I live in Africa - so have first-hand knowledge of the '3rd world state' of many African countries. The vast majority of citizens in African countries live in abject poverty and as such are as easy to control as the supply of food.Not everybody has access to those things, though.
Take a nation like Eritrea. One of the most impoverished nations in the world, there are no ATMs there and the government restricts how much cash can be in circulation. Internet penetration is around 1% and SIM cards are almost unheard of. Even if you have a cell phone there, there is no mobile data. They are many years away from such a thing as online banking.
Yet it's still a restrictive, totalitarian state despite its lack of modern technology.
I am not big into the A.I that is now on scene, but I did try an art generator and it's unbelievable what you can create in a matter of seconds. I do believe the A.I will play a part in the antichrist return and tribulation period.
It's been reported that AI technology can read facial expressions and determine what the person is thinking/feeling about a speech for example without a word being spoken. I find this pretty disturbing as anyone not showing approval or worship can be identified and face negative treatment. Hopefully we won't have to experience such oppression.
I expect some low-yield EMP devices will reduce most armies to horses and Kalashnikovs.And hope that the programmer(s) considered every contingency. If you include some kind of a kill switch the enemy would be able to figure out how to shut it down.
Well I think that' the kill switch Tall Timbers was talking about. Keep in mind though that they may have redundant power sources so if you disable one then another power source keeps it going. Best to just blow it up by drones with a charge of C4 attached...oops I divulged a countermeasure for them to program into them.How is all this AI technology running? Electricity, batteries, Nuclear, solar, computer? They have to be running on something.
People will figure out how to thwart the AI. A $3 can of spray paint would render this metal pooch useless.<<Mod added content>>
A robot security dog equipped with cameras and facial recognition is about to prowl a sporting venue in the United States.
Mercedes Benz Stadium, located in Atlanta, Ga., has introduced Benzie the DroneDog, designed by Boston Dynamics and developed by asylon Robotics. Benzie will autonomously patrol 11 acres and send back real-time video during 30-minute shifts. The video feed has 1080p color and night vision capabilities, business news publisher Atlanta Business Chronicle reports.