Rising Female Death Rate – Turning the Corner, Continued

“Inside the flat a fruity voice was reading out a list of figures which had something to do with the production of pig-iron. The voice came from an oblong metal plaque like a dulled mirror which formed part of the surface of the right-hand wall. Winston turned a switch and the voice sank somewhat, though the words were still distinguishable. The instrument (the telescreen, it was called) could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely.”

George Orwell, from “1984”

 

 

 

December 2, 2016 – How the backlash against cognitive computing will play out in 2017

August 11, 2017 – Facebook Shuts Down AI Robots After They Invent Their Own Language

September 27, 2017 – Coca-Cola uses AI robots to invent new sodas like Cherry Sprite

October 5, 2017 – Ethical dilemmas should not halt the rollout of AI. Here’s why

October 11, 2017 – Will AI eventually let us enhance our own brains? 

 

 

 

 

The name of this forum is “Etheric Warriors”, and, if you’re tuned into what’s going on around here, watching a conventional good guys/bad guys movie may seem like a comedic farce to you.

I watched some of “The World is Not Enough” last night, a Pierce Brosnan Bond film from 1999, and that’s what I thought when the machine-gun-equipped, parachuting snowmobiles bore down upon Bond and the heroine.

As somewhat-plausible as those bad-guy machines are, the real battle, the big one, is Etheric. And a big component of it is technological, much as the ‘no-such-thing-as-ghosts’ Establishment would like  to assure you otherwise. There is, indeed, a ‘ghost in the machine’, and I think the general public is becoming aware of that fact, and turning back from the brink.

Here’s an example:

May 29, 2017 – Denver area doctors seek to ban smartphone sales to preteens.”

And another:

September 8, 2017 – The Always-On Smartphone Culture: Turn It Down – Forbes

Forbes is desperately saying “turn it down” to avoid the going-out-of-business truth of “turn it OFF.” Which is what the world is quickly realizing is what it needs to do with this stuff.

Since virtually everything I write and say in my threads is diametrically-opposed to the programming laid down by the Establishment I just mentioned, the reader might be saying “but, that’s impossible!”, based on the assurance from, well, everyone but me that “we’re in the Age of the Smartphone”, and “resistance is futile.”

But, as you review the current news stories, below, you’ll see that Smartphone sales are dropping around the globe, and rather precipitously.

The words “mystery“, “baffled” and “puzzled” are memes, used, among numerous similar variants, whenever anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Academic, Scientific and Media establishments wants to lie about, well, basically anything. Two of those variants are “surprised” and “unexpected“.

That’s why one story below says “Apple iPhone sales fall again – The surprise sales decline pushed down Apple’s stock more than 2%”, and why another says ” Apple reports unexpected fall in iPhone sales.”

And, as you can see from the set up quotes up top, people are starting to push back on AI, a new school version of the golem of the Kabbalists. The golem was a humanoid automoton formed from clay, purportedly built by a well-meaning Rabbi to protect the 16th-century Jews of Prague – and that’s not to imply that a small subset of Jews has the market in any way cornered vis a vis Black Magic.

The list of the-dog-ate-it excuses as to what’s lowering Smart phone sales is truly hilarious. You can read them in italics below.

Even this thread is rapidly becoming more positive.

 

 

 

 

January 5, 2017 – Forecast: Smartphone sales to recover after down year

As artificial intelligence becomes a more active part of most consumers’ lives, the report indicated that consumers are embracing AI capabilities like personal digital assistants

 

January 25, 2017 – India – Demonetisation triggers 30.5% drop in smartphone sales

 

March 30, 2017 – U.K. – Etail sales tracker: Smartphone sales growth slows

The rate of growth through smartphone devices has roughly halved

 

May 2, 2017 – Apple iPhone sales fall again

The surprise sales decline pushed down Apple’s stock more than 2%

 

May 3, 2017 – Apple reports unexpected fall in iPhone sales | Business | DW | 03.05 …

 

May 10, 2017 – U.K. – The first quarter 2017 decline in Samsung smartphone sales was likely due to buyers anticipating the April 21 release of the new Samsung

 

May 29, 2017 – Denver area doctors seek to ban smartphone sales to preteens

 

June 1, 2017 – Smartphone Sales To Rise Globally In 2017, Post 2016 Dip in Sales …

 

June 13, 2017 – Massive drop in smartphone shipments to South Africa – BusinessTech

 

June 30, 2017 – Report: Samsung’s Smartphone Sales Dropped In June 2017

 

July 11, 2017 – iPhone 8 sales could disappoint, dragging down smartphone market 

 

July 11, 2017 – Korean Analysts Tracking Samsung Smartphone Sales Report that the Galaxy S8 is Selling 20% below last year’s S7

 

July 24, 2017 – Global smartphone sales at record high and shows no signs of slowing down.

