Episode 24 – Imperial America and Divergent Human Evolution

In this edition, the top news starts with:

In an effort to not support the American Empire, the Pentagon may, or may not, be setting up an Artificial Intelligence center that may, or may not, be helping maintain the Empire’s supremacy; that we may, or may not, be concerned about…

https://www.c4isrnet.com/intel-geoint/2018/04/18/pentagon-developing-artificial-intelligence-center/

Yes, and with 5g being too little too late to keep pace with the current state of technology, 5g has yet to make it to market and 6g is already taking shape…

https://www.pcmag.com/article/360533/what-is-6g

A company called Grayshift makes a great tool that can hack any six-digit passcode on an iPhone in 11 hours or less, generally.   But, of course, we don’t mind that this is available; as we embrace a private sector big brother… I mean, really, we did buy into Facebook, right?   https://www.macrumors.com/2018/04/16/iphone-cracking-six-digit-passcode/

We have discovered a divergent human population specially evolved to long duration diving.  The nomadic sea tribe lives in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesian waters.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/sea-nomads-are-first-known-humans-genetically-adapted-to-diving

Because, of course, we all need another chat program… this one, version 45, could allow you to have yet another awesome chat experience on Android… if the telecoms cooperate…

https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/19/17252486/google-android-messages-chat-rcs-anil-sabharwal-imessage-texting

Geniuses are lazy and it seems the hard slog of normal to attack problems with hard work and study is the wrong approach to being super awesome and, instead, you should find your transformation and chill…

https://hackernoon.com/geniuses-are-lazy-and-you-should-be-too

The end is finally near, AI has mastered the hardest test of all; entirely replacing anything humans can do, even building a chair using Ikea directions… truly the AI is coming…

https://www.wired.com/story/a-robot-does-the-impossible-assembling-an-ikea-chair-without-having-a-meltdown/

Peter Thiel (the Transhumanist)’s company “Palantir Technologies” is not tracking you.  Ignore this comment and focus on the evils of Facebook.  Nothing to see here…

https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2018-palantir-peter-thiel/

A no-name company, Heceta Group, out of Portland Oregon, with apparently a lot of money, tops Bing ads; IBM Watson still rules Google ads.

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is up slightly at 987.48, even though tech stocks are generally down… which is good for making progress on the SI.

As always, thanks for listening to the news of the day on “The Technocracy”.

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