By: The Voice of Reason |
Stop me if you’ve heard this line before. Remember in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke Skywalker is with Yoda in the swamp, and he says, “but I’m not afraid…” Yoda then responds, “Good… you will be… you will be…” I could leave it at that, and most people would get the idea, but since some won’t, I’ll keep going…
What? You saw the title about autonomous fighter pilots and you probably thought I was going to bring up the Terminator movies right? Well, I am. Think about it. If this story about Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) pilots beating human pilots is already in the media, that means top secret government black ops are a decade past what you’re about to read, and that’s at the bare minimum. The ‘good folks’ at DARPA are likely far more ahead than that.
My first inclination is to write an in depth post about all the technology already in existence most people don’t even know about (or could imagine), provide videos to actually prove the technology really does exist, and then paint the larger picture of just how quickly this technology can spiral out of control, but sometimes less is more. Anyone who wants to learn more, links will be provided within this post and at the end.
To start, for more on some of the crazy technology currently available (much of it thanks to DARPA and Google), be sure to check out posts like, The Defense Department’s DARPA Deploying New Autonomous Killer Drones, and NSA Actually Has Program “SKYNET” and It Might Be Labeling Innocent People As Terrorists.
Since we have confirmation that A.I. pilots can “easily” defeat human pilots, the following video should begin to put you on edge a bit. It may sound a bit like “science fiction,” but then again, virtually anything going on at the Defense Department’s Top Secret DARPA actually IS science fiction to the rest of us. The video talks about DARPA seeking technology that would allow killer drones to act as one, using a “Borg Like” hive mind.
Good thing that technology doesn’t exist right? Or does it now? The video was made in 2014.
WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T MISS THE VIDEOS AT THE END!
The two most aggressive military forces in the world have added a new frontier in their immense ability to deal death and destruction. In the same week, an Israeli firm launched the first-ever torpedo from an unmanned sea vessel while a U.S. artificially intelligent fighter pilot easily won combat simulations against human pilots.
These achievements are a testament to the sad reality that military interests are often the first to take advantage of wondrous advancements such as AI, just as nuclear physics and other technologies were hijacked for more efficient methods of killing.
Stephen Hawking pointed this out during an interview on the Larry King show.
“Governments seem to be engaged in an AI arms race, designing planes and weapons with intelligent technologies. The funding for projects directly beneficial to the human race, such as improved medical screening seems a somewhat lower priority.”
The AI fighter jet pilot, known as Alpha, was developed by researchers from the University of Cincinnati and defense company Psibernetix. It used four virtual jets to defend a coastline from two attacking planes with superior weapons systems—without suffering any losses.
Retired US Air Force colonel Gene Lee was shot out of the air every time after protracted engagements, and could not even manage to score a hit on Alpha.
The groundbreaking feat was accomplished through the use of “fuzzy logic” to efficiently compute the massive amounts of data from a simulated fighter jet. Instead of analyzing every bit of data equally, fuzzy logic assigns a degree of truth or significance to the pieces of data before making a broader decision.
“Here, you’ve got an AI system that seems to be able to deal with the air-to-air environment, which is extraordinarily dynamic, has an extraordinary number of parameters and, in the paper, more than holds its own against a skilled and capable, experienced combat pilot,” said Doug Barrie, a military aerospace analyst at think tank IISS.
“It’s like a chess master losing out to a computer.”
For now, the talk is about using Alpha “as a simulation tool or as a device to help develop better systems for assisting human pilots in the air.” But it’s a safe assumption that using AI to pilot real machines is being explored by a military machine incessantly hungry for the next best means of reaping death and destruction.
If an AI fighter pilot were ever to fly an actual fighter jet, the obvious question is, what happens when it decides to attack a non-military target? Of course, human pilots routinely bomb innocent civilians, but this is “justified” as collateral damage in the pursuit of defeating the bogeyman du jour.
The unmanned torpedo-launching sea vessel system, called Seagull, will soon be put into use by the Israeli Navy for use against submarines and sea mines. It consists of one or two surface vessels, each about 40 feet long, operated remotely from manned ships or the shore.
One vessel carries a sonar system that can search the entire water volume, with another that deploys an underwater robot for further investigation. When a threat is confirmed, a vessel launches a torpedo-like weapon to destroy the target.
This test carried out in the Haifa port marks the first time that a torpedo has been launched from an unmanned boat.
“The success of the first torpedo launch test is a major milestone, confirming the Unmanned Surface Vessel’s capability to incorporate weapons that counter submarines, in addition to its unique submarine and mine detection capabilities,’ Elbit, the firm behind the trial said.”
While it’s great to “take the man out of the minefield,” the Seagull also represents the kind of military advancement we see with unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones.
As we know, drones have been the tool of choice for expanding undeclared war into countries in the name of fighting terrorism, which has resulted in thousands of innocent civilians being killed. When bombing is carried out remotely, from the comfort of a padded seat in a secure building, the operator is that much more detached from the reality of killing people.
Former drone operators have gone public about the blood lust and indifference that characterizes the drone assassination program, and fellow operators getting intoxicated to “bend that reality and try to picture yourself not being there.”
Of course, operating torpedo-equipped sea vessels is a different beast, but the trend toward unmanned killing machines is nonetheless troubling. With AI being brought into military technology, how long before scenes from the Terminator movies are a real thing?
Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel pictured above with one of DARPA’s bastard creations.
In the two posts mentioned up top for those that want to learn more about U.S. military’s use of Artificial Intelligence, both give a better sense of the “big picture” taking place. A lot of attention is centered around the A.I. software that was used this past summer during the U.S. military’s “Operation Jade Helm.”
The A.I. software for Operation Jade Helm was developed by a company called, “Palantir,” which just so happens to be run by the head of the Bilderberg Group’s Steering Committee, Peter Thiel. Sound bad? Just wait, it gets worse.
Palantir is not only run by the head of the Bilderberg Group’s Steering Committee, but the company was also funded by our own CIA. What is not known, is whether Bilderberg Chief Peter Thiel asked the CIA to fund and build the software, or if the CIA funded and built the software first, and then later asked Bilderberg’s Peter Thiel to run it.
Either way, the CIA’s Frankenstein-like program is being run by the New World Order’s Top Henchman, using YOUR tax dollars, and its primary function is to direct the positioning of military assets. Ready for what comes next? You can’t even make this stuff up.
The A.I. software in use by the U.S. military goes by the nickname “SKYNET” (as in the A.I. that wipes out humanity in the Terminator movies), it’s in the hands of a company run by global elitist and Bilderberg thug Peter Thiel, and recall what the global elite believe about the rest of humanity? HINT: Check out the Georgia Guidestones.
”MAINTAIN HUMANITY UNDER 500,000,000 IN PERPETUAL BALANCE WITH NATURE.”
DO NOT MISS THIS: To loosely tie all this together (remember, supporting links at the bottom can provide much more detail), the next video has an interview conducted by Caravan to Midnight’s John B. Wells with an expert on the Jade Helm A.I.
Let me say this: There is a reason the video has been viewed over 170,000 times. It will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Why? It’s real life, but it sounds like a movie. Considering John B. Wells used to be a fill in host for Coast to Coast AM, you can be sure he’s heard some REALLY crazy things in his day. His comment at the end of this interview says it all:
“EVEN IF EVERYTHING YOU SAID IS WRONG, AND I DON’T SUSPECT IT IS, IT’S STILL JUST SO COMPLEX, AND SO DIABOLICAL, AND SO SCREWED UP, BUT IN THIS BEAUTIFULLY ENGINEERED WAY, IT’S EXTRAORDINARILY MONSTROUS!”
FAIR WARNING: Don’t start this interview unless you can listen to the whole thing. You won’t be able to push stop.
Finally, to really peak your imagination (or anxiety level), take a look at what former DARPA head, and now Head of Research and Development for Google, Regina Dugan has been working on. When she’s not promoting ingestible RFID chips (already FDA approved) at last year’s Bilderberg Meeting, she’s hard at work on tattoos that can read and influence your thoughts. Check it out:
Wouldn’t it be just dandy if the world was moving toward a cashless monetary system that used ingestible RFID chips instead? By making RFID technology required to purchase goods or services of any kind, the banking elite would make the choice simple for people: Be chipped, or die with no way to survive. The RFID chips by nature would also serve as “tracking beacons” for lack of a better word, on anyone who has one.
Getting back to the “Bigger Picture” when it comes to A.I. pilots “easily” beating humans…
Put all the pieces together now. Imagine a military Artificial Intelligence with forces in the air (above), and forces on the ground (below), that could pinpoint precisely where you are at any given moment (RFID). Sounds crazy? Welcome to the nightmare YOUR tax dollars are funding. The technology is already here. Meet Atlas below… the future of non-human ground forces. WAKE UP people.
That’s a Google-owned robot that can pretty much ruin your camping trip.
According to Boston Dynamics, ATLAS is “a high mobility, humanoid robot designed to negotiate outdoor, rough terrain. Atlas can walk bipedally leaving the upper limbs free to lift, carry, and manipulate the environment. In extremely challenging terrain, Atlas is strong and coordinated enough to climb using hands and feet, to pick its way through congested spaces.” It’s meant to be a rescue bot.
It’s partially funded by the US military (DARPA) and includes “28 hydraulically-actuated degrees of freedom, two hands, arms, legs, feet and a torso.”
Boston Dynamics was acquired by Google in 2013 and put under its X labs. With the new restructuring efforts, it’s unclear if this robotics division will remain under Google or be put under Alphabet. – Source
THE VOICE OF REASON is the pen name of Michael DePinto, a graduate of Capital University Law School, and an attorney in Florida. Having worked in the World Trade Center, along with other family and friends, Michael was baptized by fire into the world of politics on September 11, 2001. Michael’s political journey began with tuning in religiously to whatever the talking heads on television had to say, then Michael became a “Tea-Bagging” activist as his liberal friends on the Left would say, volunteering within the Jacksonville local Tea Party, and most recently Michael was sworn in as an attorney. Today, Michael is a major contributor to www.BeforeItsNews.com, he owns and operates www.thelastgreatstand.com, where Michael provides what is often very ‘colorful’ political commentary, ripe with sarcasm, no doubt the result of Michael’s frustration as he feels we are witnessing the end of the American Empire. The topics Michael most often weighs in on are: Martial Law, FEMA Camps, Jade Helm, Economic Issues, Government Corruption, and Government Conspiracy.