This morning I woke up wondering how many people would actually experience their own 'being' first thing in the morning before grabbing their phone, turning on some music or the TV or launching Facebook to absorb outside input. Do we actually have time for 'being' or do we immediately shoot into 'action' mode. And when you do take time for yourself, do you do so with your smartphone in hand or do you put on some music or turn on the TV? As soon as you do that, you are actually already letting in the input of outside programming. You might think that's nonsense, but there's a reason why billions go into commerce. News, music, TV and radio are actually there to color your perception full time. This is a very subtle process and you can be aware of it or you can shrug your shoulders. Most people will give a damn. "Who cares, as long as I have a nice life! You can worry about everything." And that mindset is exactly perhaps again a result of all that unconscious and very subtle programming through all that input that we overload ourselves with. We are constantly kept in the "feel good" mode so that we put aside that which feels bad.
For example, I think it's much more fun to see videos and jokes on Facebook than all that serious bullshit from Martin Vrijland. "Fine, but I don't always feel like that serious stuff. It is useful sometimes, but now I just want to have fun again. After all, you can't worry all day about hungry children in Africa or the war in Yemen." I can well imagine a similar thought. And to show that you do care about all the misery in the world you occasionally deposit money to a charity or drop by 'the glass house' over a beer. But the biggest problem with this "feel good" mentality is that we are completely blind to what is happening in our immediate environment and how serious it is. We are completely blind to the construction of our own digital prison. "Yes, I'm sure that's all well and good, but you can also exaggerate. We go to the pub on Friday and on Saturday there is a nice party with Martin Garrix and on Sunday we go out for a nice dinner. So what should I be so worried about Vrijland? There's not that much serious going on, is there? Should I be worried about an impending world war? Oh well, that won't be too bad. Then what should I be so worried about?"
Well, here's the thing. You are slowly beginning to live in a digital surveillance state where everything in your home and in your pocket or car is going to be tapped anytime, anywhere. You can still wave that away with "Ah, I have nothing to hide," but this is accompanied by the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), digital money and cryptocurrency. "Well, that sounds really serious Vrijland! Prost! I'm shaking on my legs." The problem is that I already said people don't see the danger. They don't see that AI in the form of data centers like Palantir's are collecting everything about everyone 24×7. They don't know that artificial intelligence is growing as a result of the blockchain computing power that grows as soon as you buy bitcoins. AI's artificial brain grows as it absorbs more computational capacity. And that computing capacity is used to analyze knowledge and information about human behavior. That means that when you put a piece of meat in the refrigerator, AI will soon know that; when you have a drink in the pub, AI will know that. So how does this AI do that? Well, you have landed in a country that has embraced all the technology of the smart city. Everything you do is monitored. Every movement, every conversation, every image. If you think this is exaggerated, it is because you have not really looked into it seriously. And if you think you do not care at all that you are being monitored, it is probably because you are constantly being programmed into 'feel good' mode by all the fun parties and input from all those devices around you. You simply don't feel like thinking critically. And as a result, you also miss a lot of what is going on. It doesn't really interest you that much.
So what's wrong with me being bugged and watched 24×7? Well, it's like this: you feed the AI so that it becomes smarter than humans and starts using all that knowledge to get to know humans more and more and to be able to influence and direct them more and more refined. The goal of that launched AI is to gradually fuse humans themselves with that computer technology. We will imperceptibly merge with that AI. And that same AI is becoming more sophisticated in how it should manage to keep you in "feel good" mode. I am talking about artificial intelligence launched by governments and artificial intelligence that has all the financial, commercial, marketing (film, music, DJs, etc.), technological, political and military tools at its disposal. "Okay, well nice of you to report it, but what am I supposed to do about it? I just enjoy every day; every party I can grab and all the good things around me." That's right, too. I had forgotten for a moment that humanity is hopelessly clinging to its glittering gold-rimmed blinders. My excuse for bringing it up again. Happy feel-good life. Or maybe it's time to think about what you can do about building your own AI prison?
Humanity is currently being fast-tracked in a direction where it is becoming more and more part of AI via smartphone technology and (to begin with) the upcoming brain connection. Smartcities and 5G will bring more big data and more knowledge and integration for and with AI. CISPR technology will enable DNA modifications of humans and also turn human DNA into remotely controlled nano-computers. Humanity is rapidly being readied for transformation toward the fully controllable cyborg. Time for action, before you lose your "self" or your "being" forever.