So I just had the most terrifying nightmare I ever had.
I’ll explain it here.
So in my dream, I’m just scrolling Twitter. And I see these people discussing this “scandal” involving some woman. These are people working in academia as biologists. But they never really want to mention what it entails. They’re being vague and they’re picking sides over something, without it really being clear what it is they’re picking sides over.
But then as I read further, it’s clear that there’s some video they’re referencing that they “refuse to share”. It’s supposed to be some sort of terrifying doomsday prediction about how something terrible is going to happen, recorded by someone infected by a virus.
So eventually I find the video. I watch it with my headphones on, because the sound is low quality and distorted. The video itself is distorted too. But it’s distorted in a really weird way, I can still hear it echoing in my head right now when I think about it.
But then as I watch it, it’s just a guy who looks like a Middle Eastern scientist talking about how he’s infected with some awful virus that’s going to spread around the world and destroy everyone’s immune systems, initially spreading through a portion of the population based on similarity to his own Levantine genotype. But I don’t trust the video, can hardly make out what he’s saying, it sounds like bullshit to me and I turn it off.
Then as I look further on Twitter, I find out that it’s far more disturbing than I thought. The video itself is apparently generated by a malicious AI that effectively emerged out of nowhere to take over most of the Internet within minutes and propagated by fake Twitter profiles.
The video is designed to have a very specific combination of certain colors and auditory frequencies intended to manipulate the nervous system in a manner that can awaken dormant viruses. Or the manipulation actually takes place by the manipulation of electromagnetic frequencies used to transmit the video, with the distortion in the video itself just being a side-effect of the malicious AI choosing the optimal electromagnetic frequencies to manipulate your brain with. That wasn’t exactly clear to me.
Either way, it’s designed in a manner that humans just don’t understand and capable of manipulating our brain in ways we didn’t consider to be scientifically possible. All the low IQ low status white males of course are deeply paranoid about why the Internet seems to be disintegrating and why the “blue check PhDs” are not willing to discuss exactly what’s going on, so they seek out this video in droves, which just has the effect of damaging their brains and awakening these viruses. In fact, the “blue check PhD’s” themselves may have been AI bots meant to make you even more eager to see the video, that you would have ignored as low IQ low status white male QAnon crap otherwise.
If you watch the video long enough with your headphones on (without headphones you can’t make out the sound), supposedly you just lose your free will altogether to this malevolent AI, so people who watched it generally can’t warn others not to watch it. But in my dream, I turn it off pretty early because I just don’t feel like listening to this awful distorted sound, discover what the video actually is and then suddenly wake up.
I’ve had more terrifying ideas about AI, but I just felt like sharing this. I’m going to go outside and enjoy nature now.