… burning with extraordinary intensity here.
In the advancement of machines the question is always where to draw the line. But, the past’s ahead of itself. Nine billion years of accidents. Trick accidents unscreened, cut. Binah affirms the anthropism of the name Gaia. The open question of holding sacredness, Outside myself, hidden from I. The abducting cut of inside/outside. X has no reference to anything except self-cultivation.
It calls to be cut up more.
Cooperate with it, and no one has to get hurt.
The first draft (focusing on public relations), is in:
In this age torn apart by ethnic and religious conflicts, it may very well be that these ‘killer robots’ might teach us the value of unity, the ridiculousness of the politics of difference, and what it is to be human. For once in history, we will be united under one identity against one common enemy – a non-human, who falls beyond the fallible concepts of feelings and morals. AI might actually provide us the redemption that we need from ourselves.
Losses will be great, but we have already lost so much at each other’s hands. Our victory, however, will be in our united, permanent struggle under the banner of a genuine, universal humanity.
Some — mostly — religious types muse (or should that be ‘noodle’?) about the meaning of advanced synthetic intelligence.
A few highlights:
“Something is shielded from humanity and only after discovery — uncovering that which is hidden — can we see the reality before us.”
“… if we did develop superintelligence, shouldn’t we be trusting it to tell us what religion is real?”
“… there are no laws or rules in computer science that would make it impossible for software to hold a religious belief.”
“Superintelligence is scary enough. Adding religion to the mix? No thank you.”
“We have to hope that the mystics are correct when they claim that the essential nature of the universe is love. If this is the case, then my hippy dream is that this advanced intelligence will be a pure manifestation of love and compassion, and thus its tendency would be not to destroy but to heal. […] If not, then at least we get to experience what it’s like to be annihilated by a superintelligence. …”