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Are Algorithms Becoming a Substitute for Wisdom?

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Will the application of algorithms (a set of computational directives) to human responses eventually replace all other in vivo forms of social interaction and become the virtual substitute methodology, fatuously deemed equivalent, by those orchestrating the fraud, to the thinking species' hard-won sapient wisdom (animate, accurate, objective perceptions)?

Collated electronic data is not real lived experience. At most, anything computer-generated in this vein is a cybernetic theory of human behavior. Although many of us perform like mindless robots, I seriously hope that this is not the actual goal of the 'gods' of mechanistic anthropomorphism.

Given that 'mind', so far as is scientifically known at the present moment in time, is not merely, as basic and simplistic "communication and control theory" would have it, an "automatic control system ". The very idea is presumptuous!

By no stretch of the scientific imagination, as yet, has 'mind' been determined to be merely a 'function' comparative to the workings of "the nervous system and brain and mechanical-electrical communication systems".

When the human mind is able to be reduced, due to the present dominance and market power of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) manufacturing community, to purely a function of cybernetics (manufactured robotics), then we the people, have been relegated to mere isolated (alienated) widgets, adroitly separated from our own natural humanity, by the offspring of this machine breed.

Is it not an unstated goal of totalitarian corporatism, to reduce as threat, any dissenting voices to their devices' of 'command and control' and therefore to be curtailed as in the restriction of 'free speech', to only those credentialed to speak on behalf of global corporatist man.

As things are degenerating right now, socially, politically and economically (culturally) we are well on the way to a desensitized, perceptively distorted, subjective reality -- seen only through our inner mental filters shaped by past conditioning.

What are algorithms other than weighted compilations of preprogrammed projective assumptions about repetitive human behaviors. These formulae say absolutely nothing about the holistic organization and function of mind.

Stereotyping is when sapient beings does the same thing, in reverse, yet it is frowned upon as unethical cultural bias.

Isn't the practice of stereotyping "others'" behavioral reactions akin to assuming an outcome by algorithmic application?

Stereotyping of individuals is frowned on by society's ethical censors -- so-called human-rights advocates. How is it then that prediction by applied algorithm is not likewise vetoed?

Could it possibly have anything to do with the fact that making money through the deceptive employment of patented/trademarked, monopolist, exploitative processes, is still sanctioned as legitimate capitalist methods of 'business' endeavor?


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