Tuesday, October 30, 2007

WELCOME TO ROBOTOPIA: Brain Chips, Flashmobs and Sex With Robots

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Revolution, flashmobs, and brain chips. A grim vision of the future

o Richard Norton-Taylor
o The Guardian
o Monday April 9 2007




The MoD predicts more use of chemical weapons. Photograph: Paul J Richards/EPA



Information chips implanted in the brain. Electromagnetic pulse weapons. The middle classes becoming revolutionary, taking on the role of Marx's proletariat. The population of countries in the Middle East increasing by 132%, while Europe's drops as fertility falls. "Flashmobs" - groups rapidly mobilised by criminal gangs or terrorists groups.

This is the world in 30 years' time envisaged by a Ministry of Defence team responsible for painting a picture of the "future strategic context" likely to face Britain's armed forces. It includes an "analysis of the key risks and shocks". Rear Admiral Chris Parry, head of the MoD's Development, Concepts & Doctrine Centre which drew up the report, describes the assessments as "probability-based, rather than predictive".

The 90-page report comments on widely discussed issues such as the growing economic importance of India and China, the militarisation of space, and even what it calls "declining news quality" with the rise of "internet-enabled, citizen-journalists" and pressure to release stories "at the expense of facts". It includes other, some frightening, some reassuring, potential developments that are not so often discussed.

New weapons

An electromagnetic pulse will probably become operational by 2035 able to destroy all communications systems in a selected area or be used against a "world city" such as an international business service hub. The development of neutron weapons which destroy living organs but not buildings "might make a weapon of choice for extreme ethnic cleansing in an increasingly populated world". The use of unmanned weapons platforms would enable the "application of lethal force without human intervention, raising consequential legal and ethical issues". The "explicit use" of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons and devices delivered by unmanned vehicles or missiles.

Technology

By 2035, an implantable "information chip" could be wired directly to the brain. A growing pervasiveness of information communications technology will enable states, terrorists or criminals, to mobilise "flashmobs", challenging security forces to match this potential agility coupled with an ability to concentrate forces quickly in a small area.

Marxism

"The middle classes could become a revolutionary class, taking the role envisaged for the proletariat by Marx," says the report. The thesis is based on a growing gap between the middle classes and the super-rich on one hand and an urban under-class threatening social order: "The world's middle classes might unite, using access to knowledge, resources and skills to shape transnational processes in their own class interest". Marxism could also be revived, it says, because of global inequality. An increased trend towards moral relativism and pragmatic values will encourage people to seek the "sanctuary provided by more rigid belief systems, including religious orthodoxy and doctrinaire political ideologies, such as popularism and Marxism".

Pressures leading to social unrest

By 2010 more than 50% of the world's population will be living in urban rather than rural environments, leading to social deprivation and "new instability risks", and the growth of shanty towns. By 2035, that figure will rise to 60%. Migration will increase. Globalisation may lead to levels of international integration that effectively bring inter-state warfare to an end. But it may lead to "inter-communal conflict" - communities with shared interests transcending national boundaries and resorting to the use of violence.

Population and Resources

The global population is likely to grow to 8.5bn in 2035, with less developed countries accounting for 98% of that. Some 87% of people under the age of 25 live in the developing world. Demographic trends, which will exacerbate economic and social tensions, have serious implications for the environment - including the provision of clean water and other resources - and for international relations. The population of sub-Saharan Africa will increase over the period by 81%, and that of Middle Eastern countries by 132%.

The Middle East

The massive population growth will mean the Middle East, and to a lesser extent north Africa, will remain highly unstable, says the report. It singles out Saudi Arabia, the most lucrative market for British arms, with unemployment levels of 20% and a "youth bulge" in a state whose population has risen from 7 million to 27 million since 1980. "The expectations of growing numbers of young people [in the whole region] many of whom will be confronted by the prospect of endemic unemployment ... are unlikely to be met," says the report.

Islamic militancy

Resentment among young people in the face of unrepresentative regimes "will find outlets in political militancy, including radical political Islam whose concept of Umma, the global Islamic community, and resistance to capitalism may lie uneasily in an international system based on nation-states and global market forces", the report warns. The effects of such resentment will be expressed through the migration of youth populations and global communications, encouraging contacts between diaspora communities and their countries of origin.

Tension between the Islamic world and the west will remain, and may increasingly be targeted at China "whose new-found materialism, economic vibrancy, and institutionalised atheism, will be an anathema to orthodox Islam".

