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Ron Patton | January 31, 2019
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It was 24 years ago this month that the world almost ended. Many of us probably do not know that we were on the precipice of destruction.

On January 25, 1995, a group of American and Norwegian researchers launched a Black Brant XII sounding rocket from the Arctic Circle island of Andøya in an effort to study aurora borealis.

The scientists had warned Russia, the US, and 28 other countries that they were planning a launch, as they knew there was a chance that the rocket would be mistaken for a nuclear first strike.

But someone forgot to tell Russian radar technicians. The technicians sent an alert to Moscow suggesting that an American first strike might be incoming.

Within minutes, President Boris Yeltsin was brought his black nuclear-command suitcase. For several tense minutes, while Yeltsin spoke with his defense minister by telephone, there was confusion and fear that this would be the domino that would set in motion mutually assured destruction.

It was considered one of the most dangerous moments of the Nuclear age.

It was the first time a Russian or Soviet leader had used a nuclear briefcase in response to an actual alert. Yeltsin concluded that it was not actually a first strike and did not retaliate.

But, of course, the 1995 incident was hardly the only time in the nuclear area we came close to an accidental nuclear exchange.

On October 27, 1962, Vasili Arkhipov, a Soviet Navy officer, was in a nuclear submarine near Cuba when US naval forces started dropping depth charges (a mild explosive meant to signal for the submarine to identify itself). Two senior officers on the submarine thought that a nuclear war had already begun and wanted to launch a nuclear torpedo at a US vessel. But all three senior officers had to agree for the missile to fire, and Arkhipov dissented, preventing a nuclear exchange.

On September 26, 1983, Soviet Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov was watching the Soviet Union’s missile attack early warning system when it displayed, in large red letters, the word “LAUNCH”; Petrov’s computer terminal gradually indicated that one, then two, then three, and eventually a total of five American missiles were incoming. Petrov declined to report the strike, knowing that if he did, the likely response would be a full nuclear retaliation. And it was good he did because the Minuteman missiles the detection system thought it saw were actually just the sun’s reflection off clouds.

The Air Force lost a nuclear bomb off the coast of Georgia in 1958, where it remains today. There’s also a nuclear weapon stuck in a field in Faro, North Carolina, because of another time the Air Force screwed up; that bomb came extremely close to detonating.

Also, in 1980, an intercontinental ballistic missile exploded in Damascus, Arkansas, while it had a 9-megaton nuclear warhead with three times more explosive power than all the bombs of World War II combined on top of it. The warhead didn’t detonate; if it did, much of Arkansas wouldn’t exist today.

I am sure there have been many instances not reported that have put us near a nuclear doomsday – and metaphorically we see that recently nuclear scientists made an announcement about the so-called, Doomsday Clock.

The Doomsday Clock has remained at two minutes to midnight with the scientists behind the announcement claiming that “we have entered the new abnormal.”

Scientists unveiled the Doomsday Clock in 1947 after the atomic bombs they had helped to create decimated Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of the Second World War.

Members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which organizes the Doomsday Clock, announced their findings in Washington stating that “the dangers of the world are being normalized, including climate change and nuclear war”. The clock was moved to two minutes to midnight in 2018 – the closest it has been to midnight since 1953 when hydrogen bombs were being tested for the US and Soviet Union as the Cold War began to simmer – after being moved forward by 30 seconds the previous year. Now, for the second year in a row, it remains the same.

The announcers were keen to stress however that this is not a sign that things are improving; in fact, they say that the climate sociologically is similar to that of the darkest days of the Cold War.

The threat of nuclear war among powerhouses including the US, China, and Russia remains a huge threat, say the scientists, but now they include things like climate change and fake news as reasons to push the clock closer to doomsday.

Every year, experts behind the clock assess how near or far humanity is to its end as they ask how much of a threat nature and man-made catastrophes could pose any given year. The metaphorical clock, created by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, assesses the danger of apocalypse based on threats such as nuclear Armageddon, bioterrorism, Climate Change and other catastrophes.

In a statement, the organizers write: “Humanity now faces two simultaneous existential threats, either of which would be cause for extreme concern and immediate attention.

They also went on to say that there are existential threats that need to be of concern such as nuclear weapons and Climate Change. As nuclear weapons have always been a concern – it appears that political expedience towards a global agenda has now taken over as other dangers include “fake news” about the unsettled science with regard to climate and the overall health of the world’s ecosystem.

The technocrats claim that these dangers have been exacerbated this past year by the increased use of information warfare to undermine democracy around the world, amplifying risk from these and other threats and putting the future of civilization in extraordinary danger.

Of course, these statements remain in the echo chamber of political opportunism as there certainly bigger threats to the world other than disinformation and climate that have been part of the social engineering and geoengineering agendas that are being used to push global sustainability, green economy and the distribution of wealth.

The technocrats that set the clock seem to be overlooking other important issues that are not reported in the mainstream – and the cycles that show that the world is in a cycle of excitability in anticipation of a world event that might put us closer to midnight on the metaphoric clock that they are using to push their agendas of politics.

There are many generational cycles that influence human activity—there are also the various traumas and worries of the collective intelligence that are not heard or even exposed by the technocrats because with the aid of adversarial algorithms and seed stories pushed through social media they can control what they believe should be concerns of the planet.

