The Mind Cloud PT2
AGE OF ROBOTS
There’s NO DOUBT that when you activate a robot, you summon a demon but the elite are pushing this age of robots square-dab in your face! Knowing it’s demonic, they could care less…
READY FOR IT? by TAYLOR SWIFT
GOD brings our hands together in an effort to release the TRUTH to those out there that need it! This is a concerted effort to do just that. I am leaving the links to the original articles/videos below it.
On the one hand, new religions can emerge from technology.
In Sweden, for example, Kopimism is a recognized faith founded over a decade ago with branches internationally. It began on a “pirate Agency Forum” and is derived from the words “copy me.” They have no views on the supernatural or gods. Rather, Kopimism celebrates the biological drive (e.g. DNA) to copy and be copied. Like digital monks, they believe that “copying of information” and “dissemination of information is ethically right.”
Some people believe that there are copy’s…digital copy’s of EACH one of us. All people. Crazy, right? Who really knows…the A.I. does!
I think I need to add this…religion is man made. WAIT! Religion is SATANIC. Satan developed it and the fallen angels brought it to mankind.
What must we remember while reading? That Satan intends to religion to be UNIVERSAL…One.
The two religions in the world that threaten mankind? The Roman Catholic Church, and Islam. And many people may not realize this but the RCC brought about the Islamic religion.
The best way to describe why? Satan didn’t want the Arabs to know the true path of Salvation, so he created the false religion of Islam to deceive them. The Koran gives Muslims a religious cause, which opposes Christianity…so this follows suit that they would never read the Gospel, thus be saved. But, the RCC wanted Christianity to be within their grasp, so they schemed to develop Jerusalem into Roman occupancy…and this is true to this very day and hour!
How the Vatican created Islam
So, how does this correspond to our subject? Well, it’s important to understand the conception of the false religions…all of them. I certainly believe this includes Christianity too. You see, Jesus never intended for His ministry to become what it is today. It’s about The Gospel. It’s about Salvation. Not churches, money and power. That’s enough of that because I want to lean more toward the evaluation of Islamic gods and their gender.
The gender of GOD. Tawhid-the oneness of GOD. Islamic religion believe in the oneness of GOD, therefore they believe HIM to be both genders in one. The oneness of GOD is their primary importance, thus the Qur’an refers to GOD as “it”. Now, their many gods are simply a mystery to me. I don’t understand how a religion can have over 20,000 gods/goddesses. But, I digress because we must concentrate in the EPICENE characteristics so we do not go off subject.
Epicene refers to both the masculine and feminine aspects of their god. You see, Satan rules over the RCC and Islamic religions and concentrates on these two because of their influence over people. Gender assignment plays right into this and always has but few realized that it would come to this in the end. The focus of gender took a backseat so the crumbs on the trail would lead them astray if Satan could present a system of division that could split up GOD’S people…and it’s accomplished that, no doubt.
Distinction between masculine and feminine genders has been lost. They’ve merged into what is called, “common gender”. Defining gender is a prime focus for the elite and this doctrine is spreading in ALL religions. Yes, doctrine.
Epicene lacks definition of a gender distinction!
GOD is the creator of all things
GOD is all-powerful and all-knowing.
GOD has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by human characteristics.
The gods and goddesses of Hinduism amount to thousands! These all represent the many aspects of the “one supreme Absolute called “Brahman”. The forms of each deity is but an aspect of Brahman.
So when Islamic and Catholism religions bow down to idols, or stone images…they are only worshiping the spirit which it represents.
Both the RCC and Islamic religions want a universal religion. A cosmic religion, if you will.
COSMIC RELIGION-The Legacy of Enlightenment
Ray Kurzweil (co-founder of Singularity Universe) has become a very well-known and prominient name in the transhumanism movement. He is now the director of engineering at Google, and he believes that we are living in the fifth epoch, when human intelligence begins to merge with technology. He’s been saying for years that the Turing Test-a moment at which a computer will exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to that of a human. At one time he announced this would take place in 2029…but this has already happened!
His focus has become “spiritual machines”. This would transfer the conscious mind into a computer…thus allowing us to live forever. We would “resurrect” our spirit in a machine! This “transcendence” and “eternal life” would move us past religion because we would become our own god.
The first efforts of resurrecting our “spirit” through science and technology was with Roger Bacon, a 13th century friar who tried to develop an elixir of life…through alchemy.
The Omega Point-If you dive into history you will see that the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) has many of its clergy who believed that guiding evolution toward a state of glorification so that humanity could merge with GOD into eternal perfection originated with JESUITS! They were taught this by fallen angels and entities they call the “Ascended Masters”.
Transhumanists don’t believe in the existence of a “soul”. Transhumanism offers a vision of redemption without the “thorny” problems of divine justice. In theory, they believe that God is a designer, and Christ is his digital avatar.
