While You Were Watching Afghanistan, This Aired on 60 Minutes

 

Amazon testing a driverless truck.

In case you missed the “60 Minutes” segment on driverless trucks, you need to catch up. Just last weekend, a very interesting segment dated August 15 caught my eye. A story emerged about driverless trucks, semis, that transport all our goods and services, and employ millions of truckers in our country. What was so bizarre about the story was the lack of awareness by the truckers themselves, their unions, their industry, about this so-called “quiet” testing of driverless big rigs on the road.

We all see the big transporters on the highways delivering the very lifeblood of our nation’s products — food, building supplies, car parts — everything that we use to function as a nation. Unbeknownst to the truckers, driverless trucks, guided by AI — sophisticated computer systems that include WI-FI and GPS — are guiding these big rigs down American highways at high rates of speed (of course, observing the speed limit), while also recording the license plates around them, and everything else.

When asked by the interviewer, where does this information go, they evaded answering the question and other serious questions. In addition, the truckers don’t understand why they have not been made aware of this new technology, which could possibly eliminate at least 2 million jobs. Why do I sense China is in this new industry? Because I watched a documentary where driverless cars, and elimination of jobs was on the horizon as a consequence, and the Chinese presenter laughed and said, “Driverless vehicles coming soon – within the next ten years.” Why? Because they are very involved in this “green new deal” that we are being sold as a method to “save the planet.” Many jobs, not just truckers, will be erased thanks to robotics and AI, of which they are at the forefront. Do you think they have an interest in Afghanistan and its resources? Keep that thought.

Someone recently posted a video of Elon Musk saying AI is more of a threat than nuclear weapons. Why did he say that?

I think this is hook, line, and sinker part of the Great Reset.

These are unelected people who are transforming our world under our noses while we are being distracted. There are many names that you would be familiar with on these boards. Corporations and individuals, and countries who do not necessarily endorse the work ethic, family values, or the engines that have driven the West, America, and freedom to accomplish all that it has. See what you think – I am interested in your thoughts. I feel this will continue unless we grasp the scope of the global New World Order and its intended agenda.

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  1. Kevin Schulte Member
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    There are some dark features to this, no doubt. However, it will come down to what it always comes down too. Money. A truck that runs all the time accept for load, unload and fuel. Will enhance shipping profits immeasurably. 

    Self driving trucks are just the tip of the burg. 

    Brave new world.  

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  2. Hoyacon Member
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    Musk just announced that he will be introducing a humanoid robot with a prototype ready in about one year.

    The robots will be designed to perform “menial” tasks that millions of humans do every day–no doubt until v. 2.0 comes along that can perform more complex tasks that millions of humans do every day.

    This will lead to very serious discussions about the need for a guaranteed annual income (i.e., socialism) within a relatively short period of time.

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  3. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Many people do not understand how much AI is used in the real world.  One example, insurance adjuster.  Before you wrecked a car or burned your house and insurance adjusters would do some research and figure out how much was need to cover damages.  Now they just take pictures and AIs figure it out.   The adjuster has almost no say in it.

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  4. EDISONPARKS Member
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    I always saw this as a massive careful what you wish for event.

    Not to infer truckers are not bright, but imo driving truck employs millions of otherwise nearly unemployable individuals in the United States.

    Trucking bridges the language and education gap, and is also an ideal profession for those who do not play well with others (ie: the emotionally challenged)

    WTF are we going to do with countless millions of newly unemployable unemployed truckers when driverless trucks become the norm.

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  5. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    I was told on another forum, despite evidence I posted about this, that the world of smart vehicles was no where near being in our near future.

    However, I have two friends who are experts at compiling future trends. Among both men’s predictions: Before the end of 2025, some 250 million people who are now delivery drivers will be replaced by the smart vehicle revolution.

    We now see ads on TV for Dominoes’ driverless pizza delivery vehicles. To have these smart vehicles be able to operate, it is fully necessary to have a 5G network up and operating, with the masts for said service every 500 to 750 feet apart.

