Rise of the Slaughterbots
Rise of the Slaughterbots
Killer drones — or “slaughterbots” — are already conducting airstrikes without any humans involved in the decision making, according to a recent UN report. Again, not the piloting, the decision making. Computers are deciding who to drone strike.
And that should have us really worried, a group of researchers argue in a guest post for IEEE Spectrum. “In so many words, the red line of autonomous…
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We tend to view knowledge as an accumulation of facts and experiences. To us, knowledge is separate from us. We do not see the facts that I acquired in school has anything to do with me except as creating a skill that I can use. Knowledge then becomes a spectrum we can measure to the amount of skill one has acquired, and the possibility and ability of collecting more skills. To me, personally, knowledge is something new. I learnt something that moments ago I did not know. But, someone else knew it before me. We see knowledge as something being revealed, being discovered that we did not observed, nor known before.
That is not knowledge. That is just memory training. A collection of information. Knowledge goes much deeper. How does the source give us knowledge? Before we utter in our brain a word, an idea, or a concept, we have a vague picture, an inkling, an insight, and this comes out of and from the source. So, how does the source create inside of us knowledge?
What is actually knowledge? The world is broken down into two parts: something is there, and something is not there. Computers have either a 1 for being on, and a 0 for being off. Either there is an “object” there, or not and is a “space”. Whether if something is solid, or not, or is real, or any other characteristic does not matter. Whatever it is, it is there, or not there. This is the basis of our world.
When one watches a snail crawling, or the twitching of one’s finger, all we can observe are fractions of a second. Which way will the snail move? Which way will the finger twitch, left, right, up, or down? In between each movement there are possibly millions of micro steps. These micro steps we do not observe. If we could, we would know which way and how far each movement would go. We are left making assumptions and taking an educated guess. We do not expect the snail to automatically fly away, or to slide ten feet a second.
Knowledge is this ability of observing all these micro steps. If all is known at one moment of time, then the next step, and the next interaction will be obvious and known. The universe is from moment to moment interacting with itself, the source. Like entanglement. At all moments of time and at all locations in space, the source is connected to each object, to each space, to itself. That is knowledge! Can not be broken down into anything further. There is nothing to discover. Nothing new to find as all interactions and characteristics are known. A predetermination from having all the knowledge as to how every physical object interacts and all its characteristics. Still, there is freedom, but it is known beforehand.
Knowledge is this ability. When the source enters into ourselves, this ability comes with it. Because of our desires, our habits, our certain views and concepts, we have created channels and blocked out other possible channels. Some channels are wider and deeper than others. We have then created a self-made world from our own choosing. Our past shapes our future patterns.
True knowledge is the breaking down of our self-made channels and pathways. True knowledge is changing us, from one moment to the next.