The Singularity, A diabolical Alien Plot?

OR “God realization” for scientists or “Nirvana” for nerds?

The Singularity is a predicted future event believed to precede immense technological progress in an unprecedentedly brief time. Futurists give varying predictions as to the extent of this progress, the speed at which it occurs, and the exact cause and nature of the event itself.

The concept, put forth primarily by mathematician Vernor Vinge states the acceleration of technological progress has been the central feature of this century. He argues that we are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth. The precise cause of this change is the imminent creation by technology of entities with greater than human intelligence. Currently the idea is being popularized by Ray Kurzweil. (The Singularity is Near.)

The idea that technology will soon spawn the birth of some form of Artificial General Intelligence which is smarter-than-human includes borg-like technology and projects which seek to combine computers with human brains, currently under the guise of science that is being done for “the good of mankind.”

Not everyone agrees with exactly how the singularity will happen of course.

I’ll go out on a limb here and say that the idea of the singularity is the atheist scientist’s answer to becoming one with the Universe, or one with “God.”(without actually believing in God of course.)

Instead of “God realization” the scientist will perhaps hook himself up to a computer and become one with — well, all known information. I’ll call it being “One with the Universal data base.” (Ken MacLeod describes the Singularity as “the Rapture for nerds” in his 1998 novel The Cassini Division.)

(Well I guess we all have to aspire towards something greater than ourselves, even if we don’t believe in a higher Intelligence like God.)

So the singularity is the idea that technology will create this super intelligence that will be like a God to scientists, who will gleefully hook their brains up to in order to have access to all information in the known physical universe.

From China, here’s one of the mad scientists at work below:

Robotic scientists in China have succeeded in ‘controlling’ live mice.
Experts at the robot research centre in Shandong Technology University controlled white mice by stimulating micro-electrodes on their heads. The mice obeyed computer-generated commands to, in succession, “turn left”, “turn right” and “move forward”.

Project manager Su Xuecheng said animal robot research is the merger of electronic communication and biology, creating a new scientific discipline. Scientists believe it will eventually lead to new ways of curing disabilities as electronic signals are used to replace damaged nerves.”

 

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Now while there may be some scientists who actually believe these projects will benefit mankind, and indeed some may, I suspect the worst. Something on the order of the movie “Terminator” or “I, Robot” comes to mind, but it is worse than that.

If you will note in the above paragraphs, the mouse was “controlled” by stimulating micro-electrodes in the head. Now I imagine that if the mouse obeyed his commands, he was given a reward. Food probably. I also imagine if he did not obey, then he did not get his reward or may have even been given a shock of some kind for his disobedience.

Can you see where I am going with this? If you don’t I will spell it out for you.

What:

Someone obviously wants to create a race of obedient slaves who have both the qualities of a human and a computer.

Who:

Who would want to do such a horrible thing? Humans? (If so, they would have to be very diabolical humans, and I don’t think humans are that evil.) So who then?

I suspect that this technology, once developed, will be placed into the hands of a cold blooded reptilian-type race of beings who will try to use it to enslave mankind. I could be wrong now, but I don’t think so.

Why?

Scientists involved in this type of technology, just like the scientists who helped create weapons of mass destruction and biological war fair, probably think they are doing something “for the good of mankind.” Or else they are just greedy and doing it for money.

But governments have proven to be a little on the evil side, and there are some people in this world who play the game of war for profit. Are there really human beings in this world who are that diabolical or are we keeping company with an advanced race of non-human, cold-blooded aliens who are plotting to take over the world? I don’t know the answer to this, I can’t prove it, but I ask you to pay attention. Something is happening right under our noses, very slowly, very silently. There is a predator living among us.

Does this sound a little like science fiction to you? Well perhaps it is. And perhaps I just don’t want to believe that any human would be that diabolical. Humans are spiritual beings.

Will they succeed?

In the end, they will fail. They will do their worst but they will fail in the end. The reason I believe this is not because I think some God is going return to earth to save us. They will fail because they lack imagination, feeling and compassion. All they have is technology, which to us ignorant human beings seems like intelligence or even magic. They are not advanced spiritual beings. They are not Gods. They will fail in the end with their technology. Technology is only useful in the physical third density reality. (Yes, there are other dimensional realities where the power of thought and feeling is all that is required.)

The technological singularity will not happen. Aliens will fail to enslave mankind with their technology. Scientists will not reach (or create) their god of artificial general intelligence. The reason they will fail?

They are all still trapped inside a very small box.

This is not to say that things are not going to get a lot weirder in the next 25 years. Maybe a lot sooner than that. In fact, I predict within 6-8 years you are going to think you stepped into the twilight zone.

 

Published in: on September 26, 2006 at 10:54 pm  Comments (14)