    The one study, done back in the 1980’s,  on which 5G’s safety has been postulated, was extremely badly designed. Its main flaw was that the lab mice or rats were genetically developed to be cancer resistant. Yet even with this advantage to the study’s  animals such that it would be more difficult to have their bodies end up having 5G  be tumor or cancer producing, the lab animals did end up with tumors. However as Corporate science goes, that ended up being irrelevant, as the conclusion’s wording suggested 5G is as safe as apple pie.

    In the summer of 2019, the usual panel of folks on The Money Channel was discussing the world of 5G. They even mentioned that 5G has no discernable advantage to us average consumers. They conceded that downloading a video game or movie would be faster, but on such a non-detectable level it would barely be worth mentioning. They then went on to state that due to the advantages that 5G would offer to the top echelon of companies, 5G would be a wonderful thing to invest in. I am sure the panel members  were correct in both pronouncements.

    Meanwhile, the techies among us have designated  our era “The Internet of Things.” Because average people will be suffering far too much to matter. We already see the antibody dependent enhancement principle we were warned of by VanderBossche a year ago – get vaxxed in order to “combat COVID” and then get very sick when your body encounters any corona virus – even a virus so weak normally your body would hardly even allow you to experience the infection as a mild cold.

    So it is no wonder that the truckers themselves are not active against this threat. The truckers’ jobs are already being wiped out by soaring fuel costs, if they are independent truckers.  They are also trying to fight off vax mandates if they are employed by  larger companies. As far as unions – most union leaders are in bed with the billionaires who manage to organize society into the coming new world wherein, as Klaus Schwab so gloriously put it “You will own nothing yet still be happy.”

     

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  6. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Musk just announced that he will be introducing a humanoid robot with a prototype ready in about one year.

    The robots will be designed to perform “menial” tasks that millions of humans do every day–no doubt until v. 2.0 comes along that can perform more complex tasks that millions of humans do every day.

    This will lead to very serious discussions about the need for a guaranteed annual income (i.e., socialism) within a relatively short period of time.

    In many places run by Dem governors, the newly arrived immigrants already get get 500 bucks a month, and the “COVID unemployed” receive  300 bucks a week.

    The result as been few warm bodies at the local pear processing plants. No sane human is going to sign up to work inside a building cooled only by a cooling fan during weeks upon weeks of summer temps that are 97% or more, and then net a mere  $ 270 a week, if they can make 300 clear by staying home.

    Since this is happening in other farming areas, expect food prices to sky rocket even higher.

    If no one works, nothing is produced. Very reminiscent of the “King Midas” fable some of us had read to us as little kids.

     

     

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  7. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Automatic trucks will end our freedom. Without them, the blues can’t keep their supplies delivered. With them, the impoverishe reds.

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  8. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    “All of our elites are concerned only with the right hand side of the Bell Curve, and give no thought to what can or should happen to the left; they simply don’t care, and none of the political rhetoric indicates any understanding of the major problem facing the republic: how to integrate all of our citizens into the economy so that they are, and know they are, valuable members of the community. If we can’t do that, there is little hope for the republic, and the bread and circuses politics of Obama and the Clintons become fairly inevitable.”
    Jerry Pournelle, April 27, 2008

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  9. kedavis Member
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    What happens when people can’t get groceries because the driverless trucks can’t function in bad weather?

    What happens when people can’t evacuate from a flood or whatever, because driverless cars can’t function in bad weather?

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  10. Front Seat Cat Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    What happens when people can’t get groceries because the driverless trucks can’t function in bad weather?

    What happens when people can’t evacuate from a flood or whatever, because driverless cars can’t function in bad weather?

    We also assume the truck would slow down and recognize a wreck, or people, or detours – not………..

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  11. Flicker Coolidge
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    “All of our elites are concerned only with the right hand side of the Bell Curve, and give no thought to what can or should happen to the left; they simply don’t care, and none of the political rhetoric indicates any understanding of the major problem facing the republic: how to integrate all of our citizens into the economy so that they are, and know they are, valuable members of the community. If we can’t do that, there is little hope for the republic, and the bread and circuses politics of Obama and the Clintons become fairly inevitable.”
    Jerry Pournelle, April 27, 2008

    Well, I think the Great Reset is framed as a counter to the unemployment that AI brings (and, literally, subsequent corporate profits).  The Left is taking very much to heart these unwanted human beings and promising that they will own nothing and be happy.

