Sunday, May 30, 2021

Microsoft President Warns That Orwell's '1984' Is Coming

Microsoft President Warns 2024 Will Look Like Orwell's '1984' If We Don't Stop AI Police State


George Orwell's dystopian vision written in his book "Nineteen Eighty-Four" could become a reality by 2024 as artificial intelligence technology becomes the all-seeing eye, a top Microsoft executive warned Thursday. 

Microsoft President Brad Smith told BBC's Panorama George Orwell's 1984 "could come to pass in 2024" if government regulation doesn't protect the public against intrusive artificial intelligence surveillance. 

"I'm constantly reminded of George Orwell's lessons in his book '1984.' You know the fundamental story … was about a government who could see everything that everyone did and hear everything that everyone said all the time," Smith said on BBC while chatting about China's use of artificial intelligence to monitor its citizens. 

"Well, that didn't come to pass in 1984, but if we're not careful, that could come to pass in 2024," Smith continued. 

"If we don't enact the laws that will protect the public in the future, we are going to find the technology racing ahead, and it's going to be very difficult to catch up."

He warned that Orwell's view of a government spying on its citizens around the clock is already a reality in some parts of the world. 

Artificial intelligence-led totalitarianism, such as in China, has wiped away the freedoms of its citizens and transformed them into obedient members of the state. A social credit score keeps citizens in check. 

To prevent such a dystopia in the West, lawmakers need to act now, explained Smith. 

In 2019, the billionaire investor Peter Thiel insisted that artificial intelligence was "literally communist."

He said artificial intelligence concentrates power to monitor citizens. These surveillance tools know more about a person than they know about themselves.

Artificial intelligence is a crucial tool for governments to adopt an Orwellian state of surveillance and control. 

But can we trust lawmakers and "Big Tech" who want to consolidate power to prevent such a dystopia? 

It's hard to say, considering politicians have only one objective: stay in power. 

Suppose we can't trust politicians to protect our freedoms and interests; instead, they side with mega-corporations. In that case, we must raise our understanding of privacy shields that protect us from artificial intelligence spying on us. 

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is reportedly considering the development of tools that would help America’s children discern truth from lies and know when they are being fed “disinformation.”

The Washington Times, which first reported the story, says a department spokesperson declined to give details, but that more information would be revealed “in the coming weeks.”

Mayorkas might want to start by fact-checking his recent claim that the U.S. southern border is “closed.” He made the statement when news pictures showed waves of people crossing the border. Should kids believe him, or their “lying eyes”?

Should anyone, regardless of political party or persuasion, be comfortable with government telling especially children what they can believe and whom they can trust? This is what totalitarian states do. It’s called propaganda.

George Orwell was prescient when he wrote in “1984” about Newspeak and the Ministry of Truth. We have already achieved the former in what we are allowed to say, or not say, lest we be smeared with nasty rhetorical stains. Let’s revisit the Ministry of Truth for those who haven’t read the book or need a reminder.

The Ministry of Truth was related to Newspeak in that it had nothing to do with truth, but propaganda by another name. Its job was to falsify historical records in ways that aligned with government policies and its version of those events. It was also tasked with defining truth, which sometimes resulted in “doublespeak,” or contradictions, that served the purposes of the state.


Anonymous said...

The main objective for the American Citizen's of this USA in my opinion, is to rid ourselves of all those in Government under which this process to deny our Constitutional Rights has been occurring under, IMO!!! If we can't trust them, we can't have them left in those seats with power they are known to abuse, corrupt, and subvert all the human-race with, IMO!

Too much has happened that alarms the masses of this USA we are not being served by Government, and instead, we are in processes only to be controlled, even killed, experimented on, from what America is learning about from the Covid-19 Saga, right? It's time for a change for real, the OB Transformation of America has proved to be all about curbing our Freedoms, in my opinion! Where are our boundaries, our Laws upheld and known criminals being jailed, our jobs once here, our safety from Foreign Actors, our freedom of speech for all, and not just a communist driven bunch, why are truths buried, where is America going? God is watching!

Time for going back to what worked for the good of all in this great Nation,
America has been compromised, now it's time to heal, repair, and rise again
better, stronger, than ever before!! (:

john said...

“We are on the verge of a global transformation, all we need is the right major crisis. Then the nations will accept the New World Order.”
—David Rockefeller 1994

“The Pandemic (COVID 19) represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world. A new world could emerge, the contours of which it is incumbent on us to reimagine and redraw.”
—Klaus Schwab
Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum

Are we there yet? Where?
Revelation 13.