This thread title is a bit of a double entendre.
We often hear talk of shadow governments, illuminati, deep state and the proverbial "they". The secret powers which bring about unwanted change and
just stuff it down our throats without our consent. Well, this little experiment will shed some light on just who these shadowy figures truly are.
Technology is a sometimes amazing thing, but at the same time technology continually encroaches on our personal lives making them ever increasingly
less private. Technology listens to us, it watches us and in some cases shares our most private moments with others. As each day passes new
technology is invented to do even more of the same. Where does the future lead?
Let's take technology these types of technology and mature them out into the future...a future which I'm afraid is not that far away. And, when you
really think about it, this technology is almost a prerequisite for things like FTL travel and the like.
Right now we have medical technology which can scan brain waves to solve physiological problems and look for brain anomalies. We have technology
which can tell what our minds are doing when we sleep to improve sleep issues. And, we have all manner of other ways to scan things.
When we were kids we bought comic books which had advertisements at the back for things like "X-ray Goggles", "Spy rings" and all kinds of other
things. At any airport today they have exactly this type of equipment, equipment which was so effective they had to 'officially' make it LESS capable
because it really could see through your clothing (millimeter wave technology, etc.). It's not fantasy...it's REAL.
So now to our experiment...
It won't be long, folks, before someone invents technology to figure out what we are thinking. Real 'Nineteen Eighty-Four
' stuff! Technology
which can tell others, from a distance, what is going on inside our heads, what we are thinking about. Oh sure, they'll say the usual
things..."It's all just meta-data, we can't really see your thoughts"
...but they won't be telling the truth. Soon enough this technology will
be refined to the point where it actually shows people's detailed thought process. But, but, but...this technology is morally, ethically and
sociologically wrong!!! Think of all the applications this technology could be used for:
- Predictive policing
- Marketing (a mother-load for marketing)
- Monitoring the workplace
- Business dealings
- Dating / Relationships
The list is endless!
Now imagine for a moment people trying to STOP this technology from being deployed, despite their moral objections, their ethical objections, all of
society's objections. Nothing will be able to stop it! NOTHING! They will say things like..."It's for the greater good. The downsides and
personal objections are outweighed by the benefit to the greater good!"
Such a technology will have such momentum that there is no way it can be
stopped! The last safe-place for humanity, that place inside people's head, will no longer be safe. It will be exposed for all to see.
What will society be like then, when people are walking billboards of what is on their mind at every given moment? People will be walking 'Word
Clouds' and scatter charts of what's on their minds for all to see!
And when you couple this with technology like AI, well, then we truly will be owned by the "machine".
Game Over...Thanks for Playing!
As you go about your daily life today, pretend someone could see inside your mind, and just try to cleanse every single thing you think to conform to
the politically correct world around us. As you walk through a public place and see an attractive person of the opposite sex, or see a news headline
which infuriates you, or see something which disgusts you...try not to think about it, because remember...everyone can see your thoughts.
Food for thought. Scary times ahead.
edit on 8/6/2019 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)