On 3/22/2013 3:27 PM, meekerdb wrote:
> 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 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."
>>
>
> 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.
>
> Brent

    Such demiurges tend to be soliopathic...

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Onward!

Stephen

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