Creating Dystopia: The Greatest Threats Humanity Faces

Authored by Brian Wallace via HackerNoon.com,

Be Afraid...

Since robots first taking over industrial manufacturing, people have worried that they’ll replace us. But now, with the explosion of artificial intelligence applications, our jobs are more under threat than ever before.

Automated technology monitors and control production and manufacturing. Drones and driverless cars are taking over transportation and delivery services. Artificial intelligence acts as a personal assistant within our phones and devices, and controls smart home automation with the internet of things.

By 2030, between 75 million and 375 millions could be automated. As automation takes away the jobs of up to 14% of the workforce, and consolidates resources, massive economic inequality could result.

Beyond our jobs, autonomous technology is growing in military applications as well. More than 30 nations are developing, or already have, armed drones. In January 2015, over 100 founders and CEOs of A.I. and robotics companies signed an open letter stating their concern over the use of autonomous technology for warfare.

The United States Navy uses drone swarms, which fire 30 autonomous drones to jam radar and draw away fire. Meanwhile, DARPA is funding research to create and Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR) that will be able to create its own fuel from biomass.

Read this infographic to learn about other threats to humanity:

Source: TopMastersInPublicHealth.com

Comments

Not Too Important HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Sun, 07/08/2018 - 23:22 Permalink

What if it all happened within a short timeframe, say 8-10 years? 

It's time to hug your loved ones and make peace with your Creator. There isn't going to be any 'we'll get through this', it's over.

A small handful of people made some very bad decisions in the '40's and '50's, and now we are headed to the end of human existence on this planet at an accelerating pace.

Keep an eye on the children, they're going first.

 

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HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Not Too Important Sun, 07/08/2018 - 23:30 Permalink

The only guarantee in life is that you will die.

It isn't going to take 8-10 years. I have long suspected a bio attack as the ultimate way to cull humanity. It's ridiculous that so many people have bought into so many lies. The lies of the Malthuisians. The lies told by the global warming advocates. The lies told by the commies. The lies told by the church.

Most of the globe could easily be wiped within 90 days. You don't fucking get it. Bombs are old tech. They ruin the land. That is such a waste. Why irradiate the land when you can use a bioweapon to kill billions? FFS the US even beta tested keeping open our borders during an Ebola outbreak.

Some people will survive. We always do. Not those in cities. Those in rural areas. Those that are prepared to live solo.

I brought this up in an earlier article. Why are children in the US, EU, UK, and Australia given every single vaccination except that for smallpox? The big lie is that smallpox was eradicated. And people believed that lie. Stupid humans. Believing the government was protecting them. And their children.

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Not Too Important HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Sun, 07/08/2018 - 23:48 Permalink

'The power of the Global Elite will have to be pried out of their cold, dead hands'.

So, how far will they go to prevent that from happening? The disaster in DC is only the beginning. The more they are exposed, the closer we get to their unleashing of Hell. The final sacrifices to their gods of antiquity. It's all there in the Old Testament, and their worship never stopped.

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Kelley HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Mon, 07/09/2018 - 01:46 Permalink

The bioweapon is electronic and it's called 5G, the souped up version of 2G, 3G and 4G that is already devouring people slowly like cigarettes.

5G telecom lowers your biological voltage. It's your voltage that fends off viruses and bacteria. We breathe in 28,000 viruses a day. But our voltage neutralizes them so they can't replicate inside your cells.

Adequate zirconia ceramics would neutralize 5G's harmful ions. The ceramics would also reduce the telecom's electric expense by about 30%, paying for itself in the first month or so.

The providers of 5G are just as ignorant of the ion dangers as you are. So they will die of pneumonia just like you and me - if the ceramics aren't installed BEFORE 5G is turned on.

Would you love it if we make 5G safe?