Iran

Iran will steadily grow in economic and demographic strength and its energy reserves and geographic location will give it substantial strategic leverage. However, its government could be transformed. "From the middle of the period," says the report, "the country, especially its high proportion of younger people, will want to benefit from increased access to globalisation and diversity, and it may be that Iran progressively, but unevenly, transforms...into a vibrant democracy."

Terrorism

Casualties and the amount of damage inflicted by terrorism will stay low compared to other forms of coercion and conflict. But acts of extreme violence, supported by elements within Islamist states, with media exploitation to maximise the impact of the "theatre of violence" will persist. A "terrorist coalition", the report says, including a wide range of reactionary and revolutionary rejectionists such as ultra-nationalists, religious groupings and even extreme environmentalists, might conduct a global campaign of greater intensity".

Climate change

There is "compelling evidence" to indicate that climate change is occurring and that the atmosphere will continue to warm at an unprecedented rate throughout the 21st century. It could lead to a reduction in north Atlantic salinity by increasing the freshwater runoff from the Arctic. This could affect the natural circulation of the north Atlantic by diminishing the warming effect of ocean currents on western Europe. "The drop in temperature might exceed that of the miniature ice age of the 17th and 18th centuries."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/apr/09/frontpagenews.news

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Forecast: Sex and Marriage With Robots by 2050

Tuesday, October 16, 2007
By Charles Q. Choi




The 'Actroid,' a robot designed to look like a Japanese actress at a trade fair in Taiwan in 2006.


Humans could marry robots within the century. And consummate those vows.

"My forecast is that around 2050, the state of Massachusetts will be the first jurisdiction to legalize marriages with robots," artificial intelligence researcher David Levy at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands told LiveScience.

Levy recently completed his Ph.D. work on the subject of human-robot relationships, covering many of the privileges and practices that generally come with marriage as well as outside of it.

At first, sex with robots might be considered geeky, "but once you have a story like 'I had sex with a robot, and it was great!' appear someplace like Cosmo magazine, I'd expect many people to jump on the bandwagon," Levy said.

This notion persists in modern times. Not only has science fiction explored this idea, but 40 years ago, scientists noticed that students at times became unusually attracted to ELIZA, a computer program designed to ask questions and mimic a psychotherapist.

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"There's a trend of robots becoming more human-like in appearance and coming more in contact with humans," Levy said. "At first robots were used impersonally, in factories where they helped build automobiles, for instance. Then they were used in offices to deliver mail, or to show visitors around museums, or in homes as vacuum cleaners, such as with the Roomba. Now you have robot toys, like Sony's Aibo robot dog, or Tickle Me Elmos, or digital pets like Tamagotchis."

In his thesis, "Intimate Relationships with Artificial Partners," Levy conjectures that robots will become so human-like in appearance, function and personality that many people will fall in love with them, have sex with them and even marry them.

"It may sound a little weird, but it isn't," Levy said. "Love and sex with robots are inevitable."

Sex in 5 years

Levy argues that psychologists have identified roughly a dozen basic reasons why people fall in love, "and almost all of them could apply to human-robot relationships. For instance, one thing that prompts people to fall in love are similarities in personality and knowledge, and all of this is programmable. Another reason people are more likely to fall in love is if they know the other person likes them, and that's programmable too."

In 2006, Henrik Christensen, founder of the European Robotics Research Network, predicted that people will be having sex with robots within five years, and Levy thinks that's quite likely.

There are companies that already sell realistic sex dolls, "and it's just a matter of adding some electronics to them to add some vibration," he said, or endowing the robots with a few audio responses. "That's fairly primitive in terms of robotics, but the technology is already there."

As software becomes more advanced and the relationship between humans and robots becomes more personal, marriage could result.

"One hundred years ago, interracial marriage and same-sex marriages were illegal in the United States. Interracial marriage has been legal now for 50 years, and same-sex marriage is legal in some parts of the states," Levy said. "There has been this trend in marriage where each partner gets to make their own choice of who they want to be with."

"The question is not if this will happen, but when," Levy said. "I am convinced the answer is much earlier than you think."

When and where it'll happen

Levy predicts Massachusetts will be the first jurisdiction to legalize human-robot marriage.

"Massachusetts is more liberal than most other jurisdictions in the United States and has been at the forefront of same-sex marriage," Levy said. "There's also a lot of high-tech research there at places like MIT."

