As with just about every other public discussion, the furore over armed robots with artificial intelligence used against humans is just so much distraction. While we are arguing the morality of a machine executing a human, that Great Profit, the Chief Evangelist for Monsanto, Bill Gates, is sure to bring the first battle bot to market. Legally. He has already built the first core processors. In Brazil, I believe. These cores will reach battle maturity (draft age) in about fourteen years. There are ways of speeding this up, like medical care, or philanthropy, or maybe special education. Here is the full train of thought:
It is obviously immoral, irresponsible and illegal on many levels to loose a machine upon the public that has not only the ability, but the purpose to kill. Forget programming, until Asimov’s three laws are enforced, no machine is unhackable, and those who can afford killer robots, seem to lack a certain human-like empathy with humankind as a whole. The market for such devices, though, is huge. All the poor can rot in their own filth; the Holy Corporations will still be able to sow mayhem and carnage. The Exalted CEO himself can spend a pleasant evening, safely cocooned in front of his little Wi-Fi-connected screen, logged into the latest model battlebot, bombing away at the tiny screaming figurines running across his screen, who, until now lived at 34 to 79, Evergreen Lane, South Hingst, Prabalayam, Yemen. Killed by the Great One’s very own avatar, over dinner at the Big House, after main course before the cake, just to demonstrate to his other Rhodes scholarship pals. Courtesy of Great Entrepreneurs like Google, those drones actually fly themselves, but legally, the public must never find out about a weapon that makes its own choices. We are enlightened liberals, we demand a human makes the decision whether to murder a couple of kids in their beds or not.
Large drones could also be used to build factories in places too severe for human occupation, It could be used to clean up entire ecological spaces of anything that poisons the land, oh, the possibilities! But that is just a naïve dreamer’s fantasy. It will be used to clean up the human scum disturbing his Drollship’s peace. If only there was a way to get around this complaint of killer robots, but a normal human soldier is no match for the job that is coming. To use humans in the Cleansing would be risky; millions of heavily-armed humans could suddenly experience a moment of clarity, and refuse to gun down more old women in their own houses, and maybe even turn on the Corporation. What then? No, we really do need those robots, but those darn cry-babies with their ‘autonomy’ crap! What to do? Enter Bill Gates, the God of Software and High Divinity of vaccinity. That’s vaccinations and insanity conflated.
Billy-boy was ‘giving away’ bonus-packs of vaccinations in Brazil circa 2014/15. So far we know that a variety of these vaccines were bundled into one ‘treatment’ of sometimes seven vaccines in one application. We know that at least some of these vaccines were unproven, proven risky and/or untested in combination with the other ingredients of these ‘cocktails’, as they were lovingly called by our betters. We also know that questions were then already raised regarding the advisability of giving vaccine cocktails to pregnant women -in all stages of pregnancy, no screening. You don’t refuse a gift from Lord Bill. While those pregnancies come to termination, we have time for a quick look at Billy-bob’s humanitarian gifts. Firstly, it is important to note that, as of financial cycle 2014/2015, the majority of Bill’s money comes not from computer software, but from vaccines. Yet, he gives vaccines away all over the world, surely there is some mistake here? The man gets rich by giving away free stuff? The Lord has His HAND over this Bill guy, surely!
Well, there is a small technicality we all are aware of, but rarely consider from Bill’s angle; Bill donates vaccines to the people of Arimlant. To take advantage of Bill’s (always very public and well-publicised) offer, the government of the people of Arimlant must show some simple good faith:
- The government must match Bill’s contribution cent-for-cent.
- The country’s Health Services must be privatised
Publicity for the ‘Gift’ ensures embarrassment for any government that does not accept, and privatisation is surely the main driver of corruption in any modern-day state. Rural clinics see less funding, for that would constitute unfair competition in a Free Market, you dig? That’s why no-one can afford to get ill no more, because your government was too stupid to make a profit off our suffering, but people like Bill will offer us an easy-payment plan for as much as we can afford.
As for the cent-for-cent matching, here’s the trick: You take a twenty-cent fix, sell it to your own distribution chain at six bucks, fly it over to Arimlant, infect a million kiddies, plus a million more on state cost, that’s 6 million smackeroos for an outlay of four hundred kay plus transport . For a fee you can have some of his brightest kids come over and show us how to apply them, otherwise read the Chinamerican instruction booklet. Six mill you write off on taxes as cost, six mill clean profit you deposit in some far land with no taxes, and so another twelve million bucks are withdrawn from the economy and dumped into the financial system. …and two million kids stand a chance to win a seat in the newest generation non-autonomous, remotely-managed, mega-computer informed (but human manned) tactical exoskeleton battle suit. That intelligence is not artificial at all.
