both are based on AI and the concept of autonomous decision making, no need for a human to call the shots (literally and figuratively lol)
both refer to defense related systems with the ability to kill humans
both promise to make us safer and help us, but that may or may not end up being the case
both were implemented before much thought was given to the possibility or ramifications of AI gaining sentience
So what is the major difference between the 2, other than the names, which are eerily similar? Well, the biggest one is that Skynet is, of course, the fictional system in the “Terminator” movies that ultimately decides humans are a threat and attempts to wipe us out.
Skyborg on the other hand is real. Yes, it’s almost unbelievable they would actually name something that, but indeed, the USAF has a program to develop autonomous pilots called Skyborg:
Is it just me, or is it almost beyond creepy, as if someone is trying to mess with all of us, that they gave it a name so close to Skynet…? And honestly, Skyborg sounds even creepier to me!
This is the kind of stuff I like to post – stuff that doesn’t seem to get a lot of press, not many people seem to know or hear about, but is definitely worth some attention. There’s this whole whacky conspiracy idea out there about predicitive programming, and a lot of it is seriously laughable. But every now and then, something like this comes out, and makes me go “hmmmm…”
So I’ve been in a bit of a conundrum lately regarding this blog. It seems silly, especially considering the fact that so few people are actually reading it currently, but I’ve been torn as to whether I should post here as if I am trying to gain viewership, and filter all my choices through the lens of questions like “I wonder if people will like this post? Maybe I shouldn’t post again today – I don’t want to bug people?” and so on. I mean honestly, I would like to one day have enough followers, or a book deal, or something similar that would allow me to make a living writing. But should I actually write for that purpose? Should that be my main concern when I post stuff? I came to the conclusion this morning that no – no it shouldn’t be.
I write because I love to write, and I share the articles and posts I find because I like to spread awareness. I don’t do this for money (thank God, because I would be destitute right now if that was the case! Lol), I do it because I love to do it. I was thinking to myself this morning – I will continue to write whether or not I make it as a big-time writer one day. It’s not like at some point I would ever say, “well, I’m not making any money off this – time to try my hat at something else.” It’s not like that at all. I write because I enjoy it, and in some sense, have been compelled to do it. For many years, I wrote poetry – a LOT of poetry – which was ironic because I honestly couldn’t stand poetry lol. But the thoughts, the words and verses would come to me so strongly that I couldn’t not write them down – I was truly compelled. And it is often times that way with my writing still. To be certain, there are plenty of times I’m just writing casually too. But my best stuff always comes through me – not from me.
So starting today, I am going to cut loose and just post whatever I want, whenever I want, and if people don’t like it, tough! Lol. Like I said, it’s not like I have a readership of thousands who will be disappointed or something. I think I do have a few followers, and to you, I say thank you from the very depth of my soul. My dream has always been to share my thoughts with someone other than myself, my family, and my dog. Oh, who am I kidding – he’s way too into food blogs to take any interest in this science and spirituality stuff haha! My ultimate dream, as I have stated before, is to write my book. I have lived a pretty interesting life, experienced some pretty awesome stuff, and gained just a few grains of wisdom that I would love to share with the world. And I can do just that, a grain at a time, right here, right now.
I was thinking this morning about my belief that everything is connected, and how that is really not just some sappy hippie saying – “like, everything is connected man…” – but a scientific truth; it has to be if we are to believe science – cosmology and quantum physics. Cosmologists tell us that the universe started with the big bang, and that at one point – literally and figuratively – everything in our universe was condensed in an infinitely dense point – a singularity. Something caused that point to explode fantastically and eventually spread out to create all matter, all that is in our current universe. And because the laws of physics state that matter cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed, it stands to reason that every single thing is ultimately derived from the evolution of our universe that started with that process.
Now, if my understanding of quantum physics is correct, it would seem that at some point it time, right after that process started, all of the early particles that would go on to form various forms of matter and energy would have been entangled, because they issued forth from a common origin – one in which they were compressed to such a point that it would be hard to believe they could not have been entangled. And because everything that came after was derived from those early entangled particles, it seems it would stand to reason that every particle in the universe is entangled. And because matter is not destroyed or created but transformed, it would further stand to reason that the particles that make up our current universe are some of those very same particles – they have to be – and therefore, all particles in our universe are entangled. That seems to make sense to me, but I’m sure some materialist scientist could set me straight and tell my how I’m wrong. But honestly, sure seems like the reasoning is pretty solid, given what they purport to believe.
