Saturday, April 16, 2022

bionic mosquito: We Live Among Robots…

 …which are fully programmed, with updates downloaded as required.  Yes, they appear as human beings, but don’t be fooled.

A very good discussion between Jonathan Pageau and Paul Kingsnorth, with the title “Civilization and Control.”  In it, they discuss the dystopia of our age and the complete transparency of this over the last two years.

I left the following comment:

Two aspects of our last two years are most stunning…and frightening.  First, how easily almost all of humanity could be moved to give up every aspect of life that affords meaning.  Second, how easily and quickly one narrative can be disappeared and exchanged for another, with almost all of humanity making the switch as if the earlier narrative never existed.

Overlaying this, society went from total fear of a non-event that threatened almost no one to total motivation to bring on an existential event that will destroy the world.

In other words, we are already machines, responding to commands.  Automatons.  It isn’t the robot dog that is frightening.  We are faced with robots occupying what we would have previously described as human beings.

The video is about 80 minutes long.  It is worth a watch.