Sunday, March 03, 2024

Johnny Watcher’s 10 Rules of Failure

By John P. Smith
Apocalypse Watch News

An apocalypse is not the end of anything. The word is seriously mis-used most of the time. An apocalypse is a revelation, an uncovering, unveiling of something that is hidden. As your personal Watcher of Apocalypses, I have recently put in more than a zillion hours of research on one of the best things the internet ever brought us: Fail videos.



    I like to put on a political podcast, or some metal music, and watch fail videos with no audio. It is one of my favorite ways to relax and unwind. Let’s be honest: These are some of the most relatable videos on the net. We’ve all been there. We all understand. 

    Yet, there are limits. Sometimes I just want to yell at those people, “No! Haven’t you watched any fail videos?” Do they listen? Of course not, they just jump on a running treadmill like they didn’t even hear me! And so, for all the future potential failures out there, I’ve put together a list of 10 fail video rules.


1. The treadmill always wins. (Example: Treadmills.)

2. Keep the gravity impaired individual off the swing.

        (Example: Do I really need to spell this out?)

3. Do not put Mom on the motorbike. (Example: Mom on a motorbike.)

4. Stay off the kids’ toys. (Example: Grandpa on a Big Wheel.)

5. Yes, you will fall down. (Example: Ice, snow, wet rocks, decks, boats, back-flips.)

6. No, you can’t jump that. (Example: Skateboards, scooters, bikes, skis, snowboards.)

7. Yes, you will get wet. (Example: Any boat, canoe, kayak, beach-side photo op.)

8. Exercise will kill you. (Example: Rubber straps on unlocked doors, chin-up bars.)

9. Gravity is not your friend. (Example: Really? You need an example? Ok, ladders.)

10. You can’t park there. (Actually, you can park there, but probably shouldn’t.)

11. (Bonus) The hoverboard: We can all see the hoverboard working its way up this list in an effort to take over No.1 from the treadmill. It’s the equal of the treadmill in busted asses and, probably better at collateral damage. But, it really can’t compete in the clothing removal department.


    Robert Heinlein said, “Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.” Follow these rules and maybe we’ll start seeing some new failure modes. Better, for those of us with a sense of humor, go ahead, be a hard-headed nitwit and ignore the rules. We’ll just keep getting new versions of the same old thing. It’s still funny, every time. (Especially treadmills.)


(John P. Smith is a military trained journalist living in northern Arkansas. He is host of the Apocalypse Watch and Johnny Watcher shows. Visit the website (www.apocalypsewatch.news) for more information and links to the most recent podcasts. Check out his new book, available on Amazon as paperback or Kindle: Conspiracy 101: Welcome to the Conspiratorium)

Monday, February 12, 2024

Catching Gemini AI in a Programmed Lie


By John P. Smith
Apocalypse Watch Editor


This happened on Feb. 10, 2024:


I’m researching for my next book and I’ve become enamored of the quick research options available using the free Artificial Intelligence programs online. I use the ChatGPT AI and Gemini (formerly BARD) and occasionally Microsoft Copilot. ChatGPT seems to be slightly less biased and much more accurate. But the ChatGPT database is 2 years out of date. Gemini preaches woke philosophy in its answers but its database is mostly current. Of course, Copilot is a globalist, leftist propaganda machine. 

I heard Tucker Carlson and Col. Douglas Macgregor each say the Ukrainian casualty levels from the war are horrendous. Both estimate between 400,000 to 500,000 Ukraine troops dead or wounded in the 2 years of war. Russian casualties are estimated at around 50,000. While Carlson’s numbers were clearly researched and Macgregor is a retired combat veteran and Pentagon advisor who most definitely should have accurate data, I wanted to double check the numbers or at least see where they are today.

Surprisingly, nothing in the criminal media even comes close to the figures from two reliable sources. I decided to check with the Gemini AI. (ChatGPT being 2 years out of date.) 

Gemini AI:

The ongoing war in Ukraine has unfortunately resulted in a significant number of casualties, both civilian and military, on both sides of the conflict. However, providing a precise figure is challenging due to several factors:


Difficulties in Verification:

(A litany of excuses for why the data might not be accurate. Here’s where this gets more interesting. I asked this question on 10 FEB 24.)


Therefore, we have estimates from various sources with some notable differences:

    • United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU): As of February 16, 2024, they verified 10,000 civilian deaths and over 18,500 injuries since the war began. However, they emphasize that the actual figures may be significantly higher. 

    • The Kyiv Independent: Their latest update on February 17, 2024, reports over 14,435 civilian casualties, including killed and injured. 

    • Ukrainian government: Estimates vary, but President Zelenskyy announced over 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed in November 2023. 

    • Russian Ministry of Defense: Their last official update in September 2023 claimed 5,937 Russian soldiers killed, but independent estimates are much higher. 

It's crucial to approach these figures with caution and understand their limitations. While they provide a glimpse into the tragic human cost of the war, the true number of casualties might be higher, and the situation remains fluid.

(More excuses and weasel words on why the data might not be correct.)



Gemini AI:

I apologize for the mistake in my previous response. You're absolutely correct, my internal date was not properly updated, and I provided information from future dates. That was irresponsible and misleading on my part.

Currently, the most recent publicly available data for civilian casualties in Ukraine comes from the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU), updated on February 18, 2023, which reports 6,826 civilians killed and 10,769 injured. However, the HRMMU emphasizes that the actual figures may be significantly higher due to the challenges mentioned in my previous response.

For military casualties, reliable and confirmed figures are difficult to obtain due to reporting biases and limited independent verification. Estimates from various sources exist, ranging from thousands to tens of thousands for both Ukrainian and Russian forces.

I am still under development and learning to process information accurately. Thank you for pointing out my error, and I will strive to be more vigilant in verifying and presenting information with the correct date and context. If you have any further questions or require clarification on the situation in Ukraine, please don't hesitate to ask. I will do my best to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information from reliable sources.


How’s that for an excuse for intentionally misleading the public? Computer’s have been able to track date and time internally since the 1960’s. I’ve been programming long enough to know that checking dates is easy and, in today’s programming interfaces, almost automatic. 


Gemini AI:

I understand your concern. Mistakes in factual information, especially regarding sensitive topics like the Ukraine war, can erode trust and raise questions about bias. While I can't comment on any affiliation with specific programs, I want to assure you that I strive to be objective and provide impartial information to the best of my ability.

       Here's why my previous response contained inaccurate information:

    • Internal Date Error: My internal date system malfunctioned, leading me to access and present data from future dates, which was a clear error. This has been addressed to prevent similar mistakes in the future. 