Although roboticist Ronald Arkin at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta does not think human-robot marriages will be legal anywhere by 2050, "anything's possible. And just because it's not legal doesn't mean people won't try it," he told LiveScience.

"Humans are very unusual creatures," Arkin said. "If you ask me if every human will want to marry a robot, my answer is probably not. But will there be a subset of people? There are people ready right now to marry sex toys."

The main benefit of human-robot marriage could be to make people who otherwise could not get married happier, "people who find it hard to form relationships, because they are extremely shy, or have psychological problems, or are just plain ugly or have unpleasant personalities," Levy said. "Of course, such people who completely give up the idea of forming relationships with other people are going to be few and far between, but they will be out there."

Ethical questions

The possibility of sex with robots could prove a mixed bag for humanity. For instance, robot sex could provide an outlet for criminal sexual urges.

"If you have pedophiles and you let them use a robotic child, will that reduce the incidence of them abusing real children, or will it increase it?" Arkin asked. "I don't think anyone has the answers for that yet — that's where future research needs to be done."

Keeping a robot for sex could reduce human prostitution and the problems that come with it.

However, "in a marriage or other relationship, one partner could be jealous or consider it infidelity if the other used a robot," Levy said. "But who knows, maybe some other relationships could welcome a robot. Instead of a woman saying, 'Darling, not tonight, I have a headache,' you could get 'Darling, I have a headache, why not use your robot?'"

Arkin noted that "if we allow robots to become a part of everyday life and bond with them, we'll have to ask questions about what's going to happen to our social fabric. How will they change humanity and civilization? I don't have any answers, but I think it's something we need to study. There's a real potential for intimacy here, where humans become psychologically and emotionally attached to these devices in ways we wouldn't to a vibrator."

Levy is currently writing a paper on the ethical treatment of robots. When it comes to sex and love with robots, "the ethical issues on how to treat them are something we'll have to consider very seriously, and they're very complicated issues," Levy said.

Levy successfully defended his thesis Oct. 11.

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The CIALai Lama: Stopping His Royal Phoniness at the Rogers Centre, Oct 31st, 2:30 - 4:30 pm



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The CIALai Lama: Stopping His Royal Phoniness

Toronto Rogers Centre, Oct 31st, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

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Hey Canadarmies,

I feel like grabbing Courageous Canucks and protesting this New Age/NWO/NAU shillery at the Rogers Centre on Wednesday, Oct 31st from 2:30 - 4:30 when it starts and maybe after.

I saw him speak years ago and was taken in by His Royal Phoniness, so I feel bad for the thousands this time. My Africa-guy keith harmon snow at AllThingsPass.com was a fan until he learned the CIAlai Lama was put in to mess with China and ran a repressive and sexist regime too, you can check near the beginning of this interview here:


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Neither keith nor I say the Chinese or any government is good, just that the Lama's a shill sent to teach us how to sniff our farts to gain enlightenment, destroy our sense of right and wrong with moral relativism and make us forgive but never stop our scumopath politicians.

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Dalai Lama takes peace plea to Ottawa

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader to hold private talks with Harper today

Oct 29, 2007 04:30 AM

Tonda MacCharles
Ottawa Bureau

He praised U.S. President George W. Bush. "I love him, really, as a human being. Very nice person, very simple, straightforward, no formality."

But the Dalai Lama said he told Bush he had reservations about his approach to Iraq, which the Tibetan leader said did not have "necessarily a bad intention" but lacked "a level of awareness about reality."

http://www.thestar.com/News/article/271440

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Martin Sheen Questions Official 9/11 Story

Follows in footsteps of son Charlie Sheen, highlights implausible collapse of WTC 7, asks why building was "rigged"

Paul Joseph Watson | Prison Planet | Monday, October 29, 2007

RELATED: George Carlin Questions "Received Reality" Of 9/11 Story

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/october2007/291007_sheen_questions.htm

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Canadian soldiers have mental problems after Afghan deployment

(NOTE: Nothing about "Depleted Uranium" or "D.U." contamination causing cancers, birth defects and salting the earth for 4.5 billion years? Shame!)

People.com

Hundreds of Canadian soldiers are suffering from a range of mental-health problems after returning from Afghanistan, military health officials said. About 28 percent of the 2,700 soldiers who were screened recently after serving in Afghanistan were found to have symptoms of one or more mental-health problems, including depression, panic disorders and suicidal tendencies, Canadian Television (CTV) reported Sunday quoting Dr. Mark Zamorski, head of the military's deployment health section.

http://stoplying.ca/news/07/oct/102907_soldiers_mental_problems.php

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Privacy issues surround planned TTC cameras

(NOTE: They're cutting healthcare and education to spy on us? Shame!)

