On 3/22/2013 8:06 AM, Alberto G. Corona wrote:
> These beliefs in robotic religiĆ³n has some reasons behind or it is
> simply wishful thinking?

    I share this question!

>
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> 2013/3/22 Evgenii Rudnyi <use...@rudnyi.ru <mailto:use...@rudnyi.ru>>
>
>     Quotes from Robert Geraci, Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in
>     Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality
>
>     p. 133 "Ray Kurzweil believes that intelligent machines will be
>     more spiritual than human being and believes that the future will
>     include real and virtual houses of worship where intelligent
>     machines will congregate (Kurzweil 1999, 153). Naturally, since
>     all human mental phenomena are, from Kurzweil's point of view,
>     computational processes, religious experiences must be as well. "
>
>     p. 133-134 "Some human being, however, might welcome robots into
>     their religious communities and some robots might wish to join
>     them. Fundamentally, if robots become conscious and, thereafter,
>     acquire 'beliefs', a state that involves intentionality and
>     meaning, then some of those beliefs will surely be religious. Both
>     theologians and computer scientists have supported such a view,
>     including Anne Foerst, David Levy, and Edmund Furse."
>
>     p. 134 "The artificial intelligence researcher David Levy has
>     argued that robots will join in religious practices as a necessary
>     by-product of their emotional range and conscious beliefs."
>
>     p. 134 "Without doubt, the interest that computer scientists have
>     in the religious life of robots is fascinating but the fact that
>     theologians have engaged robotics is considerably more so."
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>     http://blog.rudnyi.ru/2013/03/religious-robots.html
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