And all of that means that, scientifically speaking, every single thing – every person, every living creature, every rock, bacteria, cloud, wave, star – everything is quantum entangled at the deepest level; everything really IS connected! Of course the great mystics have told us that for years, but science and the priests of materialism assured us that was all mumbo jumbo, and that certainly, nothing was connected in such a manner. And our world society, our environmental policies, our social policies, our laws and associated economies were all built around that supposition. But what if everything really is connected..? Or more accurately – how much better could we make our world if we believed, and acted as if we believed the TRUTH that everything really IS connected at a very deep, very fundamental level..?
I think things are happening now that are going to usher in a new age of awareness: quantum physics, AI, CRISPR, quantum computing, astronomy, neuroscience, etc. Advances in all of these fields are pointing to an underlying layer of reality, belief in which has caused mystics and seers to be marginalized, made fun of, shamed and relegated to the slums of respectability for many, many years. But as science digs deeper and deeper into the foundations of our reality, they are finding out that it is much more fluid than they would like to believe. You know what I would really love to do? I would love to set an advanced instance of AI loose on some esoteric wisdom, psychology and neuroscience and see what it would come up with. Think about how it found an ancestor in our past that we were completely unaware of. Just imagine what kind of analogy might happen in those other realms.
It’s kind of interesting in an esoteric correspondence kind of way that next year is 2020. Might we finally see clearly for the first time in our collective lives…? I sure hope and pray so, and know many, many others do too.
The title of this post probably sounds like something filled with hype, but considering this article, is it really? A scientist in China was revealed to have edited the genes of twins that were born last year using CRISPR technology to supposedly protect them from some kind of birth defect, and it is now being revealed that the same procedure may have led to superior mental abilities for the twins.
The article states that “The genetically-modified Chinese twins born resistant to HIV last year may also have mental ‘superpowers’ their creator has kept quiet – a cognitive superiority that could kick off a genetic arms race, according to new research.” But when asked about the possibility that the deletion of the gene could possibly lead to superior cognition and memory, “the Chinese researcher insisted that wasn’t his intention. ‘I am against using genome editing for enhancement,’ He told a genetics conference a week after the twins were born, though he admitted he was aware of research on the effects of CCR5-deactivation on the brain.” I trust him totally – I mean, why would he lie about that, right? Riiiiight.
The point here is not whether he knew or not, whether it’s ethical or not – the point is that it is now actually possible to perform such procedures, and that it is actually being done. More accurately, the fact that it is being done has now been released to the public. I’m fairly certain though, as I’m sure others are, that this had been done long before the publication about the Chinese researcher. As I always say in my current career when asked if something is possible or not: given enough time and money, we can do pretty much anything. And there’s no doubt that there are plenty of people out there with enough money and influence to have tried this already. The fact that it made it to public release simply signals that it is happening on a more widespread basis.
I’m sure to some this may sound like “conspiracy nuttiness,” and perhaps it does. And I am the first to admit that I do lean towards conspiracy thinking on a number of issues. But I should clarify only on the ones that are scientifically possible or plausible (no flat earth, no reptilians, NO alt-right crap about races or anything), such as some of the ancient alien stuff, NWO, free energy being repressed (think Tesla – Nikola, not Elon), etc. But we know that certain technologies like GPS were known of and used by the government and the military long before they were released for public use. And in today’s world, where money is king, even above governmental power, there’s little reason to believe that a person with significant capital couldn’t procure the services and technology of another scientist in possibly the same or another country.
What does this mean for all of us? Well, the way I see it, it means that the stratification between the wealthy and the poor or middle class will only get more pronounced – that is, if nothing else fundamentally changes. But the whole point of this blog, of my whole like really, is that something can, needs to, and WILL change fundamentally if only we believe it can and work to make it happen in alignment with the will of the Spirit. In other words, as I have been saying, it’s time for the rebirth of True Magick – the kind that can stand against the darkness that the love of money and wealth is spreading. There is much more to write on this, but suffice it to say that the OQM (Order of Quantum Monism) is something that needs to happen sooner than later. I am putting the intention out to the Universe, putting out a call for help if you will, to aid me in getting this thing started off. I am humble enough to know I need help and to ask – I only hope my prayer will be answered. And if it could be soon, that would be great…. yyyeaahhh.
