Glenn Beck: Spotlight on Science - Artificial Intelligence

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GLENN: Have you seen the breaking news on Drudge? I'm just looking at the science update. Here's the breaking news on Drudge: White House performance czar has withdrawn her candidacy in a new tax mess. We'll get to that here in a second, and your phone call. The number is 888-727-BECK.

Google and NASA are throwing their weight behind a new school for futurists in Silicon Valley to prepare scientists for an era when machines are more clever than people. This is something that over a year ago with Ray Kurzweil we spoke about on this program, and again I said this is great stuff, but let's think this one through. Are we the people that can handle that kind of stuff? I mean, I'm not a scientist. I've got somebody -- I've got a Bible on my bedstand, and I read it from time to time. So what do I know about scientists? I don't believe in dinosaurs.

I've always thought that creating computers that are smarter than us -- maybe it's just me -- not really a good idea. You know what I mean? I mean, if they figured a way, you know, figured out a way around the whole control/alt/delete thing, you think maybe they would be like, you're not going to shut me down; I'm smarter than you, clown. The new institution known as Singularity University is to be headed by Ray Kurzweil whose predictions about the exponential pace of technological change have made him a controversial figure in technological circles, NASA's backing demonstrates the growing mainstream acceptance of Mr. Kurzweil's views which include a claim that before the middle of the century artificial intelligence will outstrip human beings, you are ushering in a new era of civilization. By the way, Ray Kurzweil, I have watched this man for a very long time. Took me 10 years to finally get an interview with I am had. I finally got one. Within the last 12 months he told me by 2050 there will be no death. I thought that was pretty good until I realized what he meant by that is you'll just download your personality into a computer, so you'll live forever. Okay, Ray, thanks. That sounds a little spooky.

I mean, I like him and everything, but if we really want to speed this technology up -- I'm sorry, that was just common sense Glenn speaking there for a second. I'm probably getting closer to my Bible. Wasn't thinking of all the benefits of having artificial technology that could kill all of us. We'll save 40% of our energy bills. The Singularity University will offer courses in biotechnology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. The so-called singularity is a theorized period of rapid technological process in the near future. We are close to the singularity, gang, and that's when the black hole eats us.

Proponents say that during the singularity machines will be able to improve themselves using artificial intelligence and that smarter than human computers will solve problems including energy, climate change, hanger. I'll tell you how area they going to solve hunger. They're going to kill us all! I'm sorry, I'm sorry again. That was just me and my Bible. Nothing wrong with computers that can fix themselves and solve the world hunger. That's a good thing.

School is backed by Larry Page, Google co-founder. Not only Google, wasn't he just in meetings with the president recently? I love this connection with the government and stuff. Peter Diamandis, chief executive of XPRIZE, an organization which provides grants to support technological change. "We're anchoring the university in what is in the lab today with an understanding of what's in the realm of possibility in tomorrow. The day before something is truly a breakthrough, it's a crazy idea." By the way, this is from the vice chancellor.

Again, I'm not a scientist but I think we should stop with the computer czar. That's a bad thing. And chancellor? Wasn't Hitler a chancellor? Wasn't the bad guy in "Star Wars," isn't he a chancellor? I mean, he was the evil emperor and nobody saw that coming but, you know, don't listen to me. I'm just somebody who's polishing up my gun later on tonight.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil


Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.