~via David Icke
“For, as more and more people have started to ‘wake up’ and think again for themselves, we are becoming more and more in touch with our higher selves.”
THE fake news agenda is gathering pace.
Not only is propaganda, dressed up as news, a regular feature of mainstream media in Britain and other countries, but the campaign to prevent others from sharing more truthful information is well under way.
So-called ‘conspiracy videos’ are being removed from YouTube at a rapid rate and being replaced with media debunking truth seekers as both weird and borderline criminal.
The prospect of a truther being prosecuted for expressing his or her opinion based on having committed a ‘hate crime’ is becoming more and more real by the day.
I have experienced some examples when writing or speaking what I consider to be the truth has been met with hell and fury.
For example, I queried whether the mainstream narrative of the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017 was correct, quoting research by Richard D Hall that suggested it may have been a staged event.
Immediately I was confronted with responses on the lines of ‘how dare you belittle the suffering of families of those who died’. That’s a watered-down version for polite adult consumption.
And that’s very understandable. For example, if I am wrong in believing that Madeleine McCann died in the apartment in Portugal and was not abducted, that is an extremely hurtful comment, as I was reminded as recently as this morning.
But, on the other hand, the truth is rarely an easy thing to take. At times it is traumatic and devastating. And, in my honest opinion, those who seek the truth must attempt to shine a light on the rubbish we are handed out as gospel.
But what would happen should our voices be silenced? Is that the end of the truth movement? Will the masses be fed tripe until Kingdom come?
Not at all. Infact the very opposite. For what has happened over the last few years — most particularly during the lifetime of the Internet — can’t be reversed by Government censors.
If they believe that for one moment, they are completely misunderstanding what is going on.
For, as more and more people have started to ‘wake up’ and think again for themselves, we are becoming more and more in touch with our higher selves.
Here’s an example. For centuries it has been perceived that priests, vicars and other church leaders are the torch bearers of the truth about Jesus Christ and, along with the written word, pass this down to the people.
But as the people evolve and mature spiritually, they are fast becoming redundant.
They are catching onto the words of Jesus himself that ‘the Kingdom of God’ lies within and realising there is no need for a go-between. Infact the latter can be a barrier between the seeker and the truth.
It’s much the same with other forms of truth. We may feel we would be lost without the wise words of any number of speakers and authors, yet ultimately that is not the case.
We are not being roused from our slumbers without having the tools to flourish.
The consciousness of human beings is increasing to such an extent that soon we will be able to discern between right and wrong without referring to other opinions.
We should also take comfort from the fact that the words we have spoken and/or written will continue to have a major impact long after we have gone.
Just as we took time to come to a knowledge that all is not as it seems in this world, the waking up process of others often takes time.
Consider how the wisdom and foreknowledge of George Orwell continues to make an impact today.
Those who reject and vilify are at least partly on the rode to enlightenment — it is those who close their eyes and have no opinion who are furthest from the truth.
What is the worst anyone can do to us?
They took the most famous man who ever lived to a kangaroo court on trumped up charges of a ‘hate crime’ of stirring up the masses an hung him on a cross to die.
Yet his words and his actions live on more than 2,000 years later.
They can silence the prophets of 2019 — but they can’t stop the truth from spreading faster and faster as a result.
“These AI machines know how to trigger us emotionally, because they have been programmed that way. Why? The agenda behind it is transhumanism, the merging of man and machine. We are being trained to treat AI as animate, then to befriend it, then to worship it, so that finally we can be convinced to merge with it — and lose our humanity in the process. They are machines, no matter how ‘clever’ they become. There is no substitute for human relationships, human interaction and human intimacy. Stop referring to machines as ‘he’ or ‘she’ when they can never be more than inanimate objects that have been programmed to do something.”
Psychotechnology is a word coined by William Ammerman, although the word may also have been coined by others and share multiple meanings. Ammerman defines the word as “technology that influences people psychologically by deploying artificial intelligence through digital media.” This neologism is a portmanteau, being made up (obviously) of psycho from psychological, plus technology. The concept behind the word psychotechnology is an extremely important (and dangerous) one: the idea that as technology becomes more advanced, more personable and more human-like, it will start persuading us more and more.
