11 Jan Omniversity. Lesson #1. Falsification.
Marginalization of ideas, pushing their proponents outward from the mainstream (core), reducing their impact, relevance and revenue. Which means there are less proponents as time goes by and soon enough less ideas, more orthodoxy, more fascistification of everything.
WE groupthink is a bullshit hierarchy mechanism by turning a shared goal into an identity, then an orthodoxy, then a fascist oligarchy. What’s more, it’s an opposition fueled dynamic so as WE groupthink moves to identify then orthodoxy then oligarchy, WE reduces others to a THEM, an APOSTASY, then an untermensch class. Evil this way occupies.
Poles of individual self-determinism. One side is distilling down to ideals then applying those ideals best one can.
Humans are flawed at the distillation application but – crucially – can change decision as distillation is improved, without having to fuck with the core ideals.
AI is flawed systemically – if it isn’t trained to emulate idealism that’s robust against being gamed – and limited by data, because it pattern matches rather than intuits the distillation. Machine learning neural networks may be fast enough to parse data but it’s a centralization of decision ideals that’s like any autocracy: bad news for outliers and exceptions and pioneers.
days of podcasts and spoken word
average weekly listening for 2020/2021
unique visitors last month
Cumtown – Ben Shapiro Meets Mr Feeney from Boy Meets World (2021)
Michael McIntyre – People With The Same Name Different Spelling (2016)
Louis CK and Patrice O’Neal on Opie & Anthony (2014)
Omniversity Content #1
Edward Snowden is an American whistleblower who copied and leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency in 2013 when he was a Central Intelligence Agency employee and subcontractor. His new book “Permanent Record” describes the experiences of 2013 in detail. See also editorials by Glenn Greenwald, the one journalist Snowden chose to break his story.
- Revealing the Deep-State Oligarchy
- Insight into 9/11 and Patriot Act
- Explains Government/Intelligence Collaboration