Wearable technology is not longer a prediction for our future. It’s HERE, and a recent clip Glenn plays from a presentation done by the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this month proves that world elite already are planning how to use it. This kind of technology and artificial intelligence can monitor your BRAINWAVES, tracking your productivity and effectively diminishing YOUR free will. Glenn explains just how dangerous this new type of technology truly is…
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GLENN: All right. Let me tell you something that is going on in the stock market right now. The stock market Buzzfeed, Inc. is going through the roof right now.
There's a feeding frenzy, for their stock. People are -- are very excited. Because Buzzfeed has said, they're going to use open AI, ChatGPT, any of these things.
And they'll -- they'll start having computers, write stories. So you -- you -- poeple -- so think of the money.
Oh, isn't that great?
This is -- this is following Microsoft investing $10 billion in open AI, which is the major ChatGPT. And Buzzfeed has announced open AI is open for business at Buzzfeed. I will tell you, that every show that we do, everything that we do, is made by hand.
It is -- we will not sell out. I'm talking about the Glenn Beck Program. We will not sell out and have our shows written by machines.
We will -- we will do our own research, and -- and dig deep.
We -- I'm not a technophobe. I believe -- you know, Google has been a good thing in research.
It's been a good thing. So I have no problem using devices, but I will not replace people with machines. AI.
Now, that's going to put anybody who does that, it's going to put them in the exact opposite position, as Buzzfeed. You'll have a harder time making money because you refuse to lose our humanity.
But I will go a step further. I am not ready for what they are now calling a brain transparency. I want to play something to you, that is hopefully eye-opening. This is a clip -- and we have the full 30-minute seminar on this.
This is just the first clip, from the World Economic Forum. It -- there was a speech on technology. And it features a video, that we'll have in here. This video is like a little cartoon.
And it shows how technology can monitor your brain waves. And make you more productive at work.
This is shocking enough. But what is said after, is even more so.
Here's a clip, again, from the World Economic Forum.
VOICE: First off a video. It's going to make you see the future. And understand a wonderful future, where we can use brain waves to fight crime. Be more productive. And find love.
VOICE: You're in the zone. Even you can't believe how productive you've been.
Your memo is finished.
Your inbox is under control. And you're feeling sharper than you have in a decade.
Sensing your joy, your playlist shifts to your favorite song. Sending chills up your spines, the music begins to play. You glance at the program, running in the background, on your computer screen.
And notice a now familiar site, that appears whenever you're overloaded with pleasure. Your theta brainwave activity, decreasing in the temporal regions of your brain.
You mentally move the cursor to the left.
And scroll through your brain data, over the past few hours.
You can see your stress levels rising, as the deadline to finish your memo approached.
Causing a peak in your beta brain wave activity. Right before an alert popped up. Telling you to take a brain break.
What's that unusual change in your brain activity. When you're asleep.
It started earlier in the month. You send a text message to your doctor, with the mental swipe of your cursor. Could you take a quick look of my brain data? Anything to worry about?
Your mind starts to warned to the new colleague on your team, whom you know you shouldn't be daydreaming about. Given the policy against intraoffice romance. But you can't help fantasizing just a little. But then you start to notice, your boss notices your amorous feelings, when she checks your brain activity and shift your attention back to the present.
You breathe a sigh of relief, when the email she sends you later that day, congratulates you on your brain metrics from the past quarter, which earned you another performance bonus.
You head home jamming to the music, with your HEP issue playing something earbuds still in.
When you arrive at work the next day, a somber cloud, has fallen over the office. Along with emails, text messages, and GPS location data. The government has subpoenaed employee's brain wave data, from the past year.
They have compelling evidence, that one of your coworkers has committed massive wire fraud. Now they're looking for his coconspirators. You discover they are looking for synchronized brain activity. Between your coworker and the people he has been working with.
While you know you're innocent to any crime, you have been secretly working with him, on a new startup venture. Shaking, you remove your earbuds.
GLENN: Stop for a second, please. Stop.
How many feel comfortable with this? This -- remember, it was introduced as, you know, your future.
And showing you how exciting things can happen, in your future.
You'll be able to increase your productivity. We'll be able to fight crime.
You'll be able to find love. Who is comfortable with just this?
Now, let me just play the beginning of one of the eggheads at the World Economic Forum, talking about this.
GLENN: You have the rest?
VOICE: What do you think? Is it a future you're ready for?
You may be surprised to learn, that it's a future that has been already arrived. Everything in that video, that you just saw, is based on technology, that is already here today.
Artificial intelligence has enabled advances, in decoding brain activity, in ways that we never before thought possible. You've heard a lot about AI, over the past few years.
Here at Davos, it's been the talk of the hour. But I want to talk about it in a different way. Which is, the ability to decode brain wave activity. After all, what you think, what you feel, it's all just data.
