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If you've listened to Glenn's program this past week or have been following business news, you've probably heard of the new AI technology, ChatGBT.
Recently launched on November 30, 2022, ChatGBT uses artificial intelligence to generate writing based on a given prompt in a style as realistically human as possible. As Glenn continues to warn, this technology become so sophisticated that it can replace human employees across an array of industries.
Out of curiosity, I created a ChatGBT account and input the following prompt: "Write an article for glennbeck.com in Glenn Beck's voice about the danger of Marxism in American universities." ChatGBT generated this piece within seconds:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is with great concern that I write to you today about the growing threat of Marxism in our American universities. This dangerous ideology has infiltrated our institutions of higher learning and is being taught to our young people as if it were a viable alternative to our constitutional republic.
Marxism is a flawed and discredited philosophy that has been responsible for the deaths of millions of people and the oppression of countless others. It is based on the false premise that society can be improved by centralizing power in the hands of the state and taking from the successful to give to the less fortunate.
But what Marxists fail to understand is that such a system strips individuals of their freedoms and dignity, leading to widespread poverty and suffering. The history of Marxist regimes is one of violence, tyranny, and repression. The Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela, and countless other countries have all demonstrated the failure of Marxist ideology.
It is deeply troubling that Marxist ideas are being taught in our universities and promoted as a solution to America's problems. This is not only intellectually dishonest but also a threat to our freedoms and the future of our nation.
Marxism is not a viable option for America, and it is our responsibility to expose it for what it truly is. We must educate ourselves and our children about the dangers of this ideology and work to prevent it from spreading.
We must also stand up against the forces that seek to undermine our constitutional republic and the principles that have made America great. We must defend the individual freedoms and liberties that our Founding Fathers so wisely established, and ensure that future generations have the opportunity to live in a free and prosperous nation.
We must act now, before it is too late, to protect America from the threat of Marxism. Let us never forget the lessons of history and the importance of individual liberty and freedom.
Yours in Liberty,
The piece does, at times, sound "robotic." However, this technology is "self-learning." It continues to become increasingly complex and nuanced the more it is used. Within a short amount of time, it is likely this technology could produce a piece that is indistinguishable from Glenn's voice.
What does that mean for you?
Are you confident that your employer will protect your position rather than replace you with this more "cost-effective technology?" Glenn has already taken a stand: "I will tell you that everything we do is made by hand. We will NOT sell out and have our shows written by machines. We will do our own research and dig deep." Sooner or later, we will all have to assess how we will respond to AI as it continues to become more integrated into our daily lives.
This week, Glenn showed a deeply disturbing video of a presentation during the World Economic Forum Davos Summit promoting brain-tracking technology and how it can be integrated into our daily lives—like the workplace.
The presentation begins by showing this dystopian-like video showing how brain-tracking tech can be used in the workplace, like your employer zapping your brain waves when they detect you are daydreaming about a fellow employee or rewarding you with a bonus after tracking your productivity through your brainwaves.
The video is presented by Nita Robinson, professor of law and philosophy at Duke, who makes a chilling announcement: "Is it a future you're ready for? You may be surprised to learn that it's a future that's already arrived. Everything that you just saw in that video is based on technology that is already here today."
This technology includes brain-tracking EEG and artificial intelligence, which translates brain waves into data that is then decoded by wearable technology that is like a "Fitbit for your brain." As Robinson says, "What you think, what you feel, it's all just data that, in large patterns, can be decoded using artificial intelligence."
How effective is this technology? At the moment, these "brain FitBits" can determine "emotional states, [...] decode faces that you're seeing in your mind [...] simple shapes, numbers, your pin number to your bank account..."
...your pin number? Your privacy is no longer safe, even inside your brain.
Who owns this technology is where the issue becomes particularly troubling. Facebook's parent company, Meta, acquired brain-tracking tech company, Control Labs, in 2019, because, according to Robinson, "major tech companies are investing and helping to make these devices universally applicable in the way in which we interact with the rest of our technology." Microsoft is also creating an AI generator for website development. You can input the type of website you want to create for your business, and the AI spits out 10+ website templates to choose from.
