There's a common theme among all tech-monsters, which shows up constantly in this situation. The car's automatic shit FAILS ALL THE TIME but the cultists NEVER TURN IT OFF, even when it's possible. One idiot is complaining because the AUTOMATIC DOORS on his roadster are always closing on the heads of his wife and kid. WHY DON'T YOU JUST LET THE WIFE CLOSE THE DOOR AS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DOING FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS? Unthinkable. Microsoft Malware aka Windows 10 formalizes and mandatorizes this attitude. In previous versions the automatic bug-injections aka "updates" could be turned off. In Microsoft Malware you can't turn ANYTHING off. All the bugs are MANDATORY, so you have ZERO CHANCE of getting any actual work done. This pattern follows from the USA "education" system, which has always forced people to lose contact with their senses and muscles. The higher you go, the less reality. All of life must be PURE ABSTRACTION, PURE NUMBERS, PURE THEORY. We must let the machines do ALL physical action and experience ALL physical inputs. We must DISCONNECT OURSELVES from all feedback loops. We must LOSE everything that makes us ALIVE. We must be INANIMATE OBJECTS.Point that needs more attention: The machines are not really machines. They are AGENTS of the demons. The machines are EXPLICITLY DESIGNED by demons to enforce the will of the demons. Software is NEVER mechanical and objective. When you write a program you include your assumptions as variables to be worked with. More importantly you LEAVE OUT things that are not part of your assumptions and knowledge base. This is inevitable whether you're trying to do evil or not. A living mind can be open to serendipity, open to LOOKING ABOUT YOU and TAKING HOLD OF THE THINGS THAT ARE HERE. Software can't do serendipity. Software looks for data in the places where you told it to look, and processes the data using the assumptions you wrote into its functions and variables. Algorithms for driving a car can never work as well as live drivers. Never. They can respond FASTER to a defined obstacle, but that's not new. Automatic obstacle detection was already part of railroad signaling systems in 1880. No algorithm, mechanical or electronic, can understand an UNEXPECTED TYPE of obstacle. Only a living mind can do that. Algorithms for spotting "hate" "speech" will always follow the definitions given by Zuckerberg. In this case we don't need comparisons to older systems, because the SOLE PURPOSE of these algorithms is to impose Zuckerberg's will on the universe. We have consistent testimony from insiders. This is not an "unintended consequence". = = = = = So we are not simply surrendering our life to a machine. We are surrendering our life to Zuckerberg and Bezos and Soros and Elon. Universe-obliterating monsters have always hidden their will behind "objective" mechanisms. In earlier eras they used the mechanisms of "courts" and "investigations". Those old processes are still active while software is expanding the field exponentially. = = = = = In case the streetlight isn't clear, let's look at an unemotional and simple example from one of my graphics pythons. This was a 'helper' to be used inside Poser.
s=1.0 ver = float(poser.Version()) if ver < 6.0: return s # No alt units for pre-6 elif ver < 7.0: # find INI in runtime p=os.path.normpath(os.path.join(PoserPath,'runtime','prefs','poser.ini')) else: # 7 f=os.environ['USERPROFILE'] p=os.path.normpath(os.path.join(f,'Application Data','Poser 7','poser.ini')) fp=open(p,'rt')Poser changed its handling of config files several times. My 'helper' checked the version so it would know where to get its config information. At the time when I wrote it, 7 was the latest version. Now Poser is up to v12, and the config location has gone through several more changes. This program embodied my assumptions and knowledge at the time of writing, but couldn't ANTICIPATE future versions. No possible mechanism could ANTICIPATE the mindset of Poser's designers in the future.
The current icon shows Polistra using a Personal Equation Machine.