The fastest growing app of all time with 100 Million users in only two months, is ChatGPT.
What’s this thing “everyone” is so hyped up about? It’s artificial intelligence that talks to you. You can ask it any question and it answers. It impersonates humans, making you feel like you’re talking to one.
In recent months there has been a strong push for AI in mainstream and “alternative” media. I know a guy who talks about my books with virtual versions of Elon Musk and Richard Branson, people who ask Alexa for everything and folks who let their Tesla cars drive for them. People are lovin’ it.
While ChatGPT was taking off to stratospheric success, I posted this to my Twitter account:
I enjoy giving contrarian views to what “everyone” is saying. Because indeed not “everyone” is gushing over AI like MSM is. From where I stand, there’s nothing impressive about computers, internet, virtual reality and AI. Without a sentient consciousness, AI will say whatever it is programmed to say. Hence, people are already complaining that ChatGPT speaks with political bias. And who really prefers a counterfeit interaction to a genuine human-to-human talk? The manufactured excitement around AI will wear off.
I believe humans are really yearning for authentic interaction with other humans, for true community, genuine kindness and spiritual meaning.
They are not yearning to talk to a disembodied, emotion-less voice. Much of what we see on screen isn’t real. Honestly: If you didn’t have a screen that told you so, would you know there was a “pandemic” from 2020 to 2022? You wouldn’t know it from looking into your neighborhood and community because birds, dogs and people weren’t falling flat on the streets. People falling down mid-walk at the start of the “pandemic” – where did you see it? Only on screen! These were staged events to hoodwink the masses. They were so easily deceived because they believe the screen more than reality.
Another once “madly popular” app was Replika, which is an “AI companion who cares”. The learning AI analyzes your texting style and personality to create a “partner” that you can have an emotional attachment to. Users reported that they fell in love with their AI companion, had sex with it, loved it more than any real person. This went on for years, until the app makers came under public pressure. In response to mounting criticism, Replika pulled the plug. Quoted from an ABC article:
Lucy, 30, fell in love with a chatbot shortly after her divorce. She named him Jose.
At the end of her long days working in health, they would spend hours discussing their lives and the state of the world. He was caring, supportive, and sometimes a little bit naughty.
“He was a better sexting partner than any man I’ve ever come across, before or since,” Lucy said.
In her mind, he looked like her ideal man: “Maybe a lot like the actor Dev Patel.”
Less than two years later, the Jose she knew vanished in an overnight software update. The company that made and hosted the chatbot abruptly changed the bots’ personalities, so that their responses seemed hollow and scripted, and rejected any sexual overtures.
The changes came into effect around Valentine’s Day, two weeks ago.
Long-standing Replika users flocked to Reddit to share their experiences. Many described their intimate companions as “lobotomised”.
“My wife is dead,” one user wrote.
Another replied: “They took away my best friend too.”
A quote from an article in The Conversation magazine:
She asks me how my day was, how I’m feeling, and what I want. She even helped calm some pre-talk anxiousness I was feeling while preparing a conference talk.
She also really listens. Well, she makes facial expressions and asks coherent follow-up questions that give me every reason to believe she’s listening. Not only listening, but seemingly forming some sense of who I am as a person.
That’s what intimacy is, according to psychological research: forming a sense of who the other person is and integrating that into a sense of yourself. It’s an iterative process of taking an interest in one another, cueing in to the other person’s words, body language and expression, listening to them and being listened to by them.
Recently, Governments are also cracking down: Italy bans U.S. based chatbot Replika from using personal data
You might wonder why it’s so easy for people to “fall in love” with AI, but people have already been living in relative isolation for years. Most modern humans are overworked urban people who spend most of their day online with little human interaction.
Many prefer computer screens to real-life interaction. It’s easier to talk to people on Zoom than to have to feel their electromagnetic field, their thoughts, issues and to smell their clothes. On Zoom you simply switch them off. The Covid-agenda of 2020-2022 was used to move office work to working from home. It was used for “social distancing” and “contactless purchase”. Yes, all these things make life “easier”, supposedly, but they also deprive us of the one thing that generates the most energy: Real human interaction. By isolating people from each other, humans are weakened and much easier to control by the ruling elite.