    And by the way, 5G is –conspiracy theory alert — supposed to interact with the human brain and brain implants to make you entertained and happy as well.  So long as these extra, unnecessary people are around.  Elon Musk has spoken about this wondrous technology.

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  12. kedavis Member
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    What happens when people can’t get groceries because the driverless trucks can’t function in bad weather?

    What happens when people can’t evacuate from a flood or whatever, because driverless cars can’t function in bad weather?

    We also assume the truck would slow down and recognize a wreck, or people, or detours – not………..

    Reminds me of this bit from Solar Crisis:

     

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  13. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Musk just announced that he will be introducing a humanoid robot with a prototype ready in about one year.

    The robots will be designed to perform “menial” tasks that millions of humans do every day–no doubt until v. 2.0 comes along that can perform more complex tasks that millions of humans do every day.

    This will lead to very serious discussions about the need for a guaranteed annual income (i.e., socialism) within a relatively short period of time.

    Funny you mention that – just a few weeks ago, (first time I saw it) 60 Minutes also aired a segment on humanoid (and animal) robots and gave demonstrations.  Apparently, this story originally aired in March, so it was a “repeat”.  It’s like they are trying to get the population conditioned to the idea that has long been underway.

    https://www.boston.com/news/technology/2021/08/09/boston-dynamics-60-minutes/

     

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  14. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    “All of our elites are concerned only with the right hand side of the Bell Curve, and give no thought to what can or should happen to the left; they simply don’t care, and none of the political rhetoric indicates any understanding of the major problem facing the republic: how to integrate all of our citizens into the economy so that they are, and know they are, valuable members of the community. If we can’t do that, there is little hope for the republic, and the bread and circuses politics of Obama and the Clintons become fairly inevitable.”
    Jerry Pournelle, April 27, 2008

    Well, I think the Great Reset is framed as a counter to the unemployment that AI brings (and, literally, subsequent corporate profits). The Left is taking very much to heart these unwanted human beings and promising that they will own nothing and be happy.

    Also some #$*@# brain-dead “conservatives”. None of these people seem to be aware of the vast evidence of the corrosive effects of idleness, of having no real purpose in life, doing nothing that proves one has worth (and thus status).

    Flicker (View Comment):
    And by the way, 5G is –conspiracy theory alert — supposed to interact with the human brain and brain implants to make you entertained and happy as well.  So long as these extra, unnecessary people are around.  Elon musk has spoken about this wondrous technology.

    I know nothing about what Elon Musk has said, but such implants are obviously dangerous, and it should be obvious that those who seek power and control will exploit any technology available.

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  15. Front Seat Cat Member
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    EDISONPARKS (View Comment):

    I always saw this as a massive careful what you wish for event.

    Not to infer truckers are not bright, but imo driving truck employs millions of otherwise nearly unemployable individuals in the United States.

    Trucking bridges the language and education gap, and is also an ideal profession for those how do not play well with others (ie: the emotionally challenged)

    WTF are we going to do with countless millions of newly unemployable unemployed truckers when driverless trucks become the norm.

     

    They do this work – long hours and away from their families with pride. They talked about it in the segment, which hit a nerve.  They said they felt patriotic, that they were needed and were performing an important role for our country. Not to mention all the “truck stops” , the folks that cook the food and have small supply stores along the way.

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  16. kedavis Member
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    “All of our elites are concerned only with the right hand side of the Bell Curve, and give no thought to what can or should happen to the left; they simply don’t care, and none of the political rhetoric indicates any understanding of the major problem facing the republic: how to integrate all of our citizens into the economy so that they are, and know they are, valuable members of the community. If we can’t do that, there is little hope for the republic, and the bread and circuses politics of Obama and the Clintons become fairly inevitable.”
    Jerry Pournelle, April 27, 2008

    Well, I think the Great Reset is framed as a counter to the unemployment that AI brings (and, literally, subsequent corporate profits). The Left is taking very much to heart these unwanted human beings and promising that they will own nothing and be happy.