Data that in large patterns can be decoded using artificial intelligence. Consider this, the average person thinks thousands of thoughts each day. As a thought takes form, like a math calculation. You're happy. You're tired. You're hungry.
You're elated. Neurons are firing in your brain. Emitting tiny electrical discharges. As a particular thought takes form. Hundreds of thousands of neurons fire in characteristic patterns, that can be decoded with HEP electro and AI-powered devices.
In fact, what you're seeing here is my brain activity, while I'm wearing a simple device, like the one on the right.
We're not talking about implanted devices of the future. I'm talking about wearable devices that are like Fitbits for your brain.
It used to be that there was very little we could do tell from EEG activity. But already, using consumer wearable devices, these are our headbands. Or hats that have sensors that can pick up your brain wave activity, Earbuds, headphones. Tiny tattoos that you can wear between your ear. We can pick up emotional states, like are you happy or sad or angry?
We can pick up and decode faces that you're seeing in your mind. Simple shapes, numbers, your pin number to your bank account.
It's not just your brain activity here, that we can pick up. We can also pick up your brain activity in different places.
Like as your neurons fire from your brain down your arm. And send signals to your hand to tell you how to type, move. All of that could be decoded through electromyography.
That's what you're seeing here, a device now, in the form of simple wearable watch, that can pick up that activity. And one of the pivotal acquisitions of the field. Meta acquired this company, control labs in 2019, because major tech companies are investing and helping to make these devices universally applicable in the way in which we interact with the rest of our technology. In fact, the coming future.
GLENN: Okay. Stop.
We are -- we are there, gang. Everything, Stu. You remember -- you remember the -- the crazy days back in the '90s.
When I would talk about this stuff. And it was really, truly science fiction. It was science fiction. It was a prediction from people like Ray Kurzweil, of where we were headed in the very near future. And when you said very near future, it seemed like it was a long way away. You know, it was 2020, 2030, this would begin to happen.
And I've been -- I've been telling you, since 2016, I -- I started to get very, very specific.
That our jobs are going to be in danger. Our jobs are going to be in danger, because things like AI will be able to take jobs away from people.
This is why when I've ever spoken of universal basic income, I have not dismissed it out of hand as un-American.
Universal basic income, as it's been debated, has -- is wrong.
And I do not think it's an answer for anything. I think it will only cause more problems. However, what I have said is, we have to discuss something. Because what's going to happen is these tech companies, like Microsoft, Google, and others, they will start to create things that take the jobs.
You won't be able to have a job. And, you know, if you think that creative jobs. Well, I have a creative job.
We will take your creative job. It can already write and perform vocally and with instruments, any style of music, and you have no idea you're listening to an algorithm.
No idea. Humans are not involved. Try ChatGPT. Ask it anything.
And you can't tell that you're not in an interaction really, with a machine.
It is so far beyond a Google search. These things are going to impact everything. For instance, Microsoft is now working on releasing -- and I guess it's an app. Or a system.
That you say, I want to develop a website. And you tell the AI. Andly it develop it for you.
Already, images can be produced using AI.
You describe what you want to see, and it might in ten seconds, come up with hundred different images.
That could be photo realistic. And 80 of them, might suck.
Ten of them might be eh. But five of them might be really good. This is only going to get better and better and better and better.
So now, what do we do?
Are you comfortable with your brain waves being taken?
Remember, they just told you, that they can get your pin code. Your pin code.
For him it's not a bunch of useless data. They can get down into everything.
Now, if you think that -- if you think this is, you know, something on the horizon, that's not going to happen. You're sadly mistaken.
Because it is already being put to use, in factories. And I'll explain that to you, come up in 60 seconds.
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GLENN: Okay. If you remember, and I don't know how many people do. There was a story out of China, where factories are starting to force their workers to wear hats.
And these hats have this wearable technology in it, that this woman was just speaking about.
Now, this story came out two, maybe three years ago. And it monitors the brain waves. And they can see who is paying attention. And who is not.
It also can give them like a little electric shot, if they happen to not be paying attention.
And it's a little freaky. Because the corporations know everything about these people.
And remember, the corporations are in a public/private partnership with the government.
When she says to this group, at Davos, are you ready for -- you know, wearable technology? To scan brain waves?
The crowd is kind of mixed. You know, you hear kind of, no, not really.
But she's talking to the elites. They're not going to be the ones in the office. They're going to be the ones monitoring everybody's brain waves.
This is why this is so dangerous, to be discussed only with the elites.
They are deciding right now, what kind of technology they will be using to keep us in line. And to keep us productive.
And you're going to have a hard time getting a job, if you don't want this technology.
These are the things that are right here, right now.