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
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