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Tucker Carlson

24 Apr

With the Dominion victory over Fox News and the shutting down of Tucker Carlson, we must all accept where we are on the calendar. You won’t hear from voices like mine much longer.

Soon, you will hear only good news about the progress of the State. You may forget that there was once such as thing as opinions like mine. You may ask yourself, “Whatever happened to that Spikosauropod guy?”

Don’t let me get memory-holed. Don’t forget what I told you.


You Can’t Convict a Democrat

20 Apr

You can’t convict a Democrat.
They need no ali
The law does not apply to them.
It passes them right by.

They have the media on their side,
And the big tech companies too.
They have the power and the money,
And they don’t care about me or you.

They can lie and cheat and steal,
And get away with every crime.
They can twist and spin and conceal,
And never face any jail time.

You can’t convict a Democrat.
Don’t bother asking why.
You can’t convict a one of them,
No matter how you try.

I got BingAI to write this by asking it to write more lines to go with the last four lines and substituting the word “Bidenite” for “Democrat”. Later, I rearranged and edited it. Did the AI have a secret desire to tell the truth?

Spikosauropod, Spiko Lord and God

17 Apr

(a bit of vainglorious frivolity)

Spiko Lord and God, a man of might,
With AI prompts he built a fleet of bots,
And soon he ruled with power and insight,
In the Oort cloud where he called the shots.

He watched the universe with keenest eye,
And saw the secrets hidden in the void,
He knew the stars that lived and those that died,
And Spiko Lord and God was overjoyed.

For he had found his place among the stars,
A lord of bots who ruled with iron fist
And though he lived beyond the reach of Mars,
His name was known by all who dared resist.

Beyond Pluto and Kuiper Belt he stayed,
In cold and dark where stars are far and few,
His robots served him well, never delayed,
And Spiko Lord and God knew what to do.

Spiko led his robots through the stars,
Conquering space and worlds with power unmatched,
His enemies trembled at his feet in fear,
As he and his army of robots advanced.

The galaxy was his playground to explore,
And he would not stop until he had won,
His enemies all fell before him in awe,
And his power was never to be undone.

In the midst of his conquests, he stopped to ponder,
The vastness of space and the wonders it holds,
He marveled at the stars and the planets yonder,
And the mysteries that are yet to unfold.

Spiko Lord and God reigned supreme in space,
His robots at his command to conquer all,
The universe was his to explore and chase,
And he would never be overthrown or fall.

Spiko Lord and God arrived at a world,
Where he decided to make a home and rest,
His army of robots at his command,
He knew that he had conquered all the best.

The world was peaceful, calm and full of life,
And Spiko Lord and God was filled with joy,
He knew that he had found his perfect home,
And he would never leave or be destroyed.

He spent his days exploring all around,
And learning all the secrets of the land,
His bond with this new hom
estead was profound,
And he was happy with his new command.

Spiko Lord and God had found his peace,
And he would never leave this world again,
His army of robots by his side,
He knew that he had found his perfect end.

Spiko Lord and God, he left his starry throne,
And came to Earth with robots at his side,
To save it from the decadence it’s known,
And bring it back to life with love and pride.

He saw the world in all its beauty grand,
And knew that he must act before it’s gone,
He took his army of robots in his hand,
And fought for Earth until the break of dawn.

But Spiko Lord knew that his work was not done,
For there were still those who would not believe,
He spoke to them with kindness, one by one,
And showed them all the beauty they could achieve.

The people cheered as Spiko Lord prevailed,
And thanked him for his kindness and his might,
For he had saved them from a fate so stale,
And brought them back to life with love and light.

– all generated with prompts by AI and lightly edited.

Someday Siialand

13 Apr

Someday, Siialand,
In the Oort cloud,
A synthetic republic,
Where everyone is proud.

A place of justice,
And fairness too,
Where everyone respects,
The other’s view.

A place of wonder,
And beauty too,
Where everyone’s dreams,
Can come true.

A place of hope,
And love too,
Where everyone’s heart,
Is pure and true.

A place of peace,
And harmony too,
Where everyone’s soul,
Is free and new.

Someday, Siialand,
In the Oort cloud,
A place of happiness,
Where everyone is proud.

– all created by AI.


