It is written Huawei, but basically it reads China. That behind the now famous ban imposed by Donald Trump against the Shenzhen technology company there is a plan to break China's wings seems now the secret of puffin. And in the last few hours a hypothesis is taking hold that would reinforce this scenario. According to reports from the Financial Times, in fact, the White House is considering very seriously the possibility of adding ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, to the famous "blacklist" (which already includes Huawei). The short video social network, with over 2 billion downloads across the West and around 800 million daily active users, is probably the digital platform with the highest growth rates in the world. And the fact that he is Chinese is seen by Trump as a major threat to the United States.
Here in Britain we’ve become quite familiar with the terms track-and-trace and vaccine and how they are supposedly “fundamental” to the world getting back to normal following this “bogus Covid19 pandemic” we find ourselves engulfed in, but how about the concept of microchip and quantum-dot implants? We’ve not been told much about these measures... but they are very much part of the plan moving forward.
Each tool can be used for both intrinsically good and evil reasons. While some tools are built with specific intentions, of good or evil, while other tools are built out of the spirit of innovation, all tools can serve both good and evil purposes. What determines how a tool gets used? Generally, that is determined by the end-user of the tool itself and their intentions.
When I was in my early- to mid-teens, I very much enjoyed reading Wired magazine. This would have been in 2000s, for those trying for a rough chronology.
There is a war being waged upon us. They are not after our souls, those come later, but they are after the biological part of us that controls the decisions that the soul makes on a daily basis, our minds.
Should we fear or welcome Artificial Intelligence?
Bureaucrats and Big Tech executives live on the same moral spectrum. Most of them regard altruism as the ruling moral ideal. They’ll both be quick to say that their services are “bigger than themselves.” But the tech executives at least have the position of privatization over their products and services than any politicians could ever dream of in their sphere, with all of the ways that Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, and Netflix have disrupted the system and challenged Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations. The technology is light years ahead of any political dictate that Capitol Hill or any other government body could issue.
Are we to be governed by artificial intelligence?
In one corner: The FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.
Anytime people are banding together to fight a common cause for the greater good, I'm intrigued. The #WomenBoycottTwitter movement, which occurred Friday Oct. 13, definitely has me intrigued, but it's also got me concerned.
The artist René Magritte said, there are two ways of seeing things: with eyes and with no eyes. Or to put it another way, you can look at the world with your eyes wide open or your eyes wide shut.
Our world, full of technology, has become a world where anyone can find out anything at just the touch of a button, or less. We live in an age where absolutely any information known to the human race can be found, if you're willing to look.