I thought I could get this all out in one post, but turns out I had more to say than I thought, so here is Part I. Part II coming tomorrow…
In my day job, I am a web application developer and spend my days writing code for sites rather like this one you are viewing now. Well, not quite like this one really, more “business-y” style ones, but you get the drift. We have a saying in my trade, “garbage in, garbage out.” It basically means to us that no matter how great an application you create, if you put bad data into it, you are going to get bad data out. Part of our job as developers is to try to add as many safeguards as possible to prevent users from being able to put bad data in – validation and checks that notify the user that the data is invalid, and prompt them to correct it. Of course, there is no way to avoid all such instances, as a value that may be perfectly valid may still be incorrect or inaccurate. If you’re entering the name of your third child and put in “Jenniher” instead of “Jennifer,” that’s a perfectly valid sequence of characters, though inaccurate. And even if we make the application completely bulletproof, there is a deeper layer that can cause issues, one that is often completely overlooked and transparent to the end user most of the time, and that’t the OS – the operating system. Think Microsoft Windows or Mac OS. Most of the time, the OS runs smoothly, and we don’t even know it’s there. But if there are issues, they are typically major, and we could end up seeing the “blue screen of death” and losing everything.
I see our brains as quantum computers and think that very similar concepts apply. Our subconscious is like our OS – most of the time, it runs completely unseen, unnoticed, and everything goes smoothly for us. Our conscious mind is like the main processor, our thoughts like the applications, and all the external input – music, TV, web content, movies, books, conversations, etc – like the data going into the applications. We use our conscious minds to filter out the stuff we don’t like, let the stuff we do pass through for further processing, and spend our days doing this continually as we wade through the ever-increasing deluge of data. But honestly, there is just so much data coming so fast, that our filters often times can’t keep up, and so to take some strain off our processors, we loosen them up a little bit – let more stuff through, just ignore it. An example for me is some of the song lyrics I referenced in one of my past posts. I love the music, like to sing along, so I let words and phrases that I don’t agree with at all get past my filters because there is just too much other, more important stuff to think about.
And underlying all this conscious thought, there is our subconscious, our OS, constantly running. And while we are not even aware of it, it is soaking up all kinds of stuff we are not even consciously aware of. For those of us who tend to be on the more reflective, self-aware side, it’s probably a little less, but it still happens. And just like an OS on a computer, if something gets stuck in it, or we have an issue in there, it is much more difficult to find and get fixed. We can’t simply uninstall it as we would an application, or stop thinking about it as in the case of conscious thoughts. We often have to take it to a specialist to get fixed – a PC repair place in the case of a computer, and a psychiatrist or counselor in the case of something in the subconscious. Of course, many of the issues like depression, anxiety, etc are noticeable in our conscious thoughts, but are often related to traumas or stories we tell ourselves that we are not even aware of – they run deep under our conscious awareness. So where am I going with all of this?
The materialist philosophy has been programmed into us for the last several hundred, maybe even thousands of years, at the level of our OS, our subconscious. It has been drilled into us so deeply, the central idea about what is real, what is possible and what is not, that most of us don’t even notice or question it. Anything that can’t be explained using materialist science – and I mean anything and EVERYTHING – is written off as some kind of delusion, some psychic “mumbo jumbo” (the LOVE to use the ‘mumbo jumbo’ term), solipsism, pseudo-science, you name it. Just something not nice though, something that indicates some lack of intelligence or validity. At the same time, any theory, now matter how whacky, implausible or improbable is completely valid and acceptable as long as one of them comes up with at, and they all agree with it – e.g. the many worlds hypothesis, which states that any time any person in the universe makes a decision, 2 new entirely separate universes spin off, one for each decision, such that every moment, literally billions of universes are sprouted. That, that is completely valid, even as utterly preposterous, unbelievable and improbable as it sounds. And by “they,” I mean the scientific philosophical shot-callers who decide who gets published and who doesn’t – who gets grants and prestige, and who gets pushed to the fringes. So they have decided, told us, programmed into us our beliefs about reality, and those beliefs have shaped us and our world. And through music, TV, politics, advertising, school curriculums, etc, they reinforce those materialist beliefs.
