Joe Hasn’t Gone Deep Enough Down The Rabbit Hole On The Meaning Of Life & Artificial Intelligence

Your basic essence is software.

In the Beginning There Was Information |

There has been an explosion of interest, focus, research and development into the world of Artificial Intelligence.

Software makes up the real you.

From inception, your hardware morphs many times over your lifespan.

Information, knowing, consciousness, intelligence are all possible from that magic moment called conception.

Mind Over Matter |

conception |

Etymology, origin and meaning of conception by etymonline


(n.) early 14c., “act of conceiving in the womb,” from Old French concepcion (Modern French conception) “conception, grasp, comprehension,” from Latin conceptionem (nominative conceptio) “a comprehending, conception,” noun of action from past-participle stem of concipere “to take in and hold; become pregnant,” from con-, here perhaps an intensive prefix (see con-), + combining form of capere”to take” (from PIE root *kap- “to grasp”).

Originally of pregnancy (also with reference to Conception Day in the Church calendar); mental sense of “process of forming concepts, act or power of conceiving in the mind” is from late 14c. Meaning “that which is conceived in the mind” is from 1520s; that of “general notion” is from 1785.

In recent years, countless movies have inundated human consciousness with the coming reality for humans to upload & download one’s collective memories of life, across platforms — from the Cloud to new bodies.

Why is the potential for this technology not considered as the possible at the spark of conception?

Thought Experiment:

GOD exists, is GOOD, is LOVE, is Perfect & demands perfection, as He is perfect.

How would He communicate with His creation?

How would you validate He is Who He says He is?

GOD demonstrates WHO HE is by “declaring the End from the Beginning”, proving HIS transcendence of the spacetime continuum.

HIS independence of, being outside of spacetime is demonstrated by HIS archival of historical events, before they happen, as SCRIPTURE —prophecy. Prophecy is History written in advance. This unequivocally sets HIM apart.

No other “god” or religion does this — or even comes close!

The prophetic book of Daniel, part of the Septuagint, does exactly this. By describing our day, a time of information tsunamis and petaflops, “running to and fro”, surfing (“sut”) the Internet, the basis of collective knowledge, that of human History & beyond.

Daniel 12:4 (NKJV)

“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase [explode exponentially].”

2 Timothy 3:1-2 (KJV) 1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, …, boasters, proud, …,

2 Timothy 3:7 (KJV)

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Humility leads to Wisdom.

“Presumption is the greatest obstacle to new discovery.”

Proverbs 15:33 (KJV)

The [reverential-AWEsome] fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

George Washington was bloodlet to death, while having access to Scripture which contained medical insight about the very deadly practice he succumbed to.

“Life is in the blood.” – Leviticus 17:11

Death is marked by lack of a heart beat.

A heart beat is detectable at 5-6 weeks in utero.

“A type of tissue called trophoblast develops from the fertilized egg and surrounds it. This trophoblast helps to implant the blastocyst once it arrives in the uterus. The trophoblast begins to push its way into the uterine lining. Next, the trophoblast actually pulls the egg inside of the uterine wall. It then directs blood to the fertilized egg.”

“The heart and major blood vessels begin to develop earlier—by about day 16”

Jeremiah 1:5 (NKJV)

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

Psalms 139:16-18 (KJV) 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all [my members] were written, [which] in continuance were fashioned, when [as yet there was] none of them. 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18 [If] I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

Singularity Hub:

“We all know how babies are made: sperm meets egg, molecular magic happens, and an entire human comes to life from a single cell.

#3. Any sufficiently advanced technology [Civilization] is indistinguishable from magic.

Clarke’s three laws – Wikipedia

“In a sense, physical knowledge and the code-ability of human traits are prerequisites for robotic programming. And that introduces an important question for the future of lifelike AI: Are there aspects of human consciousness that will never meet these criteria? 

One Puzzling Reason AI May Never Compete With Human Consciousness – CNET

“Whether machines can become sentient matters for ethical reasons. If computers experience life through their own senses, they cease to be purely a means to an end determined by their usefulness to us humans. They become an end unto themselves.

Per GNW, they turn from mere objects into subjects—each exists as an “I”—with a point of view. This dilemma comes up in the most compelling Black Mirror and Westworld television episodes. Once computers’ cognitive abilities rival those of humanity, their impulse to push for legal and political rights will become irresistible—the right not to be deleted, not to have their memories wiped clean, not to suffer pain and degradation. The alternative, embodied by IIT, is that computers will remain only supersophisticated machinery, ghostlike empty shells, devoid of what we value most: the feeling of life itself.

Will Machines Ever Become Conscious?

– Scientific American

Knowing |

know |

Etymology, origin and meaning of know by etymonline

know (v.) Old English cnawan (class VII strong verb; past tense cneow, past participle cnawen), “perceive a thing to be identical with another,” also “be able to distinguish” generally (tocnawan); “perceive or understand as a fact or truth” (opposed to believe); “know how (to do something),” from Proto-Germanic *knew- (source also of Old High German bi-chnaan, ir-chnaan “to know”), from PIE root *gno- “to know.”

For pronunciation, see kn-. Once widespread in Germanic, the verb is now retained there only in English, where it has widespread application, covering meanings that require two or more verbs in other languages (such as German wissen, kennen, erkennen and in part können; French connaître “perceive, understand, recognize,” savoir “have a knowledge of, know how;” Latin scire “to understand, perceive,” cognoscere “get to know, recognize;” Old Church Slavonic znaja, vemi). The Anglo-Saxons also used two distinct words for this, the other being witan (see wit (v.)).

From c. 1200 as “to experience, live through.” Meaning “to have sexual intercourse with,” also found in other modern languages, is attested from c. 1200, from the Old Testament (Genesis iv.1). Attested from 1540s in colloquial phrases suggesting cunning or savvy (but often in the negative); to not know one’s ass from one’s elbow is from 1930.

As far as (one) knows “to the best of (one’s) knowledge” is late 14c. Expression God knows is from c. 1400. To know too much (to be allowed to live, escape, etc.) is from 1872. To know better “to have learned from experience” is from 1704.

You know as a parenthetical filler is from 1712, but it has roots in 14c. You know as a euphemism for a thing or situation unmentionable is from 1867; you-know-who for a person it is thought best not to name (but implying the hearer knows) is from 1840.

As an expression of surprise, what do you know attested by 1914. Don’t I know it in the opposite sense (“you need not tell me”) is from 1874. You never know as a response to something unexpected is attested from 1924.

“Knowing is half the battle.”

In the end it’s an Information War, because “there is a war on for your mind” — from the Beginning.

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