Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by artemisminion
An AI chat bot would serve as a major tool in disinformation purposes - but would have limited scope as an information collection system, as people
tend to lie ( deliberately, by omission, and through the dilated lens of ego ).
If anything I don't see how PRISM would interact well with AI - at least not in an exclusive sense.
What I can fear is perfection of AI for use in information dissemination. It is an already documented fact that there are agents and soldiers serving
this purpose now. Imaging that this function could be turned over to computers is absolutely frightening to me. People are both fallible and limited
in scope of influence and audience. A super computer controlling convincing AI bots - for the purpose of propaganda would be very game changing
indeed. Such a machine could muddy the waters utterly - and keep them that way indefinitely.
This is already done. Google targets ads, facebook targets ads. What is important to note here is how this process can be VERY subtle and create a
huge effect on certain people. If you disregard the given reason for everything, especially in this information collection case, and look to the more
subtle realm, you see things very differently. Assume the reason for "collection" is not terrorists, but in fact to control conscious through subtle
mind control via direction or misdirection. What if, when you searched, X, the system viewed this search as something that, if you were successful,
would threatened to open your mind, so it sent back useless results? I have seen this in play, when looking for certain "things" I was unable to
find what I needed, but when I had a friend do the exact same search, what I needed showed up in droves.
The process of control is about steering freewill and choice to areas the "system" prefers because it controls those areas. So, if you searched
"viable third party" you might get Libertarian stuff, or...... you might get rants, diatribes and misinformation about Libertarian sites and if you
were seen to be on the fence, via previous collected information, this information might steer you back to the establishment. The spam you get, the
subject lines, will be created to alter your process as well, the ads, the images, it will all add up. While it won't do much for the few who get it,
the majority will be influenced.
The WebBot lost all crediblity when it was fed junk by the machine, at first it was useful to a degree, but it was quickly fed disinfo to separate it
from the big collector and its process. Then the WebBot became an example of why collection is useless - how remarkably convenient to those who know
Consider the smartphone issue. People hold these like lifesavers in the ocean, what if your consciousness was about to have a great breakthrough,
expand beyond the limitations and just then, a flood of texts, or phone calls, which disturbed the process. I have seen this happen to many - I don't
have a cellphone.
The big collection influences all the economics, a main drive for the information. If, say China, was to sell 2 tons of gold, the collection system
might pick up on that, and drive prices down or up, depending on that is needed. If a ME country decides to flood the market with oil in Sept, the
collection system makes the adjustments to prevent that event from mattering. If Mr. X needs to be wiped out, the system can flood certain information
to certain traders who will simply wipe out Mr. X in a seemingly organic process.
Each time it alters the process of the individual and the collective, it alters the way in which both express themselves here on earth. That is the
main reason for the collection systems, not terrorists, or even criminals - we need a few of them to justify the cops so they have to exist. The
system alters choice, in very, very subtle ways, by garnering your attention at moments where you are susceptible.