Democrats + AI = End Times

Posted on April 24, 2023 by Robert Ringer


Having learned to type on a manual typewriter in high school, it never occurred to me that it would someday become obsolete.  But when the IBM Selectric typewriter was introduced in 1961, that’s exactly what happened.  Comparing the Selectric to, say, a Royal manual typewriter was like comparing a Rolls-Royce to a Model T Ford.

Nevertheless, the IBM Mag Card II, a far more advanced machine than the Selectric, came on the market in 1973 and gave users sophisticated editing capabilities that never before existed.  I wrote my first book on an IBM Mag Card II and felt certain that that machine would be the standard for a long time to come.  Once again, however, I was wrong.  Within a few Years, the Xerox 860 word processor made its debut and became the gateway to the modern world of computers.

Following the Xerox 860 in the 1980s, Wang, IBM, and a number of other companies came out with genuine computers (as opposed to word processors), but my personal world of computing did not change dramatically until Microsoft introduced Windows software.  When the company released Windows 95, I became a prolific user of features like macros, AutoText, and AutoCorrect, all of which I still use on a daily basis.

I estimate that macros alone have saved me thousands of hours of time over the past 27 years.  I certainly am not an expert when it comes to artificial intelligence, but in my little corner of the world of technology, I now see features like macros, AutoText, and AutoCorrect as primitive examples of AI.

In retrospect, I should not have been surprised by the evolution from manual typewriter to AI, given that in 1968 I saw Stanley Kubrick’s tedious but mind-boggling classic 2001: A Space Odyssey.  Though the movie is listed as science fiction, it was obvious even then that artificial intelligence would eventually become so advanced that it could be a threat to the existence of humankind.

There is a general belief in the scientific community that AI lacks self-awareness and does not have feelings like empathy or compassion.  However, in 2001: A Space Odyssey, as a result of a malfunction, HAL 9000, the spacecraft’s supercomputer in the movie, actually does show emotions.  When Dave, one of the astronauts carrying out the Jupiter mission in the film, is locked out of the spaceship, he instructs HAL to open the pod bay doors, to which HAL cryptically responds, “I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”  HAL had gone rogue and taken control of the spaceship!

Fast forward to 2023.  Today, people at the top, from Google CEO Sundar Pichai to Elon Musk, are concerned about AI becoming so smart that human beings could actually be at their mercy.  As Musk pointed out in his recent interview with Tucker Carlson, AI can be embedded with biases and can be trained to be politically correct.

For example, tests have shown that Google’s AI, Bard, has a preference for liberals over conservatives.  Also, Bard believes the word “woman” can refer to a man who merely identifies as a woman.  Scariest of all, Bard taught itself a language, Bengali — that it was not programmed to do!

It’s not exactly comforting to hear Google’s Pichai admit that even he doesn’t fully understand how the company’s new AI Bard program works, especially when Elon Musk is on record as saying that AI “has the potential of civilizational destruction.”  Which is why Musk and others are calling for a six-month “cooling off” period on all AI development until the big players can get more of a handle on it.  Which sounds nice, but does anyone really believe that rogue nations like China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea are going to pause their work on AI development just because the United States and other adversaries say they should?

In any event, even if putting a hold on AI development were possible, at this point the inevitability of AI’s intelligence being vastly superior to that of human beings is a given.  That being the case, a far greater threat to the survival of the American Empire is AI getting into the hands of the Democrat Party.  To the extent Democrats are able to control advanced AI, all the criminal activity they have engaged in over the years will be infinitely magnified and far easier to accomplish.

The problems created by evil people have already decimated some of the most advanced civilizations on earth, so it’s hard to imagine how any country, especially the United States, could survive AI in the hands of people who are focused on nothing less than destroying Western civilization.  What if AI is programmed to disseminate lies?  What if it’s programmed to shut down electrical power grids worldwide?  What if it’s programmed to unleash nuclear weapons?  Humans would be helpless in any of these scenarios, because their brains would not be able to compete with the brain of an AI.

