Once upon a time, a week ago, on January 19, 2019, I went to the supermarket and bought a magazine called “Your Brain A User’s Guide to 100 Things You Never Knew”
Opened it to page 22 I did and found a passage inter alia which read:
… it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are; the olny iprmoentnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses, and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
For purposes of this post I will call the pidgeon English in the above text sample “drunk typist pidgeon English”.
The beauty of drunk typist pidgeon English (hereafter DTPE) is that an educated and intelligent mind of a English-speaking person can read it easily but an AI predatory exploitational robot cannot read it, or glean any meaning from it. If you write in DTPE your words cannot be harvested. Your purchases cannot be guided. Your life cannot be bought or sold or traded as a commodity by Zuckerberg or his AI robot computer, or by anybody else including Cambridge Analytica, or a big bank, or an agency of government, or a snoopy person that wants to data mine you and play with your head and your life.
So, I propose that DTPE is the antidote to one of the terrible and pernicious evils of our present day.
I was suspended from Facebook, not just my private page, but also my company’s business page because Zuckerberg did not like something I said about political issues. Actually what I said was purely analysis of political strategy but it contained keywords that made Zuckerberg’s robot computer read it and flag it as hate speech that violated Facebook “community standards”– pulled out of his ass by Zuckerberg the man who has come to make me more moral by punishing my not moral enough remarks.
Zuckerberg has bullied many people in this way. Congress has not punished him. The FCC has not punished him. He has not been taxed, fined, or regulated. We live in very dysfunctional times. It’s up to sovereign individuals to craft their own solutions.
And here’s mine. When I get back on Facebook on or about 1 February 2019, I will write most of my posts in ordinary plain English. But when I come to a passage in which what I wish to say that entails any sort of policy issue or political analysis or issue touching on race, religion, diversity, equality, or economics, I will quietly, and without further notice, slip into DTPE. I will tell my FB friends that they can find this and other posts which may be helpful to them here at my privacy box, which should really be called my free thought, and free speech box. Or perhaps it should be called “Eleutheria!! …. De Mo Kra Tia!!”
I have put my life on the line for these ideas. They are part of my soul. I am going to live by them, or die.
If all other humans follow my example, Zuckerberg’s evil business model will collpse, he will lose much of his outlandish billion dollar fortune, and if he acts in an unlawful manner in future he may find himself in jail. Where I promise to visit him, and teach him the secret of DTPE and how not to mess with people smarter than he is, and better educated, and who were at Media Lab earlier.