I recently received a troubling series of emails from noted SOS contributor TimeKitsune detailing a new threat that he discovered called PeopleNet. An artificial intelligence (AI) that controls large transport trucks. TK reported that he had evidence of reports that PeopleNet is likely to evolve into a super-powerful AI that had the extinction of the people it was named for on its evil silicone brain. Here follows TK’s report.
Today I went on a trip in a truck a Kenworth to be exact. The reason for this trip was to go to an abandoned observatory to get a closer look at the new planet. The truck was a newer model and I was shocked upon entering the vehicle to find a small device known as PeopleNet. This device tracks your miles records you miles to the gallon and other handy things. But do not be fooled by this device. I was talking to the driver of the truck, a Mr. Don Christner (a pure human by the way) and he said “I done tested this thing one time and found that if I were to hook this thing to a couple a wires under the hood. It will completely control the trucks speed.” now this may seem like a good thing until you think about it in the sense that this thing might actually have an A.I. Of some kind and it may be the precursor to the legendary SkyNet from the popular movie “The Terminator.” please send out a warning to steer clear of this device known as PeopleNet.
I’m using my iPod to do this using an app the turns my speech into words.
TimeKitsune: Mr. Christner I would like to ask you a few questions.
Mr. Christner: That device is copying everything I’m saying.
TK: Yes sir, it is.
MC: So how does it work?
TK: It’s an AI kind of like your PeopleNet except it serves me not like PeopleNet. Ok now let’s get back to the PeopleNet.
MC: Yes now see a few months back the government made requirements that we was supposed to stop truckin’ at a certain time, 10 hours. Any ways they build this device that is being put in all the trucks, it called a PeopleNet. This device calculates Miles Per Gallon I get. My average speed and other things. The bad thing is that after 10 hours it shuts my truck off for 8 hours. That’s great unless I’m in New Mexico and 12 hours from home.
TK: Mr. Christner could you tell me how the PeopleNet is a bad thing.
MC: In a second son, could you umm……open a window or something. You kind of melting my coffee maker.
TK: Sorry sir hold on. Here take this and just answer my question and then put the device outside and walk off I’ll pick it up and email my friend.
MC: Ok now the PeopleNet is a device which is controlled by the government. The AI they use knows exactly where the speed limits are and what the speed is and every thing. So one day I gets this idea and I get a friend of mine by the name of Bo to plug it into my truck somehow. Well he did and this thing automatically adjusted my speed. I never even put my foot on the pedal. Well then one time we were talking and I ask him if it would be possible to make it drive my truck. He worked for the whole day and the next morning I turned it on and the truck started driving itself. This was great and I started to fall asleep when it veered over into the oncoming lane. I instantly realized that this was a Bad idea…..cool I said with a B and it gave it a B………umm I am now weirded out. Any way the short of it is that I ripped out the cables which plugged the thing in and gave it power. Well um I’m just going to leave this right he………
TK: Ok so I guess that’s the story and you can see how bad that this is I will talk to you later Seth and to coin a phrase “Keep on Keeping on.”
Thanks to TK for taking such step that went so far as to even risk his own safety to get the word out to survivors about this new threat. Stay alert and if you see one of these consoles somewhere whatever you do don’t let it have a hard line.
What is even more troubling than TK’s report on PeopleNet though is what he was researching when he discovered PeopleNet, a planet full of Space Vampires that appear to be looking at Earth for new feeding grounds. I am all for welcoming visitors but I personally think that we already have a hard enough time keeping our earthly vamps satiated with out adding potentially millions of alien vampires. That kind of thing can really upset an ecosystem.
In further troubling news TK’s recent report of the Fire Rose may have been TK’s undoing. I’ll post some links here shortly revealing what has been going on with that but the short version of the story is that bad things are happening.
Here are some links reflecting TK’s current situation:
As disturbing as this all is we have seen some very powerful time manipulation lately and this may only be a temporary state of the timeline. Let us hope.
Hang in there Survivors and keep on keeping on.