A Century Of AI Influence In Hollywood And How It May Affect Us
Let’s face it, it’s almost impossible these days to fully detach from the idea that AI is out there and quickly making its way into all of our day-to-day lives. From Saudi Arabia granting citizenship to a robot, to ‘convenient’ virtual AI assistants such as Alexa and Siri becoming the norm – there’s no surprise that our media is filled with a creeping reality that we, as humanity, may soon be coexisting fully with AI.
So where did it all begin? When exactly did we start seeing the technological fantasy of robots living in our world go from on-screen to our reality? And more so, did we invite them in ourselves or were we slowly groomed to welcome them in subliminally through television and film?
There is a lot to consider and much ground to cover here, but let’s begin with the simple facts. The first time the masses were introduced to artificial intelligence via the big screen was in the film Metropolis. Since then we have seen the number of AI cameos go up and quickly multiply. In the past 8 years alone, we have seen an increase of AI in films by 144% versus the last decade. What could be the cause or purpose of such exponential growth of pushing AI into our consciousness, and more so – why, as we move forward, do the characters seem to become more human-esque; displaying emotion, remarkable intelligence, ability to teach itself, and desire to remain alive for the sake of not ‘dying’ as though human themselves?
Ray Kurzweil predicted in his film Transcendent Man back in 2009 that we will soon be, within the 21st century, living in a human-machine civilization. That may be true, and perhaps we’ve already stepped into that reality to an extent as we see more jobs being handed to robots or more individuals being open to AI intimacy, but we can still avoid a full ‘invasion’ agenda. We are capable of so much more than allowing robots to take over and fully infiltrate our world if this is in fact the case of our foreseen future.
The main drive for this article was to further note that regardless of who or what we do (or do not) begin to coexist with, that it is important to never lose touch with who we are and our human nature. What truly matters most is not what lies at your convenience within a screen, but what is within YOU as a whole. Disconnect to reconnect. Whether we choose to accept our ever-evolving world or not, it is important to remember that though we may need to adapt and evolve beyond who we are today, never lose sight of nor sacrifice the very essence that makes you unique, human.
We must be cautious and conscious of how we consume our media, as ill intentions and agendas are at times in play to veer our attention and skew our perspectives, in turn to create realities in which we have consented to.
Again, there could be many reasons as to why the way AI is displayed to us has shifted over the years, and so as not to speculate but solely deliver my point of view and insight, I just wanted to review the facts and share the infographic below for us to review and reflect on together.
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“soon” is a long, long, way away yet.
On the 18 – 09 – 2018 I am having emergency surgery to save the sight in my left eye.
I am already blind in my right eye & therefore – post surgery – I will need RESPITE CARE & I we have deemed – for a period of 2 weeks – this will take place in a nursing home.
Through MyAgedCare I already qualify & have been granted RESPITE CARE.
Because the social workers were too busy I hunted up my own RESPITE CARE provider – the only thing that needs to happen is that the lady who runs the facility access my file with MyAgedCare & authorise my access to the care facility.
This simple process has been MISSION IMPOSSIBLE for the lady in question ….
So I rang MyAgedCare to facilitate the simple process.
THE STAFF on the MyAgedCare line are nothing but PROFESSENION – EFFICIENT – HELPFUL & THOROUGH.
I have had to ring MyAgedCare – 4 TIMES so far – FOUR TIMES ..
And still this lady who runs the nursing home – has not come to the party to finalise this transaction.
TO THE BALTENT POINT OF NOT ANSWERING HER PHONE & THERE IS NO CAPACITY TO LEAVE HER A MESSAGE – YES SHE HAS NO MESSAGE BANK FACILITIES SWITCHED ON.
This morning she was still saying that I do not qualify – therefore it will not be subsidised by the government & I MAY HAVE TO PAT FULL PRICE.
This woman has had me in TEARS several times – so far.
So much for the care 7 concern of her organisation The Brotherhood of Saint Laurence.
Just to explain that the Australian government has OUTSOURCED this service & every conversation is recorded & reported. MyAgedCare know who has accessed the site – where they visited & what they did & their criteria is TIME IS MONEY EFFICIENCY to their customer.
No one will get away with any lies & procrastinator will be reported to relevant problem solving authorities.
THE GOOD OLD BAD OLD DAYS WHEN – power tripper public servants could WASTE HARD EARNED TAX PAYER DOLLARS TORMENTING CUSTOMERS AS THE PLEASED ARE GONE.