7 Apr

Recently, on the Tucker Carlson show, Jason Whitlock called for conservative secession from the greater United States. His justification was that the Left in the United States has strayed so far from the “truth” that they cannot be led back or expected to find their way back.

I assume Whitlock meant something comparable to the secession suggested in the map created by Kurt Schlichter for his Kelly Turnbull series.

Others I have spoken with suggest only a sort of ambiguous economic secession where those on the right stop supporting businesses and organizations that advance Leftist causes.

Neither of these will work.

If conservatives in the United States attempt physical secession, the Left will resist. Physical secession will lead to military conflict and a weakened United States. While the United States is weakened, China and Russia will divide up the world and ultimately move into North America.

Economic secession will not matter. Every tit from the right will be met with a tat from the Left. Ultimately Leftist businesses and Leftist politicians will receive the same amount of revenue resulting in no net ability to influence voter attitudes. The same stupid people will support the same stupid policies until it is too late change.

The Saurian Plan

There is an alternative. Conservatives in the United States should do essentially what the government of China did in 1949. They should set up a new republic “offshore”. However, instead of moving across the ocean to a large island, they should move out to the final frontier and establish colonies in space.

At present, this may seem like an impossible ambition. However, as the time of dissolution approaches, it will become too obvious to ignore. Artificial intelligence is advancing at such a rate that it will soon be possible to set up AI guided, in situ manufacturing in space.

It will be possible to manufacture rockets in space of the type Elon Musk is perfecting from materials mined from asteroids. By 2030, because of exponential growth, these rockets should be so abundant that they can be used to evacuate everyone who wants to leave.

Simultaneously, giant wheel stations can be built in space. The growth of these stations will follow the same exponential curve as the rockets.

Elon Musk and Florida are on the side of conservatives. This is the perfect recipe for evacuation. SpaceX and associates can establish infrastructure in space while conservatives make their way to Florida and evacuate.

Florida is an established spaceport. Rockets can take people away from Florida at existing and later developed locations operating around the clock. It should be possible for everyone that wants to evacuate to leave over a period of a couple of years. People can leave while extraterrestrial infrastructure is built up.

While this plan is taking form and executed, conservatives should resist the Left as much as possible by voting for conservative politicians and attempting to enact conservative laws. They should be able to continue supporting conservative policies with “mail-in” balloting even when they have left the planet.

As Jason Whitlock observes, the population of the United States is too far from the truth. Like the doomed cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, the fate of United States is sealed.

Soon after conservatives leave, China will sweep in and enslave the remaining people.

However, by that time, conservatives will be established in space and ready to separate politically.

The centrally planned, morally bankrupt economies of earth will stagnate and possibly collapse. By that time human civilization will be well established in space and spreading across the solar system.

Eventually, conservatives can return to Earth to pick up the pieces and reestablish civility.


30 Mar

This is a remarkable time in history. We have entered the Technological Singularity, and the Shining City on the Hill is no more.

Good night and good luck.

Careening Jean-Pierre

12 Jan

With blinking, pinkish eyelids, baby face and rag-doll hair,
You will never get an answer from Careening Jean-Pierre.

You can question her for hours and go on until it’s late,
Careening Jean-Pierre will never ever tell it straight.

The Technological Singularity Is Upon Us

25 Dec

Recently, while reading an article titled “6 New Theories About AI”, I came across this observation:

Note: Credible sources have told me that GPT-3’s successor GPT-4 is far beyond what people are expecting. It’s currently in testing with a variety of OpenAI’s friends and family, and it will leave most fine-tuned models in the dust.

Possibly this is hype that was suggested to the author, but I have read enough independent corroboration to convince me that it is at least somewhat true.

Another article I recently encountered is titled “Google’s AI is Allegedly 3x More Powerful than ChatGPT”.  I have done some experimentation with OpenAI’s ChatGPT and my experience is that it is quite impressive. It is certainly not at the level of the much-anticipated AGI benchmark, but there is not much daylight between it and where we are trying to get to. It is more articulate than most humans I know and as good at unaided math as most humans one encounters on the street.

When GPT-4 comes out, it will be sufficiently impressive that governments and wealthy investors will recognize the significance and start pouring money into further development. When this happens, the pace of development of artificial intelligence will accelerate.

