Worst Possible Time?

    Worst Possible Time?

    Climate is deteriorating into a catastrophe. Modicum of decorum is all but gone. Can it possibly get worse?


    While things were bubbling in the background with minor progress here, minor progress there, all of a sudden, an unexpected world changing event storms in:


    ChatGPT wiped out the uptake record of every innovation/invention/product ever. Again, ever, in the history of the Anthropocene Epoch. One hundred million (100,000,000) people jumped on the ChatGPT within days and within weeks beat out everything else ever! See the graph above. It’s from the video below.

    By the end of this year, 31-December-2023, the landscape of the world will be different in unimaginable ways. To be clear, this early AI model is not AI at all, it’s an “Expert System” (“AI” is a buzzword used for hype and marketing). What we have is not AI, but a database analysis engine with regression and associative computational capabilities on a large scale which produces an output using permutations and combinations thereof; resulting in an approximated best fit “guess”.

    The answer can be utterly wrong because it does not “think”, it just compares and contrasts data. But it is a mega-huge step in the right direction to create even more highly sophisticated computational algorithms.

    Who knows what it will come up with… Successfully divide by zero? Quantum entangled particle communications? Capture and view gravitational waves? Solving the dark matter and dark energy conundrum? Compressed space and wormhole jump points?

    Should one be afraid? Given the megalomaniacs, lawless political hacks having delusions of dictatorial grandeur, incompetent narcissistic billionaire nincompoops, as well as the proverbial self-absorbed scientists, any one or a combination of them may just tip us into extinction overnight.

    “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm (from Jurassic Park)

    This is a long video but an important video. Please watch it. It came out in March of 2023 but it is already technologically outdated. That’s how fast we are moving.


    The target audience for this video is for the general population. It does not contain unfathomable technical terms or highfalutin theories beyond comprehension. It’s in every day words.

    The part where I froze in horror is exactly at the 16 minute 10 second mark, with the sentence ending in “language”; as in, the ending of this sentence: “…you can start to treat everything as language.” Horrors, as in: Photos. Art. Images. Videos. Audio. Speech. Music. Text. Air. Water. Ground. Plants. Animals. Humans. Earth. Solar System. Everything.

    And you might say, yeah, so? Well, while the video is referencing human language, it is way beyond that. The computers are not computing in human language, not even programming, not even machine language – it’s computing in binary, as in zeros and ones. Again, it cannot tell the difference between anything – the entire existence of the universe is just ones and zeros.

    Final Thought. If human one-and-zero combination seems to be breaking things (like we are, and really really badly), well, just eliminate those pesky one-and-zero combinations! Problem solved. As in, problem solved for the hyper-sonic logical computational robot overlords; however, it does not end well for the fleshy humans much.



    Categories: Dystopia