Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Is Facebook A Danger To Humanity ???

Please read this article and decide for yourself:

... in Mr. Zuckerberg’s telling, there are few boundaries for how this technology would evolve. He said he envisioned a world in which people can eventually point smartphone cameras at a bowl of cereal and have an app create tiny sharks swimming in the bowl of milk.

You can read the rest @
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/18/technology/mark-zuckerberg-sees-augmented-reality-ecosystem-in-facebook.html

The potential abuses of this technology are enormous, dwarfing the horror of the murders and suicides currently live-streamed by Zuckerberg's present technology.

We are on the verge of fundamental changes in human perception and behavior, and I have yet to see any real positive advantages to what Facebook is doing.

Have you?

By the way, I cannot decide who is the greater danger to humanity - Facebook or Google. Perhaps you can help me out by reading this report about one of Google's latest inventions:

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/04/18/googles-new-chip-may-be-the-future-of-ai-systems.aspx

Doesn't that remind you of the scene in Terminator 2: Judgement Day when Miles Bennett is waxing poetic about how a new chip became the fountain of all their discoveries (and which ultimately led to murderous terminator robots)?

To paraphrase Ian Malcolm from another movie, Google and Facebook are so busy doing what they can ... that they haven't stopped to think about whether they should.

Even more disheartening is the possibility they HAVE thought about it but decided to forge ahead in spite of the inevitable outcome.

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