posted on Jun, 2 2019 @ 11:45 PM
I strongly feel that we are subconsciously grooming ourselves for the forthcoming singularity. Everyone is desperately trying to make sense of the
world through the scope of our rapidly advancing technology and struggling to keep pace. It won't be long until we give up the struggle and acquiesce
to the proverbial knife. Resistance will be futile. The next step will be becoming (officially) one with that technology. It will be the next great
migration of humanity, sort this generations (or perhaps the next's) Out of Africa. And anyone who is anachronistic to that mindset will be left
behind and go the way of the neanderthal.
Unfortunately, I feel as though I am one of those anachronistic to living life in the age of the singularity. Despite being a millennial by birth, I
am very much an old soul when it comes to this current age I find myself in. I welcome some aspects of it, obviously, such as a connection to a wealth
of information via the internet. But I've never owned a cellphone nor do I have any accounts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. I really have no
desire to know the deepest, darkest inner thoughts of my friends and neighbors. Some things are best left unsaid and left to the imagination.
I believe we will soon enter an age where things like privacy and free will won't even be concepts any longer. It will be impossible. Think about how
a massive corporation like Alphabet currently controls our lives. Now imagine that they are directly one with you. There will be no more secrets.
Everyone you'd meet would instantaneously know all there is to know about you. And whatever entity is sitting on top of the hierarchy when this
happens will own every lifeform "living" under them.
I believe this is also a driving force of the rise of extremist politics. Political leaders across the globe, especially in highly technologically
advanced states like China, can see this coming and want to consolidate the most power and have the biggest lead in A.I. tech for when the singularity
inevitably arrives. That way they will be shaping the next evolution in humanity and their narrative will reign supreme...perhaps forever. It will not
surprise me to see an authoritarian state win this race as any responsible state will be bogged down by ethics and oversight. Which is, obviously,
It will first take recognition of this fact and then tremendous cooperation from responsible, democratic states to ensure that this doesn't happen.
But those democratic states are too busy fighting among themselves -- which is, again, not an accident and very much by design and provides the
authoritarian state with a massive advantage.