by Alex Bruce
We’re all totally sick and tired of talking about Facebook but Melissa Dykes has done such a splendid job of taking Facebook out to the woodshed and I’ve shaved off the first nine minutes of soundbites that many of us have already seen with former Facebook top executives, Sean Parker and Chamath Palihapitiya.
The presentation begins to get very creepy when Melissa describes how her own newsfeed on Facebook seemed to attempt to coerce her into correcting her opinions. Then it gets even worse: Facebook coerced her to correct her thinking by using a dopamine-driven, social validation feedback loop!
When one considers that 2 billion people per month use Facebook and that the average person spends 6 hours per week using it, the implications for this degree of mass control are horrifying.
And it gets creepier. Facebook is currently working on a mind-reading device so that users can make posts directly from their own thoughts. We shouldn’t be surprised, as this is the panopticon-like direction that things have been going for quite some time.
To head up this effort, Facebook hired former Google and DARPA agent Regina Dugan, who proudly announced, “In a few years’ time, we expect to demonstrate a real-time silent speech system capable of delivering a hundred words per minute.”
Dugan was careful to defuse any incipient paranoia by adding, “To be clear, we are not talking about decoding your random thoughts! That might be more than any of us care to know. We’re talking about decoding those words; the ones you’ve already decided to share by sending them to the speech center of your brain.” Right! Perish the thought that they would ever care to datamine your thought process – even if that’s exactly what keystroke-logging software has already been doing for over 20 years.
Meatspace has become a big data 24/7/365 lab for the tech giant minions of the Globalists. It should come as no surprise that politicians are availing themselves of these tools by hiring companies like Cambridge Analytica on the one hand, while on the other hand making a big stink about Facebook running ads allegedly bought by a pro-Kremlin Internet Research Agency.
Running Time: 14 mins
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30 September 2014
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‘Extremist Disruption Orders’: Facebook and Twitter to be vetted by anti-terror police 30 Sept 2014 (UK) Extremists will have to get posts on Facebook and Twitter approved in advance by the police under sweeping rules planned by the Conservatives. They will also be barred from speaking at public events if they represent a threat to “the functioning of democracy”, under the new Extremist Disruption Orders. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, will lay out plans to allow judges to ban people from broadcasting or protesting in certain places, as well as associating with specific people. The plans — to be brought in if the Conservatives win the election in May — are part of a wide-ranging set of rules to strengthen the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.
Isis an hour away from Baghdad – with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack 30 Sept 2014 US air strikes are failing to drive back Isis [I-CIA-SIS] in Iraq where its forces are still within an hour’s drive of Baghdad…An example of the continued inability of the Iraqi army to remedy the failings, which led to its loss of Mosul and Tikrit, came on 21 September when Isis overran a base at Saqlawiya, near Fallujah, west of Baghdad after besieging it for a week. A bomber driving a captured American Humvee packed with explosives was able to penetrate the base before blowing himself up. This was followed up by an Isis assault team dressed in Iraqi army uniforms. [Gee, looks like the *billions* US taxpayers spent training the Iraqi army was all for naught. The US solution? Spend additional billions to train Syrian ‘rebels.’ Insane in the membrane.]
US-led jets bomb grain silos in Syria, ‘civilians killed’ 29 Sept 2014 US-led coalition [of war criminals] airstrikes destroyed grain silos and other targets in parts of northern and eastern Syria dominated by Islamic State, killing civilians while only wounding ISIS fighters, according to an organization monitoring war in Syria. The overnight bombings hit mills and grain storage facilities in Manbij, a militant-held town in northern Syria. Coalition forces possibly mistook the structures for Islamic State holdings, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Monday. [Yeah, those grain silos were getting ready to behead a bunch of people – better that they were destroyed. *Insert eye-roll here.*]
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