“What does a scanner see? he asked himself. I mean, really see? Into the head? Down into the heart? Does a passive infrared scanner like they used to use or a cube-type holo-scanner like they use these days, the latest thing, see into me — into us — clearly or darkly? I hope it does, he thought, see clearly, because I can’t any longer these days see into myself. I see only murk. Murk outside; murk inside. I hope, for everyone’s sake, the scanners do better.”
Philip K Dick, A Scanner Darkly
I suppose you would have to define robots, now — whether humanoid or otherwise biologically inspired, or the new generation of autonomous machines such as drones and self-driving cars, ships or any other transport — as the visible expression of a cyber system: an intelligence, they tell us, moving into the physical space, just as mushrooms are the above-ground expression of a fungal mycelium; not individual organisms but unified expressions of an invisible super-organism; the fruit of an invisible tree.
In The Age of Spiritual Machines (1999), Ray Kurzweil explains that to create an artificial intelligence you need three things. Firstly, computational capacity — which continues to increase exponentially, reaching levels which make all things possible.
Secondly, the algorithms — the recursion, neural nets and meta-heuristics through which the machine interprets the data.
And what else?
Although DeepMind has administrator-level access to all Google servers, what comes through the internet is not enough. The machine needs to see the world, to get to know it, learn how to move through it. To do that it needs to get to know us, even better than it already does.
The machine has to learn to live in the real world.
In his last video conference from the Ecuadorean embassy, on 4th November 2018, Julian Assange focused on the ‘inter-digitisation of conflict’ in an ‘anarchic international space’, and the AI arms race between the US and China.
Towards the end of the conference, he says something quite strange.
Asked about privacy issues arising from the Internet of Things, Assange indicates that the issues go far beyond what is assumed by the question. The Internet of Things (IOT) refers to the incorporation of UID (Unique Identifiers) into all devices and products, capable of transmitting data over a network without human-to-human or human-to-machine interaction.
For Assange, the IOT is already quaint.
His answer to the question is a little coy, as if he doesn’t want to be too explicit. He chooses his words even more carefully, even hesitantly, than he has done throughout the interview, as if he’s struggling to pitch his answer at the right level to retain credibility.
After all, you can only tell people what they’re capable of hearing.
He talks about tiny electronic circuits “which you can put in… paper, or… paint on the walls — that are powered by the geo-sim stations, and they operate as the geo-sim radio wave passes through them… not powerful but enough to give them a very small amount of time to do things. Obviously that tendency is going to continue. It’s not the Internet of Things, it’s…”
And now he pauses, searching for a phrase which can evoke the dystopian, science-fiction reality of the era we are entering without completely weirding out his audience.
“… It’s not the internet of things, it’s, if you like…” and he laughs as he says it, “…intelligent, evil dust… scattered everywhere like confetti, in everything…”
He knows more than he is saying.
The last couple of questions are about his personal situation, and his fluency returns as his monologue settles back into a less mind-boggling groove.
So those words were just left hanging.
‘Intelligent, evil dust…’
In 2017 an Italian quality control study by Gatti and Montanari tested forty-four human vaccines and found anomalous nano-particulate and bio-contaminants in every one of them. In the paper ‘New Quality-Control Investigations on Vaccines: Micro and Nano-contamination’ the scientists declared themselves baffled by the metallic particulates they found in the course of their electron-microscopy investigation.
“The results of this new investigation show the presence of micro- and nano-sized particulate matter composed of inorganic elements in vaccines’ samples which is not declared among the components and whose unduly presence is, for the time being, inexplicable.”
“The quantity of foreign bodies detected and, in some cases, their unusual chemical compositions baffled us. The inorganic particles identified are neither biocompatible nor biodegradable, that means that they are biopersistent and can induce effects that can become evident either immediately close to injection time or after a certain time from administration. It is important to remember that particles (crystals and not molecules) are bodies foreign to the organism and they behave as such.”
“After being injected, those microparticles, nanoparticles and aggregates can stay around the injection site forming swellings and granulomas. But they can also be carried by the blood circulation, escaping any attempt to guess what will be their final destination. We believe that in many cases they get distributed throughout the body without causing any visible reaction, but it is also likely that, in some circumstances, they reach some organ, none excluded and including the microbiota, in a fair quantity.”
The study is referenced by Catherine Austin Fitts, the risk analyst, in her important article The Injection Fraud, in which she asks searching questions about the nature and purpose of the injections that, she argues, are not vaccines but are misnamed to take advantage of the total liability indemnity afforded by the law to the manufacturers of anything that we can be convinced is a vaccine. Her account of the evolution of the fraud is clear and plausible. And she shares the provisional conclusions she has come to as to the infiltration of stealth technologies which the Gatti-Montanari study appears to have caught in the beams of their electron-microscopes.
