A lot has been made in the media recently about artificial intelligence (AI).
Some predict its the beginning of the end for humanity, while others believe it will lead to incredible advances in fields such as medicine and bring knowledge to the whole planet.
Personally, I’m more on the positive side in general, but one thing is for sure:
We need to prepare for the coming scourge of AI powered cameras monitoring our every move on the road, and in every other area of life.
Last month in Cornwall, the so-called police conducted a 3 day test with a new mobile AI camera.
They “caught” 297 Motorists over the 3 days for “offences” such as not wearing a seat belt.
Personally, I always wear a seat belt…
…because I *choose* to do so, and certainly not because the state says that I “must”!
Is this yet another example of the government believing that they have some kind of God given right to monitor and control almost every aspect of our lives?
Is it okay for them to dictate what we can and can’t do “for our own safety”, as though we had the minds of toddlers…?
Anyway, the big question is:
Will they use their soon to be best friend AI to capitalise on their belief that they have a right to control people?
You can bet your life they will!
This AI Camera story reminded me of the movie Demolition Man from the mid 1990s.
In the film, a Policeman and a criminal are cryogenically frozen and wake up in an awful dystopian future…
If anyone dares to utter certain “illegal” words, or do an “illegal” act they are instantly hit with a fine, which is automatically deducted from their ‘credits’ by the all seeing and hearing…AI.
(in a scene from the movie…)
“Smoking is not good for you.
And it’s been deemed that anything not good for you is bad.
Alcohol, caffeine, contact sports, meat…”
…”Are you s***ing me?”
“John Sparton, you are fined one credit for violation of the verbal morality statute”…
You may be thinking that I’ve gone a little mad comparing these two scenarios (one real, one fictional).
But are they really that different?
To me, it seems the trajectory we are on is pretty clear.
The government want almost total control over our lives, and they want to finance their existence by doing so.
In my view, they are not going to get it, however, in large part due to the power of Bitcoin.
But what I’m really interested in is what you think about this idea and the coming AI police state?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!:
All the best,