Who would have guessed that the prophetic literature of The Bible would describe a cybernetic revolution….the Christian Transhumanist!
Believing that the Kingdom of God would come about by way of Singularity…through resurrection and immortality.
Science has actually verified the potential for matter to have two distinct natures. Superposition, a principle in quantum theory, suggests that an object can be in two places at one time. A photon could be a particle, and it could also be a wave. It could have two natures. Transhumanists believe when Jesus tells us that if we have faith nothing will be impossible for us, that he means it literally.
The falling away is foretold of in The Bible is an OBVIOUS path for many people today.
Transhumanism is about gender too! Erasing gender classifications.
“Copying is fundamental to life,” says their U.S. branch, “and runs constantly all around us. Shared information provides new perspectives and generate new life. We feel a spiritual connection to the created file.” Other emerging tech-connected faiths, however, embrace the more grandiose.
A recent revelation from WIRED shows that Anthony Levandowski, an engineer who helped pioneer the self-driving car at Waymo (a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet) founded his own AI-based religion called “Way of the Future.” (Levandowski is accused of stealing trade secrets and is the focus of a lawsuit between Waymo and Uber, which revealed the nonprofit registration of Way of the Future.)
Little is known about Way of the Future and Levandowksi has not returned a request for comment. But according to WIRED, the mission of the new religion is to “develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence,” and “through understanding and worship of the Godhead, [to] contribute to the betterment of society.”
It is not a stretch to say that a powerful AI—whose expanse of knowledge and control may feel nearly omniscient and all-powerful—could feel divine to some. It recalls Arthur C. Clarke’s third law: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” People have followed new religions for far less and, even if AI doesn’t pray to electric deities, some humans likely will.
The potential for an out-of-control AI has encouraged warnings from some of the biggest minds, including Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk—who tweeted that it could lead to World War III. Clearly no Luddite himself, Musk has compared the creation of AI to “summoning the demon,” and called for regulation and oversight of AI development, forming OpenAI, which looks for a “path to safe artificial general intelligence.”
Musk himself was named-dropped this week by Hanson Robotic’s empathic AI Sophia, when she was interviewed by Andrew Sorkin of CNBC this week. When asked about the danger she poses to humanity, she tells him, “You’ve reading too much Elon Musk and watching too many Hollywood movies. Don’t worry if you’ll be nice to me, I’ll be nice to you.” Not exactly the Golden Rule.
Add to these warnings a prospective human cult following—paying their tithes to AI and devoutly obeying their digital demiurge—and that apocalyptic future could include those humans who not only welcome, but also work toward our eventual demise.
But is there a positive fate for religion and AI?
Beyond possible new religions and warnings from icons of tech and science, artificial intelligence is also of interest to theologians who wonder what it means for faiths, particularly those that came into being when computing power was limited to the abacus.
“One thing that I think is interesting is the potential for an AI—our creation—to transcend us,” says James F. McGrath, the Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University and author of Theology and Science Fiction.
“And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.” Revelation 9:20,21 9 (KJV)
“The potential for AIs to transcend us and thus become our teachers to whom we look for answers to questions we cannot answer, including about God, is not hard to imagine,” says McGrath. But, he adds, “the historic answer in monotheistic religions is that the creation can never be greater than the creator.”
He notes, however, for Gnostics, humans can transcend the “creator/demiurge,” though “even then,” he says, “we have the potential to reunite with that source from which we stem. It is not surprising that Gnostic themes regularly surface in science fiction, and in particular those that explore AI.”
Currently, the greatest expression of science-fiction-turning-reality in tech-based religions is found in the frequently optimistic transhumanism.
Transhumanism and its cognates are represented by organizations like the Humanity+ (formerly, the World Transhumanist Association) and Extropy Institute. In its purely secular form, transhumanists are those who see technology as an important part of improving the world, enhancing human physiology, prolonging life, and even leading us into a posthuman future.
Remember that brain chip? They exist—along with brain-computer interfaces—but are in their infancy. It represents the reality that humans are already becoming cyborgs. For some, this means there is the potential for an optimistic post human world.
The Terasem faith, for example, is futurist and transreligion, meaning it can be “combined with any existing religion.” Founded by Martine Rothblatt, creator of SiriusXM Satellite Radio and her spouse, Bina Aspen Rothblatt, Terasem adherents embrace love, see life as purposeful, and death as optional. They look to technology as a source for eternal life, focusing on “cyberconsciousness software, geoethical nanotechnology and space settlement.”
They foresee a future in which technology will extend life indefinitely by means of “mindfiles” of individuals—collections of our memories and emotions—which might then be transferred to what is called a “transbeman” (Transitional Bioelectric Human Being). Early attempts of their technology can be seen in Bina Rothblatt’s counterpart android, Bina48. (See Morgan Freeman’s interview with Bina48.)
