Our Tech Overlords.

Melissa Mackenzie in yesterday’s American Spectator had a few things to say about our evil tech overlords. As will not surprise you, it was not favorable. The worst story is Google so let’s start there.

First, Project Veritas. Project Veritas is the investigative organization started by James O’Keefe and helped along with the late Andrew Breitbart. James has broken multiple dramatic stories recently, but his Google story is the most concerning, yet — if only because the pervasive implications and sheer massive influence of Google.

Working undercover, the Veritas journalist exposes the Head of Responsible Innovation for Google, Jen Gennai. Even her title is Orwellian. Gennai decried the results of the 2016 election and so Google decided to change their Artificial Intelligence algorithm that determines what a reader might be interested in reading or, in the case of YouTube, watching.

What that means is this: If an American Spectator reader searched for the website and also a conservative leaning topic, the algorithm wouldn’t show topics like The American Spectator as it might for someone who looked up the New Republic. Rather, it programs its A.I. to search for more “correct” points of view from “credible” sources. Progressive sources are “fair” and “credible.” Conservatives sources are suspect.

Not overly surprisingly perhaps, but Google removed Project Veritas’ video rather quickly after it was posted. You can still find it at this link.

Here’s an example, by default I use Duck Duck Go, there are things I miss from Google having them track me, is not one of them. Here’s my result from Google for Donald Trump

 

And here is Duck Duck Go:

 

 

The difference isn’t extreme, but it leaves quite a different feel doesn’t it. Duck Duck Go is also a but faster probably because it isn’t telling home everything you’re doing.

This filtering goes one way. The Google insider who leaked to Project Veritas said this:

They’re going to redefine a reality based on what they think is fair and based upon what they want, and what and is part of their agenda.

In the new Orwellian world Google is creating, their Artificial Intelligence algorithm is being programmed by humans to change the wrong-think of people who voted for Trump — people with whom the Googlers disagree.

The problem, here, is that anyone using Google believes he is receiving unbiased, automated search results based on the subject he is searching.

It isn’t true. Every Google search is manipulated by the humans who created the A.I. that crawls the internet for information. The biased search results then bias the person doing the searching, manipulating him into a point of view — the point of view that the Google team believes is fair based on his or her progressive definition.

Yep, it’s true. Deal with it or be brainwashed, it’s your choice.

Melissa also tells us this:

It’s not just Google that manipulates its consumers. Monday, the New York Times (itself a filtration system for what their editors deem is news and certainly ideologically bent to portray information in a way pleasing to progressives) reported that Amazon consistently and knowingly publishes knock-off books, depriving authors of their royalties and customers of a valid, real product.

From the New York Times:

Amazon takes a hands-off approach to what goes on in its bookstore, never checking the authenticity, much less the quality, of what it sells. It does not oversee the sellers who have flocked to its site in any organized way.

That has resulted in a kind of lawlessness. Publishers, writers and groups such as the Authors Guild said counterfeiting of books on Amazon had surged. The company has been reactive rather than proactive in dealing with the issue, they said, often taking action only when a buyer complains. Many times, they added, there is nowhere to appeal and their only recourse is to integrate even more closely with Amazon.

Amazon doesn’t, and arguably shouldn’t, care, but yes it is unethical, illegal, and will likely make you fat to sell what must be called counterfeit books. I write enough to see it from the author’s side, he or she deserves to get paid too. And by the way, I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say many of these fakes are nearly indistinguishable from the real thing. But as long as we are being Orwellian, who to say they haven’t be re-edited themselves, to start shading what the author wrote to what the editor wants you to believe? Huh? What?

Caveat Emptor, as we always say. And Remember

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7 Responses to Our Tech Overlords.

  1. Nicholas says:

    It’s frightening how trapped we are by the technological world. The mark of the beast doesn’t look crazy these days….

    Liked by 2 people

  2. the unit says:

    A while back I used the most modern technology. Come Sunday afternoon I’d write a short note to the folks back home and mail it the next morning on my way to classes.
    Times and methods have changed, but the message is still pretty much the same. Send some of that root of all evil. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. the unit says:

    Was pretty naive back then as to the the workings of the elite world planners. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • NEO says:

      Weren’t we all? Wish we still were, because in those days it didn’t seem to matter if they played their games.:)

      And love Shoji

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