When the subject of this “post” first caught my attention, I was “amazed” and frankly “astounded” by the fact that this technology has come so far. We’ve been watching sci-fi movies about the future relationship that humanity has with “Robots” ever since the ground breaking film “Forbidden Planet” circa 1956 starring Leslie Nielsen and Walter Pigeon
However, as you start to realize and understand what the implications for all of this becoming “reality” are, you start to understand just what road “we the people” are being led down by those “in control”. And it is not a place most people will want to go, let alone permanently end up in. It’s one thing to watch this in a movie, unimaginable when the movie becomes your daily routine. To get through this “post” it’s going to take some time to both read the information, and also watch and listen to the various video segments “linked” throughout this Post.
Let’s start this “tour” with our first stop at a very “progressive” rock band called “Compressorhead”. These guys are a real trip, Marshall stacks, Ampeg SVT’s and all.
Over my career, I’ve had the pleasure and good fortune to work with some of the best Drummers in the business. But I must admit, there are times when I would consider hiring the Drummer from Compressorhead, (assuming he’s available of course). Hey he’s got 4 arms, hard to compete with that! (don’t hold it against me guys).
And then there is the amazing “Star Wars” looking robot that plays violin with such great tone and aplomb, even the schooled session player has to do a double take. . Musicians always seem to be on the front lines.
Then this amazing story takes a “dark turn”, with the facts coming out about the military’s research and development division (DARPA) using this technology to create “monster” robotic killing machines.
This subject and the “reality” of the situation has people asking questions;
By Stephanie Nebehay
GENEVA (Reuters) – A United Nations human rights investigator called on Thursday for all states to declare a moratorium to prevent so-called “killer robots” being deployed on the battlefield.
Christof Heyns, U.N. special rapporteur on executions, said that unmanned robotic weapons systems with varying degrees of autonomy and deadliness were being tested or used by the United States, Britain and Israel without debate on moraI and legal issues.
“Moratoria are needed to prevent steps from being taken that may be difficult to reverse later,” Heyns said in a 22-page report on “lethal autonomous robotics”, due to be discussed at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on May 29.
“Their deployment may be unacceptable because no adequate system of legal accountability can be devised and because robots should not have the power of life and death over human beings.”
Remotely-piloted drone aircraft, increasingly used to carry out targeted killings in U.S. counterterrorism operations, are problematic in their own right, said Heyns, a South African law professor serving in the independent expert post.
But adding robots to arsenals would bring a new dimension as they would take targeting decisions themselves, which could “open an even larger Pandora’s box”, he warned.
Technology is developing at an “exponential rate”, but programs are shrouded in secrecy, making it impossible to know how soon fully autonomous weapons might be ready, he said.
Northrop Grumman and Samsung Techwin are among companies with robotic systems being used or tested, Heyns said. Samsung security robots deployed in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea are operated by humans but have an automatic mode, he said.
ROBOTS FIGHTING HUMANS
Based on current experience with drones – used by the U.S. military in hotspots including Pakistan and Yemen – “there is reason to believe that states will, inter alia, seek to use lethal autonomous robotics for targeted killing”, Heyns said.
He welcomed a Pentagon directive last November recognizing the need for domestic control of production and deployment of lethal autonomous robotics, “imposing a form of moratorium”.
Killer robots might be “pitted against people on foot”, he said, while dismissing backers who say that they offer the prospect of “riskless war” and “wars without casualties”.
Referring to international humanitarian law that lays down the rules of war, he questioned whether robots would be capable of complying with its requirements, including the need to distinguish between civilians and combatants.
“It would be difficult for robots to establish, for example, whether someone is wounded and hors de combat, and also whether soldiers are in the process of surrendering,” Heyns said.
“A further concern relates to the ability of robots to distinguish legal from illegal orders”, he added.
Campaigners including Nobel Laureate Jody Williams called in April for a ban on machines with the ability to attack targets without any human intervention
The following quotes have got to make you “think” when it comes to this whole subject;
“We don’t do what we want to do; we only do what God wants us to do”
“If God wills, I will do this” “Do whatever God says you should do”
Texe Marrs talking about the future (10-20) years refers to a quote by Dr. Paul Statler of Stanford Univ;
“The truly interesting question is what will happen after we reach the point when we have truly intelligent robots, truly intelligent robots that surpass human beings. “If we’re lucky they will treat us as pets. If we’re not lucky they will treat us a food”. Why would a professor at Stanford Univ make such a statement?
This article focuses on information from one of the “architects” of the research and development Texe Marrs, telling us what he was actually involved in.
Published on Mar 15, 2013 (Sold over 20 million books)
Texe Marrs was assistant professor of aerospace studies, teaching American Defense Policy, strategic weapons systems, and related subjects at the University of Texas at Austin from 1977 to 1982. He has also taught international affairs, political science, and psychology for two other universities. A graduate Summa Cum Laude from Park University, Kansas City, Missouri, he earned his Master’s degree at North Carolina State University.
President of Power of Prophecy Ministries and RiverCrest Publishing in Austin, Texas, Texe Marrs is a frequent guest on radio and TV talk shows throughout the U.S.A. and Canada in response to the public’s search for greater insight into Bible prophecy, secret societies, politics, and world affairs.
We start to see and hear unfamiliar words like “Trans-humanism”, not really understanding what the heck that means;
The shocking truth is that we will all be “Surrounded” by Robots in the near future.
Think we’re not already far along the path of “Trans-humanism” where robots fuse with human being? Think again,
Ask Ray | Human and robot rights in the future
June 1, 2013
QUESTION TO FUTURIST RAY KURZWEIL FROM NOGA REGARDING THIS SUBJECT;
Dear Mr. Raymond Kurzweil, hello,
How are you? My name is Noga; I’m a 16-year-old girl from Tel-Aviv, Israel.
