“When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that’s when I think life is over.”- Audrey Hepburn
A Social Credit System
What would you do if you found out that the government rewarded or punished you based on how you behaved in society? Much like a credit card system, China has already implemented the social credit system where they use cameras located throughout the country to record individuals and then rate them based on their behavior.
A good rating means the person will be approved for housing, car rentals, and other necessities. Bad ratings mean that they will be placed at the bottom of the list for almost anything they need or want.
This is a true case of Big Brother and it is most unfortunate because a person is constantly being watched and judged by an invisible entity. It’s bad enough that a person is limited based on their credit score. However, imagine being judged and limited based on someone else’s view of your behavior. This is the ultimate ruin.
The mere fact that this is something that is being discussed in American media lets us all know that this is something that America might possibly be considering. Without a doubt, there are those of us who still believe that the government would never do anything to place us at a disadvantage. What we fail to understand is that the government has an interest in population control – which includes ensuring that the population is controlled, if you know what we mean.
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Technological advancements are wonderful and provide us all with the opportunity to have a more convenient life. We teach robots how to cook, clean, and do most other tasks that we simply don’t want to do…or that we are too lazy to do. We also teach robots how to do our jobs, which is not so good considering we take away our means in which to feed ourselves.
In addition to teaching robots how to do our jobs, and how to make life more pleasurable for ourselves, we are also teaching robots how to defend themselves against…well…us.
In this video, a robot is being trained on self-defense by two guys who are specialists in the field. They eventually train the robot so well that it has the ability to fight off three men at one time. It makes you wonder why the men deem it necessary to train a robot on how to fight humans.
The robot doesn’t budge when being shot at, it doesn’t blink when being blown by hot steam, and it seemingly walks through anything that would normally kill a human. It’s a bit frightening because it appears as if the robot is being trained on how to overcome any human attack. So, what happens if the robot loses control and needs to be stopped? This is where most people feel robots will someday be the cause of human extinction.
Jokes Seth Can’t Tell with Seth’s Mom, Hilary Meyers
There are some jokes that just sound wrong coming from Seth, so his mom, Hilary Meyers, stops by to help him out.