Facebook and other social media platforms are providing the catalyst for a social awakening, and as mainstream media loses it’s stranglehold over mass consciousness, humanity rises ever farther towards peace and harmony. There is however a hidden danger lurking, the ghost in the machine.

Who has ever corresponded with a real live person at Facebook?

The responses I receive from Facebook are always generic and machine-like. I’ve watched videos of Facebook developers so I know there are some human beings still at Facebook, but where’s the human touch within the interface? It seems that more and more processes are being automated around the world in many industries. Ask yourself where do you think it all ends?

Back in the day there was this IBM Blue Book (I think) which specified so and so many dozens of people needed to support every mainframe component. And I used to think this was funny because it seemed that the machine could be way more efficient with less people and more automation (artificial intelligence). I wonder now though if we should have more people involved not less, particularly when the application being supported is a kind of virtual human consciousness, which greatly influences our reality. With more people spending more time on social media and other online activities, including virtual realities like Minecraft, and the huge gaming groups, I wonder if we should be so quick to increasingly give away control of our own consciousness to machines………lest we become the ghost in the machine.

Where does the automation end, and what does that look like for human consciousness when our virtual online communities (translated to physical reality by our actual consciousness) is controlled more by machines that human beings……and therein the answer lies the gateway to the matrix.

Luckily there is an easy way to provide some level of defence against losing ourselves within ourselves. Maybe we should have ample mandated minimums of human beings required for technology companies involved in providing platforms for online social communities. This might restore the human touch, ensuring that less processes are relegated to machines, and that more pass before human eyes.