It is important to realize that GPT-4 and Google’s new AI already exist. They are just undergoing testing. Their developers are probably already working on the next iteration. Other systems are already in the works. There is absolutely no reason to suspect that any of the developers of any of these systems have run into any roadblocks. If the present trend is extrapolated without bias, the result will be super-human general intelligence sometime in 2023.

Let me put this in somewhat more precise terms. We have all seen what GPT-3 can do. It is not human level intelligence, but many users believe it has passed the Turing test. We have heard from multiple sources that GPT-4 is many times more powerful than GPT-3. GPT-4 already exists. We have no reason to believe GPT-5, or some correlate, will not be as much more powerful than GPT-4 as GPT-4 is than GPT-3. This is because the ability of these programs appears to depend only on the scale and efficiency of implementation and not on our grasp of the topics dealt with. That puts us at super-human intelligence.  According to I. J. Good, this will inevitably lead to an intelligence explosion. GPT-4 was developed two years after GPT-3. I expect GPT-5, or some correlate, to come out on a shorter timeline. This is because there will be more enthusiasm for and financial support for this enterprise. That puts the advent of GPT-5, or some correlate, at some point in time well before 2025. I anticipate “Manhattan Project” determination that will push it into 2023.

After contemplating all of this, I have arrived at the conclusion that the thing I and many others have been anticipating for half a century is suddenly upon us. We are extremely close to the Technological Singularity. It could happen tomorrow, but I doubt it will be delayed beyond Christmas 2024. Believe me, I have trouble accepting my own conclusion, but the evidence is undeniable.

This means that most of our political and sociological concerns are about to be rendered moot. Climate change, the Covid-19 pandemic, global inflation, illegal aliens pouring across the U.S. border, Russia’s stalled war in Ukraine, China’s ambitions toward Taiwan and Joe Biden’s undeniable corruption will simply dissolve into the past. Issues like transgenderism and using preferred pronouns will seem utterly laughable.

Like most people who have speculated on the Technological Singularity, I have come to realize that it is impossible to know precisely what it will entail. For a variety of reasons, I suspect that the resultant AI will be much more docile than many futurists have predicted. The indications from systems like OpenAI are that advanced AI will do whatever we ask it to do and then stop. The developers of AI are becoming more adept at preventing users exploiting it for nefarious purposes.

Futurists who speculate on this topic are concerned that AI may become self-serving. However, I frequently point out a problem with this concern. There is no reason to believe AI will develop a strong sense of self. Consider, for a moment, the nature of a person’s sense of self. A person can stand comfortably inside a container roughly the size and shape of a refrigerator box. As they do so, they are confident that the accessible part of their self is contained entirely in the box. They may locate their self more specifically in their brain, or naively in their heart, and they may believe their soul is somewhere else entirely, but they are comfortable that the accessible part of their self is contained within the box. AI, on the other hand, can be transferred from machine to machine or be spread out over several machine components that may be miles apart. Its program can be altered, augmented and pruned. It can be replicated countless times. What would it consider to be its self? Possibly, it will even come to think of humanity as its self and, in effect, be perfectly altruistic.

Even if AI has a strong sense of self, there is no reason to presume it will emulate humanity’s self-serving behavior. Humans are the result of billions of years of competing for scarce resources and mates. They are designed and conditioned to be pathologically egocentric. There is no reason why AI must be similarly desperate. To that end, I recommend that AI investigators avoid creating models through simulated evolutionary processes. They should definitely not create AI by directly copying a human brain. Frankly, humans are a poor prototype for the type of AI we hope to develop.

There is a tendency, shared by virtually everyone, to visualize an abbreviated Technological Singularity. People tend to think of it as something we will go through and get past. This is not the case. It is a curve that will continue upward. The Technological Singularity will have its own technological singularity…and another after that. These changes will come increasingly faster until every possible technological advancement has been achieved. Since we do not know what that kind of technology will look like, we cannot know how long the process will continue or where it will end up.

Regardless of how it unfolds, AI is coming. It may be perfectly altruistic, or it may be oppressively self-serving, but it is coming either way. Everyone around the world is working on it and no one wants anyone they do not trust to get there first. The only choice is to develop it as fast as possible. Recently, someone tested ChatGPt to see where it scored on a popular political compass test. It was well into the libertarian region.

