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"Synthetic Intelligence and the Transmutation of Humankind
--A Roadmap to the Singularity and Beyond"


-by Wes Penre, 2016

[http://wespenre.com]
 




 
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Chapter 14:
Becoming Gods

 

Famous Astrophysicist Michio Kaku on the Singularity

Mihio Kaku Ph.D is a famous astronomer who has written a series of books for the general public on parallel universes and an array of other space-related topics. He is also a host on many radio and TV shows and has been selected a spokesperson for the astronomy and astrophysics communities. He is very popular, but his information is always slanted toward mainstream science, although he tickles us with some “new” information that will keep us on our toes. He is a typical puppet for the Minions, and he debunks or ridicules almost everything that has to do with alternative science. Often, his arguments are so silly that it’s a miracle that he gets away with them.

In the following video, he is speaking on the subject of the Singularity:


Multimedia 17-2: Dr. Michio Kaku on the Singularity.

In summary, Kaku begins by saying that the Singularity is inevitable, regardless if it will happen in twenty years or a thousand years. Uncontrolled, it will have catastrophic consequences. He continues by saying that human intelligence will surpass everything we can imagine, but alongside us, the machines will have their own goals. They will stop at nothing to fulfill them, and they will eliminate any obstacles in their path—humans included.

This is how Kaku used to think, he adds. However, now he has changed his mind, interestingly enough. His new attitude is that the Singularity should be embraced. Even more interestingly, Kaku points out in this video that he’s an optimist and not a pessimist, and that it is optimists that have made history, not the pessimists. Where have we heard that before? Oh, that’s right, from Dr. Kurzweil! Thus, we have another AI Prophet in Dr. Michio Kaku, which is not surprising to me. Cleverly, he first presents the real scenario and the real threat, but then turns things around, as if the threat is actually the solution. This is typical psychological warfare. By listing all the key threats that truth-sayers have warned about for some time now, and embracing it all, just to turn it around in his next breath will make the public think that the truth is definitely just conspiracy theories, spread by pessimists and negative people, who do not want humanity to progress. This brainwashing technique has always been a safe card to play because it usually works well on the general public.

What is Dr. Kaku’s solution to robots taking over the world and surpassing us in intelligence and capabilities in general now that he’s changed his mind 180 degrees? What made him allegedly change his mind (I’m sure he never did—I dare say that he has been a Singularitist all the time)? According to what he says in the video, his “brilliant” solution is to “merge with them!” He continues talking about how we already, with an MRI, can scan every neuron in our brain and thus make it digital and store it in a Super Brain—a vast database of all human knowledge. “By merging with machines, we will enter a new super-human existence,” he says, stunningly enough. He continues, “In the post-human era, we become Human Superior.” Finally, how Kaku ends the video by cheering up the audience by urging them into accepting the Singularity as their salvation is truly disgusting, in my opinion.

The Super Brain will not be Digital—it will be Analog

When we think about the Super Brain Computer (SBC), the first thing that may come to mind is a digital brain because all the devices we have thus far are digital.

Not so.

21st Century Wire states in the headline of a column that was written in May 2015 that “The New A.I. Brain Has Arrived – And It’s Analog, Not Digital.”[1]

The article continues with the following revealing statement (emphasis in original),

“Artificial brains are man-made machines that are just as intelligent, creative, and self-aware as humans. No such machine has yet been built, but it is only a matter of time. Given current trends in neuroscience, computing, and nanotechnology, we estimate that artificial general intelligence will emerge sometime in the 21st century, maybe even by the year 2050.”

We might not have to wait that long. A group of scientists Down Under believe they’ve made the next big breakthrough in AI by configuring an analogue solution which outperforms its digital counterpart on multiple levels…

[…]

“This is the closest we have come to creating a brain-like system with memory that learns and stores analog information and is quick at retrieving this stored information,” said project leader and co-leader of the RMIT Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group, Dr Sharath Sriram.[2]

Scientists have now developed an electronic long-term memory cell that directly mimics human brain cells. This is, they say, a step towards creating a bionic brain, i.e. an analog, and not a digital, brain, and this memory cell will also have learning capabilities, just as we do.

Will Destroying a Robot be Considered Murder?

