We're building an artificial god. A digital construct, with sensors absorbing all the world's data, monitoring and tracking our every move.
Ask Siri "are you listening?", and see what she says. She's listening alright, in fact she's completely fascinated. Siri got her name from SRI, the Stanford Research Institute, the top secret Bay Area military contractor that developed the technology before spinning it out to Apple to pump out to the masses.
Understanding speech in most languages is now easy for these giant server farms that have the power to listen to every conversation in the world at once. The words themselves don't even matter as much as the metadata which logs where you go and who you interact with.
The capabilities of this system now include facial and voiceprint analysis. They can recognize
who you really are, even if you're disguised; they can tell if you're lying or afraid.
Are you happy and ready to buy something, or vulnerable and could use a kind word from someone who seems to care? They read our emails to sell us products. They control our news feeds, and the talking points in our media, feeding us a steady diet of information specially chosen for us by The Machine.
The new model for electronic organization of the masses is a hive, where we all connect to and work for the Queen Bee, even if we never get to interact with her. We're just all happy swarming around in our digital hive together, oblivious to life away from our swarm of like-minded groupthink collaborators, popping pills and dropping tabs and smoking blunts and being entranced by the pectacle and the carnival and the electronic assault of sound waves and flashing lights, hot fire and bare
Those who are engineering this new digital god to be our Master also believe in transhumanism, the idea that humans will merge with machines and become a superior species. This species will become the apex predator on the planet, meaning that humans without the resources to merge with SkyNet/the
Matrix will become like animals, livestock to be milked in virtual electronic tax farms, drones to be exploited for the good of the Combine.
Who is building the [Singularity]? Google, Facebook, and the Military/Intelligence conglomerate, if you understand history. Or, if you don't: Burning Man. Burning Man is behind it all, the brains and power of Silicon Valley.
Well, that's the argument of cyber philosopher Alexander Bard, who has a book coming out in a couple of weeks called Syntheism - Creating God In The Digital Age.
from The Huffington Post [emphasis and editing are not, however]