 

July 27, 2017 – LG’s mobile unit sees a sales decline in Q2 2017 as demand for the G6 wanes

 

July 27, 2017 – GST effect: Smartphone sales drop in India by 4% in Q2 2017

Smartphone sales declined in India for the first time in history due to the lack of GST awareness

 

August 1, 2017 – Apple earnings: How long will iPhone sales be on ‘pause’?

 

August 2, 2017 – Smartphone Volumes Decline Slightly in the Second Quarter of 2017

Coming off a higher than expected first quarter, smartphone shipments declined 1.3% from the same quarter a year ago and were down 0.8%

 

August 2, 2017 – IDC: Smartphone shipments decline as consumers await new iPhone

 

August 2, 2017 – Smartphone sales slip as top vendors consolidate market share

 

August 3, 2017 – Global Smartphone Sales Drop Despite Growth by Top Five Makers 

 

August 16, 2017 – Oppo, Vivo Sales Decline by 30 Percent in July – News18

The sales of the Chinese smartphone makers have declined in India for the first time in July. The drop in numbers is being blamed at the offline expansion of other smartphone companies like Xiaomi and Motorola.

 

August 23, 2017 – Hardware shortages could plague 2017 smartphone sales 

 

August 24, 2017 – Gartner: Supply Shortages Will Reduce Smartphone Sales In 2017 

 

September 8, 2017 – The Always-On Smartphone Culture: Turn It Down – Forbes

 

September 15, 2017 – Smartphone killing sex? Trojan sales drop blamed on ‘distracted millenials’

 

October 17, 2017 – Netflix Desperate To Fuel Subscriber Growth

 

October 18, 2017 – After Long Decline, PC Shipments Forecast to Rise in 2018 | EE Times

 

October 19, 2017 – IPhone X Release Will Boost Smartphone Sales Worldwide Next Year

 

October 20, 2017 – UK retail sales slump in September as inflation and wage woes bite …

A delay in the launch of the iPhone 8 may also have hurt smartphone sales

 

October 20, 2017 – Apple shares down over poor iPhone 8 sales report – Mangalorean.com

 

November 22, 2016 – Laundry-folding robot due out in 2017 uses AI to fold shirt in four seconds

 

December 2, 2016 – How the backlash against cognitive computing will play out in 2017

 

January 5, 2017 – Forecast: Smartphone sales to recover after down year

As artificial intelligence becomes a more active part of most consumers’ lives, the report indicated that consumers are embracing AI capabilities like personal digital assistants

 

January 10, 2017 – The backlash against self-driving cars is officially beginning in New York

 

January 10, 2017 – Artificial intelligence: overused, overrated and over here

Prediction: 2017 is going to be the year of the artificial intelligence backlash

 

February 15, 2017 – A.I. faces hype, skepticism at RSA cybersecurity show | PCWorld

 

February 23, 2017 – AI and Populism are on a collision course with seismic implications.

 

March 3, 2017 – Bot backlash: 70% of Facebook chatbot interactions “fail to understand users”.

 

March 10, 2017 – Drop it like it’s bot: Brands have cooled on chatbots – Digiday

 

June 7, 2017 – Will AI Restore High Frequency Trading Profitability? – The Technology Evangelist

 

June 8, 2017 – AI ‘good for the world’… says ultra-lifelike robot – Phys.org

 

June 10, 2017 – IBM Is Clueless About AI Risks – Gizmodo

 

July 20, 2017 – The Obama Marionette: Artificial Intelligence Meets Fake News

 

July 31, 2017 – HealthJoy wants you to talk to an A.I. chatbot when you wake up sick 

 

August 10, 2017 – AI robots are helping scientists hunt drugs | Reuters.com

 

August 11, 2017 – Facebook Shuts Down AI Robots After They Invent Their Own Language 

 

September 27, 2017 – Coca-Cola uses AI robots to invent new sodas like Cherry Sprite 

 

October 5, 2017 – Ethical dilemmas should not halt the rollout of AI. Here’s why 

 

October 9, 2017 – Mattel Cancels AI-Powered Smart Speaker for Kids Over Privacy Concerns

 

October 11, 2017 – Will AI eventually let us enhance our own brains? – Marketplace

 

October 16, 2017 – A ‘postbiological’ AI alien civilisation could exist | Daily Mail Online

 

October 18, 2017 – Google DeepMind: AI becomes more alien – BBC News – BBC.com

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