Archive for May, 2016

Pride of Man

Friday, May 6th, 2016

There are predictors, Ray Kurzweil comes to mind, who predict that non-biological intelligence will overtake human intelligence in the fairly near future. This vision of the future where computer intelligence is a billion times more powerful than a human brain, this vision, presupposes that consciousness is nothing more than a sufficiently large pile of zeros and ones.

If this is not true, then it doesn’t matter how gigantic a computer becomes. If it is not conscious, then it is not more powerful than a human brain. Marvin Minsky and Ray Kurzweil are wrong. The Universe is not a computer.

It is not provable of course, but my belief is that consciousness is God experiencing His Creation. It is the prime example of God inhabiting His Creation. Jesus Christ being the other example. I know a lot of people don’t see it that way, and I’m cool with that. We can still be friends.

I’m just saying this is about the pride of Man. The only way a computer could be conscious is if God chose to make it conscious, and why would He?