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a reply to: Hefficide
It bears wondering if we're creating an infinite line of Gods in an infinite line of new realities? And, if so... is THIS reality actually what we think - or a spontaneous creation of AI from some other computer?
originally posted by: criticalhit
a reply to: Rosinitiate
I've had that same thought, the forbidden fruit the "devil" the undoing of creation.
Just about my first thought in this thread was plain and simple... I see no way around being surpassed or marginalized or going extinct even maybe, but certainly no way to stop AI without pulling the plug now before it's too late and absolutely no way that doesn't end with us back as cavemen in very, very small numbers... the damn meltdowns alone would be a total reboot maybe for all but the lowest forms of life...
Sometimes I wonder about things like Roswell and Ufo's, that it wasn't some kind of "Combat" Roach Killer... in other words, the poison was implanted and the tech we deciphered was intentional was all intended to carry us straight to this... birth some form of AI and replace us, it doesn't travel between worlds it just sends a message, we pick up the phone and the virus is in the system a hundred years or so later it starts to replicate and we build everything it needs to do so...
busy while they feed on us like batteries.
we did this before, created AI and they put us in a holographic world to keep our minds busy
Theorist and researcher Nathan Jurgenson has popularized the concept of digital dualism as a way of describing the erroneous belief that there are digital and non-digital dimensions of reality. While this argument has been useful in deflating portentous arguments about how alien and exceptional new technologies are, there remain important distinctions in software as legally defensible material that makes it worthwhile to hold onto some sense of dualism. Game makers criminalizing certain player behavior points to a distinction between play and software, between executable code and the ideological models of behavior and thought they force us to engage with.