Robots to Replace Low-Middle Workers
Conversations / July 19, 2017

Knowledge workers being replaced with automatic processes. Some have argued that knowledge workers will be the first to be replaced by automation with information systems. (Valacich 6) The common factory workers have already been replaced by mechanics, allowing companies to remove the human need, in replace to the automatic mechanical process. This continued move forward has now encroached to other areas of work, including food, and information systems. Most recently in the news is McDonald’s replacing human cashiers with digital kiosks. (Eichenwald, 2017 June 19) During the Milken Institutes Global Conference the theme, ‘The Future of Human Kind’, touched base on this topic. In their words, there is no need for the average, middle-class worker. (Placko, 2016 May 8) The idea is to replace all lower and middle workers with robotics and AI processing. I personally would also apply this same concept toward certain analyst positions in white collar jobs. The push for robots to make the human life better may also be removing the personal freedom and joy of the common worker. In short, I believe this trend will continue to move forward, replacing human workers with faster, cheaper electronic automation. The website Fast Company commented on jobs to be…

Technology in 2045?
Conversations / May 30, 2017

I ran across this statement, “By the year 2040, a combination of extreme computation, nanotechnology, massively high bandwidth ubiquitous networks, and robotics will lead us into a different world.”(Pressman 841) The culmination of all the current technology growths (in silos) will eventually merge. While some look forward to this, I am a bit apprehensive. One of the big things I see is the advancement of transhumanism. In the website What is Transhumanism, transhumanism can be defined as “a way of thinking about the future that is based on the premise that the human species in its current form does not represent the end of our development but rather a comparatively early phase.” (Transhumanism, 2017) There is a push for those in the transhumanism movement to be immortal by 2045. The initiative is called 2045, and interestingly Avatar D is scheduled to be available 2040-2045, correlating what the statement comments on. (2045, 2017) Essentially, the collaboration of computation, nanotechnology and information technology as a whole will be utilized to enhance the human body, or replace it all together. Curious of other’s thoughts on this. References: Pressman, Roger, Bruce Maxim. Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach, 8th Edition. McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions, 1/2014. VitalBook…

Guardians of the Galaxy – Vol 2
Conversations / May 15, 2017

Warning: Spoilers for those who have not seen Guardians of Galaxy 2. For those reading my articles, I am touching base on the subject of Nephilim, and the idea of Fallen Angels having children through daughters of men. The known verse is found in Genesis 6:1-5. This story is also conveyed through other religions and cultures throughout the world, such as the Titans in Greek Mythology. One of the main plot lines in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is Starlord, played by Chris Platt, learns of his father. Not only does he learn of who he is, but what he is. The story conveys Starlord’s father is a ‘Celestial’. Peter (Starlord) specifically asks him if he is a God. The father replies, “A small g”. The discussion continues, and Peter learns he is the offspring of a god and human woman. IE: Hybrid, Nephilim. I found this fascinating, due to my study of this same subject. Something else I noticed is the spaceship of Peter’s father when viewed from the front looks just like an eye. A lot of material is online referencing the ‘one eye’ and it’s representation of Lucifer. So we have two things pointing to fallen angels (celestials)…

Solipsism – A Sin for Satanist – But Not For You.
Conversations / April 26, 2017

Mark Passio provided a seminar in 2016 titled ‘De-Mystifying The Occult’. Within the seminar (around 1:10:20 of the embedded video) he lists out the nine satanic sins. Stupidity Pretentiousness Solipsism Self-Deceit Herd Conformity Lack of Perspective Forgetfulness of Past Orthodoxies Counterproductive Pride Lack of Aesthetics   He had emphasized this list is a no-no for those within the Satanic circle. However, it is pushed to all those outside the circle. When we look at our current situation in America, can we see these same elements applied to our children and populace? I believe the answer is yes. Over time, I would like to review each separately. For this first article on the subject, I want you to see number 3.  I never heard of this Solipsism and had to look further into it. Solipsism Solipsism is defined as extreme egocentrism or a focus on one’s self. As mentioned before, this is considered a sin toward those within the inner circle, but push this same mentality on the masses. We see a rising culture of selfies and me, me, me mentality. The ideology accepted is the world revolves around me. I should make my own life. I should be the one…