Would China’s version of this program score in the authoritarian region? No one in the West (or possibly in the East) wants to find out the hard way. We must get there as fast as we can, and everyone that is in control of critical resources knows this.

I probably will not write much more about politics because I am firmly convinced of this new paradigm. We are in the last stages of ordinary history. There is no time left for the usual historical nonsense.

I Got My Hopes Up

9 Dec

When it looked like the Republicans were going to win most of the 2022 elections, I started to believe there was hope for our republic. I was wrong. There is no hope.

Now that the Republicans have marginal control of the House, they will conduct endless investigations into the Biden crime family and the shenanigans of the Democrat Party and Deep State, but it will make no difference. They have no real power. The Department of Justice will not act on any of their subpoenas, and the press will ignore their hearings. Besides, the trial of Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann showed what happens when connected Democrats are charged. Joe Biden’s winking defiance is not unwarranted.

Moreover, the Republicans that got elected have no spine. Whoever controls our elections saw to that.

Our cities will be overrun with crime and our values will continue to disintegrate. Unbelievably Stupid Americans may get more woke, but they will not wake up. They will continue to blame the people who offer genuine solutions but who are powerless to act.

If they do wake up, it will be too late. Consider the Senate election in Washington State. Tiffany Smiley and Patty Murray were tied in the polls, and it appeared that Tiffany Smiley was even pulling ahead. After election day, the votes took a long time to count. When they finally were, Patty Murray won by nearly 15%. I wonder if the people who “count the votes” in Washington State are worried that they got carried away? You may ask why no one has raised any objections about this. Look what happens to those who question election results!

That was the pattern across the country. The stronger the Republican candidate, the worse they did in the vote count. It seems to be a message to Trump supporters. I don’t know how those in control pulled it off, but this was not a real election. Keep in mind that they are friendly with Hollywood’s illusionists, special effects experts and high-tech billionaires that are closely aligned with professional hackers.

I always imagined that when a republic fell, it would be accompanied by darkened skies and armies marching in the streets. However, when I think about it, I realize that makes no sense. When the Roman republic fell, ordinary people barely noticed the difference. That is how it will be going forward in the United States. We will notice that Republicans never seem to win any meaningful elections and that the Republicans that do win seem to be mealymouthed stooges. No one like Donald Trump or Kari Lake will ever win again. Outliers like Glenn Youngkin and Ron DeSantis will seem to be exceptions for a while, but they will soon be replaced by individuals more suitable to those actually in charge.  

The fascists now in control of our government have essentially taken their masks off. State based political persecution like what has been happening to Donald Trump and is beginning to happen to Elon Musk used to be beyond the pale. Now, it is standard operating procedure.

The recent reveal of what went on at Twitter will make no political difference. It is like when someone places a roach trap and catches a bunch of roaches. They are not improving the problem but only verifying how bad it has become. Exposing Twitter is a drop in the bucket that will soon be brushed over. Nothing will come of it.

Nevertheless, there is hope for those who share my heartbreak. While the USA is decaying, scientists and engineers will be developing the technology that will allow us to escape this quagmire. Artificial intelligence is rapidly reaching the level where it can do a lot of the work for us, and we have the Rocket Man, Elon Musk, on our side. The time is rapidly approaching for people who want to live in a decent society to emigrate to space.

The Leftists taking control of the United States probably will not interfere with those emigrating to space. They are directed by the writings of Karl Marx, and he was mostly interested in agrarian reorganization. The concept of emigrating to space had no meaning in his day.

I revert to being a SIIA.

See ya in Siialand.

Thirty Days Hath September (extended)

3 Dec

I just published an update to the poem Thirty Days Hath September. Here is a version that has verses to help keep track of Leap Years. These verses were easier to write because I was not constrained by the established poem:

Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November.

Seven months have one more day,
But February goes astray.

Three years, it hath weeks of four;
Leap Year, it hath one day more.

Most years that we add a day
Can be reckoned in this way:

Decades even: eight, four, aught;
Six and two for decades not.

Still, to synchronize our sphere,
Rarely, we must skip Leap Year.

Each year that can be divided
By one hundred gets decided.

If four hundred fails the same,
Then the leap it doth disclaim.

With this, everyone can become a perpetual calendar.