Today marks the 72nd annual anniversary of the publication of 1984 by George Orwell. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian … Continue reading A little late, but Big Brother is now in charge!
FWD doesn’t mean “Forward” to this group of richest elite
At first blush FWD.us sounded like a nice organization. Maybe I was prejudiced - my initials are FWD (middle name: William), and twitter handle is @fwdpost. Was I wrong! FWD.us is just another way to increase profits for the elite and eliminate jobs for the rest of us, especially our STEM grads. This lobbying cabal … Continue reading FWD doesn’t mean “Forward” to this group of richest elite
Judged “naughty or nice” determines if you are allowed on planes or trains in China – the “Big Comrade” is watching
The Communist Party is watching - and punishing - many citizens of China today, and in 18 months everyone will be judged by their Social Credit - a number earned by absolute obedience to government rules, always behaving nicely, and paying your bills promptly. During the experimental period since 2015, those with low scores had … Continue reading Judged “naughty or nice” determines if you are allowed on planes or trains in China – the “Big Comrade” is watching
Will Facebook “change your status” to “go directly to jail” for what it identifies as suspicious posts?
“The long term promise of AI (Artificial Intelligence) is that in addition to identifying risks more quickly and accurately than would have already happened, it may also identify risks that nobody would have flagged at all including terrorists planning attacks using private channels, people bullying someone too afraid to report it themselves, and other issues … Continue reading Will Facebook “change your status” to “go directly to jail” for what it identifies as suspicious posts?
Musk and Zuck support plans for brain implants
The founders of Facebook and Tesla/SpaceX share a dangerous idea that would control what you think. Both kings of inequality are promoting plans to implant monitors into your brain. First, Zuckerberg. In a recent manifesto released to the Associated Press (AP) "Zuck" said the following: “The long term promise of AI is that in addition … Continue reading Musk and Zuck support plans for brain implants