[cryptome] Re: Watson Gullibility Test

  • From: John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2014 11:00:25 -0500

The totemic function of computers, and now the Internet, to serve
as idols of belief, for AI, for privacy, for secrecy, for opposition to
authority and its affirmation, should be enjoyed as liquor and feared
as plague. There will be virgin imposters for sacrifice and Samsung
toppling of iTemples, biblical RTFM idiocy and ridiculing of ancient
encoders and their Godiva totems of bare-naked GCHQ and NSA.

What will come of those besotted with omnipotent i/o devices? Who
will follow Joan of Arcs Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden to
blab the inherent faults of analog infidels of servers, hardware, implants,
cables, switches and networks, forsoothe the laughable paper and ink
NDAs and SAs waved at IGs, juries, judges and press compelled
to believe lies inked are more credible than lies virtual, where guilt is
affirmed for apostasy against table-top knocks of Bishop Berkeley.

Will digital cleavers silence the voices of authoritarians in government,
commerce, media, education, religion. Will digital IEDs and virtual
suitcase 0-days disable their limos, their edifices, then mansions,
their vaults, their armaments, their command and control, their
infrastructure, the communicaions of land, sea, air and space?

Probably, probably Sony is a beta-test, like the other bold names,
where insurgents wear the cloaks of masters to deceive the
masters as rebellious servants have forever done to replace
their indolent, corrupt, weak, self-poisoned overseers, police
and military who pay more attention to those of higher rank than
to those lower whom they abuse and contemn, defile and shoot.

Short form: cyber is a great equalizer, destroyer of heirarchy,
arms of the dispossesed. Thus will be regulated, criminalized,
stigmatized, reserved to the keepers of faith in authority. To do
this attacks must be mounted to show its danger if left
unfettered. How far will the attacks go to compete with
entertainment defusion? Quite far, if precedent guides, with
invited mayhem like Pearl Harbor, or better, 9/11, the
marketing model of Watson-based gullibility.

At 09:42 AM 12/26/2014, you wrote:
My Dear Coderman,
You have a fondness for using crows, in pairs too, but not in ones or threes or to base n I notice, in argument obscure...Forgive me, but your posting does not compute, nor does it make sense in my mind. Perhaps I am more stupid than I first thought...(Ungracious comments most unwelcome...as being nice and polite is often much better than being truthful:-).

Would you care to explain...if not for me...at least for the benefit of others on this list...or am I the only one...:-) . I would be most grateful for your enlightenment on such a matter...

Ah! I have just realised that perhaps you mean that there is no answer to "how does a computer deal with thought"...well...you could be wrong... I see that you consider yourself fairly well versed in artificial intelligence. Can I pose a "thought" experiment to you? Well, the first question to ask...if you don't mind me saying so, is to try and discover if it (i.e. a thought) does exist? And then, if it does, how does one measure it... So, why not try this little experiment. It won't take up much of your time, it won't cost you any money, it won't do you any harm, and you can do it in a jiffy.

Can you count your thoughts...And here, I don't mean sheep or other animals or things, or numbers,, avoid them, but a thought, just as a thought comes into your head and you reject it, you move on to the next one...without developing it any further? If you can, or anyone else can, please...let me know...if you wish...there is no compulsion of course, after all this is a public list and we can all say and think what we like.

On 26/12/14 14:17, coderman wrote:
On 12/26/14, doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
And...how does a computer deal with thought?

my personal test for sufficient capability:

show the computer a set of pictures; many are scenes of attempted murder.
  teach it to pick out the pair of crows, not the others, when asked.

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