Governments Looking to Civilians for Cyber-Security
Conversations / March 13, 2017

An article came out in January reporting Thai government looking to recruit civilians for cyber warriors. [Source] “The junta’s move follows a recent series of cyberattacks, reportedly mounted by the hacktivist group Anonymous, in retaliation for Thailand passing a newly amended cyber law, widely considered to be restrictive to users’ internet freedom.” Interestingly, this same idea was mentioned publically back in 2015 by our own government. [Source] But is this a good idea? We have seen the discussion of failure on proper vetting for bringing in refugees into the Country. Will the US Government do a better job in vetting civilians to access their servers? Personally, I think it’s an interesting idea. The fact they are even contemplating this idea gives us a good tell on where we are with cyber-security. If they are seriously considering to recruit civilians to help defend the servers, then they must be overwhelmed with activity against us. My initial questions on how would they go about to do this? Access a. Would this be via remote? This opens additional issues of security. b. Access via physical in network computers. Then you would have to find civilians near a military base. Training a. This would…

Join me at Author Takeover – Hosted by Elemental Series
Conversations / March 8, 2017

Next week, I will be attending the author takeovers, hosted by Elemental Series. It provides me a chance to reach out to new people and show them some of my books. This also provides those attending a chance to Q and A me. Each session is an hour long. I have created some content and will be giving away some prizes in each session.   I have this listed in my new Upcoming Events Page. However, I wanted everyone to know the date/times. If you are online, you can jump in. I will provide more information as I get the links for the events. I will be active during the date/times below. March 17th (Friday) at 9-10 p.m. central time. March 18th (Saturday) at 9-10 a.m. central time. March 20th (Monday) at 4-5 p.m. central time. March 21st (Tuesday) at 6-7 p.m. central time. March 22nd (Wednesday) at 8-9 p.m. central time. #AuthorMattCole

Your Identity
Conversations / March 6, 2017

The age old question of “Who am I” is a question all must wrestle with. Based on that understanding, individuals will provide the perception for others.   Webster defines identity as “sameness of essential or generic character in different instances”. As we learn more about the individual, we view their identity. Another way to look at identity is how the individual portray themselves. I know many who use their job as their identity. They are very good at work, but outside of the environment, become nervous, losing confidence and become very  self-conscience. I have also seen many mothers portray their identity as ‘the mom’. Yet, when their kids reach the age of leaving the home, these same mothers feel like their identity is being removed. What will they do now? The issue of the individual becomes an identity crises. Webster defines identity crises as, “personal psychosocial conflict especially in adolescence that involves confusion about one’s social role and often a sense of loss of continuity to one’s personality”. Over time, I have had to change my role in the work force. Doing so, I had to change my identity to some extent. This change can be uncomfortable. Everyone deals with…

Sheol or Hell
Conversations / March 3, 2017

I came across an interesting question that was posted on a forum. The question was, “Do you think hell is real? Can a person’s actions really determine if they will enter hell after their death?” To this day, people are still inquiring about the after-life, and if our actions today will affect it. So, I had to post a response to the inquiry. My reply is below. My current novel,Sight and Sound takes a peek in the spiritual world. It is my thought, your worldview reflects on how you perceive the after-life and the actions you take currently. Thoughts? My reply: I lean more toward the traditional Christian worldview. Hell was created and intended for the fallen angels. The lake of fire is for Lucifer (Satan), the false prophet, and the beast. That being said, there are two different destinations for us and them. There are some reported to have seen hell it while nearly dead or officially dead and returned. The amount of these sightings cannot go unnoticed. I suggest they were not in hell, rather hades. I place for those unsaved souls. It would fall under the mythological tales regarding the underworld, or place of the dead. I…

Links of Writing Tools Used by Other Authors
Conversations / February 17, 2017

An interesting thread questioned, what do you use when writing a novel. Below is a list of some of those answers. They also commented to use Microsoft Word, and Grammarly.   http://www.hemingwayapp.com/ https://sigil-ebook.com/ http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php http://www.openoffice.org/ https://www.abisource.com/ https://meetlima.com/index.php?lang=en Home https://www.celtx.com/index.html http://www.writerscafe.co.uk/ https://penzu.com/ http://www.finaldraft.com/   #AuthorMattCole