    Also some #$*@ # brain-dead “conservatives”. None of these people seem to be aware of the vast evidence of the corrosive effects of idleness, of having no real purpose in life, doing nothing that proves one has worth (and thus status).

    Flicker (View Comment):
    And by the way, 5G is –conspiracy theory alert — supposed to interact with the human brain and brain implants to make you entertained and happy as well. So long as these extra, unnecessary people are around. Elon musk has spoken about this wondrous technology.

    I know nothing about what Elon Musk has said, but such implants are obviously dangerous, and it should be obvious that those who seek power and control will exploit any technology available.

    You should also see Dollhouse, especially season 2.

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  17. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    “All of our elites are concerned only with the right hand side of the Bell Curve, and give no thought to what can or should happen to the left; they simply don’t care, and none of the political rhetoric indicates any understanding of the major problem facing the republic: how to integrate all of our citizens into the economy so that they are, and know they are, valuable members of the community. If we can’t do that, there is little hope for the republic, and the bread and circuses politics of Obama and the Clintons become fairly inevitable.”
    Jerry Pournelle, April 27, 2008

    Well, I think the Great Reset is framed as a counter to the unemployment that AI brings (and, literally, subsequent corporate profits). The Left is taking very much to heart these unwanted human beings and promising that they will own nothing and be happy.

    Also some #$*@ # brain-dead “conservatives”. None of these people seem to be aware of the vast evidence of the corrosive effects of idleness, of having no real purpose in life, doing nothing that proves one has worth (and thus status).

    Flicker (View Comment):
    And by the way, 5G is –conspiracy theory alert — supposed to interact with the human brain and brain implants to make you entertained and happy as well. So long as these extra, unnecessary people are around. Elon musk has spoken about this wondrous technology.

    I know nothing about what Elon Musk has said, but such implants are obviously dangerous, and it should be obvious that those who seek power and control will exploit any technology available.

    You should also see Dollhouse, especially season 2.

    You mean the series by Joss Whedon?

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  18. kedavis Member
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    “All of our elites are concerned only with the right hand side of the Bell Curve, and give no thought to what can or should happen to the left; they simply don’t care, and none of the political rhetoric indicates any understanding of the major problem facing the republic: how to integrate all of our citizens into the economy so that they are, and know they are, valuable members of the community. If we can’t do that, there is little hope for the republic, and the bread and circuses politics of Obama and the Clintons become fairly inevitable.”
    Jerry Pournelle, April 27, 2008

    Well, I think the Great Reset is framed as a counter to the unemployment that AI brings (and, literally, subsequent corporate profits). The Left is taking very much to heart these unwanted human beings and promising that they will own nothing and be happy.

    Also some #$*@ # brain-dead “conservatives”. None of these people seem to be aware of the vast evidence of the corrosive effects of idleness, of having no real purpose in life, doing nothing that proves one has worth (and thus status).

    Flicker (View Comment):
    And by the way, 5G is –conspiracy theory alert — supposed to interact with the human brain and brain implants to make you entertained and happy as well. So long as these extra, unnecessary people are around. Elon musk has spoken about this wondrous technology.

    I know nothing about what Elon Musk has said, but such implants are obviously dangerous, and it should be obvious that those who seek power and control will exploit any technology available.

    You should also see Dollhouse, especially season 2.

    You mean the series by Joss Whedon?

    Indeed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollhouse_(TV_series)

    Read that, and see what I mean.

    Notice the tag line:  AnyONE Can Happen.

     

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  19. Mark Alexander Coolidge
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    “All of our elites are concerned only with the right hand side of the Bell Curve, and give no thought to what can or should happen to the left; they simply don’t care, and none of the political rhetoric indicates any understanding of the major problem facing the republic: how to integrate all of our citizens into the economy so that they are, and know they are, valuable members of the community. If we can’t do that, there is little hope for the republic, and the bread and circuses politics of Obama and the Clintons become fairly inevitable.”
    Jerry Pournelle, April 27, 2008

    Well, I think the Great Reset is framed as a counter to the unemployment that AI brings (and, literally, subsequent corporate profits). The Left is taking very much to heart these unwanted human beings and promising that they will own nothing and be happy.

