I. Human Digital Thought Clones: The Holy Grail of Artificial Intelligence For Big Data:

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Digital Thought Clones: The Holy Grail of Artificial Intelligence For Big Data

ABSTRACT

This article explores the legal and ethical implications of big data’s pursuit of human ‘digital thought clones’. It identifies various types of digital clones that have been developed and demonstrates how the pursuit of more accurate personalized consumer data for micro-targeting leads to the evolution of digital thought clones. The article explains the business case for digital thought clones and how this is the commercial Holy Grail for profit-seeking big data and advertisers, who have commoditized predictions of digital behavior data. Given big data’s industrial-scale data mining and relentless commercialization of all types of human data, this article identifies some types of protections but argues that more jurisdictions urgently need to enact legislation similar to the General Data Protection Regulation in Europe to protect people against unscrupulous and harmful uses of their data and the unauthorized development and use of digital thought clones.

1. Introduction

How would you feel if a company developed a ‘digital thought clone’ of you, representing everything known about you, in order to predict and manipulate your choices in real time by using your own data against you for its profit? This would be your digital twin, made by constantly collecting your intimate personal data in real time even when you are asleep.

Given their commercial value, it is possible that every human has, or will have, a digital thought clone replicating all their known digital data at an industrial scale from data shared through free apps, social media accounts, gadgets, mobile phones, GPS tracking, monitored online and offline behaviour and activities, and public records. A digital thought clone, evolved from previous types of digital clones, goes beyond predictive analysis. It is a personalised digital twin comprising a replica of all known data and behaviour on a specific living person, recording their choices, preferences, behavioural trends, and decision-making processes.

Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms test strategies in real time, and predict, influence, or manipulate a person’s consumer or online decisions. This is the ultimate advertising tool, as it is the closest representation a company would have of a living person’s thoughts. It also enables companies to try to sell products and services at the most effective time premium price, to influence a user’s voting intentions, or to use intimate details of their personal digital life to decide whether their bank should grant them a loan. Digital thought clones tracking each user’s every move can record who a person is meeting, who their friends are, what they talk about, what they are spending, and what they are reading.

Our willingness to trade personal data for the free and convenient use of technology, has enabled data miners to commercialise these data for use in predictive technologies, with increasing sophistication and relentless exploitation. Zuboff called this exchange of free services for data, enabling the detailed monitoring of behaviour, as ‘surveillance capitalism’.

1 It is unimaginable that people would knowingly agree to any company collecting such levels of data on them, and would then allow those data to be used in such intrusive and personal ways that are already being deployed by big data and AI companies.

A digital thought clone is not only extremely dangerous for a person’s privacy but is also potentially detrimental to their interests and ability to choose. US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien warned that ‘If you get all the information on a person and then you get their genome, and you marry those two things up … that is an incredible amount of power,’ that could be used to ‘micro-target’ people and even to ‘exploit their hopes and their fears’. 2

The use of deepfakes 3 has made headlines in both entertainment and politics, and their potential dangers for creating misinformation and confusion have been noted. 4 Whereas the more entertaining type of visual and audio digital clones are well known, digital clones come in different types, all of which pose ethical, philosophical, and legal questions that need to be addressed.

This article discusses the legal and ethical issues raised by digital cloning and digital thought clones, and the need to re-conceptualise current theoretical notions on data privacy. Section 2 of the article provides a necessary definitional context for the different types of digital clones. This section categorises digital clones into audio-visual, memory, personality, and consumer behaviour cloning. It explains how such advancements have led to a risky path of normalising the purposeful creation of a digital thought clone for each natural person, or an individualised digital twin.

Section 3 argues that misaligned legal protections may be driven by theoretical concepts of data privacy that do not meet the realities of big data and AI. The section examines prevailing theoretical concepts of data privacy, such as the public/private dichotomy, and Nissenbaum’s contextual integrity theory of data privacy. 5 It argues that the above theoretical views of privacy fall short when applied to AI and digital thought clones that require the pervasive and continuous use of a person’s data in both public and private spheres of overlapping contexts. The article argues that the legal protection of personal data can only work under a human-centred theory of data privacy.

