The Consciousness Component
By Geoffrey Hoppe
In my very early days in marketing and communications, graphic artists used airbrushing tools to touch-up photos of people and products. They could take the blemishes off someone’s facial portrait or make mud disappear off the side of a car photo. It was a cumbersome process, and to the trained eye it was relatively easy to see that it was airbrushed. Then along came desktop computers in the mid-1980s. Photoshop opened a whole new world to the graphic arts community, yet it still took a lot of time and talent to do it correctly. Don’t like the telephone pole sticking up in the middle of a nature photo? Photoshop it out.
Now with the advent of Artificial Intelligence, there’s no telling what is “real” and what’s been conjured up by Chippie. Just the past two years have seen a mammoth global push to incorporate AI into just about every facet of human life. AI software can read, write, speak, hear, smell, illustrate, compose music, play games and read your thoughts (brain signals). OpenAI released ChatGPT on November 30, 2022, less than one year ago. It took the digital industry by storm and now just about everything is getting an infusion of AI. Like it or not, AI-generated products are one of the fastest growing parts of our daily lives.
In the coming years, it will be very difficult to know whether or not something is AI-generated or “real.” You’ll see celebrities giving endorsements for products, but they never actually did because AI created the fake. Politicians will make statements that they never actually said. Cute little kittens will be flying through the air with incredible realism but it never actually happened. Your dentist will be working at home from another city on the other side of the world while her AI robot works on your teeth.
Crimson Circle is already diving deep into AI. We made a conscious decision to understand it, train for it and use it. Some of our Shaumbra Magazine covers have been AI-generated this year, and the illustrations of the entities for the Light of the Merlin online event were AI-generated. The new video for the upcoming Shoud Series is AI-generated. Our technical team is integrating AI into our back-office functions such as online search engines, our massive database and the CC store. We’re looking into capabilities such as AI translation of Adamus’ messages, where my voice will be translated into a variety of languages and still sound exactly like my voice but in a different language (my original voice and text transcripts will still always be available).
Our future-vision is to offer the capability to “talk” with Adamus, Tobias, Kuthumi and the other entities in a conversational manner, rather than just type your prompts into the search engine and get back a flat text reply. You’ll be able to sit at your computer or mobile phone while viewing an animated image of the entities, with their mouth and face moving as they speak. AI will pull appropriate information from our library and present it just like they are talking with you. For instance, you could ask Adamus, “What was life like in Atlantis?” and he will respond as if he was chatting with you on a Zoom call. You could ask Tobias to explain the origins of the word Shaumbra and he’d talk about the Essenes in the time of Yeshua, and throw in some AI-generated graphics as well.
We have an in-house team of 10 technical experts headed by Jorge Merino. We built the team not only to work on our website and store, but also because we knew we had to be at the forefront of AI. Why? Because AI is the fastest-growing part of our human lives. It’s here to stay, and the advances over the next few years are going to be breath-taking. It will change life as we know it and is one of the driving forces behind the new human species.
It won’t do Shaumbra any good to be Luddites1 about AI. The floodgate is open and there’s no turning back. Plus, the more we as Shaumbra understand and use AI, the more we’re going to be able do what we came here to do in this lifetime. Adamus calls it the “Consciousness Component.” He goes so far as to say our true calling in this lifetime wasn’t even about Realization. That was a given, and something we could have allowed even a few lifetimes ago. We’re here to bring in consciousness and light as AI takes off from the launch pad, all at this time of the Apocalypse. Without the Consciousness Component present in mass consciousness, the chances of things going bad with AI – I mean really bad – is almost inevitable. With the Consciousness Component, those who are developing and working with AI will be able to see the higher potentials of how it can serve humanity and our entire matter-based reality.
In the coming months and years, we’ll be confronted with wondering if something is “genuine” or the product of AI. Is the news clip real or did someone have AI create a story about poison accidently getting into a huge batch of Coca-Cola? Is the photo of an acquaintance on vacation in Jamaica real, or was it AI-generated? Did one of the CC Product Review team members write the review about Light of the Merlin or did they have ChatGPT write it? Our world is going to becoming a guessing game about the very nature of this reality.
AI offers numerous benefits, streamlining processes, enhancing efficiency, and solving complex problems across industries. In healthcare, AI aids in diagnostics and personalized treatments, while in finance, it improves fraud detection and risk management. However, drawbacks include ethical concerns like bias in algorithms, potential job displacement due to automation, and privacy issues in data handling. The opaque nature of some AI decision-making processes raises questions about accountability. Striking a balance between harnessing AI’s potential and addressing its drawbacks is crucial for a future where artificial intelligence contributes positively to society, respects ethical standards, and ensures the well-being of individuals and communities.
Please note: The above paragraph was composed by ChatGPT with a simple prompt from me to write about the pros and cons of AI in 150 words or less. This is a very, very small example of what I’m talking about. How will you know when something is human-created, or AI-generated?
We’ve had deep discussions about this within the Crimson Circle. We’re going to keep diving into AI because the Consciousness Component is one of the primary reasons we’re here. We need to understand it, use it and enhance our human lives with it. We’ve already received a few emails from Shaumbra scolding us for encouraging the use of AI and for using it in some of our graphics. Perhaps they think we should close our eyes to it, or hide in the woods to avoid it. Some may think we should battle it because of the potential for world destruction at the hands of AI. Instead, we’re simply going to serve as the Consciousness Component at this Time of Machines.
Our commitment to Shaumbra is to clearly identify when we use AI for anything that is presented to Shaumbra. Whether it’s a cover for the Shaumbra Magazine, a graphic for a Cloud Class, a music composition for a merabh, or anything else that is put forth to Shaumbra, we’ll clearly mark it with the “AI” symbol as well as text saying “AI Generated.” This way there will never be a question about who or what created the product. When you sit down to talk to virtual Adamus, the “AI Generated” icon ✨and text will make it very clear where it’s coming from. Of course, the AI-Adamus will be using our library database to craft its conversations, without drawing on any outside sources, but we still want absolute transparency. Life is going to become confusing enough with AI-generated everything, so we don’t want you to ever worry about what’s genuine and what’s AI-generated from the Crimson Circle.
I find it fascinating that I’m even writing an article about this. We’re at an epic time in history when the very nature of reality is blurring. Perhaps that’s a good thing because humanity is coming to explore the very meaning of reality and consciousness. We’re here for our most important massion ever – as the Crimson Circle Consciousness Component. That’s the 4-C’s. Or…. Foresee.