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When I first came across this video on Instagram, I found it:
- difficult to believe and
The Remote Neural Monitoring video that has been copied countless times
It has appeared in my feed quite a lot, and several people have sent it to me over the past six months or so.
The image quality is terrible.
It appears to be copied and reposted multiple times.
Each time the video was posted on social media, the comments were full of people asking for a link to the original source video.
Nobody seemed to have the answer.
So I did a little digging to see if I could find the origin of the video.
Why I am I interested in this video?
I want to learn more about the two specific things it talks about...
Remote Neural Monitoring
According the video, we can now remotely read people's minds.
The computer can turn people's thoughts into text that is accurate.
It appears that there are two different terms that are being used interchangeably: Remote Neural Monitoring and Remote Neuromonitoring
They mention Demolition Man movie from 1993.
Note to self: rewatch that movie.
Every Wifi Router is a 3D Camera That Can Work in the Dark
The guy in the video is saying they can turn every wifi router into a 3d image camera that can work in the dark.
Apparently they could do this 10 years ago and it had nothing to do with AI:
Sounds like a similar thing was going on in the Batman movie Dark Knight:
Here's an article about how it's done:
The quest for the original source of the video
But I still hadn't found the original source of the video.
Getting closer: A lesser degraded excerpt
Ok, after a bit of Googling, I found this copy, which is much closer to the original video:
Solved! The key was screenshotting the video + doing a reverse image search
Finally, I took a screenshot of the video:
And did a reverse image search on Google:
...Which led me to this article:
...Which linked to the original source video!
Original Source of Remote Neural Monitoring AI Video
These guys run the Center for Humane Technology, which has the stated goal of aligning technology with humanity’s best interests.
They focus on the areas of AI and social media.
They have a podcast called Your Undivided Attention.
They also have a free course called Foundations of Humane Technology.
There's so much to unpack here.
I'm going to have to spend some time digging in.
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