April 10, 2017 at 4:54 pm #7188Anonymous
I brought this up in another thread with @addisonborn the wise, and figured I should start a thread on this.
This is PURELY speculation. But there is some interesting factors here.
We all know from Tension that the OSDM gathered a TON of data on all of us, some more than others. What if in Lust they are implanting that data into people.
As pointed out in other places on the forums Noah has been compared to me by a few folks.
Sarah reminded me a hell of a lot of Kim (@electrichippo)…
And now Melissa is being confused with this Melinda person.
So is this whole thing with Shadow people and AI distinctly connected in terms of changing people’s personalities (via The Helmet from Tension) using Data collected from The Tension Experience.
Creating the same person to fit your needs, or a Shadow of that person if you will.
April 10, 2017 at 5:03 pm #7193Maxwell RParticipant
I absolutely could buy this, I have been wondering what they were doing with all the data they had collected. At “The End” they alluded to using it to sway mass groups toward their agenda (whatever it is) but with technological advancements over the past few months I don’t see why they couldn’t shift their motivations.
April 10, 2017 at 5:11 pm #7196Bryan BishopParticipant
I’m going to be really controversial here and say… you’re actually a pretty nice guy, @thebuz. Not nearly as much of a dickhead as Noah.
(Now nevermind me, and let the theorizing commence.)
April 10, 2017 at 5:26 pm #7200Anonymous
@bryan Who’s to say that they didn’t leave out my more compassionate tendencies. A shadow would take the base characteristics of someone (based on the info I gave) and use that for the imprint.
April 10, 2017 at 5:26 pm #7201
What if we are the beta, and the real run through is for world leaders, business moguls and socialite movers/shakers? What if their mistake is this: we’re harvested for our most dominant personality trait, But people are vastly complicated, so it inherently fails, (Noah going off script). What would an AI understand of the complexities of the human soul? Do they even want souls?
If they’re categorizing people into winning traits and failing traits, what could that even look like? And what happens if they’re wrong?
- This reply was modified 5 years, 1 month ago by Jackie.
April 10, 2017 at 5:39 pm #7207Anonymous
@theladyj There were tons of implied stuff going on in Tension that they were able to swing the election due to their collection of data.
So… this falls into that.
April 10, 2017 at 5:46 pm #7210Bryan BishopParticipant
@thebuz Fair point. If somebody’s engineering a personality from scratch, and they have access to the massive reserves of data that the forces in this case do, one would assume they would not simply go for clones. They’d want to improve and iterate by taking the bits and pieces they want, and leaving out others. Basically doing the designer baby version of personality creation and curation.
April 10, 2017 at 5:48 pm #7211
@thebuz …and well indeed, a side from sounding too political, if puling data from the internet and limited interaction, created a proverbial terror…We’re all very, very fucked. And if the interaction we have between us and IT are helping create a pool of data (some would say a cesspool), then we should only be nice and courteous to one another!
April 10, 2017 at 5:51 pm #7213CristenParticipant
I’ll add here too that with the research we found on TACITUS yesterday, that they’d theoretically be able to study and replicate colloquial speech patterns for a possible “new human.” And we’ve given them plenty of original source data haven’t we?
April 10, 2017 at 5:54 pm #7215
If they’re pulling text from the forums, I think we should start feeding some of these lines into our normal dialogue just to see if potential AI we encounter with ties to The System start using them.
April 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm #7217Anonymous
Also something I haven’t shared to the forums is an exchange I had with Sarah. I don’t feel like digging into my email and uploading to imagur.com so I’ll just transcribe but it went like this:
Buz: Sarah, I’m sorry that you have to put up with so many of these people attacking you. If you need anything please let me know, here to support you and the brand.
Sarah: “Perhaps it’s your resemblance but…. thank you. -Sarah”
Not to say again that this theory holds any water, but even Sarah admits there’s similarities between Noah and myself.
April 10, 2017 at 6:05 pm #7219Mustafa SaidParticipant
If they’ve got bigger plans for mass Shadow production to fit the ideas @theladyj suggested…that doesn’t just scream dangerous to me. That’s just plain insane.
Imagine the type of control someone could have once they’ve created a Shadow of that person and the Shadow is in a position of power. What could developed nations or dictatorships do with this ability backing them? I’m not sure if the Sinclair Inc have any real moral lines they wouldn’t cross; if there are enough zeros behind it do they care who has the potential as long as they have their hands on the button?
I can only hope something like this isn’t the real plan.
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April 10, 2017 at 6:22 pm #7225NeilParticipant
This is an absolutely insane theory, but the evidence is truly there. @thebuz any other interactions or subtleties that may stick out at you? If that’s the case who is next?
April 10, 2017 at 6:27 pm #7226Anonymous
That is an interesting theory @thebuz.
April 10, 2017 at 6:37 pm #7228ShaunParticipant
@thebuz your resemblance may help support them and the brand? That sure sounds suspect.. something worth being ‘never silent’ about!
April 10, 2017 at 6:51 pm #7231Anonymous
@electrichippo To answer your question of simalarities of you to Sarah.
She was very “in controll” of the room, and she had certain mannerisms with nods and tilts that very much reminded me of you particularly.
April 10, 2017 at 7:13 pm #7236MarandaParticipant
@mumumusings They might look insane, or outright villainous, but nobody ever thinks of themselves as the bad guy. Does the OSDM (or whoever they are) really think they’re doing a good thing for the world? If they just want to make a profit, there are other, easier ways to do that.
April 10, 2017 at 10:08 pm #7264Meghan MayhemParticipant
So, speaking of replication…
Today is a rather notable day in cinematic history.
April 10, 2017 at 10:40 pm #7265
SO MANY NEW ‘MEMBERS’ ARE JOINING.
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