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Is there Truth in our world ?

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Is there Truth in our world ?
Tristan Harris and Cathy O’Neil in this excellent documentary, Social Dilemma, 1h15m08sec, nailed down the problem beneath all our problems.

Because if we don’t agree on what is true, or that there is such a thing as truth, we’re toast…then we can’t navigate out of any of our problems - Tristan Harris

There are very few of us that choose to seek the truth in front of us and most important inside us. There are even fewer humans with such a quality that are leaders in any field of our society, the rest are followers. Admit it, it is very hard to lead your life instead of following the life that others dictate upon you or that society imposes in order to be a “good member” of your social circle.

We are allowing the technologists to frame this as a problem that they’re equipped to solve. That’s a lie. People talk about AI as if it will know truth. AI’s not gonna solve these problems. AI cannot solve the problem of fake news. Google doesn’t have the option of saying: “Oh, is this conspiracy ? Is this truth ?” Because they don’t know what truth is. They don’t have a proxy for truth that’s better than a click - Cathy O’Neil

Nowadays that has become a standard practice, conspiracy theories again you may say, but those few in control of banks, of social media, of earth resources are fully aware that you can easily destruct public opinion like a magician does by creating a problem and then offering a magic solution for it. Remember those dangerous nuclear weapons of Saddam Hussein and the war to exterminate the fantastic enemy, the recent COVID-19 virus that will kill billions of people and those vaccines from the pharmaceutical industry that will save billions of lives. And the scums become bigger and bigger each time affecting the lives of millions.

It’s another myth that AI will destroy us. Technology is a tool, we, humans, are responsible for its use. Chase the money and find their source, look behind the investors, behind the politicians, behind CEOs and you will learn who are the true puppeteers and who are the puppets. The real performance is always played in front of the curtain with the actors. The director and the architect is behind the scene, behind the curtain.

Even worse, one might be fully aware of what is true and what is truth, deep inside us we might know that a great performance is played around the world and we took our roles. There is always going to be a genuine offer to take “red pills” to wake up but we prefer to take “blue pills”. It is a lot easier to take your “blue dose” and live a life of ultimate comfort and fake happiness. By the way both utopia and dystopia are in the same side of the coin. It is so difficult to see the other side unless you make a genuine attempt to seek for the Truth with your own free will. Yes, you have to realize that you really want to break your bonds of slick slavery.

It’s the “red pill” that is extremely hard to find, there are always going to be plenty of blue pills around us. This wonderland is very different of what we think or the producers of the Matrix movie think. But they are right that the rabbit hole is very deep and we have to dig a lot inside us to find the exit. All I am offering is the Truth nothing more….

Extract of a dialogue between “Neo” and “Morpheus” from the movie “The Matrix 1999 - The Pill schene”

Morpheus: l imagine that right now you’re feeling a bit like Alice. . .tumbling down the rabbit hole?
Neo: You could say that.

Morpheus: I can see it in your eyes. You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he’s expecting to wake up. lronically, this is not far from the truth.

Morpheus: Do you believe in fate, Neo?
Neo: No.
Morpheus: Why not?
Neo: l don’t like the idea that l’m not in control of my life.
Morpheus: l know exactly what you mean.

Morpheus: Let me tell you why you’re here. You know something. What you know, you can’t explain. But you feel it. You felt it your entire life, that there is something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there. Like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me.

Morpheus: Do you know what l’m talking about?
Neo: The Matrix?

Morpheus: Do you want to know what it is? The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room.
You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes.

Morpheus: It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.

Neo: What truth?

Morpheus: That you are a slave Neo. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage. Born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch. A prison for your mind.

Morpheus: Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is.
You have to see it for yourself. This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back.

You take the blue pill… the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want.
You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland and l show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.

Remember all l’m offering is the truth.
Nothing more.
Follow me.

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