- Sep 4, 2020
What's frightening is how many people don't think it matters that their privacy has been invaded, but when their social scores are impacted by the company they keep and their browsing activity they will become puppets modifying their lives as dictated by the AI thought police which will act to implement the agenda they are programmed to by the deep state who would otherwise never have the manpower to exert so much widespread influence, this is straight out of the Chinese population control playbook.
What Snowden also said in his book and in his talks is that we have brought much of it down on ourselves. We are trading privacy for convenience and in the process sacrificing our liberty.
We already know everything we say and do/purchase online is saved in our forever files and cellphones collect a lot of data other than voice/texts/pics but with these private companies wanting to fashion individual advertising as well as spy for big brother without a warrant and they do, private AI sifts through everything and flags people of " interest " to be further scrutinized.
How long will it be until every television, pc, laptop, coffee maker...... has essentially spy technology built in ? How long until we see legislation banning consumers from modifying their own devices due to intellectual property such as the way tuners and even farmers are banned from modifying engine control software ? Maybe new housing in addition to low flow water controls will be required to have smart energy control infrastructure that also spys and we are banned from tampering with even though we own it ?
Then later on for the good of the environment you may not get to make your living space a little cooler or warmer than what has been deemed reasonable, not if you live in one of the shipping container sized housing units stacked sky high for certain, but maybe not even in your own home, not without a variance and the greasing of palms to get it.
Snowden sounded the alarm but still we never really think it's a big deal, well let me tell you we are all being scrutinized by AI, our purchases and everything we say is easy for AI to comb through and you might thing it's a good thing and in some cases it likely is, but whenever there is power it corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, beware of social scores and controls to influence your behavior but never be afraid to speak your mind because if we are afraid to speak then we have already given up our freedom and our ability to take part in the shaping of our future, don't turn away your friends with a different political opinion out of fear of your associations lowering your social score and don't suppress others lest you be suppressed yourself, we should not be watched and graded by those who wish to control us and we should speak out against this all as one regardless of politics.