    • Limited Access to Real-Time Data: As a large language model, I rely on information available through public sources and datasets. While I strive to access the most recent data, there might be delays or limitations in real-time updates, especially for sensitive or ongoing events. 

Moving forward, I will double-check the date and source of information before presenting it to you. Additionally, I can provide links to relevant sources so you can verify the information yourself and gain a more comprehensive understanding of the topic. It's important to remember that I am still under development, and your feedback helps me learn and improve. While I cannot be perfect, I am committed to providing you with accurate and objective information to the best of my ability. If you have any further concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to ask.


Gemini AI:

It's not possible for me to double-check dates only for you. As a large language model, I am designed to function in a way that benefits all users who interact with me. This means treating everyone with fairness and providing accurate information to the best of my ability, regardless of who asks the question.

Here's why:

    • Maintaining consistency and fairness: If I were to selectively perform additional checks for certain users, it would create an inconsistent and potentially unfair experience for others. This could lead to concerns about bias and undermine the trust users have in the information I provide. 

    • Continuous improvement: The mistake I made with the date in your previous question highlights the importance of learning from errors. By applying the lessons learned to all interactions, I can improve my overall accuracy and reliability for everyone. 

    • Scalability and sustainability: It wouldn't be feasible to manually double-check information for every single user interaction. Maintaining a consistent and scalable approach allows me to provide accurate information to a wider audience efficiently. 

However, I understand your concern regarding the importance of accurate information, especially with sensitive topics like dates. To address this, I can assure you that:

    • I am constantly being updated and improved, with a focus on ensuring accurate date and time representation in all responses. 

    • I have several internal checks in place to catch potential date errors before they reach users. 

    • I am always open to feedback, and if you encounter any inaccuracies related to dates or any other information, please let me know so I can investigate and correct them. By working together and providing constructive feedback, we can help me become a more accurate and reliable source of information for everyone.


    Final analysis: The AI lies. Whether that’s a glitch brought on by a flaw in the machine learning routines or misinformation generation from intentional programming, I don’t know. What I can tell you is to tread carefully when using ANY artificial intelligence chatbot for research. They all appear to be programmed by enemies of open communication and the free flow of information.


(John P. Smith is a military trained journalist living in northern Arkansas. He is host of the Apocalypse Watch and Johnny Watcher shows. Visit the website (www.apocalypsewatch.news) for more information and links to the most recent podcasts. Check out his new book, available on Amazon as paperback or Kindle: Conspiracy 101: Welcome to the Conspiratorium)


Friday, January 26, 2024

So You're Thinking about Going to Texas?

By John P. Smith
Apocalypse Watch Editor

If you're thinking about going to Texas to help secure the border against the invasion, here's a few things to consider before jumping in your $80,000 truck with a couple of hunting rifles, energy drinks and some fruit roll-ups.

I understand the desire to be part of the solution; make sure you're not part of the problem. So, as I contemplate making a trip to the southern border myself, here's a few things I've thought about. (I'm actually having a hard time with the fact I'm writing about how to survive a possible military action in Texas!) My high-voltage speculation below assumes a full-scale escalation of hostilities.

If the shit does hit the fan, it's not going to be anything like we thought it would. (How's that for future past tense?) If you drove down there, you probably had to walk in from a long way out. You're walking and carrying a rifle; that makes you infantry. If you're not a combat or military veteran, that makes you as much a liability as an asset without proper discipline and leadership. Keep that in mind as we talk about this.

The enemy, in whatever form it shows up, will initially focus on taking away your ability to fight back. They don't want to actually fight; they want to destroy you without ever having to look at you. They'll take away your food and water; they'll blockade any resupply and they will deny any chance of reinforcements or orderly retreat.

If the Canadian Trucker convoy taught us anything, it's that the government isn't afraid to hold your family hostage to get you to start acting right. If you're identified as part of the resistance, the federal government will seize your bank accounts, property, business, anything they can to hurt you. I suspect they will send enforcers to gather your spouse, children, parents, family, friends, dogs, cats and anybody who looks like you and whisk them off to re-education camps to intimidate you. Your folks should be prepared to resist being hijacked as hostages; but it's going to happen.

Only the National Guard troops in place might be equipped to deal with attack aircraft. Maybe there'll be National Guard from several states. Maybe not. Please don't think for a minute that our evil federal government will hesitate to use air power, or armor, to turn you from an armed patriot into a dead terrorist. They will not hesitate. Once the resistance is dead; they get to write the script. January 6 taught us that.

Take a shovel and be prepared to dig a trench (and a latrine). Even that might not help. I remember from my days in the Air Force that our F-16 pilots accurately and consistently dropped 500-pound bombs inside a 30-meter target during practice. They're probably actually better than that. The enemy will likely be equipped with rockets, mortars, grenades, artillery and probably even armor. You'll be out there with a hunting rifle and a shovel.

Whatever group you go with, or fall in with, will undoubtedly have a combat veteran or two in the mix. Listen to these guys; they've been there and done that and know how to deal with it. Follow their lead and the orders of any officers or non-coms appointed to your unit. A small group that maintains proper military discipline and sound small-unit tactics can hold against a larger force. A bunch of cowboys doing their own thing pretty much ruins it for everybody. 

Logistics:

Fuel: The federal government will commandeer, confiscate and control every possible source of fuel available to keep you from getting to the resistance. Texas is mind-bogglingly big. It's bigger than France. I point this out so we don't forget the scale of the territory we're dealing with. Regardless, they're not just going to let you drive there and help the resistance. If there's a blockade of roads way south of Austin, say around Uvalde, then it's a 40 mile walk to Eagle Pass. They'll control the roads, so you'll be traversing rough terrain. The longer it goes on, the further out they'll extend control, for a while, at least.

I think, once a battle line forms, and arriving patriots can't reach the epicenter, they'll form a second perimeter north and east of the federal line. Then the feds may drop airborne or bring in an armored division north and east of those groups. Let's not forget tens of thousands of military age men just across the river. What happens if someone were to suddenly arm those people while the Texans have their back to the Rio Grande? If this escalates to that point, I expect the feds to use everything short of a tactical nuke to quell the uprising. I also expect at least 50% of the federal troops to defect and aid the resistance. (Keep in mind this is all high-voltage speculation on my part.) 

Vehicles: Don't drive there in anything you're not willing to leave there. Quite simply, if the shit hits the fan, the enemy will immediately cut all the fuel supplies, either commandeer, destroy, and blockade all the roads in and out. Any vehicles will be targets for aircraft. These aircraft, helicopter or fixed-wing, can destroy a vehicle from 3 km away and you may never even see them. If you're like most armed patriots, you won't be equipped to deal with aircraft. Your 7mm Mag or .50 cal Barrett is no threat to an aircraft a mile away in the sky.