Ooh! What do I hear there? New babies coming into the world? How exciting. They must surely be very healthy babies, being so well medicated in the womb? What’s that? How many thousand babies born with tiny little heads, which holds tiny little brains, that will never learn to comprehend but the tiniest of worlds? What a terrible disaster, that Zika virus. No vaccine for Zika, but apparently “we are working very hard at finding a solution”. Problem is, no-one has ever accused the Zika virus to cause microcephaly. It’s not like Zika is a modern thing that ‘escaped’ a laboratory, like HIV or Neoliberalism. It’s been around forever, and no Zika-epidemic was noted, so forget about the mass media and their stupid lies that only stand until you open any reference book. Start with a dictionary; you’d be surprised to learn what they are actually saying to you, when all you heard was “neo-Nazi white supremacist right-wing disgusting racist fascist socialist anarchist…unrest in the middle east.”
The only thing all these otherwise healthy babies with their tiny, tiny brains have in common is being vaccinated by a certain ‘cocktail of seven drugs’ administered to their pregnant mothers. These children will grow up, they will come of age, and they will be required to ‘make do’ in life. They will need jobs. Here’s a good one: Are you young, with a severely shortened life expectancy, and no mental capacity to know better than your circumstances allow? Are you perhaps pretty? There are many kind people – especially in the upper echelons – who will gladly... uh, adopt such a poor unfortunate child? Maybe take it to New York, for special treatment and a much, much better, though short and vacant, life as House Prostitute to a successful Wall Street Trader. Or maybe we can test new chemicals and drugs on you? Or how about a Life in the Military?
If we can build a comfortable seat into our killer robot, and include some basic controls, such as Start/Stop, which is remotely ‘audited’, an ejection seat maybe, a potty-go button, basic stuff, you know, just get a conscious human presence into that machine, turn on your remote control, and Juan Estaveres, fit and strong microcephalic from Paras de los Estranges in Brazil, South America, can sit back and watch his ‘kinetic suit’ plough through an African village, clearing valuable mining land of disease-ridden scum who think they have some kind of right to life and dignity.
Yeah, Uncle Bill is already programming his new generation CPU’s. I wish I was brave enough to go ask after those kiddies, it would surprise me to find any strong healthy ones in the care of their mothers. My guess is adoption for the pretty ones, and ‘special education facilities’ for the athletic ones. Generally the weak and useless can be left to rot in the jungle; they are but the first wave of casualties in the Zika epidemic. We can parade them once-a-while to advertise their needy cause and collect contributions from concerned middle class citizens all over the world. The Bill and Melinda Foundation needs contributions to expand their charity work.
Onkel Biel has not announced any plans to formally recognise his role in the ‘Zika Epidemic.’ He is upbeat about the investment opportunities in battlefield automation, though. In between medical miracles, Bill keeps himself busy as Chief Evangelist for Frankenfood crops and systemic environmental poisoning. Bayer is now buying Monsanto, it would not be surprising if they rebrand, the Name Monsanto has become a domestic curse word to every person that bothers to read and understand food labelling.
Any machine that completes any function without human supervision can be classified as a robot. A large collection of machines working together as one system, with no or little human interaction, is it a robot, or not? A complete factory, taking in materials and pushing out products in an autonomous, pre-programmed way surely is a robot. Can we count an automated factory producing poisonous baby foods, or dangerous environmentally-indiscriminate poisons, or even just so much pollution as to sicken the surrounding population, is that not a robot operating in a way that harms humans, on purpose? Are our foods factories battle machines, designed and programmed to kill off humans in large numbers, with little or no human interaction beyond the programming? Now we are regaled with promises of artificial intelligences that will program themselves? In real terms, such a machine can only program another machine with the program it has been programmed to program with. In essence, some human has to lay down the morals and ethics for the first machine, and we have no idea who that person is, or what his intentions towards the human race are. Computer geeks are notoriously asocial and misanthropic (dislike human contact).
Think of a hospital; is that not (these days) a highly automated process with just enough human contact to supply bedside manners? Another Automat, and as you walk in, you find a row of helpful smiling humans, and the first thing they hand you is a ‘registration form’ which, upon the most superficial scrutiny, turns out to be an elaborate disclaimer of responsibility for your health from here on. Thereafter, each of its parallel processors (departments) will cross-refer you until everyone has had a change to point some expensive device at you in a decidedly expensive way, but only after you signed their registration/disclaimer. Also, they are all franchises now, like pizzerias, so even if they are not yet Autonomous, they certainly have become very anonymous… and kill indiscriminately.