Healthy Technology Act of 2021: A Bill to Introduce AI Doctors
What if replacing human workers with patented AI is a genuine business goal?
This story is a collection of recent news that caught my eye.
#1. Healthy Technology Act of 2021
This newly introduced bill is stunning. It suggests that artificial intelligence and machine learning could qualify as medical doctors in the legal sense of it.
HR5467 was introduced by David Schweikert (R-Ariz.).
“To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify that artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies can qualify as a practitioner eligible to prescribe drugs if authorized by the State involved and approved, cleared, or authorized by the Food and Drug Administration, and for other purposes.”
Translation from Orwellian to English:
If this bill passes, AI will prescribe your drugs and—since the language of the bill includes unspecified “other purposes,” perhaps AI will also vote on panels deciding what v-nes or therapies should be recommended or mandated?
And if it doesn’t pass, it paves the way to the idea that robots are legally “human”—the idea that is nonsensical but extremely convenient from the standpoint of the transhumanist reform.
After all, if AI prescribes a drug that harms a patient, whom does the patient sue?
And wouldn’t it be sweet to eliminate all those disagreeable and expensive doctors in favor of patented propriatery algorithms? If you are Big Pharma or Big Biotech, you don’t need to wine and dine an algorithm to influence it—all you have to do it program it in a particular way…
On a side note, what happens if AI “doctors” get hacked (see “Ransomware Attack on Israeli Medical Center Raises Alarm”)? After all, a “cyberpandemic with coronavirus properties” is what Klaus Schwab has been promising to us…
#2 A very educational read by Jordan Schachtel about the revolving door in the pharma industry.
This is a rather comprehensive overview of oddities and irregularities in the “pandemic” narrative and methodologies, by James Lyons-Weiler. Highly recommend.
Thanks Tessa. They have been trying to get computers to learn medicine for so long, and to replace human. It's possible in a way, but will not lead to health or satisfaction.
To me, the answer, my answer is to be more human, as human as humanly possible.
I think I'll be serving patients in a different setting
I await further orders from the Divine...
Wednesday at clinic, while I was finishing work at my desk, the Medical Director, a good guy, who I have known for 15 years, came by with an envelope.
I anticipated that the clinic would need to side with federal payments over a state order against vaccine mandates. That's the case. Some uncertainty has been inserted into the system by Governor Abbot's order. There is a bill in the legislature to bolster that. We will see how it fares.
I was dismayed that the position of the clinic administration is that I am being fired for cause, other than refusing to accept mandatory experimental vaccination.
The last 7 weeks, since the clinic announced the mandate, and I made my position clear, that I must stand with the under-class of un-vaccinated, has had more discord.
I was told that I must stop prescribing ivermectin-based treatment for COVID, with any link to the clinic, after over a year of doing so, and to good effect.
I was written up for prescribing ivermectin based treatment to the 17 year old son of a coworker, without an office visit, or writing it up in documentation.
That was true. I have prescribed for staff and some family members since spring 2020, and have maintained my open offer to do so.
I have continued to advise patients who have recovered from COVID against receiving vaccination, on the grounds of all-risk-and-no-benefit. I have discussed the shifting risk profiles where the vaccinated become more prone to catch COVID than the unvaccinated (Public Health England data is especially clear.)
This comes as the clinic is ramping up vaccine events, and is vaccinating children whenever parents will consent.
My approach to treatment of each patient, using my best judgment and giving my best medical advice, has become directly at odds with the policies of the clinic, lately a Federally Qualified Health Center. The clinic follows recommendations, policies, and incentives (for vaccinations), which come from the federal government.
It is appropriate that the clinic and I part ways, if we cannot share the same approach to patient care.
It is apparent that we cannot.
Of course I feel personally wronged in this, but there is not much to be done for this progression of the organization.
I was once mainstream. I'm about the same as I was then.
It has been awhile, and the change has been gradual, and not brought to a crisis until now. I am not the only one departing soon. Yesterday three competent people told me they had handed in their resignations for November and December. I already knew of another. These are people who accomplish critical tasks.
I know there are others who are now keeping their eyes out for jobs elsewhere. The first four are leaving with no new job, "taking some time off".
This is my small world experience. There are a few in the hallway who glare and will not meet my eyes since I sent out the email last month likening the unvaccinated now to the Jews in WW-2 Germany. I sought to explain my sincere position of standing with the underclass, but it was not something that some people could consider.
I was reprimanded, and twice disparaged in administrative emails for my communication.
I was asked not to respond to those reprimands, and I had no intention to do so. I only wanted to explain my position once.
I had explained.
Thanks, Tessa, for bringing this to our attention. It is much bigger than we may think. Your point about AI "human" rights is the critical one. There is a collection of short animated films that address the backstory/futurestory of The Matrix, entitled The Animatrix. One of these shorts is made as a news broadcast about the global takeover by AI and awarding it human rights at the UN. It's so unnervingly accurate it seems predictive. Highly recommended.
On a side note, I subscribe to your Substack and receive emails, but it's still asking me to subscribe. Ideas?