Some Views on a Dystopia.
A dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- "bad" and τόπος "place"; alternatively, cacotopia, kakotopia, or simply anti-utopia) is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening.
We could see this as a CyberPunk reality, Fantasy, Post-apocalyptic, Maybe a Diesel Punk or just plain out Future.
Below are some articles I have written in the past week about Dystopian worlds and what could be of those worlds.
Hope you enjoy.
How to Stop a Blade Runner Dystopia - (Before its too late!)
This a small series about stopping a Blade Runner Dystopia stay tuned for the next installment.
Before we begin we are introduced to the Blade Runner dystopian world with its iconic opening title scene:
This then begs the a rare question… would human existence be better if replicants existed? Think about that for a second.
But if the replicant technology was possible then why would we just stop there? Why not make superiors, i.e. machines far more intelligent than humans, remember what Elon Musk proposed? Create Cyborgs.
Then with replicants (Synthetic Humans) and superiors walking around (Cyborgs)… what purpose would humans serve if EVERYTHING we can do is done better by a machine, Which is exactly what will be our ultimate doom.
“More human than human is our motto.” — Tyrell, CEO of TYRELL CORPORATION
The bloody truth is we would have no purpose, none what so ever!
Now you may wish to smack me around a bit, splash some ice cold water on my face, and tell me to calm the F*** down!
But after we each take a deep breath I would ask you a simple question, “Do you believe in god or many gods?”
If you do then you could therefore argue that replicating or a better word for it would becloning the human spirit is a technological impossibility.
But if you don’t then creating human replicants is just a technological hurdle, Which according to Tyrell it is not as nearly as impossible to achieve.
Stay tuned for part 2 of this post.
Deadly Threat to Humanity from Artificial Intelligence (AI) - History Warns us.
An article published in Nature Magazine in autumn of last year 2017 makes for an interesting reading. It reports on research carried out by Washington State University and Arizona State University, from which it shows that the wealth disparity in human societies was insignificant until the development of agriculture. That occurred in different parts of the world around 13,000 years ago. What happened next should be a warning to humans in the age of artificial intelligence.
Land cultivation started when groups of nomads stayed in one location probably due to illness, injury, bad weather, or fear of other tribes. A few individuals experimented with seeds and plants and discovered that they could grow edible crops in dedicated plots and repeat the process each year. That reduced their need to constantly hunt, fish and search for wild fruit and vegetables. Some grabbed more land than others and become the wealthiest of the group. The wealth gap increased even more, when some people learned how to tame large animals like oxen and horses and used them to till larger areas and, in the case of course. more effectively fight adversaries and , so, acquire more land.
Having the latest and most powerful technology- in the broadest sense of the word - has always meant riches and power. The industrial revolution, which replaced much animal and human sweat with steam power, made the owners the steam engines and factories very wealthy, Today's technological equivalent of oxen, horse, and steam engines are computer systems and, just as in the days of the early humans, those who control that new technology are among the richest. Technology itself, however, may soon upend that age-old equivalence.
Many respected experts predict that the processing power of computers will surpass that if humans with in the next fews decades. Some of those experts, including Tesla and SpaceX CEO , Elon Musk, and theoretical physicist, Stephen Hacking, worry that artificial intelligence (AI) machines will eventually become conscious i.e. gain self-awareness, will be smarter than humans, and continue to get smarter quickly. These ultra-smart machines, the experts warn, will pose an existential threat to humanity because humans will not know what they're thinking and so won't be able to control them. Of course nobody knows for sure that this will happen and if it does, precisely when, but the expert warnings are credible enough to be taken seriously.
Scientist call the hypothetical moment in time when machines become conscience as the "Singularity." If that moment arrives, the experts suggest a number of possible scenarios. The most benign is at the machines will work for the benefit of the human creators and that there would be no reason for them to harm humans. Yet how could anyone be sure that, that would be the case, since humans were not know what the machines are thinking? Even today, computer scientists don't fully understand why complex computers make some of the decisions they make.
Autonomous machines that can harm humans already exist. Drones without a human controller can be programmed to locate and attack targets. Some scientists argue that if machines become conscience, they are likely to regard humans as unnecessary and inefficient and eliminate them.
