Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Dangers of an Out of Control Artificial Intelligence

How long will it take AI to become the Singularity
that so many experts fear?
image of a penny with 'In God We Trust' The development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the modern world we live in is both exciting and frightening, all at the same time. On the one hand we can easily see the prospect of great things derived by AI implementation while on the other we see the dangers that lie in a developing machine intelligence that will essentially be allowed to move in whatever direction it may go. And herein
lies the challenge, 'how can man control that direction?'

If you follow the issues that swirl around AI, you're aware of the negative press regarding its use in the future. If you follow Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, his expose's concerning AI is anything but encouraging. In fact, it's downright shocking and yet reasonable when you sit down and consider the details.

The inherent problem lies in the fact that the computer is superior to us. They are purely logical and completely emotional. They think fast, in certain circumstances it is difficult to completely destroy. Artificial Intelligence Elon Musk If they decide that people are no longer allowed to survive by perception, they will have many options available (in particular they have access to military equipment). (http://bit.ly/2UCBlWC)

Here's the biggest fact and the most difficult for most people to wrap their minds around: AI will be given the ability to learn entirely on its own. This means AI will have total and unequivocal control over the direction that its programming goes. Mankind will not have a say in the ultimate programming of these AI's, and so this programming will take an infinite number of directions, and each AI will be different in the result because of the variation of experiences that each one will have.

Now, at some point, AI developers will plug all of their AI devices into a single AI-based depository on the Cloud, which will effectively combine all of these AI products experiences and conclusive outcomes into a single flow of Intelligence. The outcome of all of this self programming is an ultimate rewrite of the very language that is used. In a words, human programmers will be at a loss as to what is going on simply because they won't understand a single word of the developing AI programming code.

Are you getting any of this?

If you're not listening well to me, perhaps Elon Musk will open your mind to the dangers of an out of control AI (the language of the narrator is horrible at times, for which I apologize. But the video is worth the watch):

In Conclusion, let's hope AI developers can find a way to control the potential Frankenstein that they're creating.

Allan Colombo


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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Why I'm Sooo Political and Unafraid

Those in business are often reluctant to speak politics in public.
image of a penny with 'In God We Trust' I'm in business, although I'm retired. I have no problem talking politics, and haven't had a problem with it for over 20 some years now. And yet so many people in business refuse to talk politics in public spaces because it might hurt their reputation, their business,
or both. Why is it that I'm unafraid to do it and they are?

Well, the obvious answer is just as I've stated, it will hurt their reputation or their ability to do business with certain folks who may not see eye to eye. As to why I'm unafraid, let me tell you a brief story to support the premise I've just given and then I'll tell you why I may not be afraid.

A number of years ago I was approached by a head hunter concerning an operation managers position with SA Comunale, based in Ohio. When I failed to pass muster, I asked the recruiter what happened. His reply was, "The owner says your politics is wrong."

Obviously the owner did his homework and he knew I am a Conservative. He must obviously be a Liberal. Because of the difference, he made an unfair decision not to hire me. I would have been good for his business, and I would have given him 110 percent despite our political differences. His loss...

Despite my loss, I continue to speak out against the Socialistic, Leftist agenda, which is to convert America from a Capitalist form of government economics to that of Socialism.

Frankly, it shocks me when anyone who owns a business in this great nation supports the Left and its Socialistic, Communistic ideology. If the Left is ever successful in making this conversion, eventually all means of production will belong to the State. You would think that business owners, like SA Comunale, or any other, would understand that, but I don't think they do.

I'm Actually a Liberal

Let me share a secret with you... I'm actually a Liberal, too!

For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you might think that this is untrue, but the fact of the matter is, I am a Liberal at heart, and it's the heart that defines a true Liberal. You see, the Left has found a way to exploit

one of the most defining characteristics of a Liberal, and that is their giant heart. The Left pulls at their heart strings and unknowing Liberals respond by supporting the Left's agenda. Not I any longer.

You can call me a rehabilitated Liberal.

I began my conversion in the early 1990s, in 1992 to be exact, when presidential hopeful, Bill Clinton, gave a speech in Chicago where I and my family lived at the time. Clinton said that if he and Gore were elected, they'd "eliminate the Constitution, it was a radical experiment that outlived its time." I told my wife, "He's a Comrade," and I believe to this very day that he is a Communist in disguise. That's why the allegation of Russian collusion between Trump and Russia, which was first publicly made by Bill Clinton's wife, was so funny at the time.

Well, when we got home, I read the US Constitution and it knocked my socks off. I told Noreen that I felt that I'd been duped all those years ago as a young kid who had become a Communist by virtue of shortwave radio (Radio Moscow for one). I began sending letters to Moscow at the age of 14. Well, that very evening, I switched sides and became a full bore Capitalist.

Why I'm Unafraid

I speak out about the dangers of Socialism/Communism because if we don't stop this movement, if we lose our Capitalistic form
of economic government, we'll end up losing our businesses. We'll become slaves of the State, and if you doubt me, do some research. Look to Venezuela and other nations that had lost to the SAME Socialist/Communist Left. Nothing good ever comes out of Socialism. Nothing.

So if you're a business owner, you had better speak up now, before you lose your bread and butter to a form of government that you've never been subject to. Once you fall under the bus, it's not likely you'll have a second chance to decide to switch back to our beloved Capitalism. The smooth ride will be over, once and for all, and from there the ride will become bumpy at best.