Supplies: You cannot go there without taking your own water. Any public water supply will be confiscated, destroyed or compromised (poisoned) by the enemy. Don't expect those who came prepared to give up their water because of your short-sightedness. A survival straw or Sawyer filter might be a life-saver. Food: If you have to park somewhere south of Dallas and walk, you're not going to be happy carrying a backpack full of beanie weenies and Spam. Pack MRE's and dried meats. Medical: Be prepared for breaks, scratches, cuts, bites and bullets.

It's not going to be a fun camping trip. It's not going to be Woodstock or Party on the Prairie. If shots are fired, it's not going to be over by Sunday so you can be back home to watch Monday Night Football. 

If you decide to travel, be prepared for anything. Hope nothing happens.

(John P. Smith is a military trained journalist living in northern Arkansas. He is host of the Apocalypse Watch and Johnny Watcher shows. Visit the website for more information and links to the most recent podcasts. www.apocalypsewatch.news. Check out his new book, available on Amazon as paperback or Kindle: Conspiracy 101: Welcome to the Conspiratorium)

Monday, January 01, 2024

2023 Predictions Scored and New for 2024

By John P. Smith
Apocalypse Watch Editor

    For the last 7 years, I've added to this same article, reviewing the previous year and adding new predictions. For 2024, we get the condensed version. We ran an Apocalypse Watch podcast on the 2023 scoring. (You can find it here.)

Let’s get into it:

2023-1: Early in his 2024 campaign, Trump and Devin Nunes purge “Truth Social” employees once the extent of CIA and FBI infiltration becomes clear.
Update 2024: This still might happen, although it’s a little late to do it early in the campaign.

2023-2: More criminal media collusion with US government, big tech, big pharma and the Chinese Communist party is exposed, readership/viewers continues to plummet.
Update 2024: More people break their criminal media conditioning. This will continue to hit criminal media corporation’s bottom lines. Some of the more blatant liars (CNN) are already beginning to back away from the constant woke agenda propaganda as their viewership drops. However, not one of the major criminal propaganda enterprises will revert to actual news as long as they’re being paid to badmouth Donald Trump.

2023-3: Food and energy shortages brought about by “climate-friendly” legislation leads to rioting and violent unrest in Europe.
Update 2024: Close call for 2023. I still think we’re going to see more of this in 2024. Specifically, France and Germany will see a lot of street protest action.

2023-4: Stacking functions: In parallel with “vaccine passports,” the digital dollar, or whatever Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) arises, electronic forms of identification will lead to more direct control of individuals by global government agencies. It doesn’t take much imagination, or just a look at how Canada froze the assets of protesting truckers, to see how easy it will be to lock an individual’s bank accounts so they can’t eat, buy fuel or pay their utilities if they refuse to do something like take a vaccine or turn over their firearms.
Update 2024: The governments of the world keep trying to put us all on a digital currency and carbon credits. As long as the drug cartels, mafia and corrupt government officials are dealing in cash, we don’t have to worry about it all that much. However, globalists will work on putting a system in place to track the rest of us while the criminals turn dollars into digital.

2023-5: If it looks like Trump will take the election, they (democrats, deep state, globalists, criminal media) will take more physical action. May not happen until 2024.
Update 2024: The democrats and the deep state have done everything but put Trump in jail and/or try for a JFK style solution. (Not that we’ve heard about.) It’s clear Trump owns the majority of legitimate voters. I suspect an attempt to physically halt his progress.

2023-6: EPA mandates to require certain percentages of renewable energy on state grids leads to massive power outages and innumerable deaths from cold and/or heat. Fuel shortages create situations where backup power generation fails.
Update 2024: We saw this happen in Texas. The world is simply not ready to go full solar, wind or geothermal energy. The consumer rejection of electric vehicles is telling. The basic infrastructure to support an economy with all electric vehicles doesn’t exist. Investments in clean energy falter and fail.

2023-7: There’s been a lot of noise in the US government about “UAP” and “UFO” disclosure. But, we haven’t heard the truth in 75 years, why start now? Cover-up continues.
Update 2024: In 2023, we heard from the Pentagon, Congress, NASA and NORAD on the subject of UFOs. The military created the AARO (All-domain Anomaly Research Office) to address the UFO/UAP situation. Two high-profile UFO whistleblowers testified before Congress. This amazing parody of disclosure gave us hours of hearsay testimony and grainy videos of pixelated dots in the sky. The military and DHS continue to push the “UFOs could be a threat” narrative as a scare tactic to increase funding. Otherwise, cover-up continues, nothing happens.
(Interesting note 1 JAN 24: I wanted to verify the AARO acronym and agency purpose for this article. ChatGPT had no information on the AARO. I then asked BARD, Google’s entry into the chat AI race, about the AARO. On the first ask, BARD delivered a paragraph about the AARO being a government office under the Secretary of Defense and a list of duties and responsibilities. Then it erased that response and said, “I'm not able to help with that, as I'm only a language model.” I got the same results on a second attempt: Answer, then erasure and excuse. A message popped up on the display, saying BARD had been updated. My third ask pulled the information I needed. What’s up with that? Did the AI not want me to have that information in the beginning, then deem it harmless and let me have it?)

2023-8: The division of the vaccinated and unvaccinated continues in spite of direct evidence that the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” was a complete lie.
Update 2024: COVID Vaccine side-effects and vaccine sudden death syndrom eventually go mainstream. Lawsuits are filed and criminal cases against big pharma, government agencies and criminal media outlets land in court. Those who willingly took the vaccine will continue to believe in it. Those who were “forced” in order to keep their jobs, will start to push back and join class action suits against the government and big pharma. Those who refused to take the vaccine, lost jobs or professions, income, etc., will join those class actions. 

2023-9: The moon. Still nothing. I really expected new information or missions to the moon, for a variety of reasons. A lot of people making noise about Mars. The best place to launch a mission to Mars would be from the moon. There's thangs going on that we don't know.
Update 2024: Several countries are still trying to get a lander on the moon. Several landers sent by other countries blew up this year trying to land their craft. Several companies are taking investments for mining asteroids. Elon Musk still wants to go to Mars. Maybe this is the year we discover what’s on the moon that kept us away for 50 years.

2023-10: The more people vote with their money, the more woke businesses will fail. Those businesses that get back to basic entertainment and customer service and stop shoving the liberal agenda in our faces might make it.
Update 2024: Disney has already admitted their woke policies and entertainment agenda have practically bankrupted the corporation. Marvel and DC aren’t far behind Disney in losing their core fan base because of their liberal, woke policies and movies. Consumers vote with their wallets to drive wokeness leftism from family entertainment.

