The elite’s plan for the future doesn’t include you.
The global elite has reached a decision that could spell the end of humanity as we know it in the decades to come. Having become superfluous in the eyes of those who plan to impose a technocracy over the entire planet, robots will be used to both replace and eliminate humans as the elite advances towards its much cherished technological singularity.
The rise of the robots is no longer confined to the realms of science fiction. If the predictions of those who have already proven themselves accurate in forecasting the future course of technological development are manifested, a new high-tech dark age is upon us.
In our previous article on the subject, we highlighted a piece written in 2000 by Sun Microsystems Bill Joy. In the Wired Magazine article, Why The Future Doesn’t Need Us, Joy explains how within decades most of the functions now carried out by human workers will be performed by robots.
With the vast majority of human beings rendered obsolete in the eyes of the controllers as a result of this shift, which will easily outstrip even the impact of the industrial revolution, the elite, “may simply decide to exterminate the mass of humanity,” writes Joy.
Joy’s forecast is echoed by respected author, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. In his 1999 book The Age of Spiritual Machines, Kurzweil made a series of predictions about technological advancements that would occur at each 10-year juncture. Kurzweil’s short term predictions were stunningly accurate – he foresaw the rise of the iPhone and smart phones in general as well as the Kindle.
Kurzweil predicted that by 2009, “Computer displays have all the display quality of paper—high resolution, high contrast, large viewing angle, and no flicker. Books, magazines, and newspapers are now routinely read on displays that are the size of, well, small books.”
Kurzweil also described the iPad ten years before its emergence as well as the rise of wireless telephone communications using “high-resolution moving images.” He also foresaw iTunes, You Tube and on demand services like Netflix as well as how all this technology would prompt a huge debate about privacy and identity theft, which is exactly what has occurred.
Kurzweil forecast that unmanned drones would be used for combat operations by 2009, which also unfolded.
Given his accuracy, Kurzweil’s predictions for future decades – 2019, 2029 and beyond – are chilling.
By 2019 Kurzweil predicts that our computers will be implanted in eye glasses and contact lenses, a process already underway with the development of Google Glasses. By this time, a $4000 computer will have the same computing power as a human brain, according to Kurzweil.
“Privacy continues to be a major political and social issue with each individual’s practically every move stored in a database somewhere,” writes Kurzweil, a notable forecast given recent revelations about the Trapwire program.
The decades beyond 2019 will be characterized by the problem of a growing “human underclass” that is not productively engaged in the economy.
From 2029 onwards, the elite will see its dream of obtaining singularity – man merging with machine – begin to take true shape. Computers and cellphones will now be implanted in people’s eyes and ears.
The wider trend of the elite seeing humans as completely expendable as their roles are taken up by machines now unfolds. “There is almost no human employment in production, agriculture, and transportation,” writes Kurzweil.
By 2099, the entire planet is run by artificially intelligent computer systems which are smarter than the entire human race combined – similar to the Skynet system fictionalized in the Terminator franchise.
Humans who have resisted altering themselves by becoming part-cyborg will be ostracized from society.
“Even among those human intelligences still using carbon-based neurons, there is ubiquitous use of neural implant technology, which provides enormous augmentation of human perceptual and cognitive abilities. Humans who do not utilize such implants are unable to meaningfully participate in dialogues with those who do,” writes Kurzweil.
Kurzweil’s future represents the ultimate goal of the elite – eliminating the beautiful existing order and replacing it with a high-tech dystopian technocracy. Instead of being used to empower and advance humanity, technology will be used to further drive a wedge between the haves and the have nots – with the have nots eventually being eliminated entirely.
We are have already seen major steps taken towards the vision outlined by Kurzweil.
Using drones to remove the human element of warfare is already well underway. In the future, wars will almost exclusively be fought between robots, making them far more ubiquitous and far more deadly for the planet as a whole. Would robots with no emotional capacity whatsoever hesitate to deploy super weapons that could wipe out entire races of people or completely wreck the planet’s eco-system?
Using robots to perform law enforcement duties and hunt down suspects is also right around the corner.
Following Professor Noel Sharkey’s warning that the fleet of robots being developed for DARPA will ultimately be used to “kill people,” Boston Dynamics released a new video this week showcasing how its LS3 robot is able to autonomously track humans over rugged terrain.
A similar robot being developed for DARPA, the Cheetah, recently beat the human world speed record.
In 2008, the Pentagon issued a request to contractors to develop a “Multi-Robot Pursuit System” designed to search for, detect and track “non-cooperative” humans in “pursuit/evasion scenarios”.
As the New Scientist’s Paul Marks explains, the robots will inevitably will be adapted for domestic purposes such as policing and crowd control.
“…how long before we see packs of droids hunting down pesky demonstrators with paralysing weapons? Or could the packs even be lethally armed?” Marks asked.
Using technology to spy on and enslave us rather than empower us is now a routine occurrence. One need only note the remarks of CIA Director David Petraeus earlier this year when he lauded the arrival of the smart grid - appliances, utilities and products connected wirelessly to the Internet.
Petraeus labeled the development a “transformation,” noting that it would be a boon for “clandestine tradecraft.” In other words, the police or the FBI no longer need a reason or a warrant to spy on you since you will have a hundred bugs implanted in almost every item in your home, from your refrigerator to your gaming device.
The elite’s push to facilitate the rise of the robots is all about removing the decision-making process from the hands of humans. SInce humans cannot be trusted to follow through on decisions that could directly lead to the deaths of massive numbers of people, androids must be given the responsibility.
In the coming decades, humanity will face a new kind of enslavement – a scientifically designed tyranny through which the elite will use robots to subjugate the rest of humanity and eliminate any pockets of non-cooperative resistance.
Only by promulgating a cultural and societal disgust for technological manipulation on behalf of an insane elite can we re-assert control over the future and use technology to empower our species.
Given that the elite have proven themselves to be so destructive with the comparatively primitive level of human technology available to them up until now, allowing such power-crazed individuals to hold the reigns of human progress will only lead to the total destruction of the entire race in the long term.