This vast multi-faceted subject will bewilder almost everyone for years to come.
We know this because Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, billionaire brainiacs, disagree diametrically. So how can the rest of us find solid ground?
Musk casually asserts, “A.I. is a fundamental threat to the existence of human civilization.” Zuckerberg answers with some petulance, “A.I. is going to make our lives better. … Doomsday scenarios are pretty irresponsible.”
People have been lecturing about climate change for many years, claiming this or that will happen in 25 years, 50 years, or 100 years. What is proven? A.I. is going to happen faster, and we will see it happen. Musk urges major countries to restrict research on A.I. before it’s too late. Not likely. If you want something to keep you up at night, A.I. may be the thinking person’s choice.
All the hardware is moving faster, according to Moore’s Law. But that isn’t where the action is. Algorithms are the rules or instructions that tell machines what to do. Math geniuses are cleverly devising more ingenious algorithms. They used to give the rules of a game to the machine. No more. Now they tell the computer to study a thousand great games and figure out what it should do to win its next game. Surprising things happen. Moves scorned by experts turn out to be genius!
Bruce Deitrick Price: The big problem for all of us is to grasp the entirety of your work. So my first question is, what is the broad concern that ties together all this research?
Linda Goudsmit: The most important thing is to realize that globalism is at war with the nation-state. I am talking about globalism as an ideology and political force that seeks to reorder the world from the existing system of independent nation-states into one single global nation-state ruled by themselves, of course. But globalism cannot succeed without collapsing the United States. So we face an alliance of convenience among the far-left progressives, Deweyites, socialists, Marxists, doctrinaire communists, totalitarians — all advancing their own anti-American agendas in common cause. If you oppose them, you are a threat who must be crushed.
BDP: Yes, that sounds right. So tell us how the aggressors operate….
When Governor Gavin Newsom disappeared for a few weeks after receiving a COVID shot, the public worried: was he alive? His wife did not like this curiosity. You might think citizens have a right to know where their leaders are. Nope. She viewed the nosy public as haters.
Mrs. Newsom posted: “When someone cancels something, maybe they’re just in the office working; maybe in their free time they’re at home with their family, at their kids’ sports matches, or dining out with their wife. Please stop hating and get a life.”
I’m responding to all the smug caterwauling seen on this site.
Roger Kimball is super-smart culture pundit. He says the so-called Jan. 6 attack was probably staged by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Insurrections). Whoops.
That’s what I suspected the first day. No matter what video you looked at, you see cops in retreat, cops opening doors, cops removing barriers. What’s a scenario that could explain all that?
Furthermore, I know the Trump voters. They are ordinary people, middle-class and polite. They would not do anything disrespectful at a national monument. The freaks at the Capitol were probably Antifa paid by George Soros.
The people dressed weirdly, the people wrestling with each other, the people acting as if they are in a staged event, well, you know who they are.
I’m guessing that Nancy Pelosi has a lot of bad dreams these days.
On a regional Mensa forum, I posted analysis of problems in education. To my delight, an indignant parent left her assessment of how bad our schools have become. First-person reports from the trenches are the most reliable intelligence you can get about this murky and unintelligent demimonde:
“I read your article and couldn’t agree more. I have lived it with my twins for the last 13 years. I nearly cried when we moved from a NYC public school to a school district in an affluent part of NJ only to find out they had the same mind-numbing constructivist Math program (TERC, Everyday Math, etc.)….As someone who loved Math in school, I couldn’t believe how much I hated and was confused by their math homework. There were many tears and much throwing of pencils across the room….”
People not familiar with our K-12 situation will find this a quick way to catch up.
More info turning up on web. People with v-immunity are more likely to spread the disease. Feast on that.
Meanwhile, the Tea Party people sent out a very complete statement of what we are up against:
What is going on?
Every available medicine (and even some supplements!) that is used successfully to treat Covid patients is being blocked in some form or another.
Major media and government propaganda campaign against HCQ last year.
Major media and government propaganda campaign against Ivermectin this year.
Major medical associations and boards are threatening to revoke doctors’ medical licenses if they prescribe medicines like Ivermectin and HCQ.
Amazon won’t sell, and now PayPal won’t allow you to pay for certain supplements that are shown to help.
The Biden administration has taken over the approval and distribution of the very successful monoclonal antibody treatment from the states to “promote optimal and equitable use of the available supply of monoclonal antibodies.” So, the federal government is now restricting and regulating all orders of these treatments.1
Americans who suffer from severe cases of Covid, or the elderly and vulnerable who need protection and treatment, have died and more will die because of the corruption of the people running the federal government right now. In addition to the corruption is the radical ideology that demands we distribute lifesaving medicine based on equity (the idea that equal outcomes are the most important goal, no matter who you have to kill to get there).
On top of maligning and prohibiting medicines and supplements that are successfully treating Covid patients – including severely ill patients – the government of the United States of America is mandating we inject ourselves with a substance in order to have the “privilege” of working and putting food on the table for our families??
Too much lying, right from the beginning. Reminds me of Dr. Mann and his hockey stick.
Fauci et al drastically inflated the number of cases. Fauci et al put every death in the covid column that could possibly be put there. People stopped dying from heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and falling off a roof.
Every stupid mistake that could be made was made. Putting sick people in nursing homes. Putting ventilators in people when it would kill them. Most egregiously, prohibiting American citizens from trying remedies that have proved effective in many, many thousands of cases.
Furthermore, all the media, our little sicko media, coordinated a fear campaign so people were afraid to leave the house.
The big news today is that the scam seems to be falling apart, as this article reports.
The Government and CDC Are Lying About COVID-19 Vaccine and Ivermectin; The Question Is Why? Wayne Allyn Root
PS: the giveaway for me, admittedly one of many, was that Fauci and his gang were so inappropriately ruthless when anything threatened their game. Remember the weird attacks on hydroxy. The media reported that Trump told people to inject bleach into their veins. That sort of nonsense went on for months as they tried to make people stay home and wait for a vaccine. The attack was picked up again when many doctors reported success with ivermectin. Dr. Zelenko explained the options in March of 2020. Everything he said made sense to me. Virtually nothing that Fauci said made sense. Fauci was like the election, the Biden candidacy, the vote count, the insurrection, the rush from Afghanistan, our lying media, and duplicitous Democrats generally. It’s shocking the number of people on this site who describe Fauci (and Biden) as decent and well-meaning.
“Here’s the problem with communism (and sometimes socialism). If you study these subjects, you will encounter lots of abstract theories about how best to organize society, money, property, and so on. Some ideas might sound appealing. But they have little to do with communism as this ideology has existed in the real world.
Better to think of these theories as maps and guidebooks for people who want to rule others. Communism appeals to dead souls hungry for power. These are not normal, healthy people…..”