Section 4 examines the various legal issues that digital cloning poses, including data privacy, informed consent, and laws against discrimination that may encourage behaviour cloning, copyright, and the right to publicity. It explains how the law seeks to protect people against the misuse of their data and identifies cases where the law absurdly encourages businesses to develop more personalised human digital twins.

Section 5 discusses the ethical questions raised by the creation of digital clones. It first conducts a general discussion of the ethical and moral objections raised by digital cloning in comparison to biological cloning.

Section 6 examines specific potential ethical issues raised by digital cloning, including consent and privacy, digital immortality, and the potential status of digital clones as people. It explains that the creation of a digital thought clone poses the immediate and most challenging questions to our existing notions of law and ethics. The article identifies the protections available in some jurisdictions against some of the risks of digital thought clones, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCSP). It then discusses the various legal and ethical issues raised by digital cloning and highlights the urgent need for stringent domestic regulations to protect citizens against the unauthorised development of digital thought clones and the associated risks of misuse.

II. Digital Immortality (From Wikipedia):

Digital Immortality- Wikipedia

Digital immortality (or “virtual immortality”) is the hypothetical concept of storing (or transferring) a person’s personality in digital substrate, i.e., a computer, robot or cyberspace (mind uploading). The result might look like an avatar behaving, reacting, and thinking like a person on the basis of that person’s digital archive.[3][4][5][6] After the death of the individual, this avatar could remain static or continue to learn and self-improve autonomously (possibly becoming seed AI).

A considerable portion of transhumanists and singularitarians place great hope into the belief that they may eventually become immortal[7] by creating one or many non-biological functional copies of their brains, thereby leaving their “biological shell”. These copies may then “live eternally” in a version of digital “heaven” or paradise.[8][9]

Contents

1 The realism of the concept
2 Method
2.1 Archiving and digitizing people
2.2 Making the avatar alive
2.3 Calibration process
3 In fiction
4 See also
5 References

The realism of the concept

The National Science Foundation has awarded a half-million-dollar grant to the universities of Central Florida at Orlando and Illinois at Chicago to explore how researchers might use artificial intelligence, archiving, and computer imaging to create convincing, digital versions of real people, a possible first step toward virtual immortality.[10]

The Digital Immortality Institute explores three factors necessary for digital immortality. First, at whatever level of implementation, avatars require guaranteed Internet accessibility. Next, avatars must be what users specify, and they must remain so. Finally, future representations must be secured before the living users are no more.[11]

The aim of Dmitry Itskov’s 2045 Initiative is to “create technologies enabling the transfer of an individual’s personality to a non-biological carrier, and extending existence, including to the point of immortality”.[12]

Method

Reaching digital immortality is a two-step process:

1) archiving and digitizing people,[13]
2) making the avatar live

Digital immortality has been argued to go beyond technical processes of digitization of people, and encompass social aspects as well. For example, Joshua Hurtado [14] has presented a four-step framework in which the digital immortalization of people could preserve the social bond between the living and the dead. These steps are: 1) data gathering, 2) data codification, 3) data activation, and 4) data embodiment. Each of these steps is linked to a form of preserving the social bond, either through talk, embodied emotionality (expressing emotions through one’s form of embodiment) or monumentalism (creating a monument, in this case in digital form, to remember the dead).

Archiving and digitizing people

According to Gordon Bell and Jim Gray from Microsoft Research, retaining every conversation that a person has ever heard is already realistic: it needs less than a terabyte of storage (for adequate quality).[15][16] The speech or text recognition technologies are one of the biggest challenges of the concept.

A second possibility would be to archive and analyze social Internet use to map the personality of people. By analyzing social Internet use during 50 years, it would be possible to model a society’s culture, a society’s way of thinking, and a society’s interests.

Rothblatt envisions the creation of “mindfiles” – collections of data from all kinds of sources, including the photos we upload to Facebook, the discussions and opinions we share on forums or blogs, and other social media interactions that reflect our life experiences and our unique self.[4][17]

Richard Grandmorin[18] summarized the concept of digital immortality by the following equation: “semantic analysis + social internet use + Artificial Intelligence = immortality”.