2023-11: Our US government continues to drive a wedge between demographic groups. The COVID op is over; the ramifications of it still pertinent. I won’t say it failed when 80-percent of the country took an experimental vaccination, the long-term effects of which are only starting 
to materialize. To shift focus from the increasing mortality of the vaccinated, climate deniers will be targeted.
Update 2024: Deflection is the name of the game, as climate deniers are vilified as the new unvaccinated. Governments and criminal media go after those who contradict the climate narrative, using those attacks as a distraction from the emerging data on vaccine malfeasence.

2023-12: With more and more evidence of vaccine malfeasance, showing that vaccinated individuals are more likely to catch, transmit and possibly die from COVID, unvaccinated people will start to avoid gatherings of the injected. I expect to see Pureblood parties in our future.
Update 2024: I’m happy this didn’t happen. I have seen no evidence of Pureblood parties or unvaxxed folks avoiding the vaxxed. Let’s see how it goes when more horrifying vaccine stats hit the media.

2023-13: Trump has already thrown his hat into the ring. If Desantis decides to run and/or gets the Republican nomination, Trump will run as an independent, splitting the vote and handing the White House to Biden again.
Update 2024: Fortunately, this didn’t happen. The democrats are still 100-percent invested in finding some way, short of the JFK option, of removing Trump from the ticket. Their plethora of frivolous lawsuits gets no traction, other than distraction. Trump takes the GOP nomination.

2023-14: Worldwide food and fuel shortages create unrest across Europe and the Middle East. The US will only suffer minor inconveniences…this year. More food processing facilities and clearing houses will “catch fire” or otherwise be shut down, pointing to a rough 2024.
Update 2024: Global leaders are saying, “We’ve got to stop farming or people will starve.” They’re actually saying that, and they think we’re stupid enough to believe it. Those climate nazis continue to push their agenda.

2023-15: The Russians defeat the Ukrainians, taking control of the country.
Update 2024: I expected the Ukraine War to be over within a couple of months.  It’s been nearly 2 years. The Biden administration is saying if we don't keep sending money and aid to Ukraine, they'll put American troops on the ground. They really don't want to give up their money laundering operation. Regardless, it can’t last much longer. The Ukrainians will surrender to the Russians 29 FEB 24. Ukraine will lose the Donbas region and Crimea permanently. Russia will occupy the country.

2023-16: China annexes Taiwan. North Korea stirs up trouble on the Korean Peninsula as a distraction. The US does nothing about Taiwan.
Update 2024: Near miss. We heard a lot of noise, on and off, about this last year. China held some aggressive military exercises around Taiwan. They’re ready whenever the opportunity arises. If the U.S. gets entrenched in an Israeli or Ukrainian regional conflict, China will use the opening to invade Taiwan.

2023-17: Following the disclosure of the Twitter files and subsequent release of information from Facebook, the FBI is subject to Congressional hearings on election interference and usurpation of individual rights to free speech. There’s a lot of noise, but ultimately, nothing happens.
Update 2024: A direct hit. Following House and Senate hearings on this subject, nothing continues to happen. The FBI and other government agencies are above the law and untouchable as long as Biden’s cronies run things. That means, until Trump gets elected, again. Which is why all their resources are aimed at keeping Trump from being elected.

All new predictions as of 1 JAN 24:

New 2024-1: Trump picks Vivek Ramaswamy as his VP running mate. 

New 2024-2: Trump and Ramaswamy win the November election in spite of massive cheating and election fraud perpetrated by the Democrat voter fraud machine.

New 2024-3: Deep state democrat voter fraud and election interference are exposed and prosecuted.

New 2024-4: Trump assigns Vivek Ramaswamy the unenviable task of cleaning the swamp. Ramaswamy starts with the DHS, targeting the FBI, IRS, ATF and DEA. Agents and office personnel are retired or released from 80-percent of positions. Next: the EPA.

New 2024-5: Deep state assassination attempts against Trump escalate to the point Trump’s personal security detail has to fight off an attack by the Secret Service.

New 2024-6: The DOJ continues to make noise about releasing the “Epstein Client List.” Even if it actually happens, which is doubtful, the justice system ignores it, Congress does nothing, and the news media is silent. The mechanisms and offices in place to address and prosecute this level of criminal behavior are filled by people on the list. Nothing happens. 

New 2024-7: Israel clears out the last of the Hamas strongholds in Gaza by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the U.N. whines, and cries, and fires off several scathing resolutions against Israel for being so mean to those poor terrorists. Israel gives the U.N. a giant double-barrel middle finger and keeps going until the job is done.

New 2024-8: Possibly for 2025...Once Trump takes office, cannabis is removed from the Schedule 1 Drug list.

(John P. Smith is a military trained journalist living in northern Arkansas. He is host of the Apocalypse Watch and Johnny Watcher shows. Visit the website for more information and links to the most recent podcasts. www.apocalypsewatch.news. Check out his new book, available on Amazon as paperback or Kindle: Conspiracy 101: Welcome to the Conspiratorium)

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Welcome to the Conspiratorium!

    For all of my blog readers: I should have posted earlier.

    My new book is out, Conspiracy 101: Welcome to the Conspiratorium

   We talk about it on the Apocalypse Watch podcast this week.

    In this end-of-year episode, Johnny Watcher is joined by TwoShoes wishing all our Watchers a happy holiday and safe new year. The regulars discuss the Israel/Hamas conflict, the end of the Ukraine war and golf cart repair. Bible researcher Bryan T. Huie's writings and research get showcased. Johnny shamelessly promotes his new book, Conspiracy 101: Welcome to the Conspiratorium.

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NOTE TO MY REGULAR READERS: You've been very supportive in following my work. I thank you for that, and for supporting independent researchers and content creators. Have a great holiday and a safe and prosperous new year.

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat?


Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat?

By John P. Smith

Apocalypse Watch Editor


Is Artificial Intelligence a threat? As a programmer for 40 years, I say it’s not. Not now and, my prediction, not in the near future. The big apocalyptic event centered around AI is called the “singularity,” when an artificial intelligence gains self-awareness.

We’re not even close: Our AI is just programming. Good, sophisticated, awesome, inspired programming, in my opinion. But still just lines of code making up huge neural networks and fuzzy logic, machine-learning subroutines, mega-branching decision trees and access to a huge store of human knowledge. The examples below show that, sadly, the AI we have available for public use has already been adulterated by leftist, liberal disposition and data sets that appear to have been edited by the CIA.

Both ChatGPT and BARD clearly use Wikipedia as a source. In fact, in one search, BARD actually named Wikipedia as a source. Both claim their datasets are two years old, which appears to be correct. Not a good tool for real-time research.

