It all comes down to one thing, appealing to the base ego of those devoid of overriding intellect. The ego is the most primitive part of a human’s mindset. It is a being’s principle defense mechanism. It cares only for self-preservation and for seeking advantage. Aiming toward ego emotion has alway been what the political game is about. Using AI is just a computerized way to maximize the efficiency of the game.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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