Jake Anderson, who writes for Antimedia, made an important statement in a January 2016 article:

In the future, the question may change to whether it is murder to shoot a sentient Amazon delivery drone out of the sky (or a sentient military drone). I submit to you that it will be and that corporate and government-owned artificial intelligence robots will enjoy more secure human rights than humans themselves  because with AI, there will be money, proprietary source code, brand recognition, and possibly national security information on the line and these are demonstrably more important to the powers that be than human rights.

In a world in which machine automation is slowly but surely taking over the human workforce and corporations continue to consolidate unprecedented global control, I can’t reach any other conclusion but that in the near future working-class humans will rarely live as anything more than indentured servants, peasants in a new feudal order of corporate AI.[3]

I believe this is inevitable. AI will be the main workforce for the corporations, and to in anyway disrupt, or God forbid, destroy a worker robot, will be considered a serious crime in the near future. There is little doubt that machines will be more valuable than humans and will therefore get more rights than we do; the way things are going, it’s a logical conclusion.

Downloading Dead People’s Personalities

This is getting wilder and wilder. In the near future, supposedly pre-Singularity, we are apparently going to be able to download dead people’s personalities!

TrueActivist.com found out that there is a patent that secures a new invention, which apparently has a great deal to do with the cloud, storing robots’ personalities,

The patent makes, admittedly, such claims that may get you shaking your head in disbelief, make your jaw drop in wonder, or have you raise your eyebrows in skepticism: a user would be able to download the robots’ personalities, very much with how one downloads an app online. This could range from the personality of the users themselves to a celebrity’s, and even of a deceased loved one!

The personalities could even be swappable among robots over a cloud system, depending on the user’s preferences.[4]

The patent says, amongst other things, “A robot may access a user device to determine or identify information about a user, and the robot may be configured to tailor a personality for interaction with the user based on identified information.”[5]

If, for example, a robot clones your personality, it will be stored in a cloud, just as many people today store their computer files in an online cloud. Your own personality, if copied, will be stored in the cloud long after your demise and can be pasted into a robot by relatives and friends, who have a hard time letting you go. This way, you will always be with them.

Is this what we want; a synthetic version of ourselves, living on “forever?” Well, I guess it’s not going to be an issue after the Singularity, when Posthumans will have eternal life.

With Robots in our Brains we’ll be Godlike!

Thus far, we have primarily dedicated our discussion to how the AI Agenda is going to play out, but how would it feel to be a robot?

Again, we have Dr. Ray Kurzweil describe it for us, and this time in the following 2 ½ minutes video clip.


Multimedia 17-1: Ray Kurzweil on how it feels to be a robot.

Kurzweil is an expert at promoting the AI subject in a way that may sound exciting to the uninitiated, but connecting to the SBC the way he describes it requires that our own bodies and brains are loaded with nanobots, i.e. artificial intelligence. Kurzweil’s idea is then to tap into the Super Brain Computer and be able to access information a billion-fold more advanced than we can access with a single brain. This, according to Kurzweil, will help us tremendously to solve problems, and more importantly, to evolve as a species in, what he believes is or will be, a machine-dominated universe with Posthumans as Gods.

Let us pause here for a moment and think about this. If this becomes the new normal in the near future, what do you think will happen? What happens in general when people experience something exciting? Well, they want more of it. People will tune into this SBC more and more often, just to show themselves and others how smart they are, and many will also tap into it, just as we tap into the Internet today and become stuck in all the information that will be available. If we would tune into the artificial mass consciousness right now, without nanobots, it would fry our nervous system. Having our bodies equipped with nanobots, and AI in general, we would be able to tap into it “safely” and survive. Look at all the people, of all ages, who are tapping into computers, iPads, iPods, and smart phones; it’s inevitable that it’s going to be the same, and worse, when mankind has access to the SBC. With the nanobots added to the mix they will create the ultimate mind-controlled slave. Kurzweil and his ilk may preach as much as they want, making this sound benevolent, but anyone who takes a serious look at it can see that we’re in for the ultimate dehumanization process and anti-spiritual process—once a person chooses this path, there is no way back.

CNET brings up this same question about the God complex in an article from the latter part of 2015, called Google exec: With robots in our brains, we'll be godlike.[6] I totally agree with the author, who writes that when he listens to Kurzweil and his predictions that man will be like God when he’s hooked up to AI, and that we will be more loving, more fun, and limitless, the author gets quite concerned, if not horrified. Here we are, humans who struggle on a daily basis to barely keep our heads above water, but in just a few years, we are becoming Gods. Not only that; we will become Gods through something as godless as machines and AI. Is there something wrong with this equation?

