Beyond an artificial world
By Jon Rappoport
Futurists are inclined to predict a world in which AI (artificial intelligence) will take over a major portion of what is now human activity.
In a matter of decades, for example, they say one computer will have more capacity than all the human brains on the planet put together.
Then, the prediction goes, AI will be virtually human, or more than human.
However, just because AI has greater computational skills than any person or group of persons, where is the quality that makes it human?
In order to answer that, you have to perform a little trick. You have to downgrade your assessment of humans. You have to say that humans are really only high-class machines.
Many pundits have no difficulty with this.
Consider their genes-cause-everything hypothesis: Since all existence is assumed to take place on a material level, on a physical level…
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