But they are starting to run into some real issues. It all started with the birth of quantum physics. Initially, they thought they could just separate it out (the Copenhagen Interpretation, which Einstein did NOT like, think “God does not play dice…”) and simply state that there would be one theory for everything above the atomic scale, Newtonian Physics, and one for everything smaller, quantum physics. And they have gotten away with that quite nicely for the last almost hundred years, sending everyone off on some great quest to find that one, unifying theory, a “theory of everything” that would unite the two schools of thought. And any time anyone tried to even hint at some deeper meaning or possible metaphysical connection to things like entanglement or superposition, it was just more of the negative campaign ads against it.
But as much as they have tried to assure us all that they would be able to explain everything, they are starting to run into some real issues. I think they were pretty confident that once some of the strange paradoxes of the quantum world could actually be tested instead of just living as thought experiments, they would discover something was off, their materialist view still held sway, and they could introduce some new theory. But every day, we see the results of experiments being published, results that I have highlighted here on my blog, that defy materialist logic and reason : the arrow of time being reversed, objective reality being different for 2 people observing the same thing, quantum entanglement producing instantaneous effects over vast distances – they are proving that all of that stuff is REAL. They can’t completely explain it yet using materialism, but they refuse to even CONSIDER any theory not based on it. But never mind that. That’s not what’s important about all this anway.
What is important about it then? Hopefully something since I just made you read all that, right? Lol. The thing that is SO important is that, whether they like it or not, they are providing the product keys for the OS upgrade so many of us have been waiting and praying for. When a person reads something published in a reputable scientific journal that states that objective reality isn’t real, and scientists have PROVED it – just think what a profound effect that must have on our subconscious even if consciously we could care less. When we read something that says some “mysterious force” seems to have guided the early development of the universe, then vanished, what parts of the collective unconscious that has been developed over millions of years must jolt awake and think of the ancient creation myths, the old stories of darkness falling on the face of the deep, and that God, that Spirit, that Source, that Higher Consciousness from which we were created. Indeed, I know that when I read those articles, something very deep within me, something beyond scientific explanation, resonates, almost vibrates, sending chills up and down my spine as I feel the very foundation of my – of our – reality shifting.
Tomorrow, I will continue and get to the “Second Coming” part of this. Spoiler alert – it is NOT about some guy coming back to save us all (sorry if you’re bummed about that) – at least not in the sense you might think. And I guess it is pretty appropriate that I talk about the second coming in the second part, eh? The law of correspondence is so cool… more on that later too.
Is it just me, or does it seem like, intentional or not, I have a lot of M-style alliteration that happens with the titles on this site..? Kinda’ interesting and cool, considering the name is an M-style alliteration itself. But I digress…
When I saw this article pop in my newsfeed, for a brief moment, I thought “whoa…” I mean, it was published yesterday, but… The event actually happened back in December of 2018, so I can’t take credit for my “mini-post.” Still, pretty interesting though:
I’ve been busy with a little home improvement project, so haven’t had much time to post. I have something brewing in my head though, as is often the case, so planning on posting something of substance tomorrow. Tomorrow night is also the last supermoon of 2019, so that will be a cool time to post something – lots of mystical moon (there it is again! Lol) energy to bathe in. Until then…
And I’m most certainly NOT talking about in humans! Lol. No, I’m talking about the kind disccussed by Nick Bostrom in his book on artificial intelligence called “Superintelligence.” In it, he talks about a scenario whereby AI is able to improve itself, recursively, and very quickly advances to AGI, which stands for Artificial General Intelligence: a system that can perform at least as well as a human on any cognitive task, and very quickly outperforms humans.
