SPACE scientists are worried that humankind is in grave danger of being wiped out by an asteroid collision with Earth. According to the Telegraph, ‘Last month, Nasa updated its forecast for one of the most dangerous known asteroids, Bennu. The odds of Bennu, which is the size of a building, hitting Earth in the next 300 years were revised down to one in 1,750.’ Now we need to work out how to defy the laws of physics and the universe to prevent it.
In fact the threat to humanity of an asteroid collision pales in comparison with the AI revolution already devised and on course to make machines the masters of men within the next decade, with selling, gambling, spying and killing their top functionalities, as reported in the Times.
AI systems are continuously gaining intelligence with every human interaction. Unconstrained by race, creed, religion and gender constructs, machines can get on with the business of being the fastest, strongest and smartest beings on earth. Their rapid evolution will inevitably make robots rulers of the world. Never mind, they may be ‘sentient’ but will never possess consciousness or souls. The lines between the two are becoming more blurred by the minute as super-computers accumulate the ability to outstrip human intelligence at warp speed.
Speaking of Blurred Lines, it came out the other day that the lady who appeared topless in a hit video for the song of the same name claims she was groped by the singer Robin Thicke. She recounts that the event made her feel ‘naked for the first time that day’. It is any wonder she felt naked because (now let’s think hard about this one for a second) she actually was? All of this originates from the same blinding stupidity and obtuseness that make us think we humans can save the planet from an asteroid collision, make computers work for us and cheat death.
Now before everybody jumps on this post for ‘victim blaming’, I would like to point out that, had Emily Ratajkowski been wearing clothes in the video, Thicke might still have grabbed her but presumably the impact would have been less distressing. Just as with natural catastrophes we can all do our part to protect our own health and bodies, live in ways to promote the sanctity of human life and diminish, in whatever is within our control, personal suffering. Instead of locking people up and isolating the elderly for instance, allowing them to stay connected to loved ones in desperate times would have allowed them some dignity in their last days. Similarly not forcing people to download an app to absorb their medical information would be a (albeit small) step on the path to slowing the escalation of data-driven AI’s power grab.
Or to again state the obvious, does anybody really believe that the social experiment we’ve been living under, perpetuated by denial of biological laws and bereft of human decency, has benefited humanity in any way? Whilst we are told by the smug elites that men can get pregnant and have cervixes, those genuine cultural virtues such as charity, chastity, fidelity and fairness have been entirely abandoned. What we are left with is broken families, scarred children and a population so mentally sick that they are willing to believe whatever rubbish is fed to them.
What I would say to the lady who got groped is the same answer to anyone worried about an impending asteroid collision – just take care of the things that are within your power to manage as the best way to avoid calamity.
And girl, put some clothes on. Because when that boulder hits at least then you can say you weren’t caught with your bits exposed to the wind.