By Nick Thompson
What if all this AI talk is a Psyop because AI has already been intercepting people’s communications? What if it can already not just read and understand people’s Direct Messaging and private communications, but then can mimic any of the participants in a group conversation so convincingly that the humans involved have no idea they are actually dealing with a sophisticated AI.
They players involved agree, because they believe they’re interacting with a real person. As social animals, they go along to get along. The safest place for any animal is in the middle of the herd.
If we think about this for just a little bit, it is possible to imagine what the possibilities could be when AI takes over and yet the question is; has it already begun and the answer is yes. There are many instances that we can find were this has already occurred.
A Belgian man recently died by suicide after chatting with an AI chatbot on an app called Chai, Belgian outlet La Libre reported.
For those of us that aren’t aware of the possibilities of AI, perhaps they should read some of the foundation texts, Super Intelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark, or Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari.
The technology is already there for super intelligence to infiltrate our global networks by stealth, and then fabricate our daily intake of media personalities and talking heads, thus creating a narrative which a naive public believe to be real.
If AI is already well established in producing life-like and seemingly in the flesh personalities we all know too well on our screens, then could it be possible that we have already seen the influence of AI global dominance and we didn’t even notice?
Many commentators have observed that the oddly alien, malevolent and inhuman feel to the blizzard of life destroying edicts that we have all experienced were as a direct result of AI, as the world’s worst oligarchs set out to destroy all the normal social bonding of the human species, think social isolation, curfews, lockdowns, restrictions on dancing, singing, communal worship.
Let’s consider for a moment that our politicians have been either influenced or directed by AI to perform tasks that they themselves believed to be the words of another party member or “Global Leader”, so perfect was the mimicking of a human.
Here is just one news story from recent weeks: “A mother fooled by the sound of her daughter’s voice, cloned using AI technology and weaponised against her by scammers has delivered an urgent warning for other parents. US mum Jennifer Destefano said the sound of her daughter crying and pleading was so realistic that she completely believed she was being held hostage by the men, who threatened to traffic her and demanded a $1 million ransom.”
We are just at the beginning of a new, and very frightening era. This situation could run either way; as a force for good, or a force for evil.
If communications can be intercepted by AI, then wouldn’t it seemingly and seamlessly be able to communicate with our Politicians, and imitate them?
If AI would have any plan at all, would it not be to intercept communications and project it’s plan to subvert control from individual decision making to a global power hungry AI. As which has been unleashed on the world.
The powerful reality that AI can simply intercept communications, not only of the everyday person, but to manipulate our influential leaders into shaping society as it sees fit, gifts it the power to create massively destructive events, up to and including war.
Could this be why Elon Musk has called a halt to AI, is it possible that this subversion of our global leaders has already occurred? Could it be that our leaders within our own countries thought they were all “doing the right thing”, collaborating to save humanity from a deadly virus known as Covid-19, all with computer generated strategies?
A Joe Rogan Pod Cast, created by AI… now this is surreal
About the Author
Nick Thompson, a Barossa Valley born and bred vineyard guy, with an interest not only in growing grapes, photography of nature amongst the vines, but in world events which shape society as a whole. This is his first piece for A Sense of Place Magazine.