    Also some #$*@ # brain-dead “conservatives”. None of these people seem to be aware of the vast evidence of the corrosive effects of idleness, of having no real purpose in life, doing nothing that proves one has worth (and thus status).

    How can I fail when I have no purpose? Ah, the good life—sedentary, pointless, weak…

    Every home becomes its own gulag…

     

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  20. kedavis Member
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    Mark Alexander (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    “All of our elites are concerned only with the right hand side of the Bell Curve, and give no thought to what can or should happen to the left; they simply don’t care, and none of the political rhetoric indicates any understanding of the major problem facing the republic: how to integrate all of our citizens into the economy so that they are, and know they are, valuable members of the community. If we can’t do that, there is little hope for the republic, and the bread and circuses politics of Obama and the Clintons become fairly inevitable.”
    Jerry Pournelle, April 27, 2008

    Well, I think the Great Reset is framed as a counter to the unemployment that AI brings (and, literally, subsequent corporate profits). The Left is taking very much to heart these unwanted human beings and promising that they will own nothing and be happy.

    Also some #$*@ # brain-dead “conservatives”. None of these people seem to be aware of the vast evidence of the corrosive effects of idleness, of having no real purpose in life, doing nothing that proves one has worth (and thus status).

    How can I fail when I have no purpose? Ah, the good life—sedentary, pointless, weak…

    Every home becomes its own gulag…

    People may not own wherever they live, but someone will.  And they’ll likely get government payments for providing “free” housing.

    And the elites will continue to own their mansions, of course.

    So MOST people will own nothing, and be perhaps artificially happy.

    But they’ve largely chosen that path already, by not pursuing ownership the way people used to.

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  21. Flicker Coolidge
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    Mark Alexander (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    “All of our elites are concerned only with the right hand side of the Bell Curve, and give no thought to what can or should happen to the left; they simply don’t care, and none of the political rhetoric indicates any understanding of the major problem facing the republic: how to integrate all of our citizens into the economy so that they are, and know they are, valuable members of the community. If we can’t do that, there is little hope for the republic, and the bread and circuses politics of Obama and the Clintons become fairly inevitable.”
    Jerry Pournelle, April 27, 2008

    Well, I think the Great Reset is framed as a counter to the unemployment that AI brings (and, literally, subsequent corporate profits). The Left is taking very much to heart these unwanted human beings and promising that they will own nothing and be happy.

    Also some #$*@ # brain-dead “conservatives”. None of these people seem to be aware of the vast evidence of the corrosive effects of idleness, of having no real purpose in life, doing nothing that proves one has worth (and thus status).

    How can I fail when I have no purpose? Ah, the good life—sedentary, pointless, weak…

    Every home becomes its own gulag…

    And every front yard and balcony a virtual white sand beach on St. Thomas.

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  22. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):
    Member Paul Stinchfield @PaulStinchfield 32 Minutes Ago

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    “All of our elites are concerned only with the right hand side of the Bell Curve, and give no thought to what can or should happen to the left; they simply don’t care, and none of the political rhetoric indicates any understanding of the major problem facing the republic: how to integrate all of our citizens into the economy so that they are, and know they are, valuable members of the community. If we can’t do that, there is little hope for the republic, and the bread and circuses politics of Obama and the Clintons become fairly inevitable.”
    Jerry Pournelle, April 27, 2008

    Well, I think the Great Reset is framed as a counter to the unemployment that AI brings (and, literally, subsequent corporate profits). The Left is taking very much to heart these unwanted human beings and promising that they will own nothing and be happy.

    Also some #$*@# brain-dead “conservatives”. None of these people seem to be aware of the vast evidence of the corrosive effects of idleness, of having no real purpose in life, doing nothing that proves one has worth (and thus status).

