On 3/22/2013 4:16 AM, Evgenii Rudnyi wrote:
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
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
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."
At least they will have the more realistic view that "The Creator" is neither omnipotent,
omniscient, nor omnibenevolent, and isn't even a single person.
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