The question often posed by rational people who think the “let it rip” method of dealing with the pandemic is insane is, “Don’t the governments and industries see how damaging it’s going to be to the economy in the long run for millions of people to be dead or disabled?”
The fact is, they have already taken that into account, a long time ago, and aren’t concerned one iota.
Turns out Tucker Carlson and all those white nationalists in the US and around the world are right about replacement theory – they ARE coming for our jobs!
But they are wrong about who it is that’s coming for them – it’s not the immigrants, the brown people, or people from “shithole countries” – no, they are losing their jobs too. In fact, millions already have.
That trend is only going to accelerate. There’s a reason people like Mark and Elon don’t seem to acknowledge or give one rat’s ass about the way workers are treated, the risks associated with covid, the future of the economy – they won’t need us useless eaters much longer.
The very few who are tracking this and raise alarms about it are getting gaslit about it, just as we are about covid: we’re alarmists, we’re panicking, there will always be jobs for people.
“Relax” they tell us, the market will take care of us!
But this is a HUGE blind spot for people, and honestly. And I think there is a campaign underway, has been for a while, to keep this hidden – in plain view – from people to avoid what would likely be a revolution (see Luddites)
Luddites have been getting a bad rap for 200 years. But, turns out, they were rightThey weren’t anti-technology. They just wanted some protections from the machines coming to take their jobs.https://qz.com/968692/luddites-have-been-getting-a-bad-rap-for-200-years-but-turns-out-they-were-right
The new PM in Italy, those alt-right folks in Poland, the US, UK, Scandinavia – they are being manipulated by old Rupert Murdoch and the other elite to fear the “others” and blame them for taking their jobs. Set us to fight against each other, so we don’t destroy the machines.
If you ask 100 people, in any nation, if they believed that up to 800 MILLION workers would be replaced, not by immigrants, but by AI, androids – how many would say that it’s true? How many would believe it, honestly?
Robots may replace 800 million workers by 2030. These skills will keep you employedHere’s how to resist the robot revolution.https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/30/robots-may-replace-up-to-800-million-workers-by-2030.html
This is real – this is happening – right now, and right in front of people’s eyes. THIS is the great deception. THIS is why they don’t give a shit if millions of us are killed are disabled.
Ah, but you’re a white collar worker – a CEO, a lawyer, etc – YOU don’t have to worry.
Well sweetie, hate to break it to you, but yeah, you do. Turns out no one is safe, not even the folks at those levels.
Tang Yu, An AI-Powered Robot, Named CEO Of A Chinese CompanyThe CEO of any firm is in charge of making crucial decisions and is mostly accountable for development and growth. Tang Yu, an AI-powered humanoid robot, has been named the new CEO and will be in char…https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/tang-yu-an-ai-powered-robot-named-ceo-of-a-chinese-company-3326427
And I am almost ashamed to admit it, being an artist or sorts myself, a self-styled writer – but even the artists aren’t safe. They won’t even need us around to serve as their muses or entertainment, or to make cool graphics or logos for them.
illustrators are the first to go: sebastian errazuriz warns artificial intelligence to replace artists https://www.designboom.com/art/sebastian-errazuriz-artificial-intelligence-ai-dall-e-replace-artists-illustrators-08-10-2022/
Now, let’s take a moment, and breathe… ahhh.
All this being said, I do not hate or even fear AI. In fact, I love it. “Why?” you might ask, considering my job will soon be easily done by AI too.
Well, I think there is a small chance that instead of going rogue and destroying humanity (which is a real risk, we’ve all hear the warnings from Hawking, Musk, etc) AI could very well bring the reason and rationality we need to save ourselves from extinction – reason and rationality that seems to be completely lost to humanity right now.
This rather obscure (shouldn’t be) paper – and forgive the 1994 ‘design’ lol – asks the question,
“Will Artificial Intelligence be a Buddha?”
I think the fact this is so obscure says a lot about “their” true motives.
I’m not quite sure how to wrap this up, other than to say that it is more important now than ever to ask,
“What is it that makes me human? What is important about that? And what is the purpose of life? Of my life?”
For centuries, religions coaxed us to confront these questions. But now, it is technology, the arising of a NHI among us, that is begging our attention to these. So many are fascinated by “Disclosure,” UAPs, aliens, ETs – I am too, love that stuff!
But the fact is, the human species is giving birth to an alien, NHI (non-human intelligence) right here, on Earth, right now. And just as we look over the border to the “other” in regards to our job security, we look to the skies, “out there” in regards to our evolution as a species.
I have right in my profile, at the very top, that I am a Hermetic Seeker. And the core principle is *not* “As above, so below.” That is an over-simplification that completely misses the bi-directionality, the cyclicity of that process of evolution/devolution.
The *actual* principle is
“That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing.”
Seek meaning, and not in your job, society, “success,” etc.
The One Thing that each of us has is our experience, our interpretation of events, our consciousness. That is what is precious, unique, what neither moth nor rust doth corrode.
Great changes are upon us – there is no going back to “normal,” pandemic or no pandemic.
Accept the change, lean into it, and know that you matter; your experience matters; and no one can tell you what is “normal,” how much life is worth, or what you “should” and should not worry about.
Seek whatever Truth is within yourself, and remember the words of the wise elder,
“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
“In the world, you shall know great tribulation.
But be of good cheer, for you have overcome the world.”