A.I. + an possible new God ?



Recently (in 2021) Elon Musk, on the occasion of announcing the future production of BOT robots, reiterated some of the future implications of artificial intelligence on humanity. In this regard, I have some comments to make.

AI, a possible new divinity/ God ?

He referred to this aspect made statements mainly only related to the future major impact of A.I. on humanity. Thus, he states that no consequences are to be expected in the near future, and the effects will be both positive and negative. It is important that after overcoming the singularity point (level IA = that of human intelligence) it is expected that humanity will enter a period of oscillations, uncertainty and even instability. I also want to refer to that enormous force and impact. As defined:

From  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divinity Divinity as a quality has two distinct usages:

1. The divine force or power - powers or forces universal or that exceed human capacities
2. The divinity applied to mortals - qualities of individuals who are considered to have a certain access or special relationship with the divine.
AI, is and will be perceived by humans as a force that exceeds human capabilities, and in this acceptance can be an attribute of divinity. There is a tendency that a decision made by a computer (as opposed to that of a human being) should not be subject to doubt or discussion. Then, even if the capabilities were equal, that of AI is overestimated and considered superior. Not to mention that in the future, AI capabilities will far exceed human capabilities.

It is easy to understand, with these definitions and explanations that AI can easily be deified and become a kind of deity.AI, is and will be perceived by humans as a force that exceeds human capabilities, and in this acceptance can be an attribute of divinity. There is a tendency that a decision made by a computer (as opposed to that of a human being) should not be subject to doubt or discussion. Then, even if the capabilities were equal, that of AI is overestimated and considered superior. Not to mention that in the future, AI capabilities will far exceed human capabilities.

RETURNING to some attributes of some primitive societies?

The oldest form of religious manifestation is animism. It also implies the existence of personalities, so kind of "non-human people". That is, entities that are not alive to be perceived as having a soul, a spirit. Be it the mountain, the storm or even the computer. They are perceived as animated by their own spirit. Thus the computer can be perceived extremely easily as an entity with its own spirit, all the more it has thoughts and can make its own decisions. We are not as far away as I will show you. Such as speech comprehension, thinking, and feelings. In fact, some go so far as to perceive their cat or dog as a kind of family member. be perceived as a personality other than human?

Humanoid robots.

Really why humanoids? In modern society we have more and more obese people and the average physical effort is less and less. Thus we can think that due to this aspect there is a tendency of the species to degenerate. Let's make robots like humans, why? The consistent part of human effort today is intellectual in nature, and software companies use AI to eliminate repetitive, automated phases.(E.g. romanian success company UIPath). Otherwise, the so-called physical effort is limited to moving some parts and tools and pressing some buttons. I see these robots as the presence on Earth (after the disappearance of humans) of the old hunter-gatherers of 12,000 years ago. Apart from the humanoid form (I don't see why, should they be familiar to us as relatives?) The eventual human facial conformation will only have the effect of inducing a feeling of strangeness, and even the alienation of people. could have. In the sense that robots are perceived as beings with supernatural abilities, superhumans. Thus they will be able to be idolized, so to become a kind of idol.

What are the bigger chances of extinction of the species: Artificial intelligence or human stupidity?

I know, after overcoming the point of singularity, man can no longer limit or control the level or quality of IA. But as someone rhetorically asks, what will be harder to fight in the future, with the super-intelligence of robots or the classic human stupidity ? Hard to say, I don't have the slightest idea how to make assumptions. That way I can't answer the title question. In fact, it doesn't even matter what we assumed before if one of the variants happens.

Where are we already in the future?

Maybe I will disappoint you a little, in the erotic field. Especially for sex dolls. There are already about 10 companies that produce ultra-realistic reproductions of the human body, equipped with AI capabilities. They can have facial expressions, watch, smile, talk, etc. The culmination is that I found the story of a case in which the husband bought one, has sex with her 3x a week. But also with the wife alternately. The culmination is that the wife knows and agrees with the situation. The problem is actually extreme. Someone might rightly say that reproduction lacks only the soul to be complete if not assimilated, then confused with a human being. But that depends exclusively on the real existence of the soul. And do not feel offended, but it depends on how alienated some of us might be.

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