the vested interests of the Elite will NEVER (let me repeat that... NEVER) give up their privileged position and power. That (with taxes and death) are absolute certainties among all this talk of singularity etc etc...
TextA paradigm shift is coming that will change everything about the way people work, learn, and interact - it will be the beginning of a new age; and the shape that age takes depends greatly on the number of informed people that take part in it and where they decide to steer it.
Already, the top minds across a variety of industries are converging and preparing for the shift. One such group, an educational institute called "Singularity University" comprises innovators, teachers, scientists, and engineers from both the private and public sector. Some could be considered elitists interested in consolidating power, others are truly forward thinking and interested in a better world for all of mankind.
TextOne concept that is omnipresent throughout Singularity University's activities is cutting-edge technology and the possible implications it will have on society. This includes everything from 3D printing, robotics, artificial intelligence, and radical advances in genetics and biotechnology. The implications range from the ability for every individual on Earth to "print" at will any conceivable object they are able to obtain the blueprints for or design, to gene therapies capable of extending human life to centuries.
TextWhile the public is distracted with gritty political ploys, wars, and engineered destabilization, it is hoped that these emerging technologies can be meshed into the existing power structures and preserve the power of elites who have reigned over humanity for generations. Sabotaging education, ruining family and culture, and perpetuating the futile "rat race" also plays a role in keeping the vast majority of humanity out of the debate, and thus at a clear disadvantage.
Originally posted by quedup
reply to post by aaronez
You're probably right and these plans they are now discussing and making moves on will probably consolidate them even tighter.
Ordinary people don't stand a chance against their power and influence in the world.