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Porous Horace Sun, 07/08/2018 - 21:42 Permalink

Relax. 200 years ago, 95% of all jobs were in the food production and distribution industries, and the average person spent 85% of his income on food. Today, thanks to increases in productivity brought about by advances in farm machinery, transportation, automation and refrigeration, food work is about 5% and food spending is about 10%. The result wasn't massive unemployment, it was the greatest increase in the standard of living the human race has ever seen. This will be no different. Compared to 200 years ago, one farmer can do the work of 100; one truck driver can do the work of hundreds driving a horse and cart, and everybody in the food production/distribution chain has a MUCH higher standard of living than his counterpart from 200 years ago. If one architect or one doctor or one lawyer can do the work of 50, it will drastically lower the cost of providing those services, while allowing the worker to make more money, and we'll all be better off for it. In most cases, efficiency leads to such an increase in demand that employment in the industry goes up. Take the telephone; in the 1940s having a phone was a luxury for the rich, as the cost of having human operators manually connect each call was very expensive. Automated switching brought the cost down to where almost everybody can have a phone, and the number of jobs in the industry has skyrocketed. Or look at printing. Before the press, when books had to be printed by hand, there were only a few thousand people on the planet working in the industry, and books were so expensive that even the rich couldn't afford them; governments and the Catholic church owned 95% of the books. Within a few decades of the invention of the press, there were over 50,000 people working in printing (and more books were being printed DAILY than had been printed in the entire human history before the press), and within a couple more decades there were many hundreds of thousands (and more books were being printed EVERY MINUTE than had been printed in human history). Ditto for cars, TVs and almost everything else; buttons on clothes used to be only for the rich. Increased productivity results in a lower price for the buyer, leaving him with excess cash to spend on something else (which creates jobs) and a higher profit for the seller, leaving him with excess cash to spend on something else (which creates jobs). Would anybody like to go back to the days of manual phone switching or book printing, or farmers using a mule and a plow, or using a horse and cart on dirt roads to deliver goods? The answer is no. When it only takes 100 man-hours, from resource harvesting to delivery of the finished product, to build a Lear Jet, we'll all be flying them. Be smart: learn to design, build and repair robots, like smart blacksmiths learned auto mechanics 100 years ago.

RKae chubbar Sun, 07/08/2018 - 22:29 Permalink

Another "biggest threat": The collapse of written language.

First they came for the apostrophes, and I said nothing because I wasn't an apostrophe.

Then they came for the paragraphs, and I said nothing because I wasn't a paragraph.

Then they came for the difference between "less" and "fewer"...

Just like Europe falling because the white people live in quivering fear of being called "racist," written language will die because people are afraid to be called "grammar Nazis." (Or as the accusers always call them, "grammer nazi's.")

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IDrankWhat Porous Horace Sun, 07/08/2018 - 22:40 Permalink

There's a millennial writer Mark Manson; he traveled for 5 years and wrote a popular book in 2017.  I don't agree with everything he writes (or anyone writes) but he found that happiness is common but human decency is nothttps://markmanson.net/5-life-lessons-5-years-traveling-world

Clean water is a noble endeavor but having an big house to rival the Joneses with a mortgage to match is foolish.

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Athens in Socrates time was 2/1 slave/free.  Lotta time to sit around and ponder reality, drink and fuk.  There was a wave of anti-materialism sentiment. 

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DaiRR SeuMadruga Mon, 07/09/2018 - 00:44 Permalink

Open borders makes more wealth for big business, from selling more disposable diapers on up.  Not a single cent of extra profit made through open borders is worth it as the end result is cultural suicide, no nation, and chaos.  Corporations and the BBB are all for open borders.  Do they give a rat's ass about cultural suicide?  Hell no and they never will.

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rwe2late SeuMadruga Mon, 07/09/2018 - 09:36 Permalink

 "Wealth" ?

What kind of "wealth"?

Do you believe "wealth" can simply be measured in dollars?

Does the destruction of the planet and other species to make weapons and mono-crops simply add "wealth"? Less hunger, but more starve? There may be "more" food, but as measured against what? More concentrated feedlots? More pesticides? Against other possibilities? Are there more or fewer fisheries?

Do we need some other description of "wealth" that does not narrowly assign value only to what's produced without regard to how or why or what is lost thereby.

How deep shall we dig? Everyone is here but for a short while. What does it really mean to say one "owns" land and water and other life forms? Is there always an implicit, if not explicit, connection between claiming material "wealth" and claiming power over nature as well as others?

 

 

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