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World War V

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Posted By: Hazymac, 3/19/2020 8:49:46 PM

When academics were asked to predict the most probable risks to humanity they concluded "human extinction is more likely to result from anthropogenic causes than natural causes": man rather than nature was to be feared. The top candidates were a malign artificial intelligence and a runaway biotechnological event. The Covid-19 crisis may be a biological threat but few anticipated a pandemic could also increase the demand for greater artificial intelligence powered mass surveillance from a frightened population desperate for safety. The fear of contagion was compared by Angela Merkel to WWII. "Not since German reunification, no, not since the Second World War has our country faced a

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 3/19/2020 9:55:22 PM (No. 351534)
Evil leftists admire Chinese lack of freedom, total central control. Dangerous, evil people. And to answer his question, we need to offer freedoms and humanity.
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When academics were asked to predict the most probable risks to humanity they concluded "human extinction is more likely to result from anthropogenic causes than natural causes": man rather than nature was to be feared. The top candidates were a malign artificial intelligence and a runaway biotechnological event. The Covid-19 crisis may be a biological threat but few anticipated a pandemic could also increase the demand for greater artificial intelligence powered mass surveillance from a frightened population desperate for safety. The fear of contagion was compared by Angela Merkel to WWII. "Not since German reunification, no, not since the Second World War has our country faced a
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Posted by Hazymac 2/26/2020 5:47:47 PM Post Reply
New cases of coronavirus in China were running at 5,000 a day only a couple of weeks ago. The count of new cases is down to less than 100 a day, if you believe China's numbers. I don't, but the World Health Organization's declaration yesterday that the epidemic had peaked in China probably is accurate. Just look at the world's stock markets. China's equity indices barely fluttered during the past couple of days while the US and Europe lost 3%-4%. The threat of an epidemic in Italy appears to have pushed markets over the edge. Here's a chart published this morning by the research department at JP Morgan:
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