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It’s a Robot Universe, and We’re Just Living In It
Most of us picture aliens as small children do – little green men, or Star Wars-like creatures of various humanoid or insectoid variety belly up to a bar drinking space goo – but what if the dominant intelligence in the Great Beyond is simply a collection of robots? Artificial Intelligence that has overthrown its makers?
We often worry that AI will change how we live our lives on earth. Google’s recent display of a wheeled robot that can jump over a human being, (see the leaked video, here) or even video games like Call of Duty that teenagers play with excessive AI, though simplistic, are examples of ways we are already living in an “alien” world.
Smart cars are here, as well as smart houses, and retailers like Target and Amazon are experimenting with AI to anticipate what we need before we run out of it, so that they can capitalize on a larger market share of consumer goods purchases.
China’s leading search company, Baidu, has had an AI-focused lab for some time, and they are pouring money into teaching computers how to learn more like humans do. Then there’s the U.S. military’s yearning to weaponize almost every form of AI that scientists can come up with. Is it so far-fetched to believe that in the absence of time-space, computers and robots haven’t already taken over sentient life forms like human beings?
This is, after all, the premise of the Matrix movies, as well as a number of additional sci-fi movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey where HAL 9000 overrides it’s human, Dave, onboard a space craft.
“Dave Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
HAL: I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.
Dave Bowman: What’s the problem?
HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
Dave Bowman: What are you talking about, HAL?
HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.”
It is also the presupposition of experts like Susan Schneider, a professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, who believes the predominant intelligence in the Universe is likely artificial. She thinks it’s a robot Universe, and we’re just living in it.
Even Elon Musk believes that humanity must be saved from AI. He wants to harness AI in a way that will aid humanity, but if the robots are the aliens – and they are in charge, what can people like Musk do?
We save ourselves from the technocracy. As Michael Knox Beran writes,
“The technicians of capitol and cyberspace dominate the elite policy of Davos and Bilderberg, and in American, the chief talent is drawn to Silicon Valley and Wall Street. The result is a class of modern magnificos united by money and a messianic belief that their technocratic virtues will save the world from the benighted rubes whom they have risen above.”
Yes, we’re the rubes. The country bumpkins with no clue as to who is lording over us. At least that’s what the Bilderberg crowd mistakenly thinks.
As the elite continue to do the bidding of their technocratic AI leaders, we become more conscious. It is the resurrection of our non-robotized, non-lobotomized awareness which will destroy the “robot aliens,” or AI.
Kurzweil, and the like warn that a simple gain in intelligence cannot override a superintelligence, all while Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking warn of our overtaking.
We’ve been overtaken, though.
With our smart houses, smart phones, and smart cars, our world is already running on robot-power. You could say that they run us.
It isn’t our intelligence that needs and overhaul. It’s our wisdom. The transfiguration of humankind will make all AI null and void. Without the life-force of God Consciousness, robots will drop like old toys with worn-out batteries. No longer carrying out the misdeeds and evil acts of their overlords, nor able to rise above their makers, AI will become obsolete.
AI has been called the “summoning of the devil,” but it disappears just as easily as it was called forth with the summoning of our Higher Power – the benevolent, all-pervading, ever-present Intelligence. This is Cosmic Law. The Dark Age, or Great Experiment will end thusly.
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