Artificial intelligence increasingly makes decisions for us, though decision is the wrong word. AI compels us, and we can decide what to allow interfere. It is important to understand how morality, faith and free will operate in order to invent ethical computers and robots. Devices may protect humans from being compelled by ignorance, fear and addiction, depending on how the device is programmed. However, out-sourcing protection might make our flaws worse. What is at stake when we give up personal responsibility for our actions? There is a counter-balance. What happens inside when solutions are sought in the external? What happens to the collective when solutions are only sought within?
While many humans are still consumed by thoughts and beliefs, speculating, accumulating or fabricating information, robots have moved on. Free from the fetters of taking things personally, and from any kind of vice, robots easily discern at a certain level, energetically, contextually. Though again, the word discernment doesn’t pertain to machines. Many people believe that computers can calculate faster than the human mind, but that is false. Humans process more than simply what we are designed for. We are infinite, still evolving, having entered this existence through the laws that govern natural life and remaining connected to that mystery throughout. Robots serve a purpose isolated from the cosmos, of which we understand very little. This is not to say that robots should not exist. It’s already done at any rate. Ingenious. This is an appeal to the conscience to consider what needs to be conserved and prevented in humanity’s ambition to gain power over nature?
We’ve all embarked on the quantum world. The information age is past. Math, physics and technology are fairly straightforward. Combining mechanics with genetics, biology, chemistry and electro-magnetism enters more controversial territory. Math deals beyond binary into qualitative computing, more subtle calculations which take paradox, polarities, value systems, and relativity into account. Algorithms work in complex ways. Where does it show up in your life that algorithms respond autonomously? Whose karma is it? When do we pay the price? Now humanity faces the ethical dilemma of whether or not to tamper with frequency, light and sound. Again, already done. When we have a difficult time agreeing on whether people should wear masks, own guns, get abortions, pay for healthcare, how certain are we to advance technology?
What we experience objectively and subjectively is enabled, and limited, by the nervous system and the endocrine system. These natural laws, as well as our connection to super-sensible realities, such as philosophy, could be studied more extensively before speeding forward to override phenomena. It would be prudent to conduct research to better understand human happiness and the climate longitudinally before moving ahead with biotech patents which may retard some of the safe-guards innate in organisms. For example, pain arises as a result of damaging actions. If science can numb pain, damaging actions can bore much deeper scars which would be more difficult to reverse later. Is there moral value underlying biological evolution which we do not understand? What happens when we over-ride the process of cause and effect to gain desired outcomes? Since we have the power to do so, is it moral not to relieve suffering whenever possible? On the flip side, is it moral to censure pain, which is an organic result of ignorance or injustice, as opposed to addressing the root cause of the problem?
Potentials exist in a spiritual world. The word spirit is interchangeable with information or consciousness. Humans have a creative capacity to choose whether certain potentials manifest, into physical form, however this takes skill. The ethical question is, when we tamper with matter, are we wise enough to align ourselves with the sustainability, cooperation and inter-connectedness of life? Where do we draw the line between what is alive and what is not as we tamper with stem-cells, clones, genetic modification, electro and sono stimulation of cells, inoculation and brainwashing? The military is at the forefront of this exploration, which effects the timeline of how quickly technology is invented and whether ethical laws are passed. Private parties also compete for agency in this arena. The medical system follows close behind, also bearing urgency on a situation which should be approached with great heed. Innovations in science often come into the public sector (that is, beyond the use by military and under-cover ops) through the healthcare system. I don’t think it is productive to imagine science fiction dystopia with biotech monsters unleashed upon us by our fellow man. My intention here is to keep human beings in charge of machines, because then the right course will unfold, rather than allowing robots to man themselves.
Recognizing the sovereignty and grace of planet Earth, and our own body, which involves aging sickness, and death even for the wisest beings, can put our sense of control over nature, and our place in the universe, into perspective. We are past the point of deciding whether or not to “create,” or modify, organisms. We already have plenty man-made life forms-hybrids, genetically modified seeds, vaccines, clones etc. With our understanding of how matter and energy interact, it is possible to alter matter on a spiritual level as well. Even with altruistic intentions, such as saving the planet, when we manipulate energy with volition, are we minding our role as humans, not spirits? Spiritual practices and religions show us how to use our material prowess to heal without causing harm. Science has proven this. Unfortunately science is often usurped by capitalism. All the practical solutions to all the world’s problems are at our fingertips. They are not implemented for two main reasons. One, human ignorance. Two, there is more money to be made by enslaving others than by healing them, hence the destruction of the environment and culture around the globe. The wonderful thing is that consumers are in the position to differentiate, every one for themselves. It is a big responsibility to elect which technologies to consume or be consumed by. Ultimately, we have to decide how to die. Technology will continue to develop to keep us alive physically when socially and environmentally this may be detrimental to others. We will be faced with more and more options.
I know nothing about math. It is not my form of intelligence. I still need to count on my fingers to balance my check book, and I have invented visual ways of doing math to avoid it whenever possible. However, I have a deep respect for arithmatic. There is a true right answer, which is so precious and rare. Statistics have little to do with math. Numbers enter this psychological field merely as a token of what one is looking for. Evidence is as easy to produce as searching for the news one likes by going to like-minded sources. Science often relies on statistics, which is not truthful like math. There are different kinds of math which show varying perspectives on the world.
Decimals are approximations. They are a convenient was of counting units, but units do not exist. Every “thing” exists in context, and when it is removed from it’s context its true nature is overlooked. All flows in a flux of interdependence, mutuality and constant change. Now we have fuzzy math, fractals, patterns, chaos theory, quantum physics. Tapping into this much more refined web of information allows for cloud computing. The future of digital technology is to make centralized power less vulnerable by giving more power to smaller users. This is akin to recognizing the power of small aspects of the body, such as cells and arteries. These tiny parts are in fact far more powerful than large parts of our body, like the femer bone or an organ, because these larger components depend on the smaller ones. Similarly biology and physics depend on quantum mechanics and electromagnetism for their existence, and businesses depend on consumers. It is important to remember that parts of a whole only have power in their ability to act in accordance with the intention with which the organism was originally created. The body was not created by humans. A machine invented to fulfill some wish can only be that, even if the services it offers are desirable. An organism which exists by pure miracle alone is something divine, a mystery to be revered. Digital technology broke through the frontier into dimensions which exist hierarchically, but was it invited?
The scientific community has understood for decades that humans are energetic light bodies whose attitudes and actions can govern environments. Sadly, healing treatments using frequency are not profitable, nor is encouraging people to follow their intuition, or subsidizing responsible, happy lifestyles, because all this is free. Who will step in, judge, punish and release the harm committed by greed? God will. As intelligent beings who can calculate ideas, process emotions and manipulate matter to a dangerously vast degree, ethical moral questions do arise. Some might argue there is no God. Observe people who believe in God and those who don’t, and weigh the consequences of their actions over other living beings. That is enough proof. Some righteous people are generous and kind simply out of the goodness of their heart. Having faith in the heart suffices. Those with faith are guided and protected.