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Dan Brown: AI and “collective consciousness” will replace God
Reuters ^ | October 12, 2017 | Douglas Busvine

Posted on 10/12/2017 7:05:04 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative

Turning to the future, Brown said technological change and the development of artificial intelligence would transform the concept of the divine.

"We will start to find our spiritual experiences through our interconnections with each other," he said, forecasting the emergence of "some form of global consciousness that we perceive and that becomes our divine".

"Our need for that exterior god, that sits up there and judges us ... will diminish and eventually disappear."

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TOPICS: General Discusssion; Religion & Culture; Religion & Science; Skeptics/Seekers
KEYWORDS: ai; atheism; futurism; globalconsciousness; religion; replacegod; technology
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This has become a very popular line of thinking amongst the “futurist” and atheist crowd. Really has a growing number of adherents and is accepted by many in Silicon Valley in particular.

Julian Assange said recently that he has sources in the tech world that say folks truly believe that technology IS God and will replace religion and they are working on ways to recreate the brain, upload consciousness into machines and live forever.

Sounds very far fetched but more and more and more are accepting this as valid.

1 posted on 10/12/2017 7:05:04 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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Dan Brown: AI and “collective consciousness” will replace God

Sounds like Progressive DemocRAT Wet Dreams.

2 posted on 10/12/2017 7:08:07 AM PDT by CptnObvious (uestion her now.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

God will not sit by idly while man desecrates the faith.


3 posted on 10/12/2017 7:08:34 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

It is not an either or thing.

God created man and technology.

It is all part of his plan.


4 posted on 10/12/2017 7:08:44 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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Yep...when I’m looking for Spiritual advice the first guy I think of is Dan Brown.


5 posted on 10/12/2017 7:09:13 AM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority Stands With TRUMP!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Resistance is futile.


6 posted on 10/12/2017 7:09:48 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Hillary 2020!)
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Artificial Intelligence, forget that. Collective consciousness, there’s something to that because it is exactly what the internet plus essentially every child and adult in the world that plug into it is.

Will replace God? No because it’s just a huge chat room.


7 posted on 10/12/2017 7:11:13 AM PDT by cymbeline
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Of course we don’t. But Dan is espousing an ideology that is really taken hold among “serious” scientists (albeit atheist ones). Many believe technology truly will eliminate God in our lifetime.


8 posted on 10/12/2017 7:11:17 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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The public policy issue is that a future AI may use drones to enforce compliance with whatever wackadoo dictums are demanded by the elite.

“You just spoke out against the validity of climate change. That is ten years in jail.”

“You failed to properly identify this person as a female. That is five years in jail.”

“You failed to file your income taxes on time. You have one day to make your final arrangements before I return and execute you.”


9 posted on 10/12/2017 7:12:36 AM PDT by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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“I do not feel any contempt for an atheist, who is often a man limited and constrained by his own logic to a very sad simplification.” G.K.Chesterson.

I confidently predict that Chesterton willl be read long after Dan Brown has been made a footnote.


10 posted on 10/12/2017 7:15:27 AM PDT by SES1066 (Happiness is a depressed Washington, DC housing market!)
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"...that exterior god, that sits up there and judges us ... will diminish and eventually disappear."

And that's why the Left hates God - THEY want to be the ones to judge, not Him.

11 posted on 10/12/2017 7:18:05 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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Per my experience this particupar sillinessis is not a thing in Silicone Valley. Atheism and Leftism certainly are, but not the idea that technolgy is God or that the consciousness can be transfered to a machine. Sounds like Hollywood crap.


12 posted on 10/12/2017 7:19:32 AM PDT by AndyTheBear
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13 posted on 10/12/2017 7:22:20 AM PDT by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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New Age folks have always been trying to create a humanistic utopia, and now they think technology may get them there.

Mr. Brown, the lake of fire is real and it’s for eternity. Don’t be deceived.


14 posted on 10/12/2017 7:22:30 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.


15 posted on 10/12/2017 7:24:41 AM PDT by Obadiah
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Tower of Babel 2.0


16 posted on 10/12/2017 7:26:37 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Lemme see about this.......

Our "Dan Brown" who art in “collective consciousness” AI be thy name........

Nope.......
Ain't gonna work......
Not for me......

17 posted on 10/12/2017 7:28:30 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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Yes however the rate of expansion of tech and AI is unprecedented in human history. I’m not saying I ascribe to this but the “transhumanist” crowd strongly believes it. Ray Kurzweil and others believe in a “singularity”.....the point at which tech and AI becomes all powerful....essentially God.

In fact they believe it is part of humanity’s natural “evolution” to become one with tech and even shed our carbon based bodies altogether and live in tech or whatever.

I know it sounds like science fiction. I don’t personally believe in it but it is a VERY trendy ideology.


18 posted on 10/12/2017 7:29:22 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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Zardoz


19 posted on 10/12/2017 7:30:36 AM PDT by Mashood
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Great reference. A movie truly ahead of its time.


20 posted on 10/12/2017 7:35:52 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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