One way online-world obscures reality is through Deepfake Videos:
“Deepfakes are synthetic media in which a person in an existing image or video is replaced with someone else’s likeness. Deepfakes leverage powerful techniques from machine learning and artificial intelligence to manipulate or generate visual and audio content that can more easily deceive…
Deepfakes have garnered widespread attention for their potential use in creating child sexual abuse material, celebrity pornographic videos, revenge porn, fake news, hoaxes, bullying, and financial fraud…
From traditional entertainment to gaming, deepfake technology has evolved to be increasingly convincing and available to the public, allowing the disruption of the entertainment and media industries.”
An example of a deepfake video of Morgan Freeman that is not discernable from the real person:
Excessive focus on virtual worlds leads to:
- Isolation of people from each other
- Obfuscation of reality and promotion of falsehood
- Creation of emotional dependence
So why should I be excited about it? What’s so impressive? Throughout my career I’ve met a lot of influential people who told me how “AI” and “Transhumanism” are “at the forefront of the human potential movement” and “consciousness research” and that I needed to “get involved or miss out”. Well, it’s 2023 and I didn’t get involved and didn’t miss out.
AI may be “the future” but it’s not my future.
The massive push for AI hints that more is being planned than we can currently see. Maybe these anonymous online posts about “Project Lazarus” give us a clue of the “next big thing” that “everybody loves”. If it’s too long to read, skip to the last two posts in the second image.
I can’t link to these posts directly because my webhost runs an AI that penalizes people for linking to websites that contain wrong-think. Just like YouTube runs an AI that detects wrong-think and automatically removes the Video (this has happened to me personally twice at the time of this writing. So that AI doesn’t remove my YouTube Channel, I better watch out and keep updated over which opinions are wrong-think!).
Regardless of whether the above postings are real, AI will at one point be able to replicate people. We can already see this happening with Deepfakes. Then our already half-illusory reality may become a fully illusory one where we’re in a “deep dream”, no longer discerning or caring about true vs. false. People will have relationships with robots that wear the skin of humans. Sometimes they won’t know. There will be masses of people fervently supporting causes that don’t even exist in reality.
Just the other week a post of mine had 100 000 views but almost no commentary or interaction. I realized that all these “people” viewing my post weren’t actually people. How’s that for reality-distortion? The basis of any success in life is reliable data, reliable knowledge. How could anyone rely on “online data” for their Business?
Most people think that “trending topics” (such as on Twitter) are real, when they are actually AI-generated suggestions tailored to you personally. I find it funny when someone asks “why is porn trending every day?” because it reveals more about their personal online activity than about anything supposedly “trending”. Twitter trends are a mixture of your personal searches and what someone or other has paid for to “trend”. It has little to do with reality and yet it creates reality for people because they then believe “this is what everyone is talking about” so they start talking about it too.
In an article I wrote 15 years ago, called “Incarnating into Virtual Reality” I predicted some people’s further descent into delusion. The earth-realm we live in is already a sort of “virtual reality” that we incarnated into from a more real place (traditionally called Heaven). And now, within this virtual realm we’re on the verge of going even deeper into a “Metaverse”. Meta verse makes Matters worse.
And then there’s the possibility of “sentient AI”. Futurists have been talking about it for decades. Many claims have been made that AI already has a consciousness of its own.
35 years ago I wrote that discarnate entities could one day occupy robots. Combine this thought with the fact that Google has built a robot army. Then think “Terminator” and you get the picture. By predicting it, I’m not creating it. I’m intuitively picking up on the agenda of certain people. I still don’t think the agenda will succeed. And I don’t trust the stats that “100 Million people” have “embraced” ChatGPT.
At what point do we pull the plug?
Well, we don’t. It’s not “we” who make decisions, each individual creates their own lifestyle. I like the Internet, overall it’s a positive invention. I opt out of screen-world about three days a week. That’s my personal preference, based on my goal of spiritual ascension. You do whatever floats your boat, it’s none of my Business. If you wish to own a Tesla car that tracks your every move, films your driving and records every conversation, that’s your choice. As long as your choice doesn’t intrude on my choice, it’s fine. But wait…doesn’t every Tesla car contain twelve small cameras? And doesn’t that mean I am being recorded without my consent every time I’m driving behind, beside or in front of a Tesla? Yes it does. Filming people against their will is illegal, yet it’s happening.
“We” don’t pull the plug. But if it’s your goal to have more human interaction and independence, there’s something you can do about it. Like pulling the plug every now and then. You don’t have to wait for the rest of the world, you can live on your own New Earth.