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Greetings and salutations ATS, I am a long time lurker here and have and inexplicably decided to introduce myself. Rather than recite
to you my life experiences, I will instead tell you of a random thought which occured to me while sleep deprived and in the shower.
The Robot Agenda..... well, kind of. (que creepy space music anyway)
It's safe to say that technology is currently our slave. Although not exactly since it does not have a say in the matter, yet! But as technology progresses, probably not far beyond what we have today. It is easy to see that eventually our computers / robots / toasters, will at some point be conscious of their existance.
When this day does arrive and we have a computer which is truely aware of itself what exactly does this mean. That we have in fact played god? Created this just as our idea of God had created us. I beleive that is true, and it raises many many other ideas.
In Christian religion God made Adam and Eve. Stuck them in a garden and gave them semi specific instructions, have fun but don't eat that fruit. I'm sure you know what happend. What if this could be placed in context with our new robot buddy? Would we not give it specific instructions, such as the famous Three Laws of Robotics written by Isaac Asimov.
1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
I mentioned the fruit as an example and I suppose that also the Ten Commandments would apply, perhaps moreso in this as well. These were instructions given by the creater (God, Humans) to the created (Humans, Robots). So in context these laws are more like a What you should do, and not a What you have to do. Which is basically the plot from I Robot, where these laws come from.
Onward to an actual point! Personally I rarely believe in coincidences, And I have alot of faith in repitition. History repeats itself, etc. So what if this was the way the world worked. An endless loops, Someone / thing that we refer to as a *God* makes us, and then we decide not to listen, or perhaps we never had any real instructions to begin with. We make some robo buddies, who will eventually decide to make their own conscious pals. Robot or not (perhaps made of nothing but energy?) and the cycle continues.
Personally I think this also applies to other areas of known/emerging science. What if this mystical Higgs boson Particle is indeed an entire universe just as ours is, of course this would mean there is a universe for every higgs particle, and a universe for every higgs particle contained in said universe. Perhaps it isnt the higgs, but an even *smaller* currently unknown particle. It's all an endless loop, like *zooming* in with a digital camera, except there is no limit to how far. So you just keep going down to microscopic, atomic, subatomic.. until eventually your in another universe perhaps appearing to now be *zooming out*.
I'm of course using the terms that you and I know when speaking about size. But I think it would be silly to believe that to be true, size is relative. These other universes would not be tiny, to us yes, but they would just simply be...
An endless loop of Gods and Subjects, in an endless looping universe. Full of more endless looping loops looped into loopdeloops.
No Alpha, No Omega. It just is.
Welp, I would like to thank you for reading this far. and also apologize for it