Basically, it says that IBM would like to leverage quantum computing to improve AI, and Intel would like to use AI to improve quantum computing. Or maybe it’s the other way around. No matter. What does matter is the kind of feedback cycle we have here. And given the fact that I believe, as do others, that the human brain is essentially a kind of quantum computer, and that’s one of the characteristics that set it us apart from machine learning at this time – well…
“This time” could soon be coming to an end. In fact I was just watching a show the other day where they were talking about how they predicted it would be at least 20 years before an AI system could learn the Chinese game Go (this was back in 2015). Then, less than a year later, not only had AI learned it, it played against the world champion and beat him. And according to experts, Go takes much more creativity and even intuition than games like chess. And that was 4 years ago now.
I’m not saying it’s time to panic, and in fact, the general public might not know for quite some time after that milestone has been reached. But what I can say is it is definitely coming. Those skeptics who said it would never happen greatly underestimated the mysteries and power present in the quantum world and the changes they would start to affect on our world.
As Above, So Below. As Below, So Above. Hang on to your seats – this ride is about to speed up.
Seriously. Just take a look at a few of the headlines from the world of physics over the last few days:
Now is it just me, or does that all sound like something straight out of either a science fiction book, or…??? Reversing time, no objective reality, some “mysterious energy field” tampering with the early universe. I mean, this is some pretty metaphysical stuff here if you ask me! The best part? These aren’t articles published on some new age blog, or in Deepak Chopra’s latest book. No, these are straight from the very bowels of the greats halls of physics : the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, MIT, etc. These are articles published in some of the most respected peer-reviewed science journals; they’re real; they’re LEGIT.
Now of course the militant materialists will say “just hold up a minute – these don’t mean anything. They only apply in very specific, limited scenarios, and only when working with very small numbers of particles, in carefully controlled conditions – you can’t make any inferences to real world stuff based on this.” And you know what I say to that? Well, you KNOW what I say to that – BS! Because the fact is, quantum computing wouldn’t even WORK if it weren’t for these principles. So take that you miserable atheistic skeptics! Lol. I mean, you’re ok postulating that there is a infinite number of universes, and every single time every single person makes any decision, an entirely new universe splits off, such that there are innumerable ones being created every moment – you’re ok with that, but REVOLTED when anyone even suggests that there might be something to the whole spiritual side of life… that there might just be some greater power, some creative force, some higher consciousness. I can’t stand the pretentiousness and hypocrisy of it all.
But the thing is, the great thing, I believe the more and more they go down the quantum rabbit hole, the more they probe the very foundation of reality, the more they are going to find that the mystics were really onto something, and that all of their staunch denial and plain ol’ nastiness towards us was completely misplaced. I mean, check out these sentences from the article on futurism.com about the early universe:
“The hypothesis, according to research first shared on the preprint server ArXiv in November, goes as follows: When the universe was just a mere 100,000 years old, a mysterious energy field that scientists are calling ‘early dark energy’ formed, rapidly pushing the still-forming cosmos outward even faster than before.Another 100,000 years after that, the research suggests, the strange energy field faded away — and left the young, accelerated universe to its own devices.”
A “mysterious energy field”…. “early dark energy”… How does that not sound somewhat mystical? And now, simple ol’ dark energy, their go-to explanation for why there is so much missing mass in the universe given their calculations using the known laws of science and physics – now that doesn’t work completely to explain why the universe is expanding more quickly than it should, again, given their calculations, so they have to come up with ANOTHER “mysterious force.” We are supposed to be ok with that, because they are scientists after all. But God forbid we try to actually TALK about that mysterious force and make any type of connection to anything that isn’t within their domain. What a bunch of arrogant, closed-minded twits they can be!
Anyway, I could – and will! lol – rant about this more. But for now, I want to leave with this thought: the most important part of all this to me is the fact that this stuff is REAL. It is POSSIBLE. They are PROVING it. The arrow of time moving in the opposite direction… objective reality being different for 2 observers looking at the same thing… a mysterious energy that seemed to give the early universe the little “push” it needed to birth all of known creation. If we let those thoughts penetrate into our consciousness, they can help break down some of the doubt and skepticism that keep our minds chained up to materialism. We need to reprogram our minds, reprogram our consciousness to BELIEVE that Magick IS REAL. We need to reconnect to the Eternal Breath that connects us to the very Spirit of the Universe and remember who we really are. How beautifully ironic to think that science, in its quest to disprove God is actually doing just the opposite, and exposing the Ultimate Truth that the mystics have always known. What a miraculous time to be alive!