Useless and Unnecessary

There Is No More God in Science. Science Is Not About Truth, It’s About Power.  Yuval Noah Harari

We hear so much about the enormous promises of technology and hopefully these promises are real. But technology in the wrong hands can also be used to disrupt and damage society and even human life in numerous ways ranging from the creation of a global useless class to the rise of data colonialism and of digital dictatorships.  And if you look around you at what passes for leadership today, we already know the outcome.  Whereas in the past mankind had to struggle against exploitation, today we are facing irrelevance and trust me, it will be far worse to be irrelevant than to be exploited.

Yuval Noah Harari, Professor of History at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is one of Klaus Schwab’s loudest mouthpieces.  Harari claims that technology will develop to the point that there will be no need of humans in the future.  They will and I quote become “unnecessary and useless,” which leads to the big “political and economic question” of what “do we need humans for or at least, what do we need SO MANY humans for?”  This should not be surprising from a man who also claims that mankind not only invented God, heaven and hell but free will.

If Harari is right, the next big question may well be: What should we do with all the superfluous people once the left has developed highly intelligent non-conscious algorithms that can do almost everything better than humans? What indeed!

People have long feared that mechanization might cause mass unemployment. This never happened, because as old technology became obsolete, new technology evolved and there was always something that humans could do better than machines.  Of course that statement is not set in stone and nothing guarantees that humans will be needed as technology grows.  The idea that humans will always have a unique ability beyond the reach of non-conscious algorithms is just wishful thinking.

And if you think education can outplace technology, think again.  Professor Harari believes it is impossible to know what to teach children today to make them productive citizens in the future. There will be “a new massive useless class that has no military or economic usefulness, and therefore no political power,” he stated.

As time goes by, it becomes easier and easier to replace humans with computer algorithms, not merely because the algorithms are getting smarter, but also because humans are specializing. Ancient hunter-gatherers mastered a very wide variety of skills in order to survive, which is why it would be immensely difficult to design a robotic hunter-gatherer. Such a robot would have to know how to prepare spear points from flint stones, find edible mushrooms in a forest, track down a mammoth, how to coordinate a charge with a dozen other hunters and use medicinal herbs to bandage any wounds.

However, a taxi driver or a cardiologist specializes in a much narrower niche than a hunter-gatherer, which makes it easier to replace them with AI. AI is nowhere near human-like existence, but 99% of human qualities and abilities are simply redundant for the performance of most modern jobs. For AI to squeeze humans out of the job market it need only outperform us in the specific abilities a particular profession demands.

As algorithms push humans out of the job market, wealth and power becomes more concentrated in the hands of the tiny elite that owns these all-powerful algorithms.  And who is to say that eventually the algorithms might themselves become the owners. 

Human law already recognizes intersubjective entities like corporations and nations as “legal persons.” Though Toyota or Argentina has neither a body nor a mind, they are subject to international laws, they can own land and money, and they can sue and be sued in court. Who is to say the nuts we elect to represent us today don’t eventually grant similar status to algorithms. Once recognized as “legal persons” algorithm could then own a transportation empire or a venture-capital fund without having to obey the wishes of any human master.

Before dismissing the idea, remember that most of our planet is already legally owned by non-human intersubjective entities, namely nations and corporations. Indeed, 5,000 years ago much of what passed for society was owned and controlled by imaginary gods.  If imaginary gods can possess land and employ people, why not algorithms?

I cannot help but be reminded of Hitler’s classified “useless eaters.” Like those at the World Economic Forum, Hitler believed there was a class of humans among society who simply consumed but did not contribute. Instead of hoping they’d rely on government aid, he simply murdered them. So, I would be on high alert when a global agency begins referring to portions of the population as “useless.”

This is another push toward the World Economic Forum’s goal of government control – you need us but we don’t need you.  And there can be no doubt that professor Harari, along with Klaus Schwab of the Great Reset agenda, and those of their ilk have planned a future for mankind that includes mostly death and destruction.

As far as we can tell from a purely scientific viewpoint, human life has absolutely no meaning. Humans are the outcome of blind evolutionary processes that operate without goal or purpose. Our actions are not part of some divine cosmic plan, and if planet earth were to blow up tomorrow morning, the universe would probably keep going about its business as usual. As far as we can tell at this point, human subjectivity would not be missed. Hence any meaning that people inscribe to their lives is just a delusion.  Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Source:  Klaus Schwab’s Minion Yuval Noah Harari: Rise of Technology Will Make Humans ‘Unnecessary’ & ‘Useless’ – “What Do We Need Humans For?” by Tim Brown, Washington Standard; The rise of the useless class by Yuval Noah Harari,;   

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