A pessimist might be inclined to say that what all this points to is that End Times is upon us, because there is no way to rehabilitate millions of people who have lost their minds.  As grifter Joe would say, not a joke!

Robert Ringer

Robert Ringer is an American icon whose unique insights into life have helped millions of readers worldwide. He is also the author of two New York Times #1 bestselling books, both of which have been listed by The New York Times among the 15 best-selling motivational books of all time.

6 responses to “Democrats + AI = End Times”

  1. JurassicRick says:

    I never would have imagined that there would be anything more frightening and potentially more evil than a Dirty Dem like Al, but there it is! Until now, I thought the equation "Democrats = End Times" was just enough!

  2. ebookaholic says:

    I can say without a doubt the introduction of AI is going to be devastating. I learned how to type on a manual typewriter but was in high school during the 80s so also grew up during the early computer era.

    The main problem is woke companies with corrupt politicians being in control of AI.

    "Open" AI is pretty much run by Microsoft. Word is they will eventually introduce features to the Windows operating system and office products.

    How much power does vaccine loving Bill Gates have with AI?

    What secret AI programs does our government have that the public is not aware of?

    We've seen how smartphones and social media have made most of the world go insane… what happens when AI reaches the same level?

    Another disturbing thought.. what if all human knowledge becomes consolidated into AI? All historical facts get sanitized or simply erased?

    Will AI make future generations nothing but mindless puppets with no critical thinking skills?

    And yet another concern is how this may cause millions/billions of jobs to be lost along with businesses going under in the aftermath of AI. But of course Microsoft will laugh all the way to the bank.

    Who knows maybe they will integrate AI with a social credit score so those that don't obey cannot do business or maybe not use the internet.

    AI is replacing writers, programmers, artists, lawyers and maybe even doctors the same way that digital cameras made film obsolete.

    I'm not at all optimistic about AI. It's a lot different than the excitement of the computer revolution and birth of the world wide web. The human element in creation is being removed and is not a good thing.

    At the very least there needs to be some type of legislation or technology to label AI content so the 100% human created pool of knowledge (since the beginning of time) isn't tainted.

    Everyone do your part by buying and saving as many print books as you can.

  3. dmichaelmiller says:

    I have been using ChatGPT and it is a powerful and useful tool at this point. It does have a clear left wing bias that one has to be careful of when editing the output.

  4. JohnVanEpps says:

    As I've heard, 'artificial intelligence' is no match for 'natural stupidity'. Until and unless there is a revolution in education that teaches critical thinking, AI can – and will be – an influence opposed to rational thought. None of us are blind to the media's manipulation of facts, and the lack of equal coverage of thoughtful insight. AI will enable a far easier path to indoctrination and public opinion.

    There's been a lot of discussion in the copyrighting and influencing communities regarding the impact of platforms like ChatGPT, and the consensus is AI will likely not replace skilled writers. AI does not (yet!) have empathy, nor can it discern fact from fiction with any reasonable certainty.

    The danger is that the gullible public will 'eat-up' whatever makes its way into the public sphere – and will be believed without any proof or concern – whether AI generated or otherwise.

    The only way I can see to combat this is for all of us who ARE concerned, is to become active and vigilant in promoting our Constitutional rights; demanding appropriate education in history; civics, etc., in our schools, and actually play an active role in promoting true freedom…

  5. larajf says:

    I don't think it's as far gone as people are being led to believe. It's like self-driving cars are nowhere near ready to be out there. But the time is coming and we need people with morals and values (not to mention ethics) in control. The bias on ChatGPT is pathetic. It needs a good rewrite.

  6. TX_Citizen says:

    First, let me say that AI is not on par with human creativity and intelligence. It is artificial. Just like breast augmentation won't replace the real thing, AI will not replace people.

    Second, I would equate AI to a gun. Guns can be useful in the hands of the right people. AI can be useful in the hands of the right people. AI is a tool that can assist people with doing difficult tasks that require a wide knowledge domain.

    As it is difficult to regulate guns, so too it will be with AI. I don't think there will be an easy answers. It will be up to the creators of AI tools to build in safeguards to prevent abuse.

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