Some find that photos, videos, soundclips, social media posts and other data of oneself could already be regarded as such an archiving.[19][4][20][17]

Susanne Asche states:

As a hopefully minimalistic definition then, digital immortality can be roughly considered as involving a person-centric repository containing a copy of everything that a person sees, hears, says, or engenders over his or her lifespan, including photographs, videos, audio recordings, movies, television shows, music albums/CDs, newspapers, documents, diaries and journals, interviews, meetings, love letters, notes, papers, art pieces, and so on, and so on; and if not everything, then at least as much as the person has and takes the time and trouble to include. The person’s personality, emotion profiles, thoughts, beliefs, and appearance are also captured and integrated into an artificially intelligent, interactive, conversational agent/avatar. This avatar is placed in charge of (and perhaps “equated” with) the collected material in the repository so that the agent can present the illusion of having the factual memories, thoughts, and beliefs of the person him/herself.

— Susanne Asche, Kulturelles Gedächtnis im 21. Jahrhundert: Tagungsband des internationalen Symposiums, Digital Immortality & Runaway Technology[21]
Making the avatar alive

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Defining the avatar to be alive allows it to communicate with the future in the sense that it continues to learn, evolve and interact with people, if they still exist. Technically, the operation exists to implement an artificial intelligence system to the avatar.[citation needed] This artificial intelligence system is then assumed to think and will react on the base of the archive.

Rothblatt proposes the term “mindware” for software that is being developed with the goal of generating conscious AIs. Such software would read a person’s “mindfile” to generate a “mindclone.” Rothblatt also proposes a certain level of governmental approval for mindware, like an FDA certification, to ensure that the resulting mindclones are well made.[4][17]

Calibration process

During the calibration process, the biological people are living at the same time as their artifact in silicon. The artifact in silicon is calibrated to be as close as possible to the person in question. During this process ongoing updates, synchronization, and interaction between the two minds would maintain the twin minds as one.[4][17]

In fiction

Further information: Mind uploading in fiction
In 1967 the short story “I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream” written by Harlan Ellison chronicles the digitally immortal life of protagonists living within a hellscape reality.
In the TV series Caprica a digital copy of a person is created and outlives its real counterpart after the person dies in a terrorist attack.[22][23]

In Greg Egan’s Permutation City people can achieve quasi digital immortality by mind uploading a digital copy of themselves into a simulated reality.[19][24]

Memories with Maya is a novel on the concept of digital immortality.

The Silicon Man describes Cryonics as a precursor to digital immortality.

In the 1998 novel Vast by Linda Nagata “ghosts” are recorded memories and personalities that can be transferred to another body or kept in electronic storage, granting a limited form of immortality.[25]

In the TV series Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, Overmind and Lord Dread planned to digitize all human beings to be able to create a new world.

In the TV series Black Mirror it commonly features the themes and ethics of digital humans, called “cookies,” across multiple episodes. In San Junipero, for example, people’s consciences are uploaded to the cloud.

In the novel / Netflix series Altered Carbon, a person’s memories and consciousness can be stored in a disk-shaped device called a cortical stack, which is implanted into the cervical vertebrae.

In Frictional Games’ SOMA, the story revolves around the problem of existing as a digital personality scan taken from a physical person.

In The Physics of Immortality: Modern Cosmology, God and the Resurrection of the Dead by Frank Tipler.

In the 2015 film Chappie, a robot and a flash drive are used for consciousness transfer.

