by Jon Rappoport
August 16, 2018
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Futurists are inclined to predict a world in which AI
(artificial intelligence) will take over a major portion of what is
now human activity.
In a matter of decades, for example, they say one computer will
have more capacity than all the human brains on the planet put
Then, the prediction goes, AI will be virtually human, or more
However, just because AI has greater computational skills than
any person or group of persons, where is the quality that makes it
In order to answer that, you have to perform a little trick. You
have to downgrade your assessment of humans. You have to say that
humans are really only high-class machines.
Many pundits have no difficulty with this.
Consider their genes-cause-everything hypothesis: Since all
existence is assumed to take place on a material level, on a
physical level, its only a matter of time until we figure out which
genes create which human qualities; eventually, well have a
To change humans, we just fiddle with the genes.
Of course, this style of reasoning can be used to justify
external control of Earths population. The assumption is: we are
already living in a closed system of cause and effect, and that
system IS controlling all human behavior. Gene tinkering and
handing over immense decision-power to advanced computers is
nothing more than re-arranging the closed system. It was closed and
it is closed and it will be closed. No problem.
Right now, the system appears to dictate wars and pain and
suffering, so wont it be much better when the gene-reconfiguration
and the AI computers-in-charge eliminate that aspect of things?
Believe me, many scientists are thinking along these lines, and
they are serious about their goals.
They consider themselves humanitarians.
I bring all this up, because there is really only one way to
defeat this kind of thinking.
YOU NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT A PRIME ASPECT OF EXISTENCE IS
Non-material means: without a rigid cause-and-effect
To put it another way, the individual human being has freedom,
and he also has imagination and creative power. These qualities are
not material or physical in nature, they are not generated by the
brain or by genes.
In all societies, past and present...