Sorry boys & girls but we have moved into the future …
To put my joy at the initiative of the existence of the all seeing, all knowing technology throughout the .Gov.au system.
About 10 years ago – The Federal Police attended my local CENTRELINK office – they stayed for a while & stuck out like a sore thumb – that’s how we knew they were FEDS.
CENTRELINK FRAUD has been rampant – there was a rumor that $11 million was syphoned off through FAKE overseas pension accounts over several years by 1 worker.
Imagine how much loot was stolen when they all got started.
Yep – that’s right – it wasn’t us afterall.
The government has sacked public servants & outsource their services.
Today & especially when we read that DIGITAL BANK ROBBERS FLOURISH – it is vital that their systems are all seeing & all knowing.
To Catch A Thief In The Act … be it inhouse or a stranger calling.
& we are all pleased that the CENTRELINK workers finally got found out
@ the same time the government deserved it for being so Scrooge like. 😛
Thank You for this
ALL SEEING, ALL KNOWING TECHNOLOGY
In Australia we have people on the dole cues who would KILL FOR A JOB
And look at the ungrateful bludger’s that have these jobs –
Oh, & as for transport to & from the Eye & Ear Hospital on the Park = outpatients.
It looks like I will be taking myself BLIND to & from my necessary appointments.
Their social workers is doing the best sh can – BUT HEY – miracles are Gods domain.
Dear God Please if You could help me find some transport – Thank You.
Australia is hemorrhaging MONEY at the hands of an ineffective & inefficient worker mind set.
ALL BLUDGERS OUT !!
5:11 pm Friday 14 – 03 – 2018
20 minutes ago I received a call from the lady in charge of organising transport & the Eye & Ear on the park.
With a hospital full of doctors I have been told to go to my GP & ask him to fill in a
Non Emergency Patient Transport booking form.
At the last minute.
Apparently the doctors at the hospital do not know me & therefore they cannot fil in the form.
IF I FIND OUT DIFFERENT –
We have people on the dole cues who would KILL FOR A JOB.
And – still & yet the bludgers get picked ???
Australia’s economy is in the shit house because we have non-productive belligerent – lethargics bleeding the system.
Non Emergency Ambulance Patient Transport
IF I FIND OUT DIFFERENT:
I just rang Ambulance Victoria – post surgery – a doctor OR a division 1 nurse can authorise a Non Emergency Patient Transport – no advance warning necessary.
AND YET MORE LIES.
The sooner the corporate world takes over Australia’s HealthCare System the better.
Money Talks – Money Motivates – Money engenders GOOD & CORRECT SERVICE.
You see MEDICARE PAYS through the nose but we don’t get the service.
Are they pilfering the health care dollars without providing service ??
Does anyone know how DANGER MAN Shane Dowling is doing ??
He got 18 months.
It will cost the AUSTRALIAN TAXPAYER $72.000.
Add to that the $4.000 the last time when he was sentenced to 30 days cost us.
Imagine what kind of car you could buy with $76.000
why he was not sentenced to street cleaning or dishwashing at the SALVOS I cannot imagine.
The healthcare dollars & have been allocated – but are not being spent on patient care but pilfered into other avenues.
Rumor, Gossip, Innuendo & Social Media
There are stories that say – Private Medical Professionals who have their own private clinics & also operate within the Public Hospital System – have been known to order expensive medical equipment through the Public Hospital System – to be paid for by the TaxPayer Funded Public Hospital – only to have said equipment delivered & installed at their private clinics – at TaxPayer EXPENSE.
To my mind this constitutes THEFT.
It looks like SOME SCHRUDE ENTITIES are making whoopee & the TAXPAYER is footing the bill.
The Healthcare System of the USA.
A business needs to be run as a business.
The business of healthcare delivery to a nation’s people is a multi-billion if not trillion dollar expense.
A business must be run by Experienced & PROFIT DRIVEN Professionals.
The NATIONS TAXPAYERS, PAY.
Who runs the American Healthcare System ??
1. VESTED INTERESTS.
2. THE SYSTEM IS HOGGED BY GREEDY INDIVIDUALS MAKING PROFIT.
3. BUDDIES & BACKSLIDING CRONE CON ARTIST FRIENDS OF THE ESTABLISHMENT DELIVERING AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE FOR AS MUCH MONEY AS THE CAN GRAB.
And not a business with achievement goals –
I worked for years, paying tax & never needed a doctor.
My 5 children were healthy kids & we hardly ever needed to dip into the healthcare kitty.
Now I need medical attention & a little of the tax money I paid in to the system is DENIED ME … reallty !!