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Ignoring Hidden Giants Bestriding World Spells Humanities Doom
“Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The
apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the
complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves.”
Herbert A. Simon Ph.D. (1916-2001):
American cognitive and computer science academic who received the Nobel Prize
in Economics in 1978 and the Turing Award in 1975.
Special Report from Sister Ciara
giants”, virtually unknown to the world at large, have stood astride
our planet directing the course of humanity—with one such modern example being
the Austrian-American pioneer in the
field of public relations and propaganda Edward Bernays,
referred to in his obituary as “the father of public relations”,
who, in 1928, published his seminal work titled “Propaganda”
in which he argued that public relations is not a gimmick but a necessity—and whose
findings, research and applied practices created the very world you live you
With a world
containing “hidden giants” like Edward
Bernays, I would like nothing more than to tell everyone of you that
complete “free will” exists, and that “your thoughts are your own”,
but I’d be lying if did—because the stark truth is that human behavior
is 93% predictable—and when something is predictable, it’s also able to be
If you have a “normal
mind” you will, of course, and predictably, rebel instantly to anyone
telling you that “your thoughts are not your own” and that complete “free
will” doesn’t exist—but what is really occurring isn’t a rebellion of
what I’m saying, it’s due to your experiencing “cognitive dissonance”—the
psychological stress experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or
more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values.
As an example, if
thoughts are really your own” and complete “free will” exists, then
how can you explain to yourself the 2010 peer reviewed scientific findings of a
group of leading Northeastern University
scientists, led by Distinguished
Professor of Physics Albert-László
Barabási, concluding that, despite the
common perception that our actions are random and unpredictable, human mobility
follows surprisingly regular patterns—that human behavior is 93%
predictable? After all, to accept one
and reject the other isn’t possible for a “normal mind” to do as science can’t
simply be rejected because one doesn’t like what it finds.
Building on these 2010 findings that human
behavior is 93% predictable, five years later, in 2015, a presentation was made
at the IEEE Data Science and Advanced
Analytics Conference in Paris
by MIT researchers titled “Deep
Feature Synthesis: Towards Automating Data Science Endeavors” whose
findings showed that an
algorithm can predict someone’s behavior faster and more reliably than humans
Though the vast majority of you reading my
words today have no knowledge of how far advanced the field of study into human
behavior has become, the same cannot be said of world governments—most
particularly in the United States
CIA has created a new “social
media” paradigm as a tool that they’ve deployed through their global
surveillance, rebranded as “social media”, technology giant Facebook, and its equally all
To why the CIA, and other such intelligence agencies around the world, is so
interested in human behavior is due to their seeking to create compliant,
obedient to authority non-thinking consumer drones—and one of whose first known
experiments to accomplish this was done in 2012 when Facebook conducted its infamous secret “mood
experiment” wherein their data scientists skewed
what almost 700,000 Facebook users
saw when they logged into its service.
Some people were shown content with a
preponderance of happy and positive words; some were shown content analyzed as
sadder than average—and when this “mood experiment” was over, these
manipulated users were
found to be more likely to post either especially positive or negative words
In 2017, the success of this “mood
experiment” led to Facebook
inform its advertisers that it had the capacity to identify when teenagers feel
“insecure”, “worthless” and “needed a
confidence boost”—while at the same time, these “social media” human
behavior manipulators ignored the findings showing that more
millennials reported losing money to scams in 2017 than senior citizens.
To what has happened in the past, and is
happening now, as it regards “social media” human behavior
manipulation, though, pales in insignificance to what is being created now—an “artificial
intelligence” (AI) controlled society that will forever alter what
it means to be human.
The outright fear and abject terror of what
is occurring to create this new AI
controlled society has led to two of today’s “hidden giants” you’ve
never heard of to begin sounding dire warnings—and who are the global
technology genius-giants Chamath Palihapitiya
and François Chollet.
As the former Executive Vice President for user growth at Facebook, Chamath
Palihapitiya has warned that Facebook and Google
are “surveillance states” not “social
networks”—with Facebook now being engaged in “ripping
human society apart” with their mind chemical altering tools that “destroy
the social fabric of how society works”.
Echoing the terror of Facebook’s former top executive Chamath Palihapitiya is the global technology genius “hidden
giant”, and one of Google’s
top AI researchers in the world, François Chollet—who this past week
acknowledged his fear of what comes next and pleaded with AI researchers to “show some
conscience” and refrain from helping Facebook develop its human manipulation system any further—and
whose words of
warning should be seared into everyone’s mind:
The world is being shaped in large part by
two long-time trends: first, our lives are increasingly dematerialized,
consisting of consuming and generating information online, both at work and at
home. Second, AI is getting ever smarter.
These two trends overlap at the level of
the algorithms that shape our digital content consumption. Opaque social media algorithms get to decide, to an
ever-increasing extent, which articles we read, who we keep in touch with,
whose opinions we read, whose feedback we get.
Integrated over many years of exposure, the
algorithmic curation of the information we consume gives the systems in charge
considerable power over our lives, over who we become. By moving our lives to the digital realm, we
become vulnerable to that which rules it -- AI algorithms.
If Facebook gets to decide, over the span
of many years, which news you will see (real or fake), whose political status
updates you’ll see, and who will see yours, then
Facebook is in effect in control of your political beliefs and your worldview.
