Satoshi Nakamoto was identified as the ethereal inventor of Bitcoin.  For reasons not yet revealed, no one has ever actually seen this person.  No one can say where he studied data science or whatever his background is.  One thing is for sure – if you understand the computing demand to solve blockchains and the algorithms there in, it only becomes more labor intensive for crypto currency miners.  It means you have to have more sophisticate processing power to just mine .0000001 coin for example.  Pretty soon, you will need a quantum computer tucked away in your closet to do this, or more likely some kind of node based processing in the cloud.

In May of 2016 Craig Wright, an Australian that I have not researched yet stated to BBC that he is Satoshi Nakamoto , the father of the blockchain.   If this is all gibberish to you then read no further I suppose.

One reason that the author of a particular crypto currency may want to obscure their identity is that they could be compelled to reveal certain codes or back doors to the ledger system that makes the crypto currencies so enticing.  The crypto currencies have a ledger system that as far as we all understand has no delete functionality, meaning that there is no way to make a Bitcoin for example, disappear. 

But what if there were some backdoor, or a special algorithm that could allow for such a deletion?  It would undermine the expressed value and anonymity of the crypto currency. 

Make no mistake that Bitcoin and other ICOs initial values came from the dark side of the web.  It was the criminal activities that infused the initial value upon the currency because it is anonymous and valuable for the purpose of being untraceable to an end user.  It is sophisticated encrypted communication that can only be validated by the finite ledger system built within the system.

So, I suppose my question is this - How many human beings are on the planet that have the ability to author code to such a sophisticated order as this?   I would say less than 5 but really 2.    I am just a caveman , so I would need to defer to my friends who work in quantitative analytics and theoretical mathematics.  

Some people have speculated that the invention of crypto currency was a product of artificial intelligence. While I agree this requires a very far reaching imagination, it does represent a possible answer to questions that tend to evolve from all the uncertainty.  You will have to decide for yourself.

One dot you may want to place in your puzzle of connections is : What is the affect of cryptocurrency respective to the Petrodollar, and is there anything going on right now that is interesting ? You tell me.

If you recall how Face Book killed their experiment with AI after two independent AI systems began communicating in their own super encrypted way , it tends to show us that there is an ability for AI to go off and do it’s own thing, but it is not yet understood why.   This is science, not science fiction or conspiracy theory.  Yes it does seem to be straight out of Skynet’s playbook. 

Here is the story about the Facebook Experimentation.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/08/01/facebook-shuts-robots-invent-language/

 

One thing to keep in mind is that artificial intelligence is not a new thing. We still accept the Touring Test to validate the sophistication of an Artificial Intelligence system.  Yes, the same Alan Touring who invented a crude but effective and elegant for its time- mechanical computer that crunched the German Enigma machine codes in WWII. 

 There are different flavors of this ranging from chat bots, Siri, Alexa, etc…  To sophisticated systems such as the US Government uses.  The US Army uses their own developed systems, however the rest of the agencies – CIA, FBI, DOD, and other law enforcement agencies use a system sold as Palantir. Palantir Technologies was founded by …. Peter Theil .  Never heard of him?  Perhaps you didn’t hear about the massive legal dispute between him and KT4 Partners LLC, - At the heart is what you may expect – Trade secrets and patents related to artificial intelligence.

For light reading of part of what I am referring to , this Fortune article may serve as a primer for you with respect to the US Government’s interest in Palantir Technologies.  http://fortune.com/palantir-pentagon-trump/

 

The background on Palantir is not simple, and not widely published.  You will have to do your own homework on this, but I will try and summarize. On the surface Palantir is a big data analytics company.  They use artificial intelligence to supply their customers with various solutions in predictive analytics ranging from financial analytics to threat analysis.  How do they do it?   Lots and lots of data is input into their proprietary closed AI system.   They then provide their customers with the analysis.  

It means that anything and everything that be considered and classified as a data set is fed into the system with the objective of generating a timeline of events and a prediction of future events.

This is likely why the US Army rejected the Palantir technology in favor of their own in house Army AI.  It does not make sense to use a third party AI for your warfare if you do not have absolute control.

This is also why NYC rejected Palantir contracts, because under a Palantir system you cannot analyze your own data – you send it to Palantir, and they analyze it for you.    I can see why this would not be real time useful if you are wanting to predict criminal threat analysis.

In 2015 the Singularity happened.  For those of you thinking that it has yet to come, well…. It already did. 

Hansen robotics did not develop their robots overnight.  Is it just an elaborate publicity campaign partnered by the Saudis to give a female AI robot citizenship ?    Maybe.  Is there another explanation ?

I do know there was a picture released by the Saudi Arabian Embassy of President Trump, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (please don’t spell it backwards) President of Egypt  at the Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology with all their hands on what could be said to be a Palantir orb.  I don’t know, and I am having a hard time finding a source of the photo now.

What this does suggest is that based on what we have seen in the Saudi camp lately, that they are on the move.   The Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology is located outside the USA, and the Saudis have been working on their own massive data centers in cooperation with an effort to implement Palantir Technology into their Global effort of Combating Extremist Ideology.

I wonder what the Saudis think about crypto currency and if it is a threat to the petrodollar.  I wonder what China thinks about the possible destabilization of the petrodollar.  I notice that Russia was the first to the table and announced their Crypto – Rubel : http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-17/russia%E2%80%99s-crypto-ruble-just-changed-game

It is interesting the President Putin commented on artificial intelligence : “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind,” “It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.” 

I agree with Putin.  I only wonder if deep thinking AI can be controlled .  If, like with the Facebook experiment – AI can go off reservation and do their own thing, perhaps there is something to the suggestion that Bitcoin was invented by AI.  I don’t know.   I do find it fascinating that Sophia the robot, who now holds Saudi Arabian citizenship , may be able to buy her own stuff off of ebay or the darkside of the web by manufacturing crypto currency with a legion of back channel AIs talking on their own closed, private, unhackable encrypted networks.   I can guess one thing that sends panic under ITARS agreements is rogue AI trading on the black market – just saying.

Have a nice day !

 

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