The Machines Have Us Trained for Obedience

Paul Craig Roberts – paulcraigroberts.org Jan 15, 2020

Many decades ago there was an issue of Mad comics that portrayed a future time when everything was done by robots and humans had no function.  One day the system failed. As it had been eons since humans had to do anything, no one knew how to fix the system.  It was Mad comics version of Armageddon.

I think that is where the digital revolution is taking us.  I remember when appliances and cars responded to humans, and now humans respond to them.  When I grew up cars and home appliances did not go “beep-beep” to remind you of the things you were supposed to do, such as turn off the car lights and take the keys out of the ignition, or turn off the oven and shut the fridge.

Cars, except for British sports cars, didn’t have seat belts.  Today a car doesn’t stop beeping until you fasten your seat belts.  I hear that soon the cars won’t start until the seat belts are fastened.

When the electric company’s outsourced crew failed to connect the neutral line to my house and blew out all appliances, sprinkler system, and garage openers, the electric company replaced everything on a prorated depreciated basis that cost me thousands of dollars.  The worst part of it is that the new appliances boss me around.

The old microwave would gently beep three times and stop.  The new one beeps in the most insistent way—open the door you dumb human right this second, immediately—and keeps on insisting until I obey.  The fridge refuses to let me leave it open for cleaning.  The oven insists that I open it immediately, despite my habit of cutting the on time short and leaving whatever it is to cook awhile longer in the hot oven.

Here is an explanation of how our electric meters spy on us and pass on the information to interested parties. https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/01/15/the-digital-revolution-has-destroyed-privacy-and-made-everyone-insecure/ 

Self-driving cars seem to be our future, and robots are taking our jobs away even faster than global corporations offshored them to Asia.

What exactly is it that humans are going to be good for?  Nothing it seems.

Why will we need a driving license when cars drive themselves?  If there is an accident, who is to blame?  The company that made the car?  The company responsible for the software?  What is the point of car insurance when drivers have no responsibility?

Perhaps it is true that aliens are living among us.  Their language is “beep-beep” and they are using our machines and cars to train us, like Pavlov’s dogs, to respond to their command.

I can remember when telephones were a convenience before they became a nuisance.  When my land line rings, 95% of the time it is a scam or a telemarketing call, usually robotic.  Now, a man will listen to a sexy female voice, for a time, and a woman will listen to a courtly gentleman’s voice, but until sex doll robots catch on, no one wants to listen to a machine’s voice.  So why the calls?  Why do the telephone companies permit their customers to be scammed and their privacy to be constantly invaded?  How do the phone companies benefit from permitting unethical people to destroy the value of phone service?

The same thing, I am told, happens to cell phone users.  Recently I finally had to acquire a smart phone, because two people I need to reach only respond to text messages.  They refuse to answer any phone, and email is so invaded by scammers, malware, and marketeers that they do not use email.  They do not even set up the message system on their cell phones. If you try to call them, you get instead of an answer the message that the person you are attempting to call has not set up their message box.

So there you have it.  Except for texting, which can’t (yet) be done with a land line, telephones are a nuisance.

Growing up in Atlanta during the 1940s and into the early 1950s, you could not yourself place a call from your telephone.  When you picked up the receiver, an AT&T operator answered and asked: “number please.”  You gave her the number, and she rang it and connected you if there was an answer.  If you did not know the number, you asked her for information.  If you knew the complete name and perhaps the street address, you were provided with the telephone number.

In those halcyon days even in a city such as Atlanta, Georgia, there were party lines.  That meant that you shared a telephone line with a neighbor.  If you picked up the receiver to make a call through the operator and heard voices speaking, you knew the line was in use and decency required that you hang up immediately.  As the talking parties heard the click when you picked up the line, if they didn’t hear the click when you hung up they asked you to get off their call.

In that system, there was no anonymity. Anonymity appeared with dial phones, which allowed you to make your own calls.  From a public telephone, the call was not traceable to you.  This technology was the beginning of our downfall.

Dial phones, something youths have seen only in antique shops or old movies are still with us in everyday language. We still say “dial the number” when we are punching buttons.

Today thanks to technological “progress,” it is much easier to invade privacy.

Technology is destroying us and the planet.  The pollution from technology is phenomenal. 5G itself may do us in. The destruction of privacy, identity, and freedom by the digital revolution is far beyond George Orwell’s imagination.  Insouciant humans delight in the gadgets that are turning themselves into unfree people who are under control but who themselves control nothing.