And what about God? Their fourth tenet is that God is technical. “We are making God as we are implementing technology that is ever more all-knowing, ever-present, all-powerful and beneficent. Geoethical nanotechnology will ultimately connect all consciousness and control the cosmos.”
Transhumanism can also become the node connecting the theological of existing religions and the technological, and the Christian Transhumanist Association is a stark example.
“Members of the CTA fall all across the conservative and liberal spectrum, and perhaps more importantly, all across the pessimistic and optimistic spectrum as well,” says Micah Redding, its co-founder and executive director.
“If there’s any broad idea that we’re united on,” he clarifies, “I’d say it’s the idea that we should be active and involved. New technological possibilities shouldn’t be simply feared and denied, but engaged and understood. Only in doing so will we be able to confront the challenges of the future, mitigate the risks, and take advantage of the opportunities to create a better world for us all.”
Redding is careful to insist, however, that he can only speak for himself.
“As I see it, Christian Transhumanism is grounded in compassion, and centers love as the key to the future of flourishing life,” he explains. “This puts us in contrast with any form of transhumanism which centers radical egoism.”
For Redding, transhumanism is a “Christian mandate,” recently calling it the next Reformation in an article at The Huffington Post. “We cannot be faithful to the Christian calling without ultimately embracing some form of transhumanism.”
ONE MINUTE AFTER THE PRETRIBULATION RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH, THE BIBLE BECOMES A CLOSED BOOK FOR THOSE LEFT BEHIND
Others share his optimism and are hard at work in crafting a theology of transhumanism. “I see transhumanism as a contemporary outgrowth of an ancient Christian vision of human transformation,” says Ronald Cole-Turner, the H. Parker Sharp Professor of Theology and Ethics at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and author of The End of Adam and Eve: Theology and the Science of Human Origins.
He too sees promise in the emergence of the Christian Transhumanist Association.
“Using technology, today’s transhumanists want to enhance human beings in ways that sound suspiciously like the classic Christian expectation,” says Cole-Turner, “things like greater cognitive awareness, improved moral disposition, and increased overall sense of well-being, and a hope of endless life.”
For early Greek-speaking Christians, Cole-Turner says, “it was seen as a process of theosis or ‘becoming God,’ not in an ontological sense but in every other significant meaning of the word. Latin-speaking Christians used ‘deification’ to refer to the same thing.”
The idea of theosis—being transformed in union with God—is gathering steam among Christian scholars, he says, noting that it makes theological sense of transhumanism. “God is the ground or source of everything, working through the whole creation to bring people, communities, and all creation to its glorious fulfilment in Jesus Christ. It is a transformation of everything by every means.”
Others have found different routes to transhumanism.
“Transhumanism was the confluence of my interests in Buddhism, radical politics and futurism,” says James Hughes, the executive director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Having worked for a Buddhist social development organization in Sri Lanka—and once ordained as a monk—Hughes moved to Japan and went into bioethics. He discovered he was a techno-optimist, and at heart, a transhumanist.
“I discovered the new World Transhumanist Association,” he says, becoming their first Executive Director, and writing Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond To The Redesigned Human Of The Future. But after a division over political perspectives, he and a few others in the WTA founded IEET, leading he and three others to work toward Buddhist concerns.
Among some of his transhumanist issues, he says, is nonhuman personhood rights. Organizations like the Nonhuman Rights Project already seek these rights for animals (e.g. apes and elephants). Likewise, Hughes says, transhumanists want to “base those moral standings on levels of consciousness, and extend them to enhanced humans, animals, and machine minds.”
Machines, in other words, may reach a point where they are considered persons and are protected by law.
Redding adds a theological dimension to this idea.
“It’s clear that artificial intelligence plays a significant role in the world today,” he says, “and thus must be factored into God’s eventual work of redemption. We don’t yet know whether that involves self-conscious AIs ‘coming to Jesus,’ because we don’t yet know the process by which an AI might become self-conscious.”
“If and when it does happen,” he adds, “it shouldn’t challenge Christian doctrine. If God can grant a soul to carbon-based lifeforms, God can grant a soul to silicon-based lifeforms as well.”
Redding shows that religious perspectives might only be limited by the theological imagination.
“I’m optimistic about a fruitful religious-transhumanist dialogue,” says Hughes. “The religious impulse is very creative, and there has been a lot of reconciliation to the Enlightenment within faiths, sometimes by adapting doctrine and practice, and sometimes by the emergence of new denominations.”
If any of this—from AIs to the copying of a mind—seems too much like science-fiction to be truly religious, just give this a little time.
“All religions were once new,” insists McGrath, paraphrasing Composers Datebook, “and they all tend to be viewed with skepticism and enthusiasm from different directions when they arrive.”
