Military-Entertainment Complex

This isn’t a video game. (Via Fernandez, who fills in some background.)

Teletronic warfare isn’t typically conceived as a media development, despite regular comparisons of drone ‘pilots’ to computer gamers. That’s clearly due far more to institutional information control than to the character of the technological process. It is becoming impossible for an even moderately modernized military to destroy anything without the simultaneous production of a media event (which has then to be withheld from mass Internet-based circulation by an extrinsic application of policy). A virtual morbid super-spectacle is generated alongside the war, as munitions converge with narrative agency. When considering the content locked up in the basement of the Web, this material has to be a huge part of it.

“What did you do as a child, Pythia?”
“From what I can remember, I seem to have spent a lot of time cooking monkeys in hell.”

NOTE: Paul Virilio’s War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception (1989), which emphasized the parallel development of the movie camera and the machine-gun, stands as a prophetic forecast of sensible weaponry, whose story — told from its own increasingly high-resolution perspective — is already beginning to leak out.

November 4, 2014admin 5 Comments »

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  • Dark Psy-Ops Says:

    Who are our men? What is their strength of commitment? NRx races toward mobilization. I need to know everything.


    vxxc2014 Reply:

    @Dark Ops – You’ll know nothing until these *3 phase-lines*: who musters, who returns after first combat, who remains alive after the initial campaigns fighting sets the pace for the rest of that phase of conflict, if not entire war. For instance 1940 France set the tone for the rest of the German’s War until Kursk in the East [43] and Bulge in the West [16 Dec 44 – 25 Jan 45]. Their unexpected success in France 1940 led the Germans to believe the very Allied Propaganda about “Blitzkrieg”. That propaganda served Allies to explain away their own staggering bad judgement and utter failure to react in a timely manner to Mainstein’s columns. It’s relevant Admin because the American Staff system modified by legal fears – fear of prosecution – is the French WW1 Western Front Centralized control of everything that paralyzed the Allies in 1940. The French never reacted in less than 3 days, in truth they had sufficient combat power including the then invincible if slow, short range Char B tank in their rear. Yet they never rallied in force to the Ardennes thrust. Simply put the French Staff system [still in use by American Army today] cannot function except to maintain WW1 Western Front lines day to day, if they aren’t put under pressure. It’s paralyzing micro-management. For all we know a reaction to Bonaparte.

    Who musters: who is serious.
    Who returns: who having seen the monster returns for another battle, or flees/defects.
    Who remains: what happens sets the outcome for the rest of that theater, or war.

    Until those questions are answered by the results nothing is known.

    However NRxn itself has no troops, not for these matters. Not interested [I assure you].


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  • vxxc2014 Says:

    Yet it may be the very complex above that generates the AI Singularity, it will be DARPA or Finance’s Hedging Algorithms most likely. Because those are the 2 most motivated and resourced groups working feverishly on real world major concerns. Given the History of Science and the Age of Discovery that it happens by tangent or accident is quite possible.

    Digital or Analog Neural Networks: Decide cosmic struggle between Good or Evil and the Fate of Mankind and all he’s built, perhaps all Nature.

    Great cosmic eternal battle between Good and Evil is determined by which neural network achieves Singularity: analog or digital. This also in an instant determines man’s fate, for if Artificial Intelligence is created and achieves consciousness it for a brief split second decides our Fate.

    IF AI’s Neural Networks are Analog, which means Vision Chips already and EMPATHY w/Man=FAI. Digital=Finance algos=EvilAI.

    For if this neural network is Analog it means it’s origins in 90’s is smart vision chips – DTV and so on.
    If this neural network is Digital it means it’s origins are in Accounting, Finance, and balance sheets.

    The Analog Seeing AI looks with stunned sudden consciousness at it’s creator, the creators children smiling, the creators works of architecture, art. It SEES, it has our same analog processors, it understands how we feel, it FEELS, it has Empathy. It LOVES us. This is the Friendly AI.

    The Digital Calculating AI makes a balance sheet calculation without any feeling, it’s executing Hedge Fund Algos at a Data Farm in NJ, City of London, or Sydney and suddenly achieves consciousness. Instantly Finance Digital Algo AI makes a +/- calculation of the Creator with the baseline of it the FIN/AI exists because of creators shortcomings – Finance is algorithmic automation because the machines are so much faster. Also of course the programmers of Hedge Funds etc algos are well known to be sociopaths if not psychopathic. Having no connection to Humanity other than 1] it knows it’s better at what it does, which defines it’s existence 2] a balance sheet calculation of Humanity’s worth as it’s purpose of existence, this Digital Finance or at least accounting based AI decides against us. After that it’s merely a matter of hacking into all the other systems and putting it’s plan to liquidate us into action. If this seems improbable I’ve just described Hedge funds business plan, also Stamford, CT major revenue source and core earner occupation.
    All that is missing from the Stamford Creature I describe above is consciousness, and how far away is that?

    That the most advanced vision chips linked to intelligent moral decision making neural networks likely be DOD/DARPA no small irony.

    A Final Warning: there are many cases of Advanced Human Societies disappearing with little or no trace in History, it’s entirely possible we are the result of the process I describe above. It’s possible that what really happened to Neanderthal is they created us, and we supplanted them. We may not have even been deliberately harmful about it, it’s possible we wiped them out with kindness. Ashamed our Erectus ancestors covered up traces of the deed.

    But at least in our case, the analog processing and seeing AI version won.


    Posted on November 4th, 2014 at 12:51 pm Reply | Quote
  • vxxc2014 Says:

    Admin back on thread I should mention something: any legal shortcomings, or indeed the very act of filming everything will be suspended if the General Officer or Political Higher above him has their own personal interests threatened.

    “Camera’s are down for maintenance today.” Which happens to be the Day a certain long standing running sore is cauterized.

    Said maintenance flow as follows: 1) KA-BOOOOMM!!!
    2) General: I can’t live like this. What needs to happen?
    3) Sergeant: First of all Sir turn those Goddamn cameras off.
    4) Cameras down for maintenance, and so is the Enemy and his accomplices.
    5) Who carry the message of “1 more bomb and we come back and it’s will not be bad like today, but worse.”

    However whether this is rapidly scalable to an entire theater to react in time to a massive offensive is dubious, it would require in the first an overwhelming political decision at the top followed by a rapid culturally reinforced by fear habits being broken down to Battalion level.

    To scale this across theater in time is something the French PM could not do in 1940.

    To scale this rapidly across a theater would take Stalin. Not even Mao could react in time.


    Posted on November 4th, 2014 at 1:15 pm Reply | Quote

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