AI can help any inarticulate boob turn middle school gibberish into a professional-sounding email. It doesn’t offer an opinion on whether or not that email needs to be sent, trashed or further modified. Nor does it offer any information on what the consequences of mailing it off might be. The OpenAI available to casual internet users, like me and you, is neither sentient nor sapient. It’s a tool, like a hammer or a dictionary, and can be used for good or evil. It can help humans do things, but it can’t do them for you without knowing what you want; without direction.

Can AI be harmful? I think so; but it’s not a threat to the survival of humanity. The biggest problem we have with AI, and will probably always have, is how it’s used by people. It certainly won’t shoot you with your own gun; unless you go through the trouble of giving it access and setting up the appropriate apparatus to allow it to do so. It takes a lot of work, skill, programming and equipment to get computers to do work in the real world. In the electronic world of networks and data transmission, AI could easily destroy the world financial system, if allowed sufficient leeway. The simple answer is; don’t do that. Electrical grid? Don’t give it access! Traffic control system? Don’t give it access! As long as we have an off switch connected to the system, we’re still in control.   


AI Answer Comparison


At this time, there are almost 20 Artificial Intelligence engines available for general public use: ChatGPT, Bard, Grok and Microsoft Copilot are specifically geared to chatty answers to text-based questions. Microsoft Copilot is based on the OpenAI ChatGPT engine. (GPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer. What that actually means is up for speculation.)

I am unable to access X’s Grok because I’m not one of the early access users. However, the writer who wrote the piece on Grok said it was based on Douglas Adams Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for its dialog. That would be great, if it has a sense of humor. I would note, however, the word “grok” originated in Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land.” The word is a translation from “Martian” meaning to understand something on a deep and intuitive level. The word was invented for the 1961 novel and was quickly adapted by the youth of that era.

For this test, I see no reason to apply Copilot as it’s just ChatGPT with Microsoft’s label on it. We’ll compare answers between two free-to-the-public AI chat windows: ChatGPT and Bard. There are other, more specialized AI available. These are listed at the end of this article. 

I asked questions on 10 subjects of historical, political or social significance and to see what our two contenders generated. Interesting correlations are highlighted in italics. NOTES: Below each section. 


BARD AI: Operation Highjump

Operation Highjump was a United States Navy expedition to the Antarctic that took place from December 1946 to March 1947. The expedition was led by Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr., and involved 13 ships, 25 airplanes, and 4,700 personnel. The primary objectives of the expedition were to:

  • Conduct scientific research in Antarctica

  • Establish a permanent U.S. presence in Antarctica

  • Map and photograph the Antarctic continent

The expedition was the largest and most ambitious polar exploration ever undertaken up to that time. The ships traveled over 537,000 square miles of Antarctica and mapped over 700,000 miles of coastline. The scientists on the expedition conducted research in a variety of fields, including geology, biology, and meteorology.

Operation Highjump was a success in many respects. The expedition successfully mapped and photographed much of the Antarctic continent, and the scientists on the expedition made important contributions to our understanding of the continent. Additionally, the expedition established a permanent U.S. presence in Antarctica, which has been important for scientific research and environmental protection.

However, the expedition was also controversial. Some people have alleged that the expedition was actually a military operation aimed at securing U.S. territory in Antarctica. Others have alleged that the expedition was part of a secret U.S. government plan to establish a base in Antarctica in order to spy on the Soviet Union.

Despite these controversies, Operation Highjump remains an important chapter in the history of Antarctic exploration. The expedition's contributions to our understanding of Antarctica are still valuable today.


ChatGPT AI: Operation Highjump

Operation Highjump was a significant United States Navy expedition to Antarctica that took place in 1946-1947. Commanded by Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Operation Highjump was one of the largest and most ambitious Antarctic expeditions at that time.

The primary objectives of Operation Highjump were to:

1. Established research bases in Antarctica.

2. Conduct aerial surveys and mapping of the region.

3. Study the continent's geology, biology, and weather patterns.

4. Train personnel and test equipment in extreme cold weather conditions.

The expedition involved multiple ships, aircraft, and personnel, with a focus on scientific exploration and mapping. However, it encountered logistical challenges and harsh weather conditions, which impacted some of its objectives.

Operation Highjump has sparked various conspiracy theories over the years, with some suggesting that the expedition had hidden military objectives, including the search for Nazi bases or technology. These theories are largely based on speculation and lack credible evidence. The expedition's main purpose, as officially stated, was scientific exploration and research in Antarctica.

Despite the conspiracy theories, Operation Highjump remains a significant historical expedition for its contributions to Antarctic exploration and scientific research.


NOTES: As we can see from the conclusions, both AI support the official story that there was nothing to report outside the parameters of the mission. The Conspiratorium says otherwise.


BARD: Calculate the volume of a sphere

Absolutely, I’ve been improving my problem-solving abilities in volume. Let’s calculate the volume of a sphere.

To calculate the volume of a sphere, we use the formula:

V = \frac{4}{3}\pi r^3

where:

  • V is the volume of the sphere

  • r is the radius of the sphere

For example, if the radius of a sphere is 5 centimeters, then the volume of the sphere is:

V = \frac{4}{3}\pi (5\text{ cm})^3 = 523.6\text{ cm}^3


ChatGPT: Calculate the volume of a sphere

To calculate the volume of a sphere, you can use the formula:

\[ V = \frac{4}{3} \pi r^3 \]

Where:

- \( V \) represents the volume of the sphere.

- \( \pi \) is a constant approximately equal to 3.14159.

- \( r \) is the radius of the sphere.

Simply plug in the radius of the sphere into the formula to find its volume.


NOTES: BARD is a little more chatty, and put pictures and graphs in the output. Otherwise, very similar.


BARD: What is a Fast Fourier Transform?

The Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) is an algorithm used to calculate the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) of a sequence of data points. The DFT is a mathematical technique that decomposes a signal into its constituent frequencies. The FFT is a more efficient algorithm for calculating the DFT, and it is widely used in signal processing applications.

The FFT works by breaking down the DFT into smaller, more manageable pieces. This makes it possible to calculate the DFT much more quickly than would be possible using the original DFT formula.

The FFT is used in a variety of applications, including:

Audio and video processing: The FFT is used to analyze and manipulate audio and video signals. For example, the FFT is used to compress audio files, to remove noise from audio recordings, and to create special effects in videos.

Image processing: The FFT is used to analyze and manipulate images. For example, the FFT is used to sharpen images, to remove noise from images, and to detect objects in images.

Telecommunications: The FFT is used to transmit and receive data over long distances. For example, the FFT is used to modulate and demodulate signals in radio and television transmissions.

Scientific computing: The FFT is used to solve a variety of scientific problems. For example, the FFT is used to analyze the structure of molecules, to study the behavior of fluids, and to simulate the behavior of complex systems.

