June 8, 2023     ₿lockheight: 793,405


Is AI the Beginning of The End, Or Just A Beginning?

By Mike “Dr. Doom” Hobart via the Just Hear Me Out Substack

So, here we are… it’s 2023 and the world seems to believe that we are on the verge of both World War 3 AND a terminator-driven apocalyptic nightmare from which there is no escape. I’m sure that the most tempting reaction is to simply throw your hands high into the air, quit your job(s), stop by the store on the way home, purchase copius amounts of alcohol, marijuana, psilocybin, whatever drug of choice you have and just party and f*** your way to the next aspect of this game that we call “life.” If that’s the way you want to go heading into the end, I wouldn’t blame you, but I will judge you. I prefer to take a more adult, intelligent tact at viewing our current landscape. With a particular focus on this thing we call artificial intelligence.

We’ve all heard it at this point – if you haven’t then I both commend you for being insulated from the nonsense for so long as well as have questions for where the rock is located that you have been so successfully hiding under. “Artificial intelligence will lead to the demise of the human species.” Or some derivative of this claim. It is nearly impossible to hear at this point. But we have heard this song & dance before. We heard it with the automobile and with electricity (both occurred at roughly the same time). We heard similar levels of discountenance with regards to the development of the internet, “why would I need to read the newspaper on the internet when I have the perfectly good physical copy delivered to my doorstep every morning?” I know what you’re saying, as it has been shouted at me plenty of times already, “this is different.”

Believe me, I understand the difference that artificial intelligence poses with regards to dissolution of the employment market. But there is a problem, rather a few problems.

  1. Technological development takes time. Artificial intelligence is not disintermediating the job market *checks watch* tomorrow. In the macro view it can be claimed as such, but on the scale of months or years, you can rest assured your job is likely safe for at least the near future. That doesn’t mean you just throw any and all concern for your future out the window, you’d have to be an idiot to live that way. This just means there is time to hone skills and hobbies with the aim of turning your skillset and passion into a monetized venture. So crack-on.
  2. Health. It may be difficult to grasp but artificial intelligence stands to present some serious potential in the realms of healthcare. By this I do not mean the perversion that is the “healthcare system” today, but actual health care. Today is just an addiciton factory, an assembly line of pharmacological masking of symptoms without any actual treatment of underlying sources of problems that are advertising themselves via symptoms. For an example of this I recommend my thoughts over anxiety, ADD, and depression here. Artificial intelligence can be deployed to help identify more complex patterns in enzyme structure, biochemical pathways, protein folding, and so on… which can then be used for processes such as to identify irregularities or cross-reference for abnormalities/bifurcations in neural signaling pathways (as some larping examples).
  3. Population. Did you forget about the population replacement and fertility problems? I did not. With issues in rapidly diminishing fertility, in both men and women, and an already slowing population replacement rate that is now negative, developed nations stand in the face of rather… not great forward outlooks. A shrinking population means a shrinking consumer base. Making for (generally) slowing economies. This is one reason why Japan doesn’t produce at home, they produce their products within the countries and jurisdictions in which their products sell. Like, for example, automobiles being sold by Japanese companies but built in America.

If the currently developed world(s), let alone America, want to stand a chance at staying relevant going into the future, they will need artificial intelligence in order to produce products and services that remain competitive. As shown in the above below: Asia, Africa, and Latin America still have substantial room to grow as far as population density is concerned. North America stands a bit different here as immigration is a big player in population growth, both legal and illegal immigration that is.

This also does not consider that here in the US we have a significant liabilities and balance of workforce problem already on our doorstep. There are 10,000 Boomers hitting retirement age every day of 2023. These are individuals that will be transitioning from producing consumers to strictly consumers.

This also doesn’t take into account an aspect from Point #2 above; health of the average workforce participant. Not only are the average American workers overworked as is, which is certainly contributing to the fertility and population replacement problems, but Joe & Jane are also not well. Placing a heavy burden on employers both in the costs of providing benefits, as well as the risks that come along with having employees and subordinates that are lacking in fortitude. A fragile workforce is a costly workforce. Both in capex as well as opportunity cost and risk management. Meanwhile so much of the population is buying-into these fanciful 007-esque story arcs of an invisible hand that is guiding this grand world against them in an elaborate scheme for world domination. This is very important as a consideration as it can cause individuals to feel that they have little-to-no power over their lives; a very important contribution to mental health and confidence. Which also ply-out effects on fertility and an individual’s physical health.

My Concerns

The reason I bring these points up is that I cannot help but grow concerned that America is likely to charge headlong into shutting down innovation in artificial intelligence over raw fear of our own demise without thinking things through rationally.

Keep in mind, we took the exact same approach to COVID-19 and all that accomplished was a series of numbskull, stupid decisions, all based on fears that were largely misplaced.

So, I ask

Are we on the precipice of shooting ourselves in the knees (or gonads at this point) by shutting down development of artificial intelligence right before we are about to need it most?

Our world as we know it can end in a fashion that does not involve a third global conflict, or the demise of our species. It will take stoic leadership, and intelligent guidance in order to achieve such a possible task. We cannot afford to be driven by such foolish whims as emotions like fear & hate.

Through strength of the individual, and unification in a mission to build a world that is better than today, so that we may provide a better platform for our children to stand upon, is how we get this done. It’s how our grandparents did it, it’s how their grandparents did it, and it’s how we need to do it now.

This post is via Mike “Dr. Doom” Hobart, via the Just Hear Me Out Substack. Subscribe to Bombthrower and get a copy of my next e-book “The CBDC Survival Guide” when it drops.

About the author 

𝙈𝙞𝙠𝙚 “Dr. Doom” 𝙃𝙤₿𝙖𝙧𝙩

It’s your money and they want it now | BA in Exercise Science | former & Army Aviation | The Daily Doom |

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  1. Im sure many hope that AI will be usefull to all assuming it gets in the right hands. All Ive heard lately is how many think its great because you can get things now thru AI for free. Things that graphic designers do or things that you needed a good writer for. I hope people will still see that the human touch and service far excedes AI for everything. There is room for both.

  2. Not many people know what's going on in the world, It's kind of complex. Problems like population and AI are temporary things as we go through the transition from the third world order; theocracy aristocracy capital to the fourth world order which will actually be civilization 2.0. the transition from Homo sapiens to homoympathecus. It's not about population or AI. Its about health: true Mental Health or what is often called awakening. We are into the Great Awakening. About highest functioning CNS. When we are highest functioning CNS, which is Way beyond where we are at now, over the next 20 years civilization 2.0 will be a very very different place. Yes all things shall be as new.

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