Ray Kurzweil, the renowned futurist, warns us that the onset of AI is at hand. Steven Hawkins, even more famous physicist, insists that AI is bound to spell doom for the human race.
They are both right.
We seem to forget, that AI already exists. We, humans, are biological robots endowed with artificial intelligence. We seem quite unaware that we have created a brain, some 100 billion neurons, to generate artificial intelligence, which can, and does, control some 37.2 trillion cells of our body. Most of the time the brain is set to work automatically, responding to past experience, stored in our subconscious. This seems to suffice to maintain our bodies in good working order.
We do not seem to accept the fact that we are little more than very brief visitors in the constructs we had created, to experience and learn from the consequences of our creative acts. We achieved this, of course, through trial and error, better known as the evolutionary process.
And that is no mean achievement, although, over the infinity of time, we have created, and continue to create, endless transient universes. The only constant reality is the potential energy. All else is transient.
Our brain, a biological computer, is naturally disposed to experiment with diversity, a natural consequence of the singularity of its Source. Not singularity of space or time. In fact, just the opposite. Our Source is, eternal, ubiquitous, and amorphous. It is hardly surprising that the inherent desire of the Infinite Potential Energy is to diversify throughout space time, while maintaining its attributes throughout its creation. Each creative act is experimental and hence transient.
As for the destruction of the human race, well, we had a good innings. Our 200,000 years, with the last 6,000 being reasonably civilized, is long enough to prove that we are not doing a very good job with our biological computers. Even worse, some DNA tests suggest that we have split from the apes some six million years ago.
By contrast, our precursors, the dinosaurs, were around for some 65,000,000 years. They were much better behaved than we are. As for lizards, they were born some 320 million years ago and still around.
We completely forgot what is our purpose. Our egos, which were designed to serve, took over as masters.
Perhaps, at the very least, we shall contribute elements necessary for the creation of a new species, which will eliminate the negative traits of humanity. It is high time we did that, or at least before we destroy the planet which has shared its wealth with us. Planet created by anther species, some 4.5 billions years ago.
It seems that we no longer deserve it. Hopefully, the future individualizations diversifying the Omnipresent Amorphous Energy endowed with infinite creative potential will show greater awareness of their origins and purpose.
We, the real WE, shall see.
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