Google and Amazon and Skynet – Oh, My!

The article is hereYou can listen to the podcast on American Family Radio.  The head line is “Google Creating a ‘god-like’ Artificial Intelligence.”

Below is an excerpt:

“They’re trying to create a control grid that captures all the information – video, audio – wherever you’re at, streams it back to a centralized data repository, and then this god-like AI is able to figure out what it is that you’re doing, who you’re associating with, and create a shadow Facebook profile that you don’t know exists, but exists for them,” said Zach Vorhies in an interview Friday with American Family Radio.

Vorhies said Google will be able “to monitor everything that you’re able to do: your real-time information, who your friends are, who your family members are, everything.”

(Note: I think we’re already there — everything we do is monitored some way, often without our knowledge.  Big Brother is here, and has been for a long time.)

[Vorhies] contends Google effectively is developing something akin to China’s social credit system, which forces people to conform to politically correct behavior and speech.

“They’re trying to install the Chinese social credit system so that everything that you do is monitored – and then if you start to do anti-government activities, then you become ‘un-personed’ online,” he said. “You have your social media accounts suppressed, your financial instruments start to be cancelled – you can no longer take money online.”

Sound Familiar?  “… so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.”   Rev. 13:17

I am not yet convinced the “mark” or the “beast” as we understand it is embedded in technology (like the UPC symbol).  While technology may be used, I believe there will be a greater supernatural manifestation in that time.  Regardless, we are told no one buys or trades without the mark. (Rev 13:13-17)

Today there is nothing more pervasive in our lives than Google.  The amount of information Google has on people all over the world is incredible.  The ONLY people they don’t know about are those who are never on the Internet, never use a cell phone, never use public transportation, and have never been to a modern doctor, clinic, or hospital, never had a bank account, credit card, or have never registered with any kind of organization.

Why do they need all that information?  Because information is knowledge, and knowledge is power.

Google has a whole lot of it.

But what about Amazon?

Reports came out back in April that Amazon’s Alexa may have been listening to you, Newsbusters reporting that “contract workers for Amazon in the U.S., Costa Ricas and Romania have been listening up to 1,000 audio clips, some of them lasting up to nine hours. In response to these reports, Amazon confirmed to CNN Business that they do in fact hire employees to listen to what customers say to Alexa.” And more recently, Amazon announced “new ways” Alexa can detect and listen for things in your home.

Now, Amazon has been delivering packages with drone robots (yes, that’s what they are) in Seattle around the Amazon headquarters, and is now in the Irvine, CA area.  These robots however don’t look nearly as menacing as the “Terminator” robots from the future as seen in the Terminator movies.  Amazon’s drones are boxes on wheels with the Prime logo on the sides, roughly the size of a large cooler.

And these cute self-driving package-carrying machines have a name:  Scout.

And “all the while, the devices have safely and autonomously navigated the many obstacles you find in residential neighborhoods … Scout has even made a handful of furry neighborhood friends, like Winter the cat and the excitable Irish terrier Mickey.”

I wonder– did Winter the cat accidentally get inside a Scout and end up being returned to Amazon?  Or– perish the thought! — did someone decide Winter needed a new home?  And I can imagine a lot of dogs nipping at the wheels of this miniature delivery truck.

How long will it be until we hear reports of these miniature freight trucks being stolen, broken into, and vandalized?

As far as the reference to Skynet (the self-aware computer system that overtakes the world in the Terminator movie series), if I had to speculate on who would achieve the kind of Artificial Intelligence to become that, I would pick Google.

I also fully expect them all to become one big tech conglomeration unless the governments of the world stop them.  And they should.

There is nothing more lethal to the national security of any nation, the privacy of it’s citizens, and the sovereignty of freedom.