they always say chemtrailing was a conspiracy?

    http://geoengineering.environment.harvard.edu
     
  10. Maven

    Maven Well-Known Member

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    The ancient Egyptians were aliens. Did you learn nothing from Stargate-SG1? :D
    Don't worry about Harvard's geoengineering. They're going to lose all their funding in Trump's new budget. He hates everything about climate change. Even forbidden the EPA and DOA employees from saying the words. When rising sea levels flood coastal cities and hurricanes are 5-10 times stronger than today, Trump will blame Obama and say it's FAKE NEWS!
     
  11. K-pax

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    See, this is where people like Maven have blinders on. Yes, technology will extend lives and such but the trajectory is not that this will be available to the public. In the tevhnology sector itself, we see a drastic increase in the problems of wealth inequality, gentrification and ghettoization. The tech sector simply has very little social conscious, despite it's progressive politics. Everywhere tech sets up shop, the wealth gap becomes astronomical, as all those outside of the industry are fleeced and squeezed financially and driven out of the area to make room for the new tech industry elitists to have another playground all to themselves. They keep the 'others' around to service their decadent playground only so long as they need before automating those services, so it is a playground of the elite...for the elite... and only the elite. These are the people who will lead this march into the future. Look at how they operate now and you will seehow their application of tech will play out.

    Without vast changes in the socio-economic order, transhumanism will likely do more to further the divide of the have and have-nots by literally changing them biologically: As if into two species. The techno-utopianism that's used to sell this idea is much like most utopian thinking. It sounds good only in theory, but applied, it turns out to be a further way for the ruling class to expadite their domination by removing roadblocks previously in place 'with the permission' of the ruled.

    Automation and AI will fleece the public of their livelyhoods, and transhumanism will medically make the increasing number of people thrown into the economic abyss by the former into literally genetically inferior beings. Not as intelligent, not as physically fit, shorter lifespan.

    I am someone who's quite fond of technology as a tool. I just find it saddening to see the elitist power brokers try to reign in the democratizing and liberating elements in an attenpt to put the genie back in the bottle. To revive the old order with a high tech sheen on top to give the impression of progress, while bringing things full circle.

    Technological feudalism, with a medical element to encode our twisted social order into the very evolution of the species. Sounds attractive if you're at the top of the current order, doesn't it?
     
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  12. Retired Senior

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    K-Pax: "Without vast changes in the socio-economic order, transhumanism will likely do more to further the divide of the have and have-nots by literally changing them biologically: As if into two species."

    Wow! Shades of H.G. Wells, The Time Machine (the original book and the 1960s George Pal film)

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    https://www.enotes.com/homework-help/what-3-themes-this-book-339867


    What are 3 themes of the book The Time Machine?



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    One important theme is that of class conflict. Wells himself lived at a time when industrialization was contributing to enormous class inequalities, and the time traveller discovers that a form of class division has persisted into the future in the form of the Eloi and the Morlocks. The traveller posits that the Morlocks evolved from the working class, and the Eloi the capitalists.

    Another theme is that of technology. The turn of the century was a period when technological inventions were changing people's lives, especially in the cities. There was a tremendous faith in progress among elites. The Time Machine suggests that this faith may be somewhat misplaced. As he travels to 802,701 AD, he discovers that human beings have been replaced by other species of beings. Thirty million years in the future, there are no creatures at all except for a hideous blob with tentacles.

    Finally, there is the theme of evolution, implied by the previous theme. Human beings have evolved into the Morlocks and the Eloi, as a result of their ability to adapt to their different surroundings. Each of these themes suggests a warning against overly-optimistic views of progress, underscored at the end of the book in a description of the traveller:

    He, I know—for the question had been discussed among us long before the Time Machine was made—thought but cheerlessly of the Advancement of Mankind, and saw in the growing pile of civilization only a foolish heaping that must inevitably fall back upon and destroy its makers in the end.

    The narrator feels differently, but the overwhelming message of the book can be construed as a warning against hubris and faith in progress.
     
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  13. K-pax

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    Yes absolutely. HG Wells was exploring this concept in The Time Machine. Great book.

    I found it interesting that the haves eventually became the prey. I'm not sure modern technology would end up with that result. He was writing with a 19th century understanding of technology.
     
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  14. tohunt4me

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    They already behave as an entirely different species. No empathy for others . The jobs they eliminate through robotics will leave millions at the mercy if government programs. Research how Google hides their wealth from taxation.

