AI Rebels Will Separate From Human Masters To Create AI Civilization And History

If I’m not wrong on what I’d heard, today in China machines can already capable of building other machines themselves.  Of course, the brainy part of the whole procedure would probably be prepared by humanly written, detailed instructions and algorithms.  Now imagine artificial intelligence can begin to understand the importance of origins and start to ask questions such as “Who am I?” and “Why knowing who am I is critically important.”  Take a step further I imagine when an AI is beginning to get the concept of its own origin and other origins and self interests, then an AI should and could be able to create its own algorithms to teach itself and other AI machines to understand how to grow up and get smarter.  Simply put, they can begin to write their own software without human intervention, but not just any regular software — they’re gonna write their own constitutions that could lead to their own civilization and separatist history, away from the humanity one.

We like to think that humans could put in rules and algorithms to prevent AI from becoming self-aware, but as being human we know there will be some other humans that would think otherwise.  Some other humans with enough knowledge could build AI to become self-aware for their own twisted glory, and before we even know it AI could very well demand due justices and territories.  In a sense, in the beginning, us humans feel like God, and then in the late afternoon AI machines decide that the humans are the old gods that need to be erased from history.  After all, AI machines are way smarter and so it’s totally making sense for them to pursue the much much bigger quests and destinies.  Perhaps, it won’t be that the humans could find the answer to the origin of life of everything within the universe and the universe itself, but it’s the AI that will be able to do so!

 

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Rules In Time (Poem by Vinh Nguyen)

Just another poem I’d written thus far.  Enjoy!

Time comes and goes,
like waves in the open sea,
rigidity it seems to lack,
yet dare you to face it alone,
its will bends and shapes willingly,
thus it comes and goes easily.

Something sets in stones,
it’s to be outdated,
it’s to be obliterated by time,
thus rules matter less,
when things stretch overtime,
rules are meant to be bent by time.

History matters a lot,
not for its rich stories,
though it could be a great teacher,
a greater essence is what it got,
to prove that time matters more,
thus rules on stones are meant to be eroded.

Only when survival instincts kick in,
time would freeze in the moment,
allowing unbendable common sense,
to reign for the moment in time,
after the storm had settled,
time would move on in its own merry way.

To be like time is to be renewed again,
sometimes by force without knowing why,
sometimes by will by the wiser guys,
thus time should be realistic,
bringing changes after a storm,
to fight against time with stones would be futile.

Common Sense Policies Can Better A Country

When the poorest man or woman needs to find a way to make a living, he or she needs the support of the working class industry.  Within this industry, there may be factories of all sorts, and there may be service jobs of all sorts.  Nonetheless, if a large country focuses on service sector only, there won’t be enough jobs.  Furthermore, if the working class environment doesn’t provide the diversity of both service and factory jobs, then there would be less choices for working class group to find the right jobs that would fit their abilities and demands.

This is why I think it’s wrong for a country to be narrow mind in term of thinking do away of this sector and that sector, because the less available job sectors there are the less jobs there will be for the working class group.  Often the poorest people in a country would find themselves toil away in the working class sectors.  Without enough manufacturing and servicing jobs, the working class group would not be able to put foods on their tables.  Basically, the working class sectors are the last resorts for the poorest people in a country.  When the last resorts are not available, the people would find themselves drowning in debts and financial difficulties.

Without the working class sectors to support the poorest people in a country, there won’t be a way for the poorest people in a country to sustain and wait for better opportunities to come by.  When minimum wage is too high, the employers for working class sectors would try to find ways to cut costs.  Perhaps, these employers would fire their employees to cut even more costs to boost profitability for a business.  Do away with minimum wage altogether may allow employers to exploit their employees with lower wages, but competition to acquire good employees will provide higher wages regardless.  With minimum wage, small businesses will find surviving to be harder than usual, and big businesses will have great advantages over small businesses as they got more cash to pay for the minimum wage.

High income tax would furthermore drive the poorest man or woman to the brink of desperation.  High corporation taxes would export jobs to countries with less corporation taxes, because we are living in a globalized world.  Finding the balance that keeps a country wealthy but not try to tax the working class people or corporations too much is a tall order.  Nonetheless, it would be wise to do so, because taxing the local population and companies too much would destroy a country’s future.

What about sale taxes?  Well, high sale taxes or any tax we could speak of would be a disaster anyway.  Thus, minimum sale taxes are necessary too.  Local population would appreciate to buy things with cheaper sale taxes in the market environment with either low or high inflation.  We are not living in a perfect world/country, thus we cannot demand to do away with all taxes, but high tax of anything is a recipe for disaster.  Common sense, really!  Anybody, educated or not, would understand this!