    Flicker (View Comment):
    And by the way, 5G is –conspiracy theory alert — supposed to interact with the human brain and brain implants to make you entertained and happy as well.  So long as these extra, unnecessary people are around.  Elon musk has spoken about this wondrous technology.

    I know nothing about what Elon Musk has said, but such implants are obviously dangerous, and it should be obvious that those who seek power and control will exploit any technology available.

    This is why I’m for genetic engineering. I think most people want the capacity to be productive. I see no virtue in condemning someone to a life of idleness and dependency.

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  23. kedavis Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

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    Member Paul Stinchfield @ PaulStinchfield 32 Minutes Ago

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    “All of our elites are concerned only with the right hand side of the Bell Curve, and give no thought to what can or should happen to the left; they simply don’t care, and none of the political rhetoric indicates any understanding of the major problem facing the republic: how to integrate all of our citizens into the economy so that they are, and know they are, valuable members of the community. If we can’t do that, there is little hope for the republic, and the bread and circuses politics of Obama and the Clintons become fairly inevitable.”
    Jerry Pournelle, April 27, 2008

    Well, I think the Great Reset is framed as a counter to the unemployment that AI brings (and, literally, subsequent corporate profits). The Left is taking very much to heart these unwanted human beings and promising that they will own nothing and be happy.

    Also some #$*@ # brain-dead “conservatives”. None of these people seem to be aware of the vast evidence of the corrosive effects of idleness, of having no real purpose in life, doing nothing that proves one has worth (and thus status).

    Flicker (View Comment):
    And by the way, 5G is –conspiracy theory alert — supposed to interact with the human brain and brain implants to make you entertained and happy as well. So long as these extra, unnecessary people are around. Elon musk has spoken about this wondrous technology.

    I know nothing about what Elon Musk has said, but such implants are obviously dangerous, and it should be obvious that those who seek power and control will exploit any technology available.

    This is why I’m for genetic engineering. I think most people want the capacity to be productive. I see no virtue in condemning someone to a life of idleness and dependency.

    Don’t tell us, tell THEM.

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  24. Hugh Member
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    Driverless trucks:  just one more thing the Chinese can turn off with a few keystrokes from their cyber hacking teams

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  25. kedavis Member
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    Hugh (View Comment):

    Driverless trucks: just one more thing the Chinese can turn off with a few keystrokes from their cyber hacking teams

    Actually, existing “driven” trucks already have plenty of electronics that can probably be remotely shut down too.

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  26. Hugh Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Hugh (View Comment):

    Driverless trucks: just one more thing the Chinese can turn off with a few keystrokes from their cyber hacking teams

    Actually, existing “driven” trucks already have plenty of electronics that can probably be remotely shut down too.

    so basically we are all screwed.

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  27. Flicker Coolidge
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Musk just announced that he will be introducing a humanoid robot with a prototype ready in about one year.

    The robots will be designed to perform “menial” tasks that millions of humans do every day–no doubt until v. 2.0 comes along that can perform more complex tasks that millions of humans do every day.

    This will lead to very serious discussions about the need for a guaranteed annual income (i.e., socialism) within a relatively short period of time.

    Yes, I just watched the video of the “robot” dance, the one that Musk had just introduced in person, and it danced just like a coordinated robot, but it was nothing more than a male dancer in a body suit.  His prototype is completely imaginary.

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  28. kedavis Member
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    Hugh (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Hugh (View Comment):

    Driverless trucks: just one more thing the Chinese can turn off with a few keystrokes from their cyber hacking teams

    Actually, existing “driven” trucks already have plenty of electronics that can probably be remotely shut down too.

    so basically we are all screwed.

    Not entirely, but the guys who have older trucks without all that felgerkarb, may end up ruling the world.

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  29. JoelB Member
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    The impact on country music will be horrific.

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  30. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    We’ve all been stuck behind two semis on the interstate, one trying to pass the other with about .25 mph speed difference.  I’ve been behind them with lights and a siren trying to get them to pay attention long enough to move over so I can get to an emergency.  I can’t wait to see how a driverless semi will react to that. 

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