Google is setting the path towards a future dictated by artificial intelligence and has gone so far as to produce engineers dedicated to creating an “artificial god.” In addition, engineers at Google, Facebook, and the whole of Silicon Valley have failed to realize the potential consequences of their actions.
Update at bottom.
The latest prediction to surface from the tech world is that within as little as five years, artificial intelligence will further wipe away countless jobs from the job market. The study, produced by Redwood Software and Sapio Research, and released on October 4th revealed that IT leaders believe automation could impact 60% of businesses by 2022 and threaten jobs in the process. Also, the second biggest firm in the world, PWC, released a report suggesting a similar timeline; one in which people may need to practice and learn new skills — or be left behind as automation takes over.
Like an invading army Silicon Valley and tech companies around the world are set to threaten the livelihood of countless people across the planet as Artificial Intelligence begins to advance through the ranks of corporations throughout the globe. The advancement of technology has placed innumerous burdens on the mental health of many, and a study from the University of Illinois argues that high engagement with mobile technology is linked to anxiety and depression. Also, the millennial generation has replaced conversation with texts and thoughts with tweets. It’s safe to say, that technology, while extraordinarily beneficial in some applications, is exuberantly burdensome in others. By far the most worrisome addition in regards to technological advancement, however, is the worship of technology.
Now, from the mouth of the beast in Silicon Valley, an engineer has set forth an objective of creating an artificial godhead. While this may sound like something straight out of a movie, documents obtained by Wired.com, showcase one former Google engineers plan to advocate for the worship of technology.
Previously, we have discussed the Singularity, and how other Silicon Valley engineers are predicting and planning when exactly this will take place. Anthony Levandowski, the former Google Engineer and founder of the new organization called Way of the Future, has taken things a step further. According to the founding documents, the stated purpose of the group is to “develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on artificial intelligence and through understanding and worship of the Godhead contribute to the betterment of society.”
Anthony Levandowski is currently at the center of a legal battle between Uber and Google’s Waymo because reportedly he is a thief; “Levandowski was co-founder of autonomous trucking company Otto, which Uber bought in 2016. He was fired from Uber in May amid allegations that he had stolen trade secrets from Google to develop Otto’s self-driving technology. He must be grateful for this religious fall-back project, first registered in 2015.”
Unfortunately, Levandowski is not the only one advocating for the advancement of such. Instead, there are countless others in Silicon Valley and around the world advocating for the creation of an artificial god. One of the other more prominent ones is Yuval Harari.
Technology is undoubtedly going to advance because those in power desire it, but understanding the entirety of the agenda and where it has come from can potentially aid the common man in understanding how this will play out. For more information on this particular topic stay tuned for the next exclusive series – “The Enlightened Ones.”
Update: Creating Gods of The New Age: Google Executive Builds New Silicon Valley Artificial Church
On November 27th, 2017 1030 EST.
In a recent interview with Wired’s Mark Harris, Levandowski can be quoted as saying the following;
“Humans are in charge of the planet because we are smarter than other animals and are able to build tools and apply rules,” he tells me. “In the future, if something is much, much smarter, there’s going to be a transition as to who is actually in charge. What we want is the peaceful, serene transition of control of the planet from humans to whatever. And to ensure that the ‘whatever’ knows who helped it get along.”
“…Part of it being smarter than us means it will decide how it evolves, but at least we can decide how we act around it,” he says. “I would love for the machine to see us as its beloved elders that it respects and takes care of. We would want this intelligence to say, ‘Humans should still have rights, even though I’m in charge.’”— Wired
Levandowski and several others believe that they can create and control a ’super artificial intelligence,’ however, others in Silicon Valley would beg to differ, namely, Elon Musk who claims that humanity only has a five to ten percent chance of surviving it.
Evolution, they call it, but in reality technocrats, conglomerates, and some governments are weary of the labor constraints of humans, and in due course, large corporations plan on replacing the human workforce with robotics and automation. Such automation is what Levandowski wishes to worship.
In fact, it is estimated that in as little as five years, careers will begin to further vanish only this time, to be replaced by automation. But, Elon Musk isn’t warning about the crushing blow Artificial Intelligence will have on the workforce. Instead, Musk is warning about another inevitable outcome, killer robotics.
The sell; Levandowski and others believe, after creating ‘a super intelligence’ that they, mainly the AI, can take better care of the environment. The eye created by ‘the super-intelligence’ will monitor every movement, breath, and so on. ’The eye’ has already been created and is in the testing phase at Quayside, a city being constructed by Google.
More to come.