Lastly, as Glenn says, Buzzfeed's stock is skyrocketing after its announcement that they are going to be using AI and ChatGBT to write their stories instead of real people, raising concerns that the increased use of AI technology will replace humans out of many industries, including creative positions like researching and writing.
While all of these companies are profiting and will continue to profit off of technology that is displacing human employees from their industries, Glenn warns that companies that don't integrate AI into their workspace will pay a huge price:
I have no problem using devices, but I will not replace people with machines. Now that's going to put anybody who does that in the opposite position as Buzzfeed. You'll have a hard time making money because you refuse to lose our humanity.
Companies will soon have to choose between these cutting-edge and often cost-saving technologies to preserve their human employees' roles. Individuals will also have to choose between integrating this technology, which will save time and effort in the short term but at the cost of their privacy and liberty in the long term. As Glenn says, "If you think this is something on the horizon [...] you are sadly mistaken." This technology is already here, and we have to assess how we will respond and how it becomes more integrated into our daily lives.
Glenn has already taken a stand:
I will tell you that everything we do is made by hand. We will NOT sell out and have our shows written by machines. We will do our own research and dig deep.
How will you respond?
Many predict that Biden will make his case for re-election during his annual State of the Union address tonight. Would you want another term of Biden's policies? Most people, including Democrats, say they don't.
Here are 9 figures from Biden's performance thus far that show the REAL state of the union—you probably won't hear about these tonight.
1. Nobody thinks Biden's doing a good job—not even Democrats
Glenn discussed the recent polls showing that Biden doesn't have many on his team who want him back in office in 2024.
According to a joint Washington Post/ABC poll, 4 in 10 Americans say they've gotten worse financially since Biden became President, the most in ABC News/Washington Post polls dating back 37 years.
Biden's disapproval ratings aren't only driven by Republicans. Nearly 6 in 10 Democratic-aligned adults don't want Biden to be nominated as the Democratic nominee in the 2024 election.
2. Proxy war with Russia
The U.S. has given Ukraine an estimated $68 billion in total aid in 2022, to aid in their defensive front against Russia. Now, we are caving to Ukraine's demands for even more sophisticated weapons to take on a more offensive approach. We are no longer an aid partner—we are an active participant in a proxy war against Russia.
As Glenn recently discussed on his radio program, after the U.S. agreed to give tanks to Ukrainian troops, we are giving Russia more reason to retaliate against the U.S. for supplying weapons that are used offensively, rather than defensively, against Russian troops. If the U.S. caves to Ukraine's most recent demands for fighter jets, it will be hard to defend that the U.S. isn't engaging in the new offensive against Russia juxtaposed to Ukraine's initially defensive stance.
Is war with Russia in the U.S.'s best interests? An increasing number of Americans are saying: no. Moreover, many Americans view the increasing aid to Ukraine as a betrayal of the struggles they are facing at home, many of which were created and exacerbated during the Biden administration.
3. The ever-expanding federal deficit
Biden continues to attempt to take credit for narrowing the federal deficit. This is simply a lie.
Biden simply slightly reduced deficit spending from the exorbitant COVID-era emergency spending from 2020. In reality, his multi-trillion-dollar agenda contributed to the federal deficit.
The non-partisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget says Biden expanded the federal deficit "by $4.8 trillion through administrative actions and legislation." According to the Treasury Department, the government "spent $1.38 trillion more than it collected, resulting in a deficit"and that "this year's deficit contributed to a national debt of $31.42 trillion through December 2022."
4. The worst border crisis in U.S. history
The Biden administration continues to break its own records in illegal border crossings, contributing to the worst border crisis in U.S. history.
December 2022 alone saw a monthly historic record of 251,000 illegal border crossings, breaking May 2022's record-setting number of 224,370. In total, the fiscal year 2022 witnessed a historic record of 2.4 million illegal border crossings. In comparison, Ellis Island's busiest year in 1907 saw 1,004,756 migrant arrivals, less than half of the rate seen in 2022.