In the 2014 film Transcendence , Will’s (Johny Depp) consciousness is uploaded into the quantum computer project he developed

See also

Mind uploading
Artificial general intelligence
Blue brain
Ship of Theseus
Technological resurrection
Uploaded astronaut

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III. Lisa Renee: “Targeted Individuals”

Lisa Renee: “Targeted Individuals”

“People that have been identified as Targeted Individuals are the first waves of humans being secretly experimented upon for testing out this AI surveillance system, by using an assortment of automated SRA methods for subjugating group consciousness via remote device or satellite. The planned expansion of this AI system through the reset into Techno-Totalitarianism is to eventually connect every living human brain to Artificial intelligence networks that build out complex simulations of the entire genetic library on the earth. This sinister project was intended for all of humanity during this phase of global reset, through installing the Techno-Totalitarianism in order to finally gain some ground in the utter destruction of free thinking and human freedoms in western culture. The NAA want to connect all human brains to Artificial intelligence systems as the means of total and complete human consciousness enslavement, in order to monitor and manipulate all electromagnetic activity of the human Brain to fully collect the data for the purpose of controlling the timelines.”

~Lisa Renee

These covert directed energy weapons are used secretly and silently to harass people across the world, many are loyal Americans, in which the Electronic harassment strangle their businesses and to which others gain control of their assets. Targeted Individuals (or TIs as they call themselves) warn that so long as these weapons technologies remain classified, responsible government and law enforcement agencies cannot protect them and other Americans, families and businesses from these threats. [1]

Targeted Individuals as Test Subjects

These unconscious groups being manipulated as pawns in the Spiritual Warfare games are being used as distractions while they plug the Groupthink reality bubbles into AI weapons designed as the surveillance system of the Mind Control hive net. This sinister project was intended for all of humanity during this phase of global reset, through installing the Techno-Totalitarianism in order to finally gain some ground in the utter destruction of free thinking and human freedoms in western culture. The AI network was gradually built upon the Mental Mapping of the collective brain neural links of those groups who were unethically used as test subjects in the Targeted Individual community over the last twenty years.

AI Network of Brain Net

Primarily, the Black Sun groups have been experimenting on humanity for many years with an assortment of artificial intelligence and black box quantum computing technologies for the purpose of moving the collective consciousness towards AI controlled Groupthink, which is similar to connecting human brains to the internet. This system is referred to as the Brain Net or Hive Net. The NAA want to connect all human brains to Artificial intelligence systems as the means of total and complete human consciousness enslavement, in order to monitor and manipulate all electromagnetic activity of the human Brain to fully collect the data for the purpose of controlling the timelines. People that have been identified as Targeted Individuals are the first waves of humans being secretly experimented upon for testing out this AI surveillance system, by using an assortment of automated SRA methods for subjugating group consciousness via remote device or satellite. The planned expansion of this AI system through the reset into Techno-Totalitarianism is to eventually connect every living human brain to Artificial intelligence networks that build out complex simulations of the entire genetic library on the earth.

TI’s and Digital Twins

Targeted Individuals have been sought out by shadow government, black military operatives or NAA entities for the purpose of hijacking their consciousness for brain-machine learning in this covert and sinister AI experiment, in which the primary directive was to build out the Hive Net system and then generate digital twins as virtual representatives. A digital twin is an exact replica or clone used to represent that individual’s personality matrix projected into another dimensional plane, usually the virtual representation is placed in a location within the Phantom Matrix. The digital twin is used by the NAA as a Mind Control weapon which attempts to overlay into the lightbody, it is designed to subvert the organic consciousness of that individual. Many times, seemingly to be an evil twin, but this is a digital twin of that individuals’ identity that is used as a Holographic Insert to abuse the inner spiritual Christos within organic human beings.

Then along with the successful experimentation in human brain-supercomputer interfacing, the plan is to gradually augment and capture cognition for the purpose of building machines with cognitive and emotional capabilities that then forms the data collection into a synthetic hive mind that can be further used for generating virtual realities and cyborgs. This is a Neural Net based Artificial intelligence linked into quantum supercomputers that are generating sentient world simulations in order for the NAA to continue to survive in this reality, and attempt to maintain their control over humanity’s future direction during the Ascension Cycle. Some of the Controllers actually believe if they can transfer their personality to an artificial carrier or cyborg body that this will allow them to cheat death and the repercussion of their personal actions from cause and effect, to become immortal and God like on another plane of reality. Essentially, they believe they can escape having to face their deeds and prevent being forced to experience the consequences of their actions taken to enslave and annihilate the human race.