Intelligent, evil dust, said Assange, and no, he hadn’t lost it. Kurzweil talks in The Age of Spiritual Machines and elsewhere about the development of nano-dust wireless neural interfaces with computers.
Scattered everywhere. Scattered how?
It’s hard to tell how far this has gone.
“If I was going to integrate robots into the work force,” Catherine Austin Fitts has said, “and I created an independent system of them, independent of the existing human labour force, it would take billions of dollars and many many years, it would be a very complicated and difficult thing to do.”
Kurzweil has acknowledged the difficulty. “The emergent techniques, neural nets and genetic algorithms, require significant training effort above and beyond creating the initial machinery […] While hand-coded knowledge is tedious and brittle, acquiring knowledge through language is extremely complex.” The Age of Spiritual Machines, p91-5
Fitts continues: “But if I can simply change the human labour and human taxation and human legal systems to integrate not just robots in combination with humans — because we’re talking about transhumanism, now, and putting digital technology into people — if I can integrate them into one system, I can go much faster. And I think part of the reason they want to put brain-machine interface into humans is literally that the winner in the AI race is the guy who has the most data and the guy who has the most data is the one who’s got us all hooked up into the cloud.”
The JEDI cloud, that is, according to Fitts in The Injection Fraud —
“I believe that Gates and the pharma and biotech industries are literally reaching to create a global control grid by installing digital interface components and hooking us up to Microsoft’s new $10 billion JEDI cloud at the Department of Defense as well as Amazon’s multibillion cloud contract for the CIA that is shared with all U.S. intelligence agencies. Why do you think President Trump has the military organizing to stockpile syringes for vaccines? It is likely because the military is installing the roaming operating system for integration into their cloud. Remember—the winner in the AI superpower race is the AI system with access to the most data. Accessing your body and my body on a 24/7 basis generates a lot of data. If the Chinese do it, the Americans will want to do it, too. In fact, the rollout of human ‘operating systems’ may be one of the reasons why the competition around Huawei and 5G telecommunications has become so fractious.”
She has pointed out that Moncef Saoui, the former head of GlaxoSmithKline’s vaccines department whom Trump appointed to lead the fast-tracked vaccine research effort known ‘Operation Warp Speed’, is a leading expert in brain-machine interface.
So is Charles Lieber, the Harvard scientist arrested in January 2020 on charges of making false statements to U.S. Department of Defense and Harvard investigators the funding of his research through China’s Thousand Talents Program. Lieber has made significant contributions to nano-technology in ‘the synthesis, assembly and characterisation of nanoscale materials and nanodevices, and for the application of nanoelectronic devices in biology’.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, we are told, blurs the line between the digital and the biological. And so when a prominent player in the digital revolution takes a global role in pandemic-preparation and the promotion of vaccines, we should take a close interest in the crossover.
That is what Fitts does in her article, and her conclusions, though startling, are firmly based.
“Most people are familiar with how Bill Gates made and kept his fortune. He acquired an operating system that was loaded into your computer. It was widely rumored that the U.S. intelligence agencies had a back door. The simultaneous and sudden explosion of computer viruses then made it necessary to regularly update your operating system, allowing Gates and his associates to regularly add whatever they wanted into your software. One of my more knowledgeable software developers once said to me in the 1990s—when Microsoft really took off—”Microsoft makes really sh***y software.” But of course, the software was not really their business. Their business was accessing and aggregating all of your data. Surveillance capitalism was underway.”
In particular, the word virus becomes a hinge between the two domains.
“Just as Gates installed an operating system in our computers, now the vision is to install an operating system in our bodies and use ‘viruses’ to mandate an initial installation followed by regular updates.”
So, injectable technology hooks us all into the machine, reading everything it can out of us, putting the data to uses of which we can predict some and cannot even imagine others.
What will it read? Location, of course. Biometric and genetic information. Physical, mental and emotional states. Even thoughts. Verbatim.
Auditory and optical signals.
This thing inside you, looking out through your eyes. Windows for the brain.
It’s bad enough that it can read all this out of you. But when you ask, ‘So what can it write in?’ and you realise that the list is the same, that might give you a moment’s pause. Everything it can read it can write. And when that sinks in…
Microwaves can be bio-coded using the resonant frequency of a specific individual’s DNA. That’s why they want everyone’s DNA.
Your sense of who you even are.
If that happens, then you, the individual, the sentient, emotional being, the mind, the thinker… potentially…
So this is the ‘death of real’ Jean Baudrillard foresaw. The world after bandwidth abundance: hive-mind.
The spirit recoils from this horror.
Intelligent, evil dust, said Assange, and no, he hadn’t lost it.
In everything, he said. Scattered everywhere like confetti.
So here’s my question.