( A three-minute read)
We are pretty much in a world war right now, if not, we certainly have got all the ingredients required to start one.
Some time ago I posted, ” ONE HUNDRED YEAR FROM NOW MOST PEOPLE THAT ARE NOW ON FACEBOOK WILL BE DEAD.
The dire question confronting us all is not whether Facebook will be full of dead peoples photos but ” whether humanity itself will survive the next hundred years.”
Climate change, scarcity of resources, artificial intelligence, technology Syria proxy war, Gaza strip, Donald Trump, Iran, Nato, Trade agreements, the smartphone, the death of ideas, world population, nanobots, drones, growing inequality, popularism, genetic engineering,
We won’t have to wait long to hear ” Alexa, turn off the lights, ” Siri, lock the front door”
We are becoming artificial intelligence spectators in a world of CONSENT WITHOUT CONSENT.
We no longer live in a world dominated by nations but rather in a world dominated by corporations.
Because of their wealth, these corporations are changing our values along with virtual every caricature of every economic sector of the world.
While the world focus is skewed by a self-posturing USA president – Me first, we are all merrily watch the Arctic melt, swiping barcodes, accepting tracking cookies, smiling for face recognition algorithms, having referendums on short-term issues, plundering the earth resources for short-term profit, ignoring the next generation, relying on Google for information, shopping online while ignoring the sources of supply; reading fake news, becoming more and more confused, removing ourselves from the natural world.
IT IS HARD TO FATHOM GOING A DAY WITHOUT USING A COMPUTER OR A SMARTPHONE HOWEVER BOTH WILL UNDOUBTEDLY CONTINUE TO EVOLVE, WITH LIFE CHANGING TECHNOLOGIES TO PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.
It won’t be long before we are arguing about who gets to make decisions.
Humans or the algorithms.
DON’T BE FOOLED BY AI. IS MUCH MORE THAN JUST MACHINE LEARNING.
FACEBOOK- GOOGLE- INTEL – AMAZON – E BAY ARE ALREADY MAKING MORE AND MORE DECISIONS ON OUR BEHALF WITHOUT ANY CONSENT.
THE GOOD NEWS IS THERE IS NO NEED TO WORRY THAT MACHINES ARE TAKING OVER THE WORLD. THERE IS STILL TRILLIONS OF DATA TO BE TAUGHT OR LEARN ON HOW TO DO SO.
In the meantime, there are far more pressing problems facing the planet.
No one has to be told that once climate migration starts in earnest whether it is by rising seas or crop failures there will be no stopping those affected.
STICKS AND STONE MAY BREAK MY BONES. EXCLUDING MISTAKES AND THE HUMAN FACTOR AI WILL DO WHAT IT IS PROGRAMMED TO DO OR WILL IT.
WE DON’T KNOW.
BUT THERE IS ONE THING FOR SURE WE AS A SPECIES WE DO WHAT IS EVER NECESSARY TO SURVIVE.
It’s the many versus the few that have the data.
AI WILL DEHUMANIZE US IF WE DON’T WAKE UP TO PROTECTING THE EARTH AND ALL THAT EXIST ON IT.