Friday Roundup - 1/13/2023
It's Friday the 13th!
Hello, gentle readers. Here’s this week’s edition of the Friday Roundup.
TL;DR: China's impending demise, Russia's Nuclear threat, the coming takeover of Chat GPT, a new Pentagon UFO report, the end of disruptive science, and more - it's all here in this week's Friday Roundup from The Skojec File!
I’ve been on a Peter Zeihan kick lately. His analysis of global events just fascinates me, so I’m going to drop a few of these in here:
China Has 10 Years Left, Says Geopolitical Analyst Peter Zaihan
Are NUCLEAR Weapons A Threat From Russia? Should We Be Worried?!
2023: Cheers to a New Year of Disruption
I’m increasingly convinced, and will be writing/doing videos more about this soon, that we are in the middle of an AI revolution we don’t recognize the paradigm-destroying significance of. It’s not just going to change everything. It already is.
These first two will only be of interest to the UFO nerds in the audience. The US Department of Defense finally released its months-overdue second report on UAP, and as the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Chris Mellon, says at link #1, “Despite major breakthroughs in identifying many UAP, the total number of remaining military UAP incidents reported to the office has more than doubled from 143 in June of 2021 to 314 in August of 2022.” The question of whether this is because of more reporting vs. more activity is unclear. The sense that sightings have been increasing remains strong. Some of the sightings have been identified as Chinese drones, which is, Mellon says, “a huge breakthrough for US intelligence that would not have occurred absent the new focus on collecting and investigating UAP reports.”
Mellon notes, however, that government obfuscation on this issue continues: “Unfortunately, the report presents the bare minimum of information needed to comply with Congress’ request for an unclassified report. In some regards, the report is even less informative than the initial, preliminary report released in June of 2021…There is also no indication in the report if any of the 314 events were in space or underwater or were attributable to foreign governments. Unanswered questions abound.”
His summary of the report isn’t long, so I’ll stop quoting and let you read.
Key Takeaways from 2023 ODNI UAP Report - Christopher Mellon
NEW GOVERNMENT UAP REPORT OUTLINES THE DOD’S LATEST INVESTIGATIONS INTO ‘UNIDENTIFIED ANOMALOUS PHENOMENA’ - The Debrief
A few more articles I found interesting:
AI is finally good at stuff, and that’s a problem; Here’s why you’ve been hearing so much about ChatGPT. - Vox
Routines Not Working For You? Try a Daily Checklist - Art of Manliness
Online Dating Is Changing the Nature of Society - MIT Technology Review
‘Disruptive’ science has declined — and no one knows why - Nature
That last one, incidentally, reminded me of something Eric Weinstein said on one of his many Lex Fridman podcasts, but I don’t have time to search through hours of conversation on it. He does believe that modern Physics is stuck and needs saving, which requires funding. Here’s a video chucked right into the articles section like I don’t even give a damn about order! (BTW, when he talks about “GU,” he’s referencing Geometric Unity, his own “Theory of Everything” nearly 40 years in the making that he is now advancing.)
A couple more:
Jordan Peterson’s Dragons, Monsters, and Men—Reaction Post to Episode 1 What Makes a Man? - Rob Henderson
Of demonic portals and the X-Files A lesson in evidential standards - John Jalsevac
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