How’s this for a different perspective on what’s going on.
In designing AI systems, there is a process whereby the system “learns”. There are two types of learning, “Machine Learning” and “Deep Learning”.
The learning process basically involves creating a scenario, for instance a broken machine, then monitoring the different processes, techniques, etc. involved in fixing it. All that data is stored away and then used to determine the best fix the next time the machine breaks.
As with any system like this, the most important aspect is gathering as much data as you can. The more data you gather, the more “intelligent” the system becomes.
When designing AI systems to control information, thereby controlling the masses, it would make sense to string out that data collection “learning” process as long as you can. Sifting through all the bullshit being broadcast around the globe in order to determine what works, and what doesn’t work, when trying to control the message.
Not that you create the scenario, but once it does occur, you milk it for all it’s worth.
Makes sense if you smoke enough weed.