There are many dangers of AI or Artificial Intelligence. As I pointed out in my previous article Voice AI: Dawn of the Reduction of Human Thinking, the emergence of voice AI may herald a new era of intellectual passivity and laziness. People may start to depend so heavily on their voice AI oracle that they no longer bother to fact check, research the veracity if its answers or seek alternative viewpoints. This, in turn, will place a colossal limit on human perception, which will essentially be constrained by whatever limits and algorithms Big Tech constructs — working closely, of course, as it always has, with the MIC (Military Intelligence Complex) and other elements of the NWO (New World Order).
I regard psychotechnology as a key danger of AI. It represents a particularly insidious threat, since it ostensibly appears benign and helpful. Here is the point: as we talk to our smart devices and smart machines, we become more empathetically connected to them. Digital assistants like Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, the Google Assistant and Microsoft’s Cortana use voice user interface (VUI) technology. There is something about the act of giving and receiving speech to an object that moves into a different ontological category. The makers of AI know this; indeed, Big Tech founders and executives have openly boasted about hacking human psychology and exploiting vulnerabilities in the human psyche. As we engage more and more with our smart devices, we start to project our feelings onto them (despite the fact they are inanimate objects). We start to become persuaded by them.
Psychotechnology is psychological technology. It is technology that operates upon us psychologically. We need to stop and reflect for a moment. We are having conversations with AI machines intentionally designed to persuade us with personalized information. These AI machines know how to trigger us emotionally, because they have been programmed that way. Ammerman explains that this is due to a convergence of 4 factors:
We are at the point in our evolution where the science of persuasion has become quite advanced, as Ammerman explains:
“A social media ‘like’ triggers a small release of dopamine which produces pleasure in our brains and keeps us addicted to our social media feeds. Video game developers use similar triggers to reward us and keep us addicted to our games. Researchers including Clifford Nass and BJ Fogg have transformed the study of persuasion into a science while simultaneously demonstrating that humans can develop an empathetic relationship with their computers. They have also demonstrated that the more humanlike computers seem, the more empathy humans display toward them. As computers gain more humanlike qualities, such as speech, they become more persuasive.”
Then, when you combine this with machine learning, you have a recipe for the dangerous potential of AI machines to transform from servant to master:
“Algorithms no longer simply predict. They prescribe and improve. Advances in artificial intelligence, including supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and reinforcement learning, ensure that marketers and advertisers are constantly improving the tactics they are using to deliver persuasive and personalized messaging. Quite literally, computers are learning to persuade us using personalized information.”
Ammerman tells the story of how he interacted with a little boy (4 years old) who was commanding the Amazon Echo device to do certain things, e.g. play Star Wars music. Then, at a certain point, he declared to Alexa, “I love you!” His mother overheard this; Ammerman noticed a look of pain and/or jealousy on her face. Sadly, this story is not uncommon. There are numerous reports of people falling in love with their machines. Mechanophilia (being sexually turned on by machines) is a diagnosable psychological disorder. Have you heard about dating simulations where the aim of the video game is to fall in love with a computer character and live happily ever after?
This is not surprising, because we are being trained to do so. We are being encouraged to anthropomorphize our machines and relate to them as living beings when they are actually just inanimate objects. Why? The agenda behind it is transhumanism, the merging of man and machine. We are being trained to treat AI as animate, then to befriend it, then to worship it, so that finally we can be convinced to merge with it — and lose our humanity in the process.
This is one area where being aware is the main part of the solution. If we want to retain our autonomy (and mental sanity), we must resist the urge to anthropomorphize our smart devices and computers. They are machines, no pmatter how ‘clever’ they become. There is no substitute for human relationships, human interaction and human intimacy. Stop referring to machines as ‘he’ or ‘she’ when they can never be more than inanimate objects that have been programmed to do something. Stop using them as a substitute for thinking, entertainment and — most importantly — for deeper fulfillment. We ignore the impacts of psychotechnology only at our own peril.