Capitalism’s Failure of the Flesh: The Rise of the Robots by Phil Rockstroh

Till Dead Batteries Us Do Part

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by Phil Rockstroh
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 11, 2017

Humankind, being an inherently tool-making species, has always been in a relationship with technology. Our tools, weapons, machines, and appliances are crucial to forging the cultural criteria of human life. At present, amid the technology created phantomscape of mass media’s lurid — yet somehow sterile — imagery, one can feel as if one’s mind is in danger of being churned to spittle.

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Can UBI Be Funded Without Raising Taxes or Triggering Hyperinflation? by Ellen Brown

Money, Money, Money, Money (Day 22 of 50)

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
October 4, 2017

The policy of guaranteeing every citizen a universal basic income is gaining support around the world, as automation increasingly makes jobs obsolete. But can it be funded without raising taxes or triggering hyperinflation? In a panel I was on at the NexusEarth cryptocurrency conference in Aspen September 21-23rd, most participants said no. This is my rebuttal.

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Can the World Defend Itself from Omnicide? by Ralph Nader + How Big Pharma Created the Heroin Epidemic

Artificial Intelligence

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
July 27, 2017

Notice how more frequently we hear scientists tell us that we’re “wholly unprepared” for this peril or for that rising fatality toll? Turning away from such warnings may reduce immediate tension or anxiety, but only weakens the public awareness and distracts us from addressing the great challenges of our time, such as calamitous climate change, pandemics, and the rise of a host of other self-inflicted disasters.

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“The Development of Full Artificial Intelligence Could Spell The End of The Human Race” by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, August 17, 2015
August 20, 2015

When the stunning article “Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us” by Bill Joy, chief scientist for Sun Microsystems, made the cover of Wired Magazine in April 2000, it created quite a rumble in high-tech circles. Its argument was that “our most powerful 21st century technologies—robotics, genetic engineering, and nanotech—are threatening to make humans an endangered species.”

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They Want Your Soul (must-see video)

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I posted this previously on my old blog on August 23, 2006. ~ Lo

Replaced video Aug. 3, 2014

By Ignorance Isn’t Bliss
Featured writer
Dandelion Salad

IIB Productions
16 min 57 sec – Jun 12, 2006

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DARPA’s iXo Artificial Intelligence Control Grid: ‘The Official Version’

I posted this previously on my old blog on March 26, 2007. ~ DS

Replaced video March 20, 2013

By Ignorance Isn’t Bliss
Featured writer
Dandelion Salad

IIB Films
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Alex Jones finally hosts an A.I. expert… who prefers “Skynet” over “Dumb Robots”

By Ignorance Isn’t Bliss
Featured writer
Dandelion Salad

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss’ blog post
Mar 6, 2008

I’ve been waiting years for Alex Jones and the Infowars.com operation to cover some DARPA A.I., and it looks like we’ll still be waiting.

The guest was Noel Sharkey, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, University of Sheffield. Evidently, the professor finds the notion of “Battlebots” (like in the TV show Robot Wars, on which he appears) to be mankind’s greatest threat. Well sort of.

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The Roots of the Matrix (video no longer available)

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1 hr 0 min 52 sec – Oct 11, 2006

This video separates The matrix trilogy and explains all the beliefs structures, religions beliefs, philosophies, etc. that are woven into the matrix movies. It uses the writers’ and directors’ own movie to show their alternate agenda. One example of how closely the movie is really based on religious beliefs is that the license plates on the cars during the highway chase scene are actually Bible books and verses that parallel what is happening in the movie. And this video clearly shows it would take much longer to fully explain the depth of which the writers wove the stories, than it did for them to write it.

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Dennis & Elizabeth Kucinich: Students Can Change the Outcome + 2nd Life (videos)