It comes as no surprise that Biden's border crisis has contributed to the opioid crisis that continues to take the lives of thousands of Americans. Last year, the DEA seized enough fentanyl to kill every American—more than 50 million fentanyl-laced pills and over 10,000 pounds of fentanyl powder.
More than 70,000 people died of overdoses from synthetic opioids like fentanyl alone in 2021, according to the CDC—a number representing two out of three of all fatal drug overdoses. That is more lives lost than the combined equivalent of U.S. military personnel killed during the wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Inflation soared from just 1.4 percent when Biden took office in January 2021 to a 40-year record high of 9.1 percent in June 2022. In comparison, before Biden’s first year as President, the calendar-year inflation rate hadn’t topped 4 percent since 1991. 2022 closed with a slightly cooled inflation rate of 6.5 percent , which remains higher than at any point since 1982.
7. Skyrocketing Food Prices
Arguably the hardest-hit item on Americans' budgets is the grocery bill. In 2022, food prices increased by 9.9 percent, with items such as eggs rising 60 percent in 2022. Food-at-home prices increased by 11.4 percent, while food-away-from-home prices increased by 7.7 percent.
8. Children's learning deficits
Biden actively fought state governments and school districts that banned mask and distance-learning mandates. However, it was these very mandates that are linked to the dramatic drop in children meeting basic learning milestones during the pandemic. According to Brown University's sweeping study that surveyed 5.4 million American schoolchildren aged 3 to 8 years old, math and reading scores dropped significantly in 2021 while the gap between higher and lower-income students widened.
Though these statistics pertain to Biden's pandemic-era policies in 2021, it's important to note that these policies had a significant, if not irreversible impact on millions of children across the U.S., an impact that didn't disappear when the mandates did.
Glenn recently drew attention to this sobering statistic: suicide across the U.S. increased 30 percent nationwide in 2022 and 53 percent amongst African Americans. Though controlling the mental health of America isn't in Biden's job description, it is nonetheless indicative of the "state of the union."
2022 was the year of the emperor’s new clothes—where we were supposed to pretend that someone like Lia Thomas is a woman, legitimately beating actual women in swimming competitions. This carpet-bombing of common sense won’t be letting up anytime soon. Just before the New Year, the World Boxing Council announced that it’s going to create a separate category for transgender boxers. The WBC president said:
…we are doing this because of safety and inclusion. We have been the leaders in rules for women’s boxing—so the dangers of a man fighting a woman will never happen because of what we are going to put in place.
After all the insanity you’ve been told to accept about transgender athletes in recent years, his statement is remarkable. He’s admitting what common sense people have been saying all along—that trans athletes identifying as women still carry natural physical advantages (from the fact that they’re actually male), and that those natural advantages could endanger biological women.
The WBC president went on to say:
In boxing, a man fighting a woman must never be accepted regardless of gender change. There should be no gray area around this, and we want to go into it with transparency and the correct decisions. Woman to man or man to woman transgender change will never be allowed to fight a different gender by birth.
Maybe the WBC is on to something here. Maybe the only way to solve the stupidity of letting biological males play female sports is to create a separate transgender category in every sport. That would make competition fair again. However, the trans agenda will never accept this because it doesn’t validate their transition—in fact, it admits that these are not authentically female athletes.
There is some rare, good news on this front. In late December, the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted to uphold a Florida school-board policy that requires transgender students to use the bathroom of their biological sex. Of course, the Left won’t accept this, so this case will probably go to the Supreme Court sooner than later. You’re supposed to always believe the science, except when it comes to your own body parts.
And by the way, if the Left truly cared about unbiased science as it pertains to transgenderism, they’d listen to their favorite European country, Sweden. Sweden’s national board of health recently updated its guidelines on treating children with gender dysphoria. Unlike the Biden administration and the U.S. medical establishment right now, Sweden’s new emphasis is caution:
…the scientific data is INSUFFICIENT to assess the effects of puberty-inhibiting and gender-sensitive hormone therapy of children and young people.
The Swedish guidelines also mention the prevalence of de-transition cases as another reason for tapping the brakes on sex-change surgeries for children.
Common sense apparently does still exist, even in places like Sweden. If only America would listen.