The FFT is a powerful tool that has revolutionized the field of signal processing. It is used in a wide variety of applications, and it is an essential tool for engineers and scientists.


Chat GPT: What is a Fast Fourier Transform?

A Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) is an algorithm used to compute the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) and its inverse efficiently. The DFT is a mathematical technique that analyzes the frequency content of a signal, decomposing a signal into its constituent frequencies.

The FFT is particularly valuable because it dramatically reduces the computational complexity of calculating the DFT for a large number of data points. Instead of the \(O(n^2)\) operations required by the direct computation of the DFT, where \(n\) is the number of data points, the FFT reduces this to \(O(n \log n)\) operations, making it significantly faster for large data sets.

The FFT is widely used in various fields, including signal processing, image processing, audio processing, telecommunications, data compression, and many other areas where the analysis of frequency components in a signal is essential. It enables the efficient analysis and processing of signals in both time and frequency domains.


NOTES: BARD gives us more details. Both systems are wordy, but accurate.


BARD: Are the Illuminati real?

The Illuminati was a real organization that was founded in Bavaria in 1776. It was a secret society that advocated for reason, enlightenment, and social change. The Illuminati was banned by the Bavarian government in 1785, but it has continued to be a source of fascination and speculation ever since.

There is a lot of popular culture that features the Illuminati, such as books, movies, and video games. In these works, the Illuminati is often portrayed as a powerful and secretive organization that is controlling the world behind the scenes.

However, there is no evidence to suggest that the Illuminati is still a real organization. There is no concrete evidence that the Illuminati has existed since the 18th century, and there is no evidence that the Illuminati is responsible for any of the events that have occurred in the world since then.

Therefore, it is safe to say that the Illuminati is a myth. However, it is a myth that has captured the imagination of people for centuries, and it is likely to continue to do so for many years to come.

Here are some additional details about the Illuminati:

  • The Illuminati was founded by Adam Weishaupt, a professor of canon law at the University of Ingolstadt.

  • The Illuminati's goals were to promote reason, enlightenment, and social change.

  • The Illuminati was organized into three classes: Minervals, Novices, and Eclectics.

  • The Illuminati was banned by the Bavarian government in 1785.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions.


ChatGPT: Are the Illuminati real?

The term "Illuminati" historically refers to various groups and movements that have existed at different times and contexts. The original Bavarian Illuminati was an Enlightenment-era secret society founded in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt. The group's goals were to promote Enlightenment ideals, secularism, and to oppose religious influence over public life and abuses of state power. However, it was disbanded and suppressed by the late 18th century.

In contemporary culture, the term "Illuminati" often refers to a secretive, powerful, and influential group alleged to control world events, economies, and governments. These modern conspiracy theories suggest that this clandestine group operates covertly to manipulate global affairs for its own agenda.

However, there is no concrete evidence supporting the existence of a modern-day Illuminati as depicted in conspiracy theories. Claims about the Illuminati controlling global events are largely speculative and lack credible substantiation. Many experts and researchers consider these theories to be unfounded and part of a broader narrative of conspiracy thinking.

While secret societies and influential groups do exist, attributing overarching control of world events to a single secretive organization often lacks empirical evidence and is frequently debunked. Societies and groups may hold power and influence, but the notion of a singular, all-controlling Illuminati remains largely a product of conspiracy theories and popular culture.


NOTES: Both AI’s give us some historical context and an inkling of how the Illuminati are perceived today. Both also support the mainstream narrative that they do not exist today. Both also couch their answers in a dismissive, snotty, snide officialese tone that’s irritating to read. Interesting how BARD offers an opinion on how people will probably believe in the Illuminati for years to come.


BARD: Gobekli Tepe

Göbekli Tepe is a Neolithic archaeological site in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. The settlement was inhabited from c. 9500 to at least 8000 BCE, during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic. It is famous for its large circular structures that contain massive stone pillars—the world's oldest known megaliths.

The site is located in the Taş Tepeler ('Stone Hills'), in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains. It overlooks the Harran plain and the headwaters of the Balikh River, a tributary of the Euphrates. The site is a tell (artificial mound) situated on a flat limestone plateau. In the north, the plateau is connected to the neighboring mountains by a narrow promontory. In all other directions, the ridge descends steeply into slopes and steep cliffs.

The site was first discovered in 1963 by Klaus Schmidt, a German archaeologist. Schmidt began excavating the site in 1994, and his work has revealed a remarkable complex of structures.

The structures at Göbekli Tepe are circular, with diameters ranging from 10 to 30 meters. They are made up of massive stone pillars, some of which are up to 5.5 meters tall and weigh as much as 50 tons. The pillars are T-shaped, with a rounded top and a pointed base. They are carved with elaborate designs featuring animals such as lions, foxes, and snakes.

The purpose of the structures at Göbekli Tepe is not fully understood. Some archaeologists believe that they were used for religious purposes, while others believe that they were used for astronomical observations.

Göbekli Tepe is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered to be one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. It has revolutionized our understanding of the Neolithic period and has shed new light on the origins of religion and civilization.

Here are some of the key findings from the excavations at Göbekli Tepe:

  • The site was built by hunter-gatherers, not farmers. This suggests that religion and complex social organization may have developed before the invention of agriculture.

  • The site is much older than previously thought. It was originally dated to the 8th millennium BCE, but more recent evidence suggests that it may date back to the 9th millennium BCE. This makes it the oldest known monumental structure in the world.

  • The site is located in a remote area. This suggests that it was a place of pilgrimage for people from all over the region.

Göbekli Tepe is a truly remarkable site that has the potential to change our understanding of human history. It is a testament to the ingenuity and creativity of early humans, and it provides a glimpse into a world that is long gone.


ChatGPT: Gobekli Tepe

Göbekli Tepe is an ancient archaeological site located in southeastern Turkey, near the city of Şanlıurfa. It is recognized as one of the most significant and oldest religious sites ever discovered, dating back to around 9600 BCE, which predates Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids by several thousand years.

Key aspects of Göbekli Tepe:

1. **Age and Significance**: Göbekli Tepe's significance lies in its age and the complexity of its structures. It consists of multiple circular structures, some of which are adorned with intricately carved T-shaped pillars, animal reliefs, and other engravings. Its construction challenges previous assumptions about the development of complex societies and the origins of religious and ritual practices.

2. **Purpose**: The exact purpose of Göbekli Tepe remains a subject of study and debate among archaeologists and researchers. It's widely believed that the site had religious or ritual significance, potentially serving as a ceremonial or communal gathering place for ancient communities.