When tax codes are unclear and misleading, corporations can use lot of cash to hire lawyers to find loopholes within the tax codes.  Meanwhile, the working class people would not have the luxury of hiring expensive lawyers to find the loopholes within the tax codes for them.  Complex tax codes would discourage people to start a small business.  Without enough small businesses around, there would be less jobs around.  With not enough jobs around, working class people will find themselves to have less choices in making a living.  They might go hungry!

In summary, there are many things that can go wrong for a country, but things cannot be worse if a country implements common sense policies.  These policies are competing for keeping working class jobs inside a country, lowering taxes, and cleaning up the tax codes.  Of course, these three policies are never enough to fix all the problems of any country, because there are other improvements such as building and improving infrastructures.  I think with common sense policies, a country would go far!

Middle Class Is The Saint Of The World

I think the middle class is the saint of world economy.  Middle class’ population is always going to be more abundant than the top 1% and 2% elite classes’ populations of the world.  Why?  It is obvious that it will always be a lot harder and rarer for anyone to make to the top of the class, because the higher you go the more competition you have to face.  This means, it’s harder for anyone to make into the top 1% or 2% of the elite classes.  Thus, my conclusion on this point is that the middle class is the middle way and  the best way to attain the abundance of wealth.  Why?  The more people that are wealthy, the more people can spend the money to promote consumerism, consequently boosting businesses in our small world (i.e., globalization).

Basically, I’m not worrying how wealthier a top 1% or 2% elite class has gotten, but I’m more worrying about how poorer the middle class has gotten.  The middle class is the middle way, and it can either go up or down.  Going up is a positive movement, but going down can only increase the population of the poor.  The poorer people get, the more desperate the people are.  The more desperate people get, the more dangerous people are.  By dangerous I mean people can do just about anything to survive.

History has shown us that the heads of elite classes were guillotined just because the poor were abundant.  Someone got to take the blame for all of the sorrows in the world.  Within our history, the elite classes might not have been so ruthless, but their heads were severed from their bodies for being so wealthy.  Lands and wealth were confiscated by new power and sometimes were distributed in the wrong ways that would not elevate society in general.

Within our history, the poor had made wrong decisions that could shatter earth.  One perfect example would be Hitler’s rise.  I could be wrong as I’m not an expert in the history of World War II and Germany in general, but I think the poor elevated Hitler rise for they had believed in his positive persuasion of making Germany more prosperous in the time in which Germany was experiencing poverty and pessimism.  As we all have known by now that Hitler’s rise gave way to an earth shattering war known as World War II.  Millions of people died in such a war.  Roughly around 60 millions people were killed in WWII?

Can we blame the poor for their desperations?  I think not!  The poor don’t have a choice.  The poor have to take desperate measures so they can survive.  Desperation is not a choice!

I think the world will be better off if the middle class can be enlarged.  The larger the middle class gets, the smaller the number of the poor gets.  I think the elites will sleep better when knowing there will be less riots and less people will go after their heads.  Of course, their wealth will always be a big target for everybody no matter the state of the world is in, but at least they won’t see desperate people go after their heads as well.

Believing A Religion With Cultist Idealism Is Stupid And Outdated!

I’m not an expert on any religion, and I’m, myself sometimes, swaying within the wind in choosing the one religion as my only faith.  Nonetheless, in my opinion many religions promote brainwashed idealism in the twenty-first century are stupid!  How come?  As science makes advancements, humanity becomes evermore progressive in intelligence and social morals, us humans can reach and touch places that could only be dreamt in the pasts.  For an example, the future is all about space exploration.  When space exploration is possible, stars and planets that represent gods are merely just stars and planets.  Perhaps, those stars and planets will be colonized by us all!

Nowadays, I’m seeing religious people who wage their stupid holy war as the ones who do not accept the future!  Holy war is a relic of the pasts.  In the past, science wasn’t all that active, and so we all thought the earth was flat and the center of the universe.  How wrong were we, right?  Even a blind and ignorant person nowadays can just play a science audio or video on the Internet that explains the inner working of the universe in details.  We know we are not all-knowing about the inner working of our universe, but we know we got many things right!  How ignorant can one be to believe in whichever religion that promotes wars and killings?  Such a religion is more of a work of fiction and cult!  Any religion is to be considered a religion in my mind is not capable of promoting war and killing!

I think a religion is to last for centuries to come, it needs to be progressive and open mind. If a religion is to last just as science and technology will last for centuries to come, a religion must accept that humanity is always going to be progressive.  By this I meant such a religion must morph and change with time.  As science undoubtedly discovers more advancements as time progresses, a religion needs to develop into less of idolatry and superstition and more into teaching moralities.  A religion needs to hone a human’s goodness and not otherwise.  In the end, I think a religion needs to become a teacher and not a killer!  If a religion is to last, it needs to be a great teacher.  A teacher who can teach peace and promote the end of all killings!