Through the use of Nanotech Biosensors or Smartdust, it is possible to electronically link humans into a brain to brain interface for the purpose of Synthetic Telepathy, surveillance, complex simulations as well as the ability to customize specialized Mind Control at individual levels. The science aspect of the brain net has been proven already in the academic environments, and the next stage of rolling out for the commercial aspects of this technology into the mainstream is happening now through the current planned reset into the Technocracy. They have been using humans as the guinea pigs for their experiments without Informed Consent.

Internet Hive Net for Surveillance

Current examples of the reset are being made through the intended operation of using the internet-hive net for global surveillance, data collection, mind mapping, economic restructuring, and facial recognition systems that are designed to be fully functional within the complex infrastructure build out of the Internet of Things and smart cities by 2030. This wish list plan for Technocratic Totalitarianism supplies an unlimited range of possibilities for the Controllers to manipulate the data in these AI transmissions for the purpose of Implanting Thoughts, eliminating dissenters and gaining complete control over human brains, essentially creating a synthetic hive mind and compliant population.

With the ongoing progression of the One World Order wish list to build out for the Technocracy, the Controllers future vision for the fourth industrial wave is to fuse the organic human biology with AI machines, which is why there is an aggressive pysops for the purpose of supporting mandated and recurring vaccinations which are the roadmap leading us to Transhumanism. Currently, they are desperate for total control and pushing hard for the next generation of weaponizing AI controlled Groupthink in order to completely enslave the masses, by covertly and secretly plugging people into the Hive Net and running kill command codes. This is planned to be achieved through a variety of means connected to GMO’s, chemicals and nano dust, but the mandated vaccination agenda being aggressively spread for the purpose of injecting nanochips and biosensors directly into the blood stream of children and all of humanity, it is the holy grail of this anti-human propaganda. The NAA need their human puppets to mass produce and promote nanochip laden and poisonous vaccinations as healthy immunization practices, through the global medical tyranny network, as this is the keystone to their future success with carrying out the next stage of the transhumanist agenda.

This is intended to be the integration of human brains that are directly connected into AI systems through neural links that project the data collected into real time sentient world simulations, that are further used to enforce the phantom earth blended reality system. The current Timeline Wars are primarily over maintaining the Base 10 Math architecture which exist as NAA controlled Artificial Machinery superimposed on the consciousness layers of the planetary body. This generates a Blended Earth Reality which contains organic creator code mixed in with artificial intelligence networks that are run by alien machinery. This reversal current runs throughout the technologically controlled sections of the planetary field which implements the artificial timelines that project the artificial spaces or phantom matrices designed as the 3D matrix AI programming. The structure is entropic and parasitic as it must rely upon an external power source through which to siphon energy to continue to exist, and this is where human brains and human bio-energy are currently being set up to be merchandised by the Controllers for energy extraction by rolling out the vaccination and Transhumanism agendas. Remember that Nanotech Biosensors can be used to harvest biological light.

The goal of the NAA’s reset into Technocracy is to eventually have billions of nanotech bots and sensors running throughout our Bio-Neurology communicating with each other over a wireless network that directly connects our brains with the internet, so that human consciousness will be completely immersed in a virtual reality that is experienced through all of our biological senses. It is more effective if they can inject these nanobots into our Blood stream directly via the false front of vaccinations for public health. At this NAA wish list planned stage of nanotech infection with AI Signals, an asleep human being will not have any perceptual awareness that the external experience is happening through an artificial intelligence simulated reality interface and that the original connection into the organic consciousness reality will be effectively eliminated, thus disconnecting the Soul and spiritual body from the biology of that physical person. This is the diabolical plan of the Black Sun Satanists and NAA entities that intensely hate humanity and desire to destroy the original Diamond Sun template and the God given spiritual connection to Christos that inherently exists in human beings. [2]

References:

Electronic Harassment
Groupthink
See Also:

Mind Controlled Gene Expression

Genetic Engineering

AI Network of Brain Net

Transhumanism