“Artificial intelligence” is an oxymoron
Because it doesn’t take into account
The fact that human intelligence encompasses both the material and the spiritual.
Soulless “things” like computer programs, no matter how cleverly designed,
Will never achieve freedom, by definition –
And this is why the “singularity” cannot occur –
Relying, as it does, solely on material evolution.
Since God (and the “true self”) are free –
This scientific/technological project to create “artificial intelligence” –
Inevitably has to end up as a complete waste of time.
Inherent in religion is the acknowledgement of God’s freedom –
Along with that same potential in human beings –
But this traditional understanding,
Unfortunately, long ago, got entangled up with various ideas of materiality.
Artificial intelligence is merely the “last gasp”
Of all the myriad materialistic conceptions of the Holy put forward over the ages
Until human beings finally come to understand that there’s actually no serious alternative
To engaging in a path of “spiritual” evolution.
Is treating people (including one’s self) and other living beings as objects.
Objects aren’t real – they’re ephemeral –
Only subjects are “real” in any true sense.
For example, the ego is a self-made intangible “object”
While your “true self” is always a subject.
The essential work of human beings is to find and align
Their true selves with a “real” God – not with “made-up” ones.
Mostly, though, we need to jump-start our everyday lives
Into an alternative world of creativity, joy, and color –
That we’ll start experiencing the moment
We decide to put aside our comfortable ego
And, completely, “wake up”!