Very Disturbing: Happening Now

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Kurzweil’s 1999 book, which successfully foresaw the invention of the iPhone, the iPad, Google Glass, iTunes, You Tube and on demand services like Netflix as well as the Kindle, predicts that by 2029 the vast majority of humans will have augmented their bodies with cybernetic implants and those who refuse or are unable to do so will form a “human underclass” that is not productively engaged in the economy.

The wider trend of the elite seeing humans as completely expendable as their roles are taken up by machines unfolds after 2029 when,“There is almost no human employment in production, agriculture, and transportation,” writes Kurzweil.

By 2099, the entire planet is run by artificially intelligent computer systems which are smarter than the entire human race combined – similar to the Skynet system fictionalized in the Terminator franchise.

Humans who resist the pressure to alter their bodies by becoming part-cyborg will be ostracized from society.

“Even among those human intelligences still using carbon-based neurons, there is ubiquitous use of neural implant technology, which provides enormous augmentation of human perceptual and cognitive abilities. Humans who do not utilize such implants are unable to meaningfully participate in dialogues with those who do,” writes Kurzweil.

One of the most prescient voices of dissent against this future – despite his murderous actions – was Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber, who is widely quoted by futurists like Kurzweil and Bill Joy as sagely outlining the dangers posed to the general public by the elite’s drive for technological singularity, as depicted in the Elysium movie.

“Due to improved techniques the elite will have greater control over the masses; and because human work will no longer be necessary the masses will be superfluous, a useless burden on the system. If the elite is ruthless they may simply decide to exterminate the mass of humanity. If they are humane they may use propaganda or other psychological or biological techniques to reduce the birth rate until the mass of humanity becomes extinct, leaving the world to the elite,” wrote Kaczynski in his manifesto.

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Truth

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Nov 7, 2013
 
So what does the link to the article about poverty have to do with your diatribe?
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Domo arigato Mister Roboto.
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Nov 7, 2013
 
Anon Ymous wrote:
Domo arigato Mister Roboto.
LOL
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Nov 7, 2013
 
Truth,
Professor Kacynski is one of the brilliant minds in the world. He saw it , and was so obsessed by the trends you described it drove him to madness. Madness is relative though , from his perspective it was the only path he could take. For years he preached Kurzwell's ideals and was laughed at.
Out of love for humanity he struck back the only way he saw that was available to him.

I would like to see an interview with him and let him explain it for everyone to hear. It will open some eyes, and scare the lot of us.

It wasn't right what he did, and he needs to pay the price for his crimes, but if you were to listen to him or read his manifesto , he isn't mad; and makes a very valid argument about futurism and the way it will alter human kind .
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Nov 7, 2013
 
Truth wrote:
So what does the link to the article about poverty have to do with your diatribe?
You must be pretty dumb not to see the connection between the link and the underclass that is being created in America like never before.
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Nov 7, 2013
 
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You must be pretty dumb not to see the connection between the link and the underclass that is being created in America like never before.
That's the great problem- they're all too dumb or lethargic to see the forest through the trees or get the sense of it. It is a major reason we are standing at the precipice of such calamity now... "And they took no note until that day the [flood] came and they were swept away."
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Nov 7, 2013
 
Host wrote:
<quoted text>That's the great problem- they're all too dumb or lethargic to see the forest through the trees or get the sense of it. It is a major reason we are standing at the precipice of such calamity now... "And they took no note until that day the [flood] came and they were swept away."
Isn't that the agenda behind common core curriculum. To Further dumb down the students and teach them to prepare for tests like robots but not acquire any actual knowledge under the guise of keeping up with the rest of the world.
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Nov 7, 2013
 
amazing wrote:
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Isn't that the agenda behind common core curriculum. To Further dumb down the students and teach them to prepare for tests like robots but not acquire any actual knowledge under the guise of keeping up with the rest of the world.
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Isn't that the agenda behind common core curriculum. To Further dumb down the students and teach them to prepare for tests like robots but not acquire any actual knowledge under the guise of keeping up with the rest of the world.
. Yup yup, there's much more to go along with CC and the planned obsolescence movement. Look up "Agenda 21", "codex alimentarius"...' educate-yourself.org ' has it all. We are slowly but surely being walked to the slaughter house, and the tipping point is a heartbeat away. We are slaves to a highly efficient system of manipulation and oppression, an intricate web of fabricated absolutes, strangling our ability to make sense of ourselves and surroundings. There are so many lies passed off as truth, it is beyond words, but it is clear to see where humanity is being steered. An anti-human force is behind the curtain, in your t.v.,in our food, infiltrating every part of our mind, body, and spirit. Ask yourself what would want to have every part of your being under its strings, leading you blindly to a demise ? The "elite" are puppets too...
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Nov 7, 2013
 
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Isn't that the agenda behind common core curriculum. To Further dumb down the students and teach them to prepare for tests like robots but not acquire any actual knowledge under the guise of keeping up with the rest of the world.
Absofuckinlutely!
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Nov 7, 2013
 