Elon Musk, among others, suggest that the only way to match these super intelligent machines is to augment human intelligence by joining human brains to the machines. In that science-fiction scenario though, the human race will become a race of cyborgs. Since cyborgs' machine elements will doubtlessly evolve quicker than the biological elements, humans will gradually, but effectively turn into machines. That suggests that Elon musk's proposal is not really a solution at all and that the machines will eventually take over one way or another.
Thanks to AI, (artificial intelligence) the rich will get richer until, ironically, humans lose control of their technology they invented. That's unlikely to happen anytime soon, but if it could happen sooner than most people think. What it does, for the first time in human history, being very wealthy will count for very little.Our ability to process information and data is becoming drastically increasingly very efficient are processing computers are becoming much faster much smaller and are able to process information faster than our own brains can process, so keep this in mind technology is great and all but we as humans need to understand that this new technology if not controlled correctly will have drastic effects on our own human race.
A Fascinating Dystopian Look at a Possible Future of Child Laws
It is the year 2073, the earth is dangerously overpopulated so much so that a global crisis ensues. The population bomb that had been ticking for more than a century has finally exploded, and the results are devastating on a global scale.
Even more troubling, however are the implications of the population crisis on ordinary families. In response to the over population issue, the government has instituted a strict one child policy for all families, much like the 100 (show), a law that is enforced by the much-feared Child Allocation Bureau.
The implications of the one child policy are brought into stark relief when a set of septuplets are born. While the mother dies giving birth, all seven babies survive, creating a real crisis for the government and the family.
In What Happened to Monday, a government agency known by the name of The Child Allocation Bureau enforces a strict law forbidding families from having more than one child, due to the worlds overpopulation at crisis level. Those who break the law are forced to surrender all but their eldest child, and the rest are placed in cryogenic sleep until some future date when earth can once again sustain more humans.
The Septuplets have spent all their lives hidden away and assuming the identity of one woman, only allowed outside their apartment on the day of the week that's each of the girls namesake. The film calls into question the need for population control due to the earth's limited resources, and it also causes the audience to think about how far the law should go into enforcing it.
The bloody end of the movie only suggests that despite the noble intentions, in the beginning, this type of population control would bring added struggle and loss of life.
Innovation - Avoiding a Dystopia
For years, innovators have valued disruption above all other things. Their sentiment could be summed up in the phrase, "move fast break things." Break things they did. Facebook has come under fire for letting foreign actors manipulate public opinion, allowing bad actors such as Cambridge Analytica get their hands on millions of users' data and even helping people organize massacres. Youtube has come under fire for allowing the spread of conspiracy theories, Uber has come under fire for breaking regulations and creating a toxic work culture.
As the Media turns against technology companies, as regulators start flexing their muscles, and as cries of anti-trust action become audible, it seems like the age of disruption for its own sake might be at en end. Innovation is not going anywhere, but if future innovators want to avoid backlashes, they should first think about the potential consequences of the change they're creating.
If future innovators, entrepreneurs, and even startups want to avoid backlash, they should try to think more like dystopian science fiction writers, such as one of my favorites Charlie Brooker, the writer behind the popular techno-dystopian TV show Black Mirror. They should try to imagine the potential adverse effects of their innovations, and plan ways to mitigate them before the blowback hurts their businesses or even our own world.
Although the show Black Mirror focuses primarily on how technology could create dystopian stories, Brooker has said "that the humans who use technology cause the problems, not the technology itself."
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I hope you know this contest is a joke, ENRON April fools! Enjoy it with family
Ready some of the comments made it worth it ...
Go ahead and read some more of my work:
- There is no such thing as a "Blockchain" part 2
- STEEMIT Witnesses or so called Whales we have a problem (In case you missed the last post)
- A Fascinating Dystopian Look at a Possible Future of Child Laws
- Innovation - Avoiding a Dystopia
- What happened last week full of crypto and AI knowledge Dropping on you right now.
- Don’t believe the hype about AI in business - We are not there yet
As Stated before the post these are articles I have written in the past week regarding Dystopian worlds and Our soon to be future I hope you enjoyed them