written an essay linking Thomas Piketty’s premise in Capital
in the 21st Century with the potential of artificial
intelligence systems to control both capital and income.
efforts worldwide to install more underground fiber cables
and build more warehouses of servers are a sign of the
coming infrastructure is being put in place and that infrastructure
will enable a powerful AI to rise.
we view crime, punishment, morality and our place in the
world rest on our ability to control and influence events.
There are signs in the near to medium future that this
premise may be in for a radical shift. The state and corporate
sectors are merging to accomplish a platform for AI. If
that is even remotely possible, Piketty’s complains about
wealth accumulation by the 1% will be the least of our
can read my essay here: AI
OVERDRIVE AND WE ARE IN THE WAY.
closer to home, on Wednesday 7th May, the Constitutional
Court decided to remove the Prime Minister and nine members
of her cabinet for abuse of authority in the removal of
a state official. Political events are moving quickly
as further judgments from other agencies are expected
and tension mounts in Bangkok and elsewhere in Thailand
as the political temperature rises. It is difficult to
see how the political impasse will end peacefully. If
there is a middle ground it risks becoming a vanishingly
small microdot disappearing from sight.