January 29, 2015

6a00d8341bf7f753ef0167648fe22a970bI read today where Bill Gates is worried about AI (artificial intelligence) and I think it’s something we should all worry about. Now most people will say why we use computers and robots and these thing have some AI inside. Well if you start having machines run thing and these machines think logically and basically black and white. You’re going to find out that they will eventually think of us as a threat to them. Because we don’t think in black and white we have grays with shadows and such. We aren’t created of logic and at time we tend to do things that are completely illogical. The surprising thing is sometimes these things work but AI there is only the logical response. It’s why computers win at chess there is always a logical answer to the problem. We have become a world increasingly dependent upon AI to guide us in our daily lives. What you say? Look around if you want to go from point A to point B you use your phone or another GPS to tell you the best way to go. Electric calendars tell when you should be at point B. we have impersonalized communication amongst ourselves to the point that we don’t even want face to face anymore. Well if we give AI complete control of our lives eventually it will get bored with us and create something more in tune with itself. Now you all say I’m nuts well if Bill Gates is worried and he helped start all this crap I’d say we should all start worrying. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.


October 28, 2014

greedI just read an article about Walmart and how they’re going to start selling used video games in November. That means they’re targeting game stop stores. Well this story got me to thinking about all the companies that want to rule the world sort of. There’s Bill Gates who has for years wanted to control access to the internet and all the information contained there. Then there’s Google same ambitions. Amazon wants to control the entire retail world including what we can read, eat, watch, and play. You see this unbridled ambition in a lot of companies some such as the ones above just try to buy their competition out others like big banks want to destroy theirs anyway they can. I wonder at what point is all this greed going to come back and bite them in the ass and what the effect on the rest of us will be? We know they don’t give a shit about us they don’t want us to be educated unless we think like they do. If you really want to see the dangers of this greed look at the food industry you have two major companies trying to control either the production or the consumption of our food. On the production end you have Monsanto and on the consumption end Nestle foods. Monsanto has managed to get itself include in free trade agreements such as the one the US has with Colombia. In said agreement was included a provision that the farmers in Colombia had to use Monsanto’s genetically altered seeds to grow food for export. Nestle on the other hand just buys the competition out. I know a lot of my friends march against some these companies and their policies but until we can hurt them on a very seriously economic front I don’t see thing changing just getting worse. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.