After 2 years of an intensive COVID19 PSYOP, there appears to be a new concept developing. It originates from the different versions of AI that have proliferated lately. Like COVID19 in the past, it seems to progressively occupy more and more time and space in the news and internet. Everybody talks about the brand new days and near future where AI will be present in everything we say or do. It dominates our news and social media networks constantly regarding what fundamental changes it will bring into the world in general, and humanity in particular. But you might ask, why do you think that this AI trend we are experiencing today could be a new PSYOP?
Before proceeding and adding to the previous thought, let’s define what a PSYOP is. PSYOP (Psychological operations) are operations to convey selected pieces of information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.
The PSYOP cycle within the sphere of military, politics and social life are identical in nature. It consists of seven steps. These steps are: Frame your target, Triggering, Create Fear, Information control (Division, Repetition, Redefine Language, and Define misinformation) Execution of Plan, Aftermath Denial and Pivot to the next thing. These steps are universally used for all types of interactions such as Military Campaigns, Political Campaigns, Product/service creation, Interpersonal relationships, and yes; Self motivation and subsequent individualization. See the table below to truly grasp how it all comes together:
The next column is a hypothetical scenario of what may happen if AI is the new PSYOP planned by the “Overlords.” Please bear in mind that I am not claiming that this is a factual document. It is more like an exercise on what may go wrong and the degree it will affect our future.
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” — Robert Swan