This outcome is easily seen in China where the government uses universal spying to construct for each person a social credit score.  If that person is a dissident, has bad habits, etc., that person gets a score too low to qualify for a loan, university admission, employment, etc., and becomes a non-being.  Here is Soren Korsgaard’s explanation of our future. https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/01/15/a-digital-prison-is-being-created-for-humanity-and-it-is-close-at-hand/ 

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Paul Craig Roberts is an economist, commentator and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury

5 responses to “The Machines Have Us Trained for Obedience”

  1. That isn’t true of China, the social credit score is voluntary only just over the population are registered and the rest who aren’t can still get private or public loans, houses, university etc.
    It does monitor population no one can deny that but when you just pulled yourself out of hard core communism into capitalist socialism there is no way you’re going to allow anyone still hard core communist another shot at the title. That and they have to constantly watch out for western subversion which is playing it smart.
    However Xi does have this future vision set in 50s 60s American sci-fi comics. He is about to push 200million into mega regional cities with electric cars, IOT, high speed trains etc.
    He has his own sustainable development program not involving the UNs sustainable development program and you can see why.
    To keep those cities half way to utopia is going to be a nightmare for him even after the BRI is complete. Any slip and dystopia those cities will become and I don’t think he realizes how easy that will be. Google’s future vision is pure dystopia right from the start and you can see CIA and the establishment behind that one too easy.
    As for the machines that’s a personal choice, there are good second appliances that will go another 20yrs at least why buy new stuff that annoys you?. As for cars yes I am pissed there is nothing on this earth more efficient than two ton being hauled 700km up mountains and across plains on a few buckets of juice. No electric car will give you the pleasure that is a human agency like the combustion engine can.
    We got there and are about to give that up on a whim. As we used to say in the 80s FUELS(fools).
    If robots get rights then that is the Jew revolutionary spirit shinning through.

  2. At least 80% of what the Jewish media claims about China and Russia, are lies.

    There are millions of Chinese in my country, and around the world, and none of them have ever lived with any of that alleged “tech nightmare” in China, pure lies.

    Check out every claim.

  3. America will soon be destroyed !!

    The Lord has made a way out, for those who will accept the “Full Word of God.”

    The Lord Jesus Christ stated:
    John 13:20.
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, HE THAT RECEIVETH
    WHOMSOEVER I SEND RECEIVETH ME, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

    Therefore, if a man wants to receive Jesus, the man MUST receive the “Messenger” who Jesus sends, in this day the Lord has kept His word, and has sent His prophet.

    The, “Elijah anointing,” (Concerning the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ) is used “TWICE.”

    The first time 2,000 years ago, when God sent John the Baptist, then again in this day.

    At each, “Coming of the Lord,” there is an Elijah prophet who precedes that, “Coming.”

    Jesus said concerning John the Baptist.
    Matthew 3:3.
    For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Elijah, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

    John, “Prepared the way for the Lord,” John did NOT “Restore anything,” as that which would need to be restored, (The full understanding of the whole Bible,) had not yet been given.

    This scripture concerns the Elijah prophet for, “THIS DAY.”
    Matthew 17:11.
    And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elijah truly shall FIRST COME, and RESTORE all things.

    God has fulfilled the above scripture in THIS DAY.

    This scripture also predicts the Elijah prophet for “This day”…..
    Malachi 4:5.
    Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.

    This Elijah prophet comes just before, “The coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord,” which happens in this day.

    We are now living in the last days, God has kept His word and sent that prophet, thereby “Restoring” His word to His Bride.

    One Sunday morning in June, 1933, God gave seven major continuous visions to His prophet William Marrion Branham (Fulfilling Malachi 4:5 + Matthew 17:11 + Revelation 10:7 and other scriptures)

    Five of the seven continuous visions, have already come to pass.

    THE SEVENTH VISION.
    “The last and seventh vision was wherein I heard a most terrible explosion. As I turned to look I saw nothing but debris, craters, and smoke all over the land of America.”

    God has raised the dead on FIVE occasions through His chosen vessel.

    God was photographed SIX times, (Veiled in the form of the Pillar of Fire) with His prophet.

    God`s chosen vessel was William Marrion Branham.

    Check out William Branham, God`s “Vindicated Prophet” for the End Time.

    These and other “Prophetical scriptures” fulfilled:
    Malachi 4:5.
    Matthew 17:11.
    Revelation 10:7.
    Revelation 3:14.
    Revelation 1:16 – 20.
    Revelation 2:1.
    Revelation 3:1.

    Watch this amazing testimony on YouTube:
    Ed Byskal – I am a witness (Testimony on William Branham)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ax-wN1lpn4

    Russia now has a missile which can destroy a nation the size of France or a state the size of Texas, destruction is one button push away.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNfn17y7iNo

    The Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of “FORNICATION” and Homosexuality…..
    Jude 7.
    Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to FORNICATION, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of everlasting fire.

    Do you see any fornication and or homosexuality in this day ???

  4. This is the essence of the end times “The mark of the Beast” where no one could buy or sell. For more go here: https://saxonmessenger.christogenea.org/pdf-authors/ray-novosel

  5. @ Dunno y & Jefferson:

    You folks should checkout Truthstream Media by Aaron & Melissa Dykes for the facts on China and the Social Credit Score system: http://truthstreammedia.com/2019/12/27/whats-your-social-credit-score/

    Besides, which NWO do you want: American Hegemony NWO OR China / Russia Eurasian Landmass LAND power NWO? NO difference: both sides controlled by Rothschild Khazarian Mafia AshkeNAZIm Banksters!

    Also thanks Rob for those words of Biblical wisdom: the Bible – the word of GOD!