Bye bye, America...
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Nov 7, 2013
 
the dumbing down of america is no joke. people dont even think for themselves anymore and are raised by the media. people will never have our power back until the masses are intelligent enough to realize things are not right now days. less american idol and bling bling is a must. open up a paper not fox since they are part of the dumbing down agenda and seek the truth in a world of agenda filled lies.
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illbill wrote:
the dumbing down of america is no joke. people dont even think for themselves anymore and are raised by the media. people will never have our power back until the masses are intelligent enough to realize things are not right now days. less american idol and bling bling is a must. open up a paper not fox since they are part of the dumbing down agenda and seek the truth in a world of agenda filled lies.
I find myself dumbfounded almost daily... I say to myself am I really a cook am I the only one who sees what the hell is going on....Then every now and then I read a thread like this and I know I'm not... I asked myself this question at a young age... I remember I sat there saying what the hell is this whole thing about ? There has got be some purpose to all this... Then as I got older the picture got bigger and I saw it clearer.....Theres something running this show....Its no god or Jesus etc etc... It wants us to believe that because that a form of control...Just like pleasure speaking via money is a form of control.... Control them through fear of god or control them through the path of their pleasures I thought to myself..... That was it.... I've hated money and religion ever since....There's a couple things we seem to stockpile as a civilization.... Gold, nuclear power, bombs....
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Nov 8, 2013
 
farginehhright wrote:
<quoted text>I find myself dumbfounded almost daily... I say to myself am I really a cook am I the only one who sees what the hell is going on....Then every now and then I read a thread like this and I know I'm not... I asked myself this question at a young age... I remember I sat there saying what the hell is this whole thing about ? There has got be some purpose to all this... Then as I got older the picture got bigger and I saw it clearer.....Theres something running this show....Its no god or Jesus etc etc... It wants us to believe that because that a form of control...Just like pleasure speaking via money is a form of control.... Control them through fear of god or control them through the path of their pleasures I thought to myself..... That was it.... I've hated money and religion ever since....There's a couple things we seem to stockpile as a civilization.... Gold, nuclear power, bombs....
Which has bread a narcissistic society where self gratification and satisfaction are really all that matter because our days are truly numbered.
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farginehhright wrote:
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I find myself dumbfounded almost daily... I say to myself am I really a cook am I the only one who sees what the hell is going on....Then every now and then I read a thread like this and I know I'm not... I asked myself this question at a young age... I remember I sat there saying what the hell is this whole thing about ? There has got be some purpose to all this... Then as I got older the picture got bigger and I saw it clearer.....Theres something running this show....Its no god or Jesus etc etc... It wants us to believe that because that a form of control...Just like pleasure speaking via money is a form of control.... Control them through fear of god or control them through the path of their pleasures I thought to myself..... That was it.... I've hated money and religion ever since....There's a couple things we seem to stockpile as a civilization.... Gold, nuclear power, bombs....
You're so not alone... Unfortunately, we're not in the majority...
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<quoted text>You're so not alone... Unfortunately, we're not in the majority...
Entitlement programs are a great way to dumb down the masses. Now before you attack me and say I'm anti-Obama, I recognize the left and right paradigm hard at work. The other side clearly promotes corporate entitlement programs and black book funding for companies to do their dirty work. Turn on the television today and you are bombarded with mind numbing programming. The left hates the right. The right hates the left. Idol, Voice, Football, Khardasians, Miley, Justin, Britney, Lindsey........on and on we go. Meanwhile, Google, FaceBook, Apple et al are developing smart technology that can predict with almost pinpoint accuracy what your next move will be 5 minutes from now. They call it data mining. Really? At the end of the day... Human Life is going to be measured by your IQ or ability to perform manual labor. Once the manual labor is replaced by machines, do you really think the world cares if you die? In due time, artificial intelligence will be in large supply making the brightest nothing short of a dinosaur. It's happening all around us. It's hardly a conspiracy. In fact, everyday that we trade our freedoms, we are one step closer to our demise as a society. But really, who cares? Who wants to listen to a naysayer that goes against the status quo? Procreation between a man and women is no longer necessary. After all, sterilization attempts are underway. Families have been destroyed. Gay marriages exist. All sense of moral decency has been lost. But wait, we need to make sure the beer is cold for Sunday football :)
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Nov 8, 2013
 
Crazy but true
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all is lost wrote:
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Entitlement programs are a great way to dumb down the masses. Now before you attack me and say I'm anti-Obama, I recognize the left and right paradigm hard at work. The other side clearly promotes corporate entitlement programs and black book funding for companies to do their dirty work. Turn on the television today and you are bombarded with mind numbing programming. The left hates the right. The right hates the left. Idol, Voice, Football, Khardasians, Miley, Justin, Britney, Lindsey........on and on we go. Meanwhile, Google, FaceBook, Apple et al are developing smart technology that can predict with almost pinpoint accuracy what your next move will be 5 minutes from now. They call it data mining. Really? At the end of the day... Human Life is going to be measured by your IQ or ability to perform manual labor. Once the manual labor is replaced by machines, do you really think the world cares if you die? In due time, artificial intelligence will be in large supply making the brightest nothing short of a dinosaur. It's happening all around us. It's hardly a conspiracy. In fact, everyday that we trade our freedoms, we are one step closer to our demise as a society. But really, who cares? Who wants to listen to a naysayer that goes against the status quo? Procreation between a man and women is no longer necessary. After all, sterilization attempts are underway. Families have been destroyed. Gay marriages exist. All sense of moral decency has been lost. But wait, we need to make sure the beer is cold for Sunday football :)
see the movie "elysium" for insights on the future hereby...
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Nov 9, 2013
 
This is another reason why western civilisation needs to be taken over by Islam
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Nov 9, 2013
 
Devin wrote:
This is another reason why western civilisation needs to be taken over by Islam
you need a beheading for posting that, DEVIN!

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