First of all, I wanted to say that I’ve read one of your and it was fascinating. Secondly, I wanted to ask you a question. I’ll start from the beginning.
In my school, we have a course called “Human Rights.” It’s a course where we discuss many things that can relate to human and animal rights in any possible way.
We are supposed to submit a paper about anything that can relate to human rights until the end of the year.
As a huge science fiction fan, I chose the subject of “human and robot rights in the future.” I struggled with a lot of questions (I’m still struggling with them now), and I was hoping that you might be able to help me, since you deal with robots and machines in the future.
I have no idea what to write in my paper, because I have no idea what will happen. Will humans just “give” robots and machines rights, even if they won’t ask for them (like animals)?
If not, what will cause robots to demand rights? What will these rights include, if they will be given?
What about copyrights? If a robot writes a song, will it be his song, or his owner’s? Will robots even have owners? What about the right to raise a child (adopt)? The right to vote? Or basic rights — privacy, safety, freedom, etc.
My first thought was that humans will not give robots rights unless they’ll demand it, because humans created them (unlike animals). But then, what about machines making machines? What will happen if the machines will ask for rights?
The biggest question for me is: What will be the line between human and machine? I am not talking about The Matrix here, or The Terminator. I’m not talking about the apocalypse or about a revolution. I’m talking about the near future, and what will happen to our society when robots will be a big part of it.
HERE IS RAY K KURZWEIL’S RESPONSE;
Thanks for your thoughtful message and questions.
I’ll send you a movie I made in which an avatar (an artificial intelligence) named Ramona presses for her legal rights. She is represented by Alan Dershowitz who plays himself. He is a noted civil liberties lawyer in the U.S.
The judge requires her to pass a Turing test and she gets coaching from Tony Robbins (who also pays himself, he’s a noted motivational coach) to learn the secret of being human.
My view of the future is that we will merge with the machines. They are already extensions of ourselves even if most of them are not yet in our bodies and brains.
But technology is shrinking and by the 2030’s intelligent machines will be the size of blood cells and we will have millions of nanobots in our bloodstream augmenting our immune system and going into our brain and extending our thinking into the cloud.
The non biological portion of our intelligence will rapidly expand exponentially so by the 2040’s we will be almost entirely non biological.
So we will become the machines.
Good luck with your course.
All I can say is “YIKES”, with Mr. Kurzweil’s amazing track record of describing/predicting future technology events, and taking all of the information enclosed in this POST, I’m starting to get that “sinking” feeling in my gut, that tells me “we’re not in Kansas anymore”, and with the exception of the very few at the top of the pyramid, nobody is prepared for this eventuality. Kurzweil says “we will merge with the machines” . This whole topic is not even on the minds of most people (which is why I’m posting all of this, to try to bring this subject to your attention).
And then we have this “quote” and article from;
Technology to pass Turing test within 5-10 years
Paul Joseph Watson talks about the latest news on this “creepy” subject and the future “Spiritual Holocaust” that is coming, as the “spirit cannot survive inside a computer program”.
Published on Jun 21, 2013
“Futurist Ray Kurzweil’s prediction that humans will be uploading their minds to computers by 2045 and human bodies will be replaced by machines before the end of the century, is currently receiving a new wave of media attention overlooks the fact that such technology will likely be monopolized by the elite as a way of enslaving the rest of humanity on an industrial scale. “
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH PAUL J. WATSON
This next article reminds me of the lyrics in one of my favorite songs by the “Toys”, “Born to live a second life in someone else’s head” (Written by Micheal M.).
Human minds to be transferred into computers by 2035
Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com June 17, 2013
Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov predicts that the human race will achieve immortality within 25 years as a result of minds being transferred into computers, and that robot bodies capable of housing human brains could even be available by 2025.
A number of neuroscience experts gathered at Itskov’s Global Future 2045 conference this past weekend in New York City to debate the fundamental question being posed by futurists across the world – when will man achieve technological singularity and be able to cheat death by merging with machine?
According to Itskov, within the next 10 years humans will be able to control robots using their brains. By 2025, dying bodies could be replaced by robot vassals housing human brains. By 2035, human minds will be transferred into computers, eliminating the need for a body altogether. By 2045, artificial brains will control hologram entities.
Itskov is calling on governments and the United Nations to help him realize the goal of immortality within 25 years, but experts like Archbishop Lazar Puhalo of the Orthodox Church in America warn that just because technology could allow such accomplishments to be achieved doesn’t necessarily mean they should be pursued.
“I’m not too fond of the idea of immortality, because I think it will be deathly boring,” he said, adding, “There’s a lot of stuff in them (human bodies) that makes us human. I’m not sure they can be built into machines.”
“We are really at the time when technology can affect human evolution,” Itskov responded. “I want us to shape the future, bring it up for public discussion, and avoid any scenario that could damage humanity.”
Buckle your safety belts, as there is going to be “severe turbulence” ahead. The sum total of all of this cannot be ignored, humanity is being pushed in this direction “like it or not”. You can already see this “fusion” with the machines all around us in our daily lives (and households). Just look around wherever you go and you will see people of all ages “holding” their smartphone in their hands and as their minds delve into the cyber Matrix to do business, communicate, and amuse ourselves. “Cyber loafing” is a huge productivity drain in every company in every city, in every country.
And I will close with this article, which was published very recently that should give anyone familiar with the “Terminator” film series nightmares;
Skynet rising: Google acquires 512-qubit quantum computer; NSA surveillance to be turned over to AI machines
June 20, 2013
Well if you made it all the way down to this line, it can all be summed up with like this; Heaven Help Us All!