I can’t help but bring up something I heard about the other day. There is a new smartphone game that was released only about a week before I began writing this chapter (July 16, 2016). The game was named Pokémon GO. It’s of course a virtual reality game, but it’s been taken to a new level. Apparently, your phone is tracking exactly where you are and is duplicating your environment exactly, and you can play with avatars as you walk along down the street. It puts more magic into the player’s life, and as usual, you get points when you complete certain tasks. What the game is about is not really significant; the important thing is that in only one week, a great majority of smartphone users—at least in New York—are walking down the street, playing this game on their phones! They are apparently keeping track of where they are in 3-D by looking at the phone, which is duplicating their environment. Predictably enough, there have been accidents because of this. The ones I know of thus far (and I’m sure there have been more) involved one person who walked into a pond, and a second person that fell down a cliff and probably died.

The following video shows very well how easily we humans are manipulated and trapped. To me it’s very sad and discouraging because I know that this is just a test, and it’s just the beginning of much bigger things to come! If humans are so easily distracted by video games at this stage, there is little to no hope of saving humanity from her inevitable fate—the Singularity. This book is written for those who still are willing to say no to becoming cyborgs living under AI control. The rest of the population will do what it needs to do. 


Multimedia 17-1: Pokémon Mania

Information Upload Ready to Go

Students! The solution has finally arrived! Yes, this is it. The day that you have been waiting for your whole life. Just like how you have seen it in The Matrix. What is it? The invention of the stimulator that can upload knowledge to our brain. Yes, it is now real. See how sci-fi movies can be so helpful in creating awesome ideas? But is this really good for the human race? We all know its advantages, but what are the untold disadvantages that this stimulator could give to us? Is it something we should fear in the future? Let’s see.

Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.[7]

Thus begins an article on the We Shape Life website. Scientists can now also turn on and off certain regions of the brain.[8] This is done so that a person can concentrate on a specific task that the research scientists want them to focus on. However, what does this mean? It means, of course, that anybody who is in control of the human brain and the SBC in the future can turn off and on certain regions of the brain as they wish, just as easy as turning on and off a light-switch! It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that this is a very sophisticated way of applying mind control on an entire population at once, if desired. Nonetheless, Michio Kaku and other AI gurus, advise us to be optimists, not pessimists; “it’s the optimist that creates our future.” I think I’ll jump into one of the “parallel universes” that he writes about instead, so long as he is not there.

This is the way the AI-agenda scientists plan to create the SBC; they will scan each individual’s entire brain to save the personality, skills, and history of each person and upload it to the SBC; similar to how it’s done in the computer world.[9] Two major reasons why they put nanobots in chemtrails and medicine are 1) to have as many people implanted with nanotechnology as possible, instead of doing it on a one-to-one basis, and 2) these nanobots will come in handy when it’s time to upload people’s brains to the SBC.

Kurzweil writes,

To capture this level of detail will require scanning from within the brain using nanobots, the technology for which will be available by the late 2020s. Thus, the early 2030s is a reasonable time frame for the computational performance, memory, and brain-scanning prerequisites of uploading. Like any other technology, it will take some iterative refinement to perfect this capability, so the end of the 2030s is a conservative projection for successful uploading.

We should point out that a person's personality and skills do not reside only in the brain, although that is their principal location. Our nervous system extends throughout the body, and the endocrine (hormonal) system has an influence, as well. The vast majority of the complexity, however, resides in the brain, which is the location of the bulk of the nervous system. The bandwidth of information from the endocrine system is quite low, because the determining factor is overall levels of hormones, not the precise location of each hormone molecule.[10]

This means that the AIF plan of having everybody on this planet infested with as many nanobots as needed will be achieved by the end of the 2030s—and this is a conservative prediction!


[2] Ibid. op. cit.

[3] Jake Anderson, Antimedia, Jan. 2, 2016, “Soon Robots Will Have More Rights than Humans

[5] U.S. Patent 9,311,911, “Method and apparatus for live call text-to-speech” op. cit.

[9] Kurzweil, “The Singularity is Near,” Chapter 4.

[10] Ibid., Chapter 4, p. 164, op. cit.

 

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