The majority of references in this book come directly from mainstream media or from the horse’s mouth. What can’t be backed up by existing sources will be my own speculations, conclusions, and knowledge that I might have gained from anonymous sources. As far as my anonymous sources are concerned, they need to be protected, but when I use them on occasions where the information can’t be solidly backed up, you can make your own decisions, or use the information as food for thought. The majority of information that I’ve received from anonymous sources not only fits into the picture but can also usually be backed up by checking ancient documents and cuneiform, which I have done in the Wes Penre Papers. Hence, for those who want more solid references on certain issues that are not clearly referenced here, I also want to refer you back to the Wes Penre Papers and ancient texts.
Interestingly enough, the existing sources and references are mainly from 2015 - 2016. This shows how rapidly the AI Movement has progressed over a short time period! This Introduction was written in January 2016. It will be obvious even for the sceptic that the first part of the Machine Kingdom is already here, and we are living in the midst of it!
The problem with using mainstream media on the Internet as references is that after a while, some of the online newspapers and news broadcasts take their information off the Internet, or after a few weeks they just make the first few paragraphs of their articles available online. If the reader wants to know more, he or she needs to subscribe. If you find such articles or videos in the footnotes, or in the reference section at the end of the book, you can do a simple Google search on the same title as the original article in the footnote / reference section, and there will be a good chance that someone else has copied the article to a website, where it then can be studied.
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