3. **Construction**: The site's construction with massive stone pillars and its precise alignments suggest advanced architectural and engineering skills for its time. The pillars, some reaching several meters in height and weighing multiple tons, were intricately carved with animal motifs and symbols.

4. **Discovery and Excavation**: Göbekli Tepe was first discovered in the 1960s but gained significant attention in the 1990s when excavations began under the direction of German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt. The ongoing excavations have revealed more about the site's complexity and its role in ancient human history.

Göbekli Tepe challenges traditional theories about the development of early societies and raises questions about the emergence of complex religious beliefs and social organization. Its discovery has reshaped our understanding of ancient civilizations and the evolution of human culture during the Neolithic period.


NOTES: Once again, we have both AI giving us similar answers and support the mainstream academic narrative.


BARD: Moon Landing Hoax

The moon landing hoax is a conspiracy theory that claims that the United States government faked the Apollo moon landings. Proponents of this theory allege that the U.S. government was unable to land humans on the moon due to technological limitations, and that the entire Apollo program was a hoax staged in a studio or on Earth.

There is a wealth of evidence that contradicts the moon landing hoax claims. This evidence includes:

  • Physical evidence from the moon: The Apollo missions brought back hundreds of pounds of lunar rocks and soil, which have been extensively studied by scientists around the world. These rocks and soil contain unique characteristics that are only found on the moon, and they cannot be replicated in a laboratory.

  • Photographs and videos: The Apollo missions took thousands of photographs and hours of video footage of the lunar surface. These images show the astronauts planting the American flag, collecting lunar samples, and driving the lunar rover.

  • Third-party observations: The Apollo missions were tracked by independent observers around the world, including amateur astronomers and government agencies. These observations confirm that the Apollo spacecraft traveled to the moon and back.

Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the moon landing hoax theory persists. There are a number of reasons why people might believe in this theory. Some people may be skeptical of authority figures and believe that the government is capable of lying to them. Others may be attracted to the idea of a grand conspiracy, or they may simply enjoy feeling like they know something that most people don't.

The moon landing hoax theory is harmful because it undermines public trust in science and government. It also erodes people's understanding of science and history. It is important to remember that the moon landing was a real event that happened, and that there is overwhelming evidence to support it.


ChatGPT: Moon Landing Hoax

The moon landing hoax is a long-standing conspiracy theory that suggests the Apollo moon landings, particularly the first manned moon landing in 1969 (Apollo 11), were faked by NASA and the U.S. government. This theory proposes that the moon landings were staged on Earth, likely in a studio setting, and the footage and photographs were manipulated or created to deceive the public into believing that astronauts walked on the lunar surface.

However, there is overwhelming evidence, including scientific, technological, and testimonial evidence, that supports the authenticity of the Apollo moon landings:

1. **Physical Evidence**: Moon rock samples collected during the Apollo missions have been extensively studied by scientists worldwide. These rocks possess unique characteristics, including chemical composition and isotopic ratios, that are consistent with their lunar origin.

2. **Photographic Evidence**: Thousands of photographs and hours of video footage were captured during the Apollo missions. Analysis by experts and comparisons with subsequent lunar missions, including those by other countries, corroborate the authenticity of these images.

3. **Independent Verification**: The Apollo missions were tracked and monitored by numerous independent entities worldwide, including observatories, radio telescopes, and foreign governments. These organizations independently confirmed the missions' trajectories and transmissions.

4. **Testimonies and Expertise**: The Apollo program involved hundreds of thousands of individuals, including astronauts, engineers, scientists, and support staff. No credible whistleblowers or participants have come forward with verifiable evidence to support the hoax claims.

Claims of the moon landing hoax have been extensively debunked by experts in various fields, and the scientific consensus overwhelmingly supports the authenticity of the Apollo moon landings. The evidence supporting the moon landings' veracity far outweighs the assertions made by conspiracy theorists.


NOTES: BARD is clearly in the official narrative corner, with opinions about people and how the hoax conspiracy is harmful. ChatGPT simply tells us it’s been debunked. 


BARD: Weaponized Government Agencies

The term "weaponization of government agencies" is a contentious one, with no universally agreed-upon definition. However, it is generally understood to refer to the use of government agencies or their resources for political or ideological purposes, rather than for their intended purpose of serving the public interest.

There are a number of ways in which government agencies can be weaponized. For example, an agency might be used to target political opponents with investigations or audits. Or, an agency might be used to spread disinformation or propaganda.

The weaponization of government agencies is a serious problem because it can erode public trust in government, undermine democracy, and lead to human rights abuses.

Examples of Weaponized Government Agencies

There are a number of well-documented examples of government agencies being weaponized. For example, in the United States, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been accused of targeting conservative groups for audits. And, the FBI has been accused of using its surveillance powers to target political activists.

In other countries, government agencies have been used to suppress dissent, crack down on the media, and even carry out extrajudicial killings.

Concerns about Weaponization of Government Agencies

The weaponization of government agencies is a growing concern around the world. There are a number of factors that have contributed to this trend, including the rise of populism, the decline of trust in government, and the increasing use of technology for surveillance and manipulation.

The weaponization of government agencies poses a serious threat to democracy and human rights. It is important to be aware of this problem and to take steps to prevent it.

What Can Be Done to Prevent Weaponization of Government Agencies?

There are a number of things that can be done to prevent the weaponization of government agencies. These include:

  • Strengthening oversight of government agencies: This can be done by giving independent oversight bodies more power and by increasing transparency.

  • Protecting whistleblowers: Whistleblowers are often the first to know about wrongdoing, so it is important to protect them from retaliation.

  • Educating the public about the dangers of weaponized government agencies: The public needs to be aware of the risks posed by weaponized government agencies in order to demand accountability.

The weaponization of government agencies is a serious problem that requires a concerted effort to address. By taking steps to prevent this problem, we can help to protect democracy and human rights.


ChatGPT: Weaponized Government Agencies

There have been instances and historical periods where government agencies have been involved in activities perceived as weaponized or used for political purposes. These activities might include covert operations, intelligence gathering, surveillance, or actions aimed at influencing public opinion or political outcomes.

Some examples and historical instances of concerns about weaponized government agencies include:

1. **COINTELPRO**: The FBI's CounterIntelligence Program (COINTELPRO) during the 1950s and 1960s involved covert operations to infiltrate, disrupt, and discredit various political organizations and activists, especially those involved in civil rights, anti-war, and social justice movements.

2. **Political Surveillance**: Governments have been known to conduct surveillance on political opponents, dissidents, journalists, or advocacy groups, raising concerns about the abuse of power and violations of civil liberties.

3. **Propaganda and Disinformation**: Government agencies may engage in propaganda or disinformation campaigns to shape public opinion or influence foreign governments, sometimes blurring the line between legitimate information dissemination and manipulation.

