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Oct 29, 2017

The New Religions Obsessed with A.I

Posted by in categories: employment, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity, supercomputing

How far should we integrate human physiology with technology? What do we do with self-aware androids—like Blade Runner’s replicants—and self-aware supercomputers? Or the merging of our brains with them? If Ray Kurzweil’s famous singularity—a future in which the exponential growth of technology turns into a runaway train—becomes a reality, does religion have something to offer in response?


Yes, not only is A.I. potentially taking all of our jobs, but it’s also changing religion.

Brandon WithrowBrandon Withrow

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  • Bennie Beaver on October 29, 2017 7:30 am

    Does religion have much of anything to offer future of AI/technology? No! A kind of spiritualism, yes!

    One reason science has advanced to today level is not because religions agreed with its interpretations of the universe, but more because science provided religions with weapons to defeat their enemies. And religions begin to compartmentalize and rationalize advances in science to this very day. “Think heaven” and a possible “salvation” of mankind from extinction!