This kind of tech is bad for regular people whom are not part of the true "Owners of Capital" class. These scientists need to be stopped, by cutting
off their funding and PHYSICALLY disrupting of their research. SOMETHING needs to be done to intervene, NOW, they are already too far along because
this tech can be used VERY effectively, to further our indentured servitude.
How is that you may ask?
Remember when cell phones were actually fun?
I do, the phone was a huge and needed to be carried in a bag, BUT my boss NEVER called me on it, after what was considered typical work hours and
certainly never to ask me to do more work while I was at home. Compare that to today, when a cell phone in your pocket can spontaneously generate more
work to be done outside of the office, simply because someone higher up than you had a random thought at midnight.
Now how does this scenario play into life-extension tech, AI and the Singularity?
Right now most Americans are expected to and are coerced by employment requirements to buy/finance a car, buy/finance education, buy/finance
healthcare, buy/finance insurance and eventually buy/finance a home of some kind.
What do you think the "Owners of Capital" will do when life-extension tech and AI become mainstream commercial products?
They will simply coerce people to buy and subsidize it, even if the recipient doesn't want to have the procedure done or doesn't buy the AI device,
AND, the methods used to coerce the general populace in the United States, will not require any additional lobbying or law changes on the behalf of
the "Owners of Capital".
Imagine a world where life-extension and AI tech is sold and financed to regular people, over long repayment periods, to people that don't have the
ability to pay for it, in cash, up front. Similar to a cars, education or home mortgages.
Want to opt-out? Sure you have the "choice" to do anything you want. We are a "free country" after all. BUT, imagine for a moment, the unfolding of
the following fictional scenarios, resulting from a person "choosing" to NOT have the life-extension procedure or refuses to buy a self driving AI
Do you want health insurance? Sorry, but we don't insure people whom have not had the life-extension procedure and/or don't own and AI car. However,
there is another provider that we can refer you to that will, with a high deductible and high premium, so as to reduce the coverage risk of your
shorter life span and higher risk of accidents, to the provider.
Want to get a job? Sorry, but we don't hire people whom have not had the life-extension procedure and/or do not have an AI car, they cost more to
insure and are uninsurable in some cases. We don't consider this discrimination, however, because its no different than requiring you to have a
certain model car or a driver license. Especially with the Supreme Court declaring that those refusing the life-extension procedure or use AI tech are
not disabled, nor are a protected class.
Do you need a credit card or a business loan? Sorry, but we have to charge you a higher interest rate because our actuaries have found that people
whom have not had the life-extension procedure and/or don't drive AI cars are a higher risk, have higher unemployment rates and have lower profit
margins, due to a shorter life expectancy.
Do you need a bank account or cell/internet/communication service plan? Sorry, but we don't open accounts to people whom have not had the
life-extension procedure and/or don't drive AI cars, they cost significantly more to service, due to not being plugged directly into the system.
Need any more examples?
Remember this is America, we have no labor protection, no union representation and no access to collective bargaining. In situations like this we are
sheep to be slaughtered. Mark my words, Europeans will fare MUCH better when such tech becomes reality.
When my parents were in school in the 1950's and 60's they were told: no one would have to work in the future, that everything would be done by robots
and they would, in turn, have increased free time used for creating, making art, learning and helping others...
Robotics, the singularity, cell regeneration and AI are essentially the same lie, told to our parents, rehashed for a 21st century audience. I think
its funny when regular people get excited about future tech like the Singularity, AI, Robotics, etc. Do people really think when these thing finally
become real, functioning, working designs, applicable to industry, that we the "peons", will somehow ALL get a Data from Start Trek or a C-3PO from
Star Wars, to help us at home, at the job site or in the office, etc?
In reality we are going to get a David 8 from Prometheus/Aliens or the Robot Probation officer seen in Elysium. They are going to take away jobs and
make unethical policing and policy enforcement, both easier and cheaper, for the true "Owners of Capital". They won't be paying a salary to the robot
worker, so the savings will instead be pumped into legal fees and political lobbying, resulting in an overall savings and good ROI for the
corporations/governments and a full blown, loss of liberty, for everyone else.
Whom goes to jail when an AI robot or Mind Clone pulls your arm out of the socket? Will it be considered "negligence by the human that lost the arm",
a "civil suit", "not a criminal act", etc, in court/arbitration? I personally at this point are willing to live with 1980's +/- era tech, if it means,
I am more free and can continue to earn money to live off.
Elysium Probation Officer:
Introducing David 8:
In the words of David 8: “I can do almost anything that could possibly be asked of me, including things that my human counterparts might find
distressing or unethical”
Sounds swell, don't it!
The only way regular people can save themselves, NOW, is to abandon tech, physically impede tech research and stop buying/supporting companies making
this AI/singularity tech.
First, AI is going to make regular people jobless
Second, it is going to steal what few liberties and freedoms we have left
Third, it will make human life valueless to the true "Owners of Capital", many of whom are Closeted Fascists
edit on 24-2-2015 by boohoo
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