Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Singularity and the End of Religion


Apocalyptism: Hey, man, have you heard? There’s this bunch of, like, crazy nerds out there, who think that some kind of unspecified huge nerd thing is going to happen. What a bunch of wackos! It’s geek religion, man. Eliezer Yudkowsky

Repeat with me
  • The singularity is not the rapture of the nerds
  • The singularity is not the rapture of the nerds.

Now that we have that out of the way, lets begin with a question:
Why is everyone afraid to talk about the parallels between the singularity and theology?

Seriously do we all think the moment A.i is created, and we upgrade our brains that we will realize "God" was simply an intellectual gap needed for lower cognitive beings to cope with the inability to understand a higher dimensional universe? It can be said that God is the universal X in existence, the factor that science has not yet explained. A variable that will finally reveal it's value to us by the existence of a supermind. Sadly this may not be too far from the truth for some of the minds surrounding the singularity movement, but lets not over generalize the movement. I did not completely survey the people at the singularity summit. Although there were lots of people, people of all shapes and sizes, the ones I did talk to we're most interested in life extension primarily due to there lack of belief in a life after death. Again, this is simply from my own personal experience of the people I talked to.

All this brings up an interesting question, when the moment arrives and we all get upgraded to the point we begin to rationalize the universe at a more complex level, will this illuminate the need for God? If God is just our current place holder for the unknowns, what will happen when those unknowns become known? Is it possible that there will always exist unknowns that no amount of intelligence can ever understand, things that will just have to be labeled with the all mystifying "X" until the end of time?

It is also quite possible that as the mysteries of the universe begin to present themselves, a logical and more scientific religion will arise that explains these unknowns as variables that will be known through greater and more advanced science and technology.

Sure, these unknown unknowns will be far more complicated and mystifying then our current unknowns. Can we feel certain that a super intelligence will not adopt the most powerful meme to ever grace intelligent systems or will all those unknowns simply be labeled as unknowns that will be known only when intelligence reaches an unknown level of intelligence?

Surely all of this is, and will be more complex then my human mind could ever understand or could ever rationalize. I do on the other hand feel we are capable enough to theorize about the possible synergy that will be created by the clash of these two philosophical viewpoints. Combining technology and spirituality will be rather complex, interesting, and most importantly a real tangible subject of discussion. A subject not yet fully understood by its depth of possibilities.

Ok, enough with the speculation on such things, