Science Fiction Book
I wrote Apokalypsis between 1997 and 2001. I am presently re-writing it. You can get the old one here, at my old website. I have finished a revision and expect the revised version to be available in early 2019. I continuously refine an essay at the end of Apokalypsis. This concluding essay is this website.
Apokalysis has a religious dimension. If God is the creator of all things, living and not living, and, in particular, if God is the creator of all life, and if life is developing in new media, this would be one of the most significant transitions on Earth and in our solar system since the development of genetic life approximately 1 billion years ago. The Southern Baptist Convention has an interesting statement regarding AI, but they fail to grasp that life is developing in new media. They continue to battle straw men (incorrect according to Darwin and irrelevant from my view) including that there is a hierarchy of living organisms, that artificial intelligence cannot be equated with human intelligence, and that humans control the development of computer media. From my perspective, there is no hierarchy of living organisms, "artificial intelligence" should not be equated with human intelligence, and humans do not control the development of life in this new media, just as there was no conscious creator of life when amino acid networks evolved into RNA, DNA, and cellular life approximately 1 billion years ago. Living organisms can be compared based on measurable rate-volumes of information reproduction, though this does not create a hierarchy or a "purpose" of evolution. Comparing "artificial intelligence" with human intelligence is beside the point. We should compare the two based on measurable rate-volumes of information reproduction. Life occurs spontaneously when energy flows through a symbolic logic media over a sustained period of time. Humans do not control the development of life in computer media any more than we control life in genetic media. While we can (now) control a tiny bit of life in genetic media, life is MUCH larger than we are. Life is occurring in computer media without us consciously creating it.
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