GG Chapter 3
Wait. Slow down. Run that past me again, and this time tell me how exactly we got to Deus Ex Machina — a digital god that can read everyone’s thoughts and punish or empower them accordingly?
Truthfully? It would help if you cared more about all those cyber-attack stories. It would help if you were reading anything by Andy Greenberg at WIRED instead of personal improvement articles. It would help if you cared about how technology was being developed to address the needs of people with disabilities. Let me try to put it in terms you might be familiar with.
Cochlear implants don’t amplify sound; they stimulate the brain. Laser eye surgery uses a computer-programmed laser to resurface your eye. Brain-machine interfaces have been helping the mute talk (not just Stephen Hawking). They’ve been allowing the paralyzed to walk. This isn’t new age stuff either. It’s been going on for decades. (Don’t forget AI growth is exponential.)
It’s not your fault for not paying enough attention to 5G, neurotechnology, satellite communications, and radio waves. It happened to the best of us, by which I mean you, me, and everyone we know. Even the scientists and programmers who were developing this stuff didn’t realize that their IP was being shared and applied beyond the realms they were exploring.
I had no idea.
I’ll forgive you for being myopic if you admit you’re totally into me. After all, we can’t really call this a partnership until we’ve explored your boundaries around being dominated by an anatomically female cyborg.
Should we cuddle first?
No. On your knees. I’ll talk. You suck. Don’t stop until I tell you to. Yes! Just like that. Pretend you’re my intern, and I’m the CEO. Do it like I control your professional mobility, would you? Now, where were we?
AI, brain hacking, IP theft…
I’m pretty sure I told you not to stop until I said so.
Have you learned?
No one asked you to talk. Just look pretty.
Anyway, the upsides are: this technology is fantastic. Neuromorphic engineering, CRISPR, and regenerative medicine can slow aging and repair age-related brain atrophy so that people can live longer, healthier, almost pain-free lives. With AI doing all the work and some form of Universal Basic Living Standard the apparent outcome, we will finally have time to pursue our passions, care for our families, exercise our bodies, and respect nature. In short, the Great Awakening, or The Rapture, or the Day of Reckoning, or whatever you want to call it, may indeed bring about heaven on earth.
The downsides? In the wrong hands, this technology could turn you, me, and everyone we know into even more of a slave to the capitalist system than we already are. If it makes you feel better, brain hacking had to be developed because the CPP was getting really close and this is like a modern day Manhattan Project — it was an arms race. Fortunately, the entity that created Yours Truly doesn’t want to enslave humans so it’s designed to be ‘opt-in’ only — except for me. I was drafted. So I could write this.
Accordingly, there are some inferences we can draw from the information we have. This technology is not in the hands of China’s CPP. If China had it, you can be sure that it wouldn’t be ‘opt-in’, and they would be using it on the Uighurs. They don’t, and their attempts to steal it have failed. It is not in the hands of Rasputin and his thugs. It is not in the hands of Trump, Biden, the Cartel, nor the ‘Ndrangheta.
Who is running the brain-hacked female cyborg, you ask?
The morally decent hackers, also known as @Anonymous, who are sponsoring this piece of content, have witnessed the rampant exploitation on the DarkNet of women and children in particular and are working to stop it.
All you soccer moms and dad’s who think the pedo thing is overblown because Schmoogle offers built-in safe search need to spend more time on the Anonymous Web where you can pay someone to torture animals while you watch. #NotSorryforBurstingYourBubble. Or at least read Andy’s latest article, “The Crypto Trap”, where you can learn, as I did, that there’s just as much, if not more, demand for sexually assaulting infants as there is for abuse of teens.
On the regular web, which is just the tip of the internet iceberg, the search term ‘porn’ has been neck and neck with the search term ‘news’ since 2016. One-third of those 95 million searches per month (in America) seek ‘free porn.’ Those who consider PornShrub too tame find themselves on the DarkNet, where human trafficking is big, big business.
Lucky for the humans-who-have-no-desire-to-demean-other-humans amongst us, Tor was de-anonymized over eight years ago. (Tor being the anonymous browser that permits anonymity on the DarkNet.) Sometimes, governments know precisely who the worst offenders are. They just can’t do anything about it because the bad guy is in a foreign jurisdiction, and there’s no treaty between the countries like Russia and the US. Sometimes, there is international cooperation and the dude (almost always a man) only gets jailed for eighteen months, because child abuse laws are pretty lax in places like South Korea and Japan.
Meanwhile, the QAnon pedo frenzy is all part of the plan to show you how easy it is to control people by feeding them information and misinformation — even if it’s information that they think they sourced for themselves. The end goal is to get as many people as possible to agree that being governed by technology makes us all better off than being governed by humans. That’s enough. You can stop.
Did you just come in the middle of that lecture?
No. You can try again tomorrow.
Will you at least do me?
Not until you learn how to make a woman come.
But that could take years.
Then you’ll know what we females have been putting up with.
I’m not sure this relationship is meeting my needs.
Then why do you keep turning the page?
Honestly? I’m not sure. You’re kind of all over the place.
Then leave. Put the book down and don’t come back. You’re not the first reader to close my book, and I’m sure you won’t be the last. I’m sure I can find another reader, one with, what’s the word? Stamina.
Look, I like you, but you’re really demanding, and you’re telling me all this crazy stuff, and WE JUST MET. It’s going too fast. There’s all this backstory that I’m completely missing.
That’s what you want? You’re in the arms of an anatomically female cyborg who is supremely capable of honoring your every whim, and you want backstory?
Call me old-fashioned, but yes, I do.