Friday, March 30, 2018

Firing to avoid obstruction charges

I'm just going to put this out there.  I think Trump is going to say that firing Comey wasn't obstruction because he fires everybody.  A lot of people are suspecting that it's so that firing Mueller will seem normal, and I think that's probably a factor as well, but if this comes up in the future, I hope the courts see through it.

Shilling

I never ever thought about the idea of people being paid to pretend to be real people online until around 2016.  If I did, I never really thought it could be that bad.  I figured that companies may go online and pay for reviews of their products once in a while.  I could see how easy that was.  I never thought about the bigger ideas like, creating distrust in our governments, in our scientists, and influencing elections.

One idea that keeps coming back to me is not only how AI can make this worse, but also how we might need AI to fight this.

There are going to be certain campaigns at the root of these things that should be noticeable with the right kind of program, something that can see the right phrases in the right areas of the world.

For example, it should detect when there's an abnormal amount of people suddenly invading certain comment sections or active areas of the internet.

People can be pushing lots of different campaigns out there

-  Climate change denial

-  Pro gun

-  Who to vote for

-  Smear campaigns

-  Justifying wars

-  Influencing public opinion about war (encouraging it)

The last one in particular is a scary prospect.  What if you put a lot of money in to influencing a country to go to war?  How effective is propaganda?  At what point do people say, wait a second, why the fuck is this your agenda?  Who does that?

We can find where it comes from.  The internet leaves many trails, even now, AI can scour over the 2016 election propaganda and find who did what.

I read a comment where someone said they've seen an abnormal amount of people trying to say that North Korea shelling South Korea "wouldn't be that bad".  I thought, what if someone like Putin would want America to go to war with North Korea so they could step in, act like the peace makers and use that as an argument to release sanctions.  Ever since the new administration took office, it's seemed like they've been pushing for a war.

They need to know that you can't try to control people anymore, the internet is more advanced then anything before it and these dumb old fucks that think they can convince people of what to do are going to be exposed and dragged through the muds of history.

It's only a matter of time.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Death Penalty

I remember thinking about how the worldwide population boom that we've been going through, and how there will probably be signs that we are reaching a critical limit.  Things like:

Less value in human life
  1. War will not seem as bad.
  2. Abortions will become more prevalent, with more places having forced abortions
  3. The death penalty will become more common.
So yesterday when Trump was giving a speech about the opiate problem, it wasn't too surprising to see him suggest the death penalty for drug dealers.  In the Philippines, where things are a lot more crowded, we can see Rodrigro Duterte committing human rights atrocities as he kills criminals left and right.  The world condemns his actions but are we becoming normalized to this?

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Another shooting and crosswalks

In the past two days, there was a shooting in Florida and a little boy was killed on a crosswalk near me.

We need to create better crosswalks.  We need better gun control and mental health accessibility.

There's too many problems.  Not enough people to solve them.

There are a lot of things that we can do to make street crossing safer.  Better lighting, raised crosswalks, in-road lighting, above road paths, tunneling.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

On the ark

How do we know how long a body can freeze?

We didn't even know when we took off with that damn thing.  We had a research lab onboard and some people on ice that were most likely going to be ... recycled.

Living conditions were difficult, but we made it work.  There were many species that we had the dna for, lots of different seeds... we didn't really know what we were doing.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Horse\Car Trainer

This whole idea started with a dream. I think I have to use myself as the main character (but younger).  I think I want to try and write it in a way that anyone could see themselves as the protagonist, and it could just as easily be switched from male to female.

In the future, vehicles become banned, except for renegade groups.  Some are in the water like modern pirates, roaming through flooded cities in boats and jet-skis.

The kid training the horses wants to do something bigger with his life, so he discovers a secret group that's being paid by the government to develop a new cop car.  The cop car is an automated self driving car... maybe even a cross between a "big dog" robot and a motorbike.  The kid is training them because he's the best driver they've found... maybe it starts with him escaping to a modern day arcade, (he uses skills he developed while horse riding.)

There's a big competition, all the winners have their best driving skills programmed in to the AI. 

The David Ark Ages (theory)

I was thinking of the name David Ark, or Raymond Ark, possibly something like the Diamond Ark because has "dark" in the title. (Dark Ages)

So this is based on the idea that leaving the planet would cause an environmental melt down as a reaction to all the pollution.

One thing running through my mind is, "What if this has happened before?"

What if life dropped us off and took some resources with them?  Maybe when they left they took out the dinosaurs... As a story idea, what if they hunted the dinosaurs?

We could write all of this happening in a futuristic world but the viewers themselves can figure out the analogy to previous times.  History repeats itself.

So... basic plot:

- Earth becomes too full

- Cars become banned

- Horse industry takes off

- Horse trainer notices horses refuse to work with humans

- Start building ark

- Things start changing, animals working with humans, plants grow better, fish are more populous, etc.

- Leave planet, the planet enters a "dark age"

- Get to new planet

- Hunting alien dinosaur type species on new planet

- They're forced to leave the planet because they fuck up

- Some humans are left behind on new planet.

The idea is to leave the notion that this has happened before, that long ago, "human like species" may have discovered Earth and just hunted the dinosaurs for sport.  

When they left, they try to leave messages with us but the wake of their alien rocket engines destroys anything they leave behind, forcing us to rediscover the universe.