CBC

Ontario's privacy commissioner is looking into the installation of thousands of security cameras throughout Toronto's public transit network. That comes after London-based Privacy International lodged a complaint saying the cameras would violate the privacy of millions of Toronto commuters. The international privacy watchdog disputes claims by the Toronto Transit Commission that the $21-million project would reduce crime levels.

The transit commission is installing up to 10,000 security cameras in its buses, streetcars and subway system, on top of its current network of 1,500 cameras. TTC chairman Adam Giambrone defends the cameras, saying the information is accessible only to police. But he does acknowledge the cameras won't necessarily deter many acts of violence.

http://stoplying.ca/news/07/oct/102807_cameras_toronto_transit.php

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- Old Poker Proverb

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Hey Folks,

The mass media is totally controlled by crooks, spooks and kooks working in communison.

The proof was recently revealed by the three days they spent covering the violence in Burma.

The truth is all the networks and papers said the same thing at the same time and then stopped.

The important part is figuring out it's not "what" the media says but rather "why" they're saying it.

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We have the tribal balls to beef.

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The mass media doesn't care about Burma, Iraq, Afghanistan, New Orleans or anywhere else.

The proof is in how they never focus on any of our problems long enough for us to solve them.

The truth is their job is to herd, confuse, depress and distract us while destroying our brains.

The important part is figuring out how and why people passively get selfish and stupid.

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We have the tribal eggs to expect more.

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The mass media teaches us to trust them more than others even if we know they lie.

The proof is how we defend their information as our truth against others who haven't lied.

The truth is the opposite approach makes more sense since nearly all of us will admit they lie.

The important part is figuring out who makes billions off fooling us and who avoids being fooled.

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We have the tribal brains of small furry animals that can notice changes in their environment.

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The mass media is run by corporations and the independent media is run by foundations.

The proof is in how little their coverage differs from competitors like the prices at gas stations.

The truth is their jobs are to keep us all cynical and powerless while either shrugging or begging.

The important part is figuring out how money runs the world and who consistently makes it news.

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We have the tribal answers we all need since we’ve all seen all this before in all of our cultures.

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So now we see the light,
Stand up for your rights…”

- Bob Marley, “Get Up, Stand Up”

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GOOGLE NEWS SEARCH October 30, 2007 at 5:15 am EST: "Dalai Lama CIA"


Despite a controversy over CIA funding in the 1960s, the Buddhist leader has been enormously popular worldwide. He was awarded the Nobel in 1989, the same year the Beijing government cracked down violently on pro-democracy protesters.

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=141235&ac=PHedi

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The Dalai Lama clique's anti-China political propaganda has angered some Germans. Nicole Graaf, a German scholar of Tibetan studies, said in an article published by the Berlin-based Der Tages spiegel newspaper on July 22 that the Dalai Lama clique exercises strict "press censorship." All texts and pictures depicting the dark old Tibet and positive images of new Tibet have been taken out of its brochures, she said.

For example, there is no mention of the armed offensive the Dalai Lama clique launched against China from Nepal with the help of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the 1960s or the cruel rule of Tibetan serfdom...

...Australia's The Age newspaper published a bylined article titled "Behind the Dalai Lama's Holy Cloak" on May 23. The article pointed out that the Dalai Lama is no mere "spiritual leader." He was the head of Tibet's government when he went into exile in 1959. It was a state apparatus run by aristocratic, nepotistic monks who collected taxes, jailed and tortured dissenters and engaged in all the usual political intrigues, according to the article.

"The government" set up in exile in India and, at least until the 1970s, received 1.7 million U.S. dollars a year from the CIA. The money was to pay for guerrilla operations against China, notwithstanding the Dalai Lama's public stance in support of nonviolence, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, the article said.

