Saturday, 11 November 2017
A.I. God and religion in the works...
In the age of ultra technology, humanity still prefers to create our own gods rather than worship the God who created us. Here's an article about a former Google engineer who is developing an artificial intelligence god and religion.
Isaiah 44:9-20 is about a man who goes into the forest, cuts down a tree, uses some of it for firewood to cook dinner and keep warm, and carves part of it into an idol to bow down to and worship, praying to it and asking it for deliverance. How is that different from a man who makes a microchip and microprocessor, a tiny camera and touch-screen, a voice recognition device, and a wireless connection to the world wide web, and with part of this he fashions a smart phone which he uses to email, text, trade stocks and watch YouTube, and with part of it he fashions a god, prays to it, and hopes it will deliver him?
(Above image is from the final sequence of 2001 A Space Odyssey)