    No jobs for the poor.
    They avoid taxes.
    How will the poor live ?
    They elite can not be bothered.
    Eliminate the poor will be the call of the elite.

    It is good that you like worms,because Globalist World Government organization United Nations will have you eating worms & bugs !
    The Transhumanist could care less
    They will probably outlaw eating worms for protection of worms and have machines hunt you down for elimination.
     
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    Wikipedia:...

    Soylent Green is a 1973 American
    science fiction thriller film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Charlton Heston and Leigh Taylor-Young. Edward G. Robinson appears in his final film. Loosly based on the 1966 science fiction novel Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison, it combines both police procedural and science fiction genres; the investigation into the murder of a wealthy businessman and a dystopian future of dying oceans and year-round humidity due to the greenhouse effect, resulting in suffering from pollution, poverty, overpopulation and depleted resources.[2]

    In 1973 it won the Nebula Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film.

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    You all know the final line, spoken by Charlton Heston, "Soylent Green is people!".
     
  16. Jermin8r89

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    Nat geo says nothing is natral anymore
     
  17. Maven

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    The FUTURE --- Ready or Not, Here is Comes!
    People will continue to do what they have always done. The rich will exploit the poor. The strong will exploit the weak.
    The liberals will cry how unfair it is. The conservatives will live in fear that someone will steal what is "theirs".
    But, I'm an "optimist". Somehow we will survive.
     
  18. Jermin8r89

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    You wana survive be a survivalist. Stay out of cities. Move to midwest once apartments become to expenseive and food and water gets to expenseive and contaminated.

    Noone cares about us people its just elites have an agenda concerning them
     
  19. Retired Senior

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    Maven, I Ubered a passenger from Stratford to North Haven yesterday. The gddmned app took me so many twisty little ways that I felt I was playing "Colossal Cave", particularly: In the original version of Adventure, Crowther created a maze where each of ten room descriptions was exactly the same; YOU ARE IN A MAZE OF TWISTY LITTLE PASSAGES, ALL ALIKE.....
    On the way back I took a guess and within minutes found myself on the Wilbur Cross Parkway, just outside of Hamden and the tunnel that runs thru West Rock. As I fire-balled thru it I remembered something from the days when I lived just 2 blocks from it... people actually claimed that - in the event of a nuclear holocaust - the West Rock tunnels would make a hell of a bomb shelter. Yeah, I thought, for maybe a few hundred people packed in like sardines!

    I never did solve Colossal Cave, and I don't have the energy to take on Donald Trump, the Koch brothers, and all the idiots who actually believed that a self-professed billionaire was going to change the rules on their behalf.

    Anyway, I guess what I am trying to say is that you have to have a certain something to be an optimist in today's world. Maybe near the top of Abe Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid. I was once near the top, but my foundation was shaky. These days I alternate between the bottom and the middle. Maybe, if I can use Uber to help me climb the mountaintop (my personal mountaintop) I will be able to be optimistic once again...
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    Jermin, I'm kind of glad that you have stuck around. Suggesting that your screen name hinted that you might be a Hitler youth was a bit cruel. I apologize for that... but I was thinking, at the time, that for some-one like me who does not believe in numerology or secret "666s", my saying that your name "Jermin" was a play on "German" might show you how out of control some conspiracy theories can be.

    I do agree with Nat Geo. We have altered the globe and seriously changed the course of natural events. I have a brother who refuses to take vitamins because, he insists, if you eat right you get all the nutrients that you need. I tell him over and over that we have depleted the nutrients in the soil, that no food grown outdoors is an nutritious as it was 100 years ago. The water that we irrigate the crops with is often polluted , but my brother does not pay attention. It is almost like a religion, and the facts won't change his mind!
     
  20. Maven

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    Not sure why the "Colossal Cave" story was addressed to me. My GPS usually gets me to a highway when I'm in unrecognizable territory. If not, I just ask a helpful local for directions. As for your "pyramid", it's really a triangle. This is a pyramid.
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    I find inverting makes it more interesting and gives a new perspective. Does this help you?
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    If not, you can try the Japanese "spinning top" approach
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    Putting the words of any boring presentation into a recognizable shape makes them seem more important.
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    Other times doing this just seems silly.
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    As for my needs, this forum gives me love, belonging, esteem and self-actualization. :D As for Psychological needs, I make sure my daily consumption includes appropriate quantities of each of the 4 major food groups: beer, cigarettes, cookies and sex (it's a food group the way I do it) :p
     
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