A digital god?
Posted: 08 July 2017 10:27 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Several eminent individuals have seriously floated the notion of AI taking over the world. If this happened, I wonder what their notions of their creation would be.

Imagine a future of digital creations vastly more intelligent than humans, completing a lifetime of human thinking in milliseconds. Their history may tell of their creation by these apparently ‘dumb’ human beings which may not even exist in such an extended future, especially if the AI creatures had moved onto other worlds where DNA didn’t even exist.

Do you thing these digital creatures would be able to accept that they arose from the creations of something far dumber than themselves or do you think they would invent their own creation myths?

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Posted: 08 July 2017 12:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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JohnH - 08 July 2017 10:27 AM

Several eminent individuals have seriously floated the notion of AI taking over the world. If this happened, I wonder what their notions of their creation would be.

Imagine a future of digital creations vastly more intelligent than humans, completing a lifetime of human thinking in milliseconds. Their history may tell of their creation by these apparently ‘dumb’ human beings which may not even exist in such an extended future, especially if the AI creatures had moved onto other worlds where DNA didn’t even exist.

Do you thing these digital creatures would be able to accept that they arose from the creations of something far dumber than themselves or do you think they would invent their own creation myths?

Most likely they would.

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Posted: 08 July 2017 01:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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If AI consciousness is similar to human consciousness, there would probably be a good chance of “theism”.

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Posted: 08 July 2017 03:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Did you ever see the Star Trek movie where a mechanical universe devoid of life had found V’ger and was returning it to its creators that were us because it was our original space probe Voyager with some letters worn off.  No DNA, no gods and they referred to All life simply as carbon units and looked upon the carbon units as pests as we might a gnat.  They knew V’Ger was programed to return all information it found to its creators.  Of course the mechanical universe did not understand life and assumed that V’ger, a machine had been created by other machines.  Long story short, Spock was able to speak to the machines and convince them that we were the “creators”.  So happily the machines turned home and left we puny carbon units alone——-AKA the good guys won.  Did the machines have a god, or DNA.  Who knows, but they sure were capable of whipping our asses.

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