I suppose that since it wasn’t mentioned that there is no need to consider the lack of unity among the masses, rigged elections on issues of sovereignty, and autocratic, minority rule.

We see tensions rise in countries like Venezuela and neglect the part of history where the same players are often involved with destabilizing countries and installing puppet governments.

History has shown that when this happens we then find ourselves in a position of dangerous blowback.

We now have been exposed to mass riots against globalist tyranny and the media ignores it. The simple reason is that the media refuses to malign the globalist agendas and refuses to see any and all rebellion as defiance to the agendas of the United Nations and the extrajudicial groups like the Bilderberg group, The Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.

There will certainly be a continuance of mass demonstrations, riots, revolutions, wars and resolutions of most pressing demands.

At a time when the course of civilization seems to be more uncertain than ever, driven toward pessimism and even despair, it becomes apparent that a turning point may take us down a road that has been less traveled or not traveled at all.

The rapid increases in technology in recent decades are shortening the times we once had to act and think about actions that promote a thriving collective. It also has pushed us to the edge, making us colder socially and leading us down a path of being less sympathetic to our fellow man.

There is a secret form of mental control intelligence that is being tested that goes beyond planting the seeds of doubt into the algorithmic scale or even adversarial programs that have taken over social media platforms.

The Chinese have developed a self destruct algorithm that can cause a targeted group to turn on each other. It is a slow process of using what is called “swarm intelligence.”

“Swarm intelligence” algorithms that can enable computers to analyze social media platforms and target anyone that they consider to be a detriment or combative and then use hunt drones to monitor the individual. When there is a clear moment swarm intelligence drones can take out a target without any collateral damage.

On a recent Ground Zero show, Jian Liang who was contracted by the Department of Defense and Boeing claimed that she was targeted using nano-chips that answered to swarm intelligence algorithms. This was not a government operation but a private operation using this new tool for mind control and targeting.

Stunning advances in AI have created machines that can learn and think, provoking a new arms race where nuclear platforms can advance and using humans as weapons with swarm technologies that infiltrate social platforms creating targeted individuals that are not only under the eye of Big Brother but literally under the gun.

This raises new concerns about who or what would be capable of pushing the button initiating nuclear war – either by human or Artificial Intelligence, the button that is pushed may be from someone or something’ cold dead mechanical hand.

This is the new assassin, a thinking Artificial Intelligence, or a human that is interfaced with nano-swarms that make them a target if they do not comply with their controllers.

This is where all things being done by remote control.

Neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. This breakthrough, which harnesses the power of speech synthesizers and artificial intelligence, could lead to new ways for computers to communicate directly with the brain.

These advancements mark critical step toward brain-computer interfaces.

Computers can already scan thousands of surveillance photos, looking for patterns that a human eye would never see. It doesn’t take much imagination to envision a more advanced system taking in drone feeds, satellite data, and even social media posts to develop a complete picture of an adversary’s weapons and defenses.

A system that can be everywhere and see everything might convince an adversary that it is vulnerable – to disarming first strike capabilities that might lose its counterpunch. That adversary would scramble to find new ways to level the field again, by whatever means necessary. That road leads closer to nuclear war.

The next generation of AI will have “significant potential” to undermine the foundations of nuclear security. It will also have normal people second guessing their decisions and it will breed a paranoid society.

However, it does not have to be this way.

It’s possible that a future AI system could prove so reliable, so coldly rational, that it winds back the hands of the nuclear doomsday clock. To err is human, after all. A machine that makes no mistakes, feels no pressure, and has no personal bias could provide a level of stability that the Atomic Age has never known.

Some technocrats hold out hope that AI could someday, far in the future, become so reliable that it averts the threat of nuclear war. It could be used to track nuclear development and make sure that countries are abiding by nonproliferation agreements, for example. Or it could rescue humans from mistakes and bad decisions made under the pressure of a nuclear standoff.

At the moment, the testing of swarm intelligence and how it can be used to trigger drones, robots and humans to annihilate mankind on command makes the stakes even higher when we speak about an abnormal or an extreme way of guaranteeing an assassination, decapitation or nuclear strike.

How does it feel to realize that soon we may hand the nuclear launch codes over to an algorithm – or have them interface with a human counterpart who is programmed to carry out the job of pushing the button?

What human would do such a thing? The answer is simple: a mind-controlled drone that has had their conscience erased by swarm intelligence.

When you combine virtual modeling and predictive technologies with advancements in robotics, you can see how infrastructure will become even more autonomous moving forward. With 5G and the Internet of Things, we can watch how our world can and will be more controlled and under surveillance.

The real potential for chaos is the ability for AI-based machines to interact with the physical world while they have a degree of separation from humans. So what exactly does that mean?

A simple example would be a scenario where a human is controlling a robot that, in turn, is controlling another robot and that robot has control of all things dealing in enforcement, containment, and war planning.

The truth is that we need transparency about such moves and how 5G and other plans are just the tip of the iceberg. It will be crucial to have this type of computing power to fuel quantum computers. It is also this power that will empower the scenarios that I have mentioned.

It is imperative that we make sure that these types of scenarios are considered before we roll out the necessary technology to unwittingly facilitate a precursor to what we have seen in science fiction horror scenarios like what we see in The Terminator movies called Skynet.

Furthermore, there needs to be the necessary failsafes in technology like a kill switch that can be exercised if something like a Rogue AI like this comes to fruition.

Written by Ron Patton

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