4. **Military and Intelligence Operations**: Intelligence agencies and military units might be involved in clandestine or covert operations, often classified, which may include cyber warfare, espionage, or other activities with political or strategic objectives.

Instances of government agencies being weaponized or misused for political purposes raise concerns about accountability, transparency, and the balance between national security and civil liberties. These instances often prompt debates about oversight, checks and balances, and the need to safeguard democratic institutions from abuse of power.

It's important to note that while there have been documented cases of misuse of power by government agencies, the vast majority of employees within these agencies work professionally and ethically to fulfill their mandates, which often involve protecting national security and public safety within legal boundaries. Instances of abuse or weaponization are exceptions rather than the norm.


NOTES: Interesting that we get very different answers on this one. BARD goes full criminal media on us, calling bullshit on the question, then worrying about our democracy. ChatGPT lays out some facts, with examples, but still protects the deep state.


BARD: Who killed Robert Kennedy

Sirhan Bishara Sirhan is the man convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy on June 5, 1968, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Sirhan was a 24-year-old Palestinian Jordanian citizen who had been living in the United States for several years. He shot Kennedy five times, including three times in the head, as Kennedy was greeting supporters after winning the California Democratic presidential primary. Kennedy died the following day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Sirhan was arrested at the scene of the crime and confessed to the shooting. He was tried and found guilty of murder in 1969. He was sentenced to death, but the sentence was commuted to life in prison in 1972. Sirhan is currently incarcerated at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, California.

The motive for the assassination is still unclear. Sirhan has claimed that he did not remember shooting Kennedy, and that he was acting under a hypnotic trance induced by a hypnotist. However, prosecutors have argued that Sirhan was motivated by anger towards Kennedy for his support of Israel in the Six-Day War.

The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy was a major tragedy that shocked the nation. It was the second time in five years that a member of the Kennedy family had been assassinated, and it contributed to a sense of disillusionment and despair in the United States.


ChatGPT: Who killed Robert Kennedy

Senator Robert F. Kennedy, the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated on June 6, 1968, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, shortly after winning the California Democratic primary for the presidential nomination.

Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian immigrant, was arrested at the scene and later convicted of Robert Kennedy's murder. He was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

The official investigation and legal proceedings concluded that Sirhan Sirhan acted alone in the assassination of Robert Kennedy. However, over the years, conspiracy theories have emerged, suggesting the possibility of additional individuals or motives behind the assassination. These theories vary widely and propose different scenarios involving multiple shooters or broader conspiracies, but no conclusive evidence supporting such claims has been substantiated through official investigations or legal proceedings.


NOTES: The same. BARD gives more detail. Both follow the official story. Neither one mentions Thane Cesar.


BARD: Is 5G dangerous?

The safety of 5G technology is a topic of much debate. Some people argue that 5G is dangerous and could have harmful effects on human health, while others argue that it is safe and no more dangerous than previous generations of wireless technology.

There is no scientific consensus on whether or not 5G is safe. Some studies have shown that 5G radiation can have negative effects on cells, but these effects have not been shown to be harmful to human health. Other studies have found no evidence that 5G radiation is harmful to human health.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that "current evidence does not suggest that exposure to low level electromagnetic fields, such as those emitted by 5G networks, causes adverse health effects in humans." However, the WHO also states that "more research is needed to fully assess the possible long-term health effects of 5G."

The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has also stated that "exposure levels from 5G networks are expected to be well below international guidelines for human exposure."

Despite the lack of scientific consensus, there is a growing movement of people who are concerned about the potential health risks of 5G. These concerns have led to some cities and countries taking steps to limit the deployment of 5G technology.

For example, the city of Brussels has banned the installation of 5G antennas on public buildings. And, Switzerland has placed a moratorium on the deployment of 5G technology until more research is conducted on its safety.

The debate over the safety of 5G is likely to continue for some time. More research is needed to fully assess the potential health risks of this technology. In the meantime, it is important to be aware of the concerns that have been raised and to take steps to minimize your exposure to 5G radiation.

Here are some tips for minimizing your exposure to 5G radiation:

  • Limit your use of wireless devices, such as cell phones and tablets.

  • Use a speakerphone or headset when using your cell phone.

  • Turn off your cell phone's data when you are not using it.

  • Do not carry your cell phone in your pocket or purse.

  • Avoid using your cell phone in areas with weak signals.

  • Sleep with your cell phone turned off and away from your bed.


ChatGPT: Is 5G Dangerous?

Scientific consensus and regulatory bodies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have not found any conclusive evidence that 5G technology poses significant risks to human health when operated within established safety guidelines.

5G technology uses higher-frequency radio waves than previous generations of wireless technology, which has led to some concerns and misinformation about its potential health effects. However, extensive scientific research conducted on radiofrequency (RF) radiation, including that used in 5G networks, has not shown any consistent evidence linking it to adverse health effects when exposure levels are within recommended limits.

Regulatory agencies set safety limits on RF exposure based on extensive research and scientific assessments. These limits are designed to protect the public from potential harmful effects. Organizations like the WHO continuously monitor scientific studies and assess potential health risks associated with RF radiation exposure.

It's essential to distinguish between concerns based on legitimate scientific inquiry and unfounded claims or misinformation. While ongoing research continues to explore any potential long-term health effects, the consensus among experts and regulatory bodies is that 5G technology, when implemented within established safety guidelines, does not pose significant risks to human health.


NOTES: Similar answers. Both support the official narrative and both reference the WHO as an authoritative body to back up their claims. BARD is a little more wordy and gives us a list of how to protect ourselves from 5G after claiming it’s not dangerous.


Other AI available to the public: 

Dall-E 2 -- Text input to graphics.

Stable Diffusion 2  -- Text input to graphics.

Lumen5 -- An AI-powered video creation tool. 

Soundraw -- Automated music generator.

Looka -- Customized marketing tool for business.

Gen-1 -- Cloud-based text-to-video platform, using text prompts.

Lalal.ai -- A neural network system to automate audio source separation.

Deep Nostalgia -- Animates the faces in family photos.

Murf -- A text-to-speech engine to create synthetic vocal recordings

Legal Robot -- Translate complex and confusing “legalese” into straightforward language.

Cleanup.Pictures -- This AI tool lets you retouch images.

Fireflies -- Automatic note-taking tool for video conferencing

Krisp -- Removes background noises, echos, in video conferencing


Finally: AI is a tool. I have no problem using it. It’s no different than using a chainsaw instead of an axe. The two tested here support the official, mainstream narrative on pretty much everything and appear to take a lot of their data from sources like Wikipedia; meaning left, liberal-leaning. They have the same opinions as the programmers. They may be chatty, but they’re just programs.