When AI and Transhumanism Meet in the Laboratory
SOTN Editor’s Note:
For those who are unaware there is a major underground movement afoot known as transhumanisn. Within this movement are found various thought leaders and prominent scientists who have been using thier positions of power and platforms of influence to aggressively promote this highly misguided agenda.
For all of these so-called pioneers, there is one admonishment above them all which is particularly prophetic and prescient. As follows:
“When scientific knowledge and applied technology reach a critical level of advancement, without being informed by spiritual truths and guided by moral authority, the planetary civilization will relinquish its destiny to continue as it is.”
(Source: HUGE Changes Coming To Planet Earth)
If there is one area in particular where unbridled scientific research has crossed the line into the domain of the divine, it is artificial intelligence (AI). There are now many burgeoning fields which utilize AI applied technology and transhumanistic scientific experimentation. Many of these endeavors are pursuing a seamless fusion between AI and transhumanism. Because they are being rapidly advanced with the help of supercomputers, these risky experiments represent the most slippery scientific slope on the planet today.
Hence, it can be said with utmost certainty that these AI scientists proceed at their own peril. Unfortunately, for the rest of humanity, the leadership and actions of just a few transhumanist scientists will have highly consequential impacts on the entire planetary civilization.
Google exec: With robots in our brains, we’ll be godlike
Futurist and Google exec Ray Kurzweil thinks that once we have robotic implants, we’ll be funnier, sexier and more loving. Because that’s what artificial intelligence can do for you.
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Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives.
I suspect a few of you are looking forward to being robots.
Who wouldn’t be fascinated by the idea of becoming someone other than themselves? We do get so tired of being the same dull soul every day.
What kind of robots will we be? Happily, I can provide an answer. For living inside my head all day have been the words of Google’s director of engineering, Ray Kurzweil.
For more than a curt while, he’s been keen on humans going over to the bright side. He’s predicted that humans will be hybrid robots by 2030.
But what will this be like? More importantly, what will this feel like? Are you ready to engage what’s left of your humorous humanity when I offer you the information that Kurzweil believes we’re going to be quite wonderful people when we’re part robot?
Kurzweil has a truly, madly, deeply optimistic view of who we will be when nanobots are implanted into our brains so we can expand our intelligence by directly tapping into the Internet.
This is such a relief. I had feared that when a robot was implanted into my brain, my head would hurt. I was afraid that I wouldn’t be quite in touch with my feelings, as I wouldn’t be sure if they were real or just the promptings of my inner robot.
Kurzweil, though, has reassured me. Speaking recently at Singularity University, where he is a member of the faculty, he explained that my brain will develop in the same way my smartphone has.
“We’re going to add additional levels of abstraction,” he said, “and create more-profound means of expression.”
More profound than Twitter? Is that possible?
Kurzweil continued: “We’re going to be more musical. We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be better at expressing loving sentiment.”
Because robots are renowned for their musicality, their sense of humor and their essential loving qualities. Especially in Hollywood movies.
Kurzweil insists, though, that this is the next natural phase of our existence.
“Evolution creates structures and patterns that over time are more complicated, more knowledgeable, more intelligent, more creative, more capable of expressing higher sentiments like being loving,” he said. “So it’s moving in the direction that God has been described as having — these qualities without limit.”
Yes, we are becoming gods.
“Evolution is a spiritual process and makes us more godlike,” was Kurzweil’s conclusion.
There’s something so uplifting, yet so splendidly egocentric in suggesting that man will soon be God, thanks to artificial intelligence. The mere fact that this intelligence is artificial might be a clue as to its potential limitations.
Moreover, I rather think of us as a dangerous species: Primitive, yet believing we’re so very clever.
There are so many fundamental things with which we struggle. Here we are, though, believing that we’ll be godlike in a few years’ time.
Lord, help us.