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The Great Millennium War

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posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 06:38 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: underwerks

We actually have a ton of cool technology.

There are things coming that will be game-changers when they are mainstreamed.

It's those changes that are making things hard for people to cope with. The world has changed so rapidly and technology is advancing so quickly that it is difficult for people to keep up.

Now we have Elon Musk entering the fray with brain-computer interfacing systems.

We are there man.


I think Musk calls it the Singularity.

Whatever the f# they call it, we aren't ready for anything like that and Musk himself has warned of the dangers of AI.

If you think too hard into this stuff it's truly terrifying.




posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 06:39 PM
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Something to look forward to when the grid goes down and the bio chem will waft on the wind. I forgot who said it..."not with a bang, but a whimper"

oh, yeah, T. S. Eliot. I've been clean and sober for over 20 years now....but WTF, who cares, Jose Cuervo, I've missed you!
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posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: underwerks


There will be a rift, no doubt. The thing to watch for is the politicization of these new technologies.


This is true already of social media/big tech censorship. Such censorship is prevalent against the right, but certainly present against certain left-leaning individuals. Many of these individuals make up what is called the Intellectual Dark Web. Typically, those who are in the IDW have the most influence on me sociopolitically speaking. These are people from across the political spectrum and are considered dangerous by the establishment pretty much the world over. All of these people have had some kind of serious run-in with big tech or on the receiving end of identitarian outrage mobs that start on these platforms.



posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: Wide-Eyes

Musk wants to meld humans with computers as a check on AI. I think the idea has merit.



posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 06:45 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
Something to look forward to when the grid goes down and the bio chem will waft on the wind. I forgot who said it..."not with a bang, but a whimper"


Some good old doom porn, I love it!

I think that is what ATS is missing nowadays hence the weekly threads about how ATS isn't what it used to be...

Long live the doom porn. 🙌
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posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 06:51 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: Wide-Eyes

Musk wants to meld humans with computers as a check on AI. I think the idea has merit.


Exactly the danger.

We should have mastered Transhumanism before creating AI.



posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: Wide-Eyes

We might actually be able to catch up because of AI in the interim.

Broad AI isn't a thing yet.



posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 07:17 PM
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Big event happening (protest) in Hong Kong today. If interested, just google the info.



posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 07:25 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: Wide-Eyes

We might actually be able to catch up because of AI in the interim.

Broad AI isn't a thing yet.


Good to know. It's looking close though.



posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 07:29 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn


Radical global change doesn't come from the cooler-heads of society, it comes from the fringes, the radicals, the agitators, and they are NEVER the majority.


So what happens when the fringes/radicals/agitators gain a platform, increase, and edge toward a majority or are in positions of power?

That is one of the main problems (not to mention general apathy by many): agitation.



posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 07:32 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence




So what happens when the fringes/radicals/agitators gain a platform, increase, and edge toward a majority or are in positions of power?


This is why it is so important to preserve free speech. Bad ideas can only be recognized as such when all ideas are permitted their expression.



posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 07:35 PM
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We are beyond the point of no return.


No, we aren't. Only those that would like it to be as such.

Humanity is still good, with good people.

The "Great Millennium War" sounds like the pseudo-prophetic preachings of someone wanting it to happen to give justification for all that is happening.



posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 07:35 PM
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Ohio gunman described himself as pro-Satan 'leftist' who supported Elizabeth Warren


To add:

Minutes Before El Paso Killing, Hate-Filled Manifesto Appears Online
This is political. We have to really tread carefully. These mass shooters are no longer aimless. They are imbued with purpose and radical political religion is fueling it.
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posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

It's just a title.

We are passed it. We are now engaged in political violence as a norm. Globally we are closer and closer to a larger conflagration.




Humanity is still good, with good people.


Humanity is not inherently good. It isn't inherently bad either. The capacity for great evil exists in all of us.



posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 07:41 PM
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Great thread. Not much more I can add other than that to be honest. You hit the nail squarely on the head.



posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 07:41 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: Liquesence




So what happens when the fringes/radicals/agitators gain a platform, increase, and edge toward a majority or are in positions of power?


This is why it is so important to preserve free speech. Bad ideas can only be recognized as such when all ideas are permitted their expression.


Speech is sacred, except for incitement. But what happen when types of speech dominate to the point where those "bad ideas" are not quite recognizable as being as bad as they should or are, or said speech becomes "acceptable?" Or actionable.



posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Pro-Satan you say?

The Grand Architect. The bringer of light.

These fools are lapping it up thinking they are somehow illuminated.

Stay safe.



posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 07:43 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

If we can't recognize what are and are not bad ideas in a free market of ideas then we are all too stupid to be alive anyway.



posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 07:46 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn


We are now engaged in political violence as a norm. Globally we are closer and closer to a larger conflagration.


There has always been political violence.


Humanity is not inherently good. It isn't inherently bad either. The capacity for great evil exists in all of us.


I never said inherently good. I said still good, which is evident by humanity. Look at how we come together and how we help, the world over, people of different cultures and faiths, even our own, when bad happens. There will always be bad people and those who seek to exploit and harm. If the capacity for great evil exists in everyone, so does the capacity for Great Good.



posted on Aug, 4 2019 @ 07:49 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: Liquesence

If we can't recognize what are and are not bad ideas in a free market of ideas then we are all too stupid to be alive anyway.


That's the problem: most people don't recognize they are being fed BS but claim it's gospel caviar, which goes back to my original point: what happens when that toxic BS, or rather radical/fringe, BS, becomes mainstream and gains a platform?




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