Ephesians 4:2 (NLT)
2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.
Habakkuk 3:19 (NLT)
19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.
There’s an interesting article at the Futurism.com website: World Leaders Have Decided: The Next Step in AI (Artificial Intelligence) is Augmenting Humans. It’s a pretty cool article, short, to the point. It also opens up a whole bunch of questions.
Not one (that I could find in a cursory search of speakers) Christian thought leader was present, nor were any Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, etc. thought leaders presenting. I might be wrong as all I did was a fast scroll through the presenters. I find this very interesting. AI will have a profound impact on our lives and the lives of our future generations.
When you tie AI, automation, and universal basic income together, you end up with some serious consequences that we ought to be thinking of as we go down the path. I don’t think that doing that in a vacuum where there is no God is a wise thing to do. I’m just curious how these world leaders who could have such a huge impact on our future would react to something like this:
An Information Apocalypse (this is really, really scary).
Masters of Our DNA: Designer Bodies Are Not Science Fiction
Ecclesiastes 3:12-14 (NLT)
12 So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. 13 And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.
14 And I know that whatever God does is final. Nothing can be added to it or taken from it. God’s purpose is that people should fear (revere) him.
These are gifts from God, not man.
We walk a dangerous path when we leave God behind because we become our own god. We create our own universe. We create our own (broken) reality.
In this new world we create, I wonder if there’s a place for humble. A place for gentleness. A place for patience. A place for forgiveness. A place for God.
In this new world we create, I wonder who wins or what winning is.
In this new world we create, I wonder if there’s a place for eternity.