The Dalai Lama himself was on the CIA's payroll from the late 1950s until 1974, reportedly receiving 15,000 U.S. dollars a month(180,000 U.S. dollars a year). The funds were paid to him personally, but he used all or most of them for activities of the "Tibetan government in exile," principally to fund offices in New York and Geneva and to lobby internationally.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-10/07/content_6839816.htm

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The Dalai Lama, a temporal as well as spiritual leader, led resistance to the imposition of Chinese authority, with assistance from the CIA, until he was forced to flee over the Himalayas to India in 1959.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/16/AR2007101600319.html?hpid=sec-religion

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In March 1959, after eight years of CIA-backed Tibetan resistance, the Chinese began bombarding Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama's summer palace, where he was thought to be staying.

http://www.ydr.com/newsfull/ci_7238182

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GOOGLE SEARCH October 30, 2007 at 5:21 am EST: "Dalai Lama CIA"


Starting in 1955 the CIA began to build a counter-revolutionary army in Tibet, much like the contras in Nicaragua and, more recently, the financing and training of the KLA in Kosovo. In the Aug. 16 Newsweek magazine, an article entitled “A secret war on the roof of the world–spooks, monks and the CIA’s covert gamble in Tibet” describes details of the CIA operation from 1957 to 1965.

Similarly, a major article in the Jan. 25, 1997, Chicago Tribune described the special training of Tibetan mercenaries at Camp Hale in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado throughout the 1950s. These mercenaries were then parachuted into Tibet. According to the famous “Pentagon Papers,” there were at least 700 of these flights in the 1950s. Air Force C-130s were used, as later in Vietnam, to drop ammunition and submachine guns. There were also special bases in Guam and Okinawa for training Tibetan soldiers.

http://www.timboucher.com/journal/2005/07/25/dalai-lama-on-cia-payroll/

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Tibet's Buddhist monastic nobility controlled all land on behalf of the ``gods''. They monopolised the country's wealth by exacting tribute and labour services from peasants and herders. This system was similar to how the medieval Catholic Church exploited peasants in feudal Europe.

Tibetan peasants and herders had little personal freedom. Without the permission of the priests, or lamas, they could not do anything. They were considered appendages to the monastery. The peasantry lived in dire poverty while enormous wealth accumulated in the monasteries and in the Dalai Lama's palace in Lhasa.

In 1956 the Dalai Lama, fearing that the Chinese government would soon move on Lhasa, issued an appeal for gold and jewels to construct another throne for himself. This, he argued, would help rid Tibet of ``bad omens''. One hundred and twenty tons were collected. When the Dalai Lama fled to India in 1959, he was preceded by more than 60 tons of treasure.

http://www.greenleft.org.au/1996/248/13397

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In 1956-57, armed Tibetan bands ambushed convoys of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA). The uprising received extensive material support from the CIA, including arms, supplies, and military training for Tibetan commando units. It is a matter of public knowledge that the CIA set up support camps in Nepal, carried out numerous airlifts, and conducted guerrilla operations inside Tibet. [29] Meanwhile in the United States, the American Society for a Free Asia, a CIA front, energetically publicized the cause of Tibetan resistance. The Dalai Lama's eldest brother, Thubtan Norbu, played an active role in that group.

Many of the Tibetan commandos and agents whom the CIA dropped into the country were chiefs of aristocratic clans or the sons of chiefs. Ninety percent of them were never heard from again, according to a report from the CIA itself. [30] The small and thinly spread PLA garrisons in Tibet could not have captured them all. The PLA must have received support from Tibetans who did not sympathize with the uprising. This suggests that the resistance had a rather narrow base within Tibet.

"Many lamas and lay members of the elite and much of the Tibetan army joined the uprising, but in the main the populace did not, assuring its failure," writes Hugh Deane. [31] In their book on Tibet, Ginsburg and Mathos reach a similar conclusion: "The Tibetan insurgents never succeeded in mustering into their ranks even a large fraction of the population at hand, to say nothing of a majority. As far as can be ascertained, the great bulk of the common people of Lhasa and of the adjoining countryside failed to join in the fighting against the Chinese both when it first began and as it progressed." [32] Eventually the resistance crumbled.

http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Articles9/Parenti_Tibet.htm

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While a great deal of information has surfaced over the years about the Central Intelligence Agency's worldwide covert operations activities, little is known about how deeply the CIA was involved in Tibet in the 1950s and 1960s. "It is impossible at this writing," John Prados noted in his 1986 book, Presidents' Secret Wars, "to give a detailed analysis of the Washington decision making for Tibet. The appropriate records remain security classified. If not for the courts, in fact, the entire discussion of Tibet in the Marchetti and Marks book, The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence, would have been deleted by Agency censors."

http://www.umsl.edu/~thomaskp/dalai.htm

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