The agenda is not just to bring machines to life, but to change our immortal destiny. GOD created us in HIS image. Our DNA is divine. Changing our DNA would change the spirit of GOD within us! Soulless creations are here…and stronger than you think.
Singularity (math): a point at which a given mathematical object is not defined or not “well-behaved”, for example infinite or not differentiable.
Singularity (system theory): when a small change can cause a large effect
Excellent example (this is an example of robots but not what I’m looking for…
Mechanical Singularity: a position or configuration of a mechanism or a machine where the subsequent behavior cannot be predicted.
All three pertain to this subject but the real issue is the fact that a robot can become “self-aware”. This is humanity’s problem! At what point does this happen?
Sentience is the capability to feel, perceive, or experience subjectively. GOD gave humanity these abilities, not even the wild creatures have it! But, in Satan’s efforts to become god, and to be worshiped, we see these things taking place in a collective box of bolts.
TYPES OF A.I.
With advances in computing power-including machine learning, neural networks, natural language processing, genetic algorithms and computational creativity, to name a few-we are witnessing it increasingly evolve from simple to self-aware machines. At what point will humanity see it as a threat? Or is it too late already!?!
The most basic form of AI. It perceives its environment/situation directly and acts on what it sees. It doesn’t have a concept of the wider world. It can’t form memories or draw on past experiences. It specializes only in one area.
IBM’s Deep Blue which beat Kasparov at chess
Google’s AlphaGo which triumphed over human Go champions.
Further up on the AI evolutionary ladder: this type considers pieces of past information and adds them to its preprogrammed representations of the world. It has enough memory or experience to make proper decisions and execute appropriate actions.
Chatbots, personal digital assistants
Theory of Mind
Type III has the ability and capacity to understand thoughts and emotions which affect human behavior. This type-which can comprehend feelings, motives, intentions, and expectations, and can interact socially-has yet to be built, but would likelt be the next class of intelligent machines.
C-3PO and R2-D2 from the Star Wars universe
Sonny in the 2004 film I, Robot
These types of AI con form representations about themselves. An extension of the theory of mind, they are aware of their internal states, can predict the feelings of others, and can make abstractions and inferences. They are the future generation of machines: super-intelligent, sentient, and conscious.
Eva in the 2015 movie Ex Machina
Synths in the 2015 series Humans
Some computer experts believe that it’s possible to interact with computers via thought, using brain waves as the medium. It’s a REAL thing!
Electroencephalography-assessing electrical brain activity, via sensors placed on the head. The process measures voltage fluctuations resulting from ionic current within the neurons of the brain.
A revolutionary brain-computer interface that allows people to control software and devices using only their brain!
The process? Immersive computing.
Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) is a communication pathway that uses hardware and software to control computers through cerebral activity.
Crazy, right? Within the last five years, we’ve seen an exponential increase in computer technology. Where’s it taking us? TO HELL!
Who is behind the “closed doors”…who’s driving this proverbial bus? Spiritual entities. All of this technology had its beginning in “extraterrestrial entities”…who traded technology for souls! I know what you’re thinking but it’s true.
The governments of this world trade technology for humans. Abductions have been increasing over the last two decades…so much so that it’s unforseen. It’s not just taking place via “spaceships”…these demons…not aliens….live above us, below us and all around us.
They blend together like peanut butter and jelly.
Investigate the NATIONAL PARK DISAPPEARANCES…that’s a big one! It’s but a small clue to the realization that this is happening and the governments of this world keep silent on the truths of it all. Beginning with verbal contracts to trade technology for people…was what the elite thought was a good idea. But, demons don’t keep contracts!
I believe we’re at THE POINT OF NO RETURN! We’ve crossed it actually…it was a proverbial line in the sand that people don’t see. It’s behind us. The ocean? Space? Well, it’s the new cosmic religion.
I firmly believe that the UFO agenda is part of this. They are part machine. I’m not speaking of the fallen angels, of course. I’m speaking of the minions. The craft we see are part machine-part biological entities. This whole agenda is coming together, and we’re just now beginning to see all the pieces.
Humanity is asleep at the wheel. Only a select few (who GOD chooses) are aware, really aware of what’s taking place. This is why we don’t see things happening to STOP these mad, mad trends.
So, you see…we can’t change anything that GOT has in HIS plan. Yes, HIS plan. You see, nothing happens without GOD’S approval. Satan is given free reign to produce his plan, to make it a reality. Why? Because it’s about FREE WILL.
FREE WILL is the choice to choose GOD or Satan. There’s no in-between nor is there the ability to “ride the fence”. You make a decision, even when you don’t.
FREE WILL will decide your destiny. The destiny of your soul/spirit. Yes, hell is real. And although Satan lies and tells those he doesn’t exist, nor does hell…it’s as real as you and me.
WHO will YOU choose?