posted on May, 11 2015 @ 05:51 PM
Reading through the thread, there are some interesting replies. My take:
As has been stated, "NASA" in this case is a single mans opinion. Not the official stance of the agency, as I doubt that they would have an
official stance on this matter.
That said: it almost goes without saying. We are in the last days of the world as humans have always known it. Are we the same creatures of 10,000
YBP? Or has our mind fine tuned its ability to hone in on consciousness? To be honest...none of that matters anymore.
I recently had another ATS member share an article by Tim Urban on the whole artificial intelligence world. And what i read made my blood run cold.
There is no such thing as "human AI". Because a computer, once it reaches human level intelligence, will undergo an exponential growth in intellect
in the course of minutes, becoming a God on Earth. The processing power of modern computers is incredibly fast compared to humans due to the material
our nerves are made from. That aside, the brain throws more neurons and some novel shortcuts at the problem to create a superior product. But if our
neurons were able to process like fiber optic....just imagine what we could do.
NASA may be working on AI. I am intrigued at their statements, as it seems like they are talking about creating life simulators, not AI.
But, if we are talking about a "Matrix" type of situation, via computer simulation, then we have to assume that the computer running a simulation
that can do what is being done would have an AI level capability. = Aside: And we may also wonder if all the creatures, right down the microbes, are
independant acting, or run via this simulator. Who are the active participants? = AI level capability....let that sink in.
We aren't talking about a really smart human here. Something with an iQ in the 300 range or something. We are talking about God level intelligence.
Something that has an IQ that is beyond our measurement. Chimpanzee cannot fathom human intelligence. No matter how hard we try, no chimp will be
taught algebra, or how to build a house. A chimp seeing us do these things will not make any connection between our actions, and the result of those
actions unless our actions are something within their realm of understanding. Acts of engineering obviously fall ourside of this understanding. They
are just unable to comprehend our motives, or many of the actions we understake.
We are chimps, or less, to something such as a God. A bacteria, for example, isn't even aware that we exist. To a bacteria, we are beyond its
comprehension to a degree that there is no "we". Perhaps this would be like us to a God level intelligence that is running a "Matrix". Perhaps,
our becoming aware of it would represent our movement up the "ladder" (metaphorically speaking). In any event, the thought of a superintelligence
is across the uncanny valley from me. And it creeps me the hell out.