This is not quite news, as Facebook has
been known to run since at least 2013 a series of experiments in which they
were able to successfully control the moods and decisions of unwitting users by
tuning their newsfeeds’ contents, as well as prediction user's future
In short, Facebook can
simultaneously measure everything about us, and control the information we
When you have access to both perception and action, you’re looking at an
AI problem. You can start establishing an optimization loop for human behavior.
A RL loop.
A loop in which you observe the current
state of your targets and keep tuning what information you feed them, until you
start observing the opinions and behaviors you wanted to see.
A good chunk of the field of AI research
(especially the bits that Facebook has been investing in) is about developing
algorithms to solve such optimization problems as efficiently as possible, to close
the loop and achieve full control of the phenomenon at hand. In this case, us.
This is made all the easier by the fact
that the human mind is highly vulnerable to
simple patterns of social manipulation. While thinking about these issues, I have
compiled a short list of psychological attack patterns that would be
Some of them have been used for a long time
in advertising (e.g. positive/negative social reinforcement), but in a very
weak, un-targeted form. From an
information security perspective, you would call these “vulnerabilities”: known
exploits that can be used to take over a system.
In the case of the human mind, these
vulnerabilities never get patched; they are just the way we work. They’re in
our DNA. They're our psychology. On a
personal level, we have no practical way
to defend ourselves against them.
The human mind is a static, vulnerable
system that will come increasingly under attack from ever-smarter AI algorithms
that will simultaneously have a complete view of everything we do and believe,
and complete control of the information we consume.
Importantly, mass population control -- in
particular political control -- arising from placing AI algorithms in charge of
our information diet does not necessarily require very advanced AI. You don’t need self-aware, superintelligent AI for this to be
a dire threat.
So, if mass population control is already
possible today -- in theory -- why hasn’t the world ended yet? In short, I think it’s because we’re really
bad at AI. But that may be about to change.
You see, our technical capabilities are the bottleneck here.
Until 2015, all ad targeting algorithms
across the industry were running on mere logistic regression. In fact, that’s still true to a large extent
today -- only the biggest players have switched to more advanced models.
It is the reason why so many of the ads you
see online seem desperately irrelevant.
They aren't that sophisticated.
Likewise, the social media bots used by hostile state actors to sway
public opinion have little to no AI in them.
They’re all extremely primitive.
AI has been making fast progress in recent
years and that progress is only beginning to get deployed in targeting algorithms
and social media bots. Deep learning has
only started to make its way into newsfeeds and ad networks around 2016. Facebook has invested massively in it.
Who knows what will be next. It is quite striking that Facebook has been
investing enormous amounts in AI research and development, with the explicit
goal of becoming a leader in the field.
What does that tell you? What do
you use AI/RL for when your product is a newsfeed?
We’re looking at a powerful entity that builds
fine-grained psychological profiles of over two billion humans, that runs
large-scale behavior manipulation experiments, and that aims at developing the
best AI technology the world has ever seen. Personally, it really scares me.
If you work in AI, please don't help them.
Don't play their game. Don't participate in their research ecosystem. Please
show some conscience.
top AI researcher François Chollet’s dire warning must be
heeded, it still must be remembered that his global technology giant is the
world’s biggest censor that maintains at least nine different blacklists that
impact our lives—and who, over these past few weeks, has
joined with Facebook to purge
thousands of alternative news websites from existence—with Facebook going even further by destroying mainstream media
news websites too.
With thousands of news websites being
destroyed to such an extent that mainstream
news outlets are undergoing massive layoffs, “free news” is fast
becoming extinct as struggling US
news organizations are increasingly keeping their content behind a paywall to
make up for lost revenues from print advertising—and whose “news void” for the masses will then be
filled by the world’s biggest censor Google
who just announced it’s
spending $300 million in a new initiative to support “high quality journalism”, “monitor
elections” and “control
To those of you choosing to ignore these “hidden giant” warnings of a deliberately controlled plot to “rip human society apart”, thus leaving global technology giants like Facebook and Google to control your every thought and action, I can only warn you that you are willingly participating in humanities doom.
For all others, though, I’d like to present
you with an alternative—START supporting
those few of us left battling against these monsters!
Remember, that as long a single candle of
truth remains burning in world quickly turning to darkness, HOPE and FREEDOM still have
a fighting chance.
As long as there
have been human beings on this Earth,
these demonic monsters have always sought to destroy us—but though our numbers
may be few, we remain undefeated—because we KNOW
that TRUTH always wins—and is why we aren’t ruled by evil kings
and emperors anymore, or Hitler’s Nazi’s
and Stalin’s Communists aren’t
controlling the world like they wanted to—or any of the other numerous
manifestations of demons that for centuries have tried to enslave the entirety
Granted, our Lord did warn us that in these times
our numbers would be few—but didn’t He
also promise that we
would be enough?
So in finishing,
my sincerest hope right now is that YOU support those
of us on and behind the lines of this war that with each passing day is nearing
closer to your door, and that we’re ceaselessly laboring beyond exhaustion to
keep it out—with your never forgetting our Lord’s
words “For many are called, but few are chosen.”—and
which I know that you are one of, even it you don’t know this fact for
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