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Al Colombo


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Monday, March 25, 2019

Some Insights Into Who I Am, Really

Do any of us truly know who we are? I think not.
But here's some additional info on who Al Colombo is.

image of a penny with 'In God We Trust' My name is Al Colombo and I'm officially a trade journalist and copywriter in the physical security and life safety markets. This WebLog, however, has very little to do with security.

What it has more to do with is a hidden life led right under the noses of many professional colleagues, some of which may have suspected that there was something different about me but could never quite put a finger on it.

I did, however, reveal myself to a select few along the way. Those individuals definitely knew there was something different. Many of them were converted into believers while others probably shook their heads and never looked back. Either way, I'm good, as I've come to realize that this stuff is not for everyone. Some of us simply prefer to live our lives oblivious to the details. Not I! I need to know as it's in my nature.

Because you'll learn enough about me by way of my writings on this blog, I'll proceed by telling you about my public life. I own a digital promotional company based in Ohio called Thunder Promotions (TpromoCom). I've owned and operated it in parallel with my writing career since 1995. One of my passions is website design, and it will continue to be into the future.

As a writer, I began writing technical copy for technical magazines in 1986 and I've been writing in print and online publications ever since. I officially retired in 2015, and now I work full time on my own business.

To read the rest of the story, I've included the above plus some additional personal information. For those of you who have known me for years, this additional information will actually fill in a few gaps where it comes to specific incidents in my life where I seemed to have foreknowledge.

For others whom I have counseled as a close friend (as you have I), it will explain the reason why you often tell others things like, "he's always been ahead of the curve," or "he's been right 90 percent of the time," where it came to my insights regarding the path you should take. I'll leave it at that, but part 3 of the OBE story is yet to come. I will write when the time is right.

--Al Colombo


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Monday, March 11, 2019

OBE's and the Big Picture (part 2)

image of a penny with 'In God We Trust' In "Thinking Without Words," a discussion of thought without the hindrance of language, I spoke of my original intent to learn the art of leaving one's body, also called Out of Body Experiences (OBE's). On December 24th, 2018, I then wrote the Weblog article entitled "OBE's and the Big Picture (part 1)," which went deeper into the OBE issue, based on personal experience. In part 2 and 3, I'm going to reveal the big picture based on my own personal experiences.
Side note: I may be 68 going on 69, but the truth is, I'm much older, and it's likely so are you. But I've digressed already and I've just begun.

Perhaps what troubles me that I'm revealing bits and pieces of myself that I've worked so hard to hide most of my life, other than revealing them to a select few. Because of my political opinions, I have enemies and I really don't like giving them too much information which they will ultimately use against me in any way they can. But the fact is, we're here on Earth to do a job, and to that mission I must remain faithful, so it is my fate to tell you what I know of the "big picture."

What's the Big Picture Anyway?

The definition of the "Big Picture" is, according to Wikipedia, by virtue of inference, is "a top down perspective on a problem or situation." To me, it means taking a step back to look at a situation, a thing in order to see a larger part of what makes it what it is. Most of the time, we do not have the big picture because we're either too busy to take the time to study the situation, or perhaps we just don't want to know for what ever reason we may have.

So for me, the big picture, as it pertains to the OBE phenomena, involves the positioning of the human self with that of the Astral, Spiritual, or Subspace self, which ever you want to call it. So here's the question we'll work on, and once answered, you will have the big picture concerning OBE's. Keep in mind, there are many big pictures as it pertains to many things in life. Today, we're dealing with the OBE big picture. Tomorrow, or a month from now, we'll deal with the big picture as it pertains to some other portion of reality.

Here's the question that we're seeking a reasonable answer to:

"How can we be here and yet there?"

First, where is "here" and where is "there?" "Here" is this physical universe, or what we like to think of as a "physical." In reality, this construct is anything but solid. Made up of atoms, we know there is more space within matter than actual matter. "Here" is where we live, work, love, and find enjoyment. It's where our friends and family live. It's where everything we know resides.

So, where is "there?" In this case, "there" is in the Astral, Subspace, or Spiritual realm. Most of us readily believe that it's where we go when we die, and in a sense that is true. But the bigger picture is this, it's where we are and where we'll remain once this physical body ceases to function. Let's call it the "Astral" realm from hence forth.

We're not going to get into the "quantum" debate as to the true nature of that which we find ourselves immersed in, as we'll leave that discussion for another day. Right now, we're going to stick to the issue at hand.

The human body, as we so often and commonly refer to it, and as I have come to understand it, is a biological machine of immense complexity. It's made by way of the most advanced technology available to only God, or to a lessor extend to Plato's gods. God's Word calls it the human body a "vessel," and we're told that it's possible to ask the Holy Spirit to enter and dwell within it along with ourselves.

Yes, we dwell within a vessel, which means we are not that which we appear to dwell within. The human body, as a complex machine, is like a motor vehicle. We get in, we get out. We use it, it dies, and we move on to other things. But all the while, whether inside the vessel or outside, we have an existence separate from that which we occupy while we're here in the physical realm.

In part 3, we'll go deeper into the issue of "here" and "there." For now, meditate and ask God for "truth," and that truth will "set you free."

Allan Colombo

OBE's Part 1
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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for an enjoyable, prosperous, and safe new year!
image of a penny with 'In God We Trust' How many new years have you weathered in your life? I've gone through 68 new years, 68 birthdays, and 67 summers--hardly a large number to brag on. I'm still a child. When you look at it in this context, you have to admit, we're all so very young.


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