When even management is candidly admitting, “Facebook and Google are no longer companies, they are countries. They must be stopped.” Maybe it’s time we pay attention.
Project Veritas has done it again. A brave Facebook insider put on O’Keef’s hidden camera gear and had a candid conversation with Benny Thomas, Facebook’s’ Global Planning Lead’.
Speaking freely, he had some interesting things to say about the amount of power in Zuckerberg’s hands and what should be done about it.
BT: “I would break it up and I would remove Zuck as the CEO”.
BT: “Mark Zuckerberg is very concerned with health. In fact his – the Chan-Zuckerberg initiative…”
Insider: I’m fascinated and terrified at the same time.
BT: By CRISPR? You should be. It’s a fright. It’s eugenics. I don’t know any way to stop it. I think the genie is out of the bottle.
BT: This is why a lot of sh*t goes down, because people aren’t paying attention.
BT: I can target racist people by just doing those things. It’s that easy. Because data is very powerful. Give me 5 things about you and I can pretty much figure out everything else.
BT: AI is essentially evolving to become like human intelligence. And then, it’s going to go beyond human intelligence and at that point humans are expendable. It’s not like the AI will try to kill us. They just won’t care. Because it will be, it will be so superior that it will be like ‘these people don’t matter’. So I might be killing hundreds of ants when I walk in a park, I don’t know, and I don’t care. It’s not a thing that I think about. We will be like those ants.
Insider: What if the tech companies like Google and Facebook remain unchecked? Where do we go from there? What’s going to happen?
BT: We’re in deep sh*t.
Insider: What’s going to happen?
BT: Bad things.
When given the opportunity to ‘Be Brave’ as the Project Veritas slogan says, he played the role of useful idiot.
Knowing what we do about Project Veritas’s M.O. there is more like this coming.
This Benny guy KNOWS the danger. In his own words, we are in ‘deep sh*t’ if they are unchecked.
But Benny is unwilling to risk any of the perks he himself enjoys from the dangerous empire he criticizes. He wants someone ELSE to save the world from Zuckerberg.
If he’s comparing Facebook and Google to an existential threat as formidable as, say, WWII Germany or the Soviet Union are, it doesn’t take too much imagination to see what kind of uniform someone like Benny would have worn as a willing accomplice back in the 20th Century.
Moral clarity is always so much easier when you are looking at errors that are tucked safely out of reach in their historical context, isn’t it?
But today? How is Benny any different?
The answer is simple. He isn’t. Don’t be a Benny.
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