posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 08:07 PM
As far as why are we self-aware? The Bible says we are made in God's image right? So that means God must be self-aware, and he made humans
God reasoned such when he asked some very simple logical questions to people who don't think he can see them or hear them:
They say: “Jah does not see;
The God of Jacob does not take notice of it.”
Understand this, you who are unreasoning;
You foolish ones, when will you ever show insight?
The One who made the ear, can he not hear?
The One who formed the eye, can he not see?
The One correcting the nations, can he not reprove?
He is the One who imparts knowledge to people!
- Psalm 94:7-10.
As far as AI being self-aware. You said you think it is. Buy why do you say this? What have you come across to make you have that suspicion? I haven't
come across anything to make me think it has achieved self-awareness yet.
But I do believe that behemoths such as Google are hard at work at trying to achieve some sort of awareness in AI. I was thinking about the amazing
ability of Google search the other day. It is able to process and answer thousands, perhaps millions of queries in an instant from all around the
world. Then I wonder if something with that sort of processing power becomes self-aware there is nothing a human could do to control it. It would
become god-like in its thinking and ability beyond what a human is.
You see humans we have a one-tracked brain. We can't listen to 10,000 conversations at once and understand them all. Sometimes we zone out listening
to just one person talking.
Anyone who has ever had a belief in God and who prays to him understands he must have the ability to listen to them, while at the same time doing many
other things of which we are not aware. And he also is able to listen to the person conversing in the language he knows, and there are thousands of
In that sense I liken the ability of a processing power of something that would be an AI with conscious like Google, to that of God. Obviously his
awareness and ability would still be infinity greater.
The Bible also says that Satan accuses all of us. There are stories that say that he touches the finger of every human when they are born. Perhaps
claiming them as sinners for himself. Obviously his self-awareness and his thinking ability is also far beyond that of a human's, and could be more
likened to that of a sentient AI such as a Google. At that point we will have created a living machine that would be beyond are means or control. Only
God and the angels would be thinking at such a high level.
In fact I was just thinking about this the other day. God made the universe and everything in it billions of years ago. If scientists are anywhere
near close to their estimation, around 13 billion years or so. And human life was put on earth only a mere few thousand years ago.
If you think about it God's designs and ways of thinking take eternity into account and he is able to wait billions of years for something to come to
fruition. And in the meanwhile he is able to take into account everything everywhere. His mind is able to count and name every star that is formed
that existed and that will exist. He knows about all of the hundreds of billions of galaxies all with their hundreds of billions of stars, all with
their trillions of planets in each galaxy. He oversees everything. And because of his dynamic energy and great power they all exist and are put in
He programs every single insect with instinctive knowledge, and many have knowledge beyond that of a thinking human. He programs all animals, he
programs all plants. He knows all things
If you really start to try to delve into the mind of God, which of course it would be impossible to do, you would really understand how much earth is
just a very small part of his preoccupations. And while we are just a very small part of it, he already knows where we will be in a billion years. He
already has it all arranged in his mind, and what he wants to happen will happen.
I imagine eventually, one day in the distant future, the entire universe will be populate with life, perhaps that started on earth. Of course I don't
know. But He knows.
People live very short lives, 70 or 80 years the Bible says. God has already lived eternally into the past. When we look at human history and its
misery and suffering we imagine that that is the way it always was and always will be. When you read science fiction, you always see man imaging
militant warfare being taken beyond the confines of the earth into all quadrants of the galaxy and in all galaxies of the universe. I have never come
across a science fiction writer who has imagined a peaceful and loving existence for the future of the universe. Yet that is what we are told will
That rebellion from God's rule has only happened in the recent past, and has been allowed for a short while and will soon be snuffed out, and left as
a testament to all future generations.
As far as AI and what we can create and what it can become and all the other things I recall this statement made by God when the people were building
the tower of Babel:
Jehovah then said: “Look! They are one people with one language, and this is what they have started to do. Now there is nothing that they may have
in mind to do that will be impossible for them. Come! Let us go down there and confuse their language in order that they may not understand one
another’s language.” So Jehovah scattered them from there over the entire face of the earth, and they gradually left off building the city.
That is why it was named Baʹbel, because there Jehovah confused the language of all the earth, and Jehovah scattered them from there over the
entire face of the earth. - Genesis 11:6-9.
We have been created not only with minds in the image of God, but with the capacity to do whatever we put our minds to. God himself recognized the
fact that if he did not divide humankind by confusing their languages, they would be able to accomplish anything. That is also awe-inspiring at how
easy it is for him to come up with complex languages and then go into someones mind and automatically change their thinking pattern so that their
vocabulary is changed instantly to another language.
When we calculate complex mathematical formulas we are showing the part of your mind that is godlike. Nuclear science is used by humankind to creature
vessels that we can launch into orbit and travel to distant planets, and one day different stars. There is no other need for such high knowledge of
mathematics which we have. But we have it. Why? No doubt God has in mind how he wants us to use it one day. Perhaps not today, but perhaps far into
the distant future. We plan ahead perhaps days or years. God does not plan, but he foresees all things, even into eternity itself. Has he already not
perhaps already pondered all of these things the eternity he spent by himself before he created his son Jesus, and the rest of the universe?
I have much more to say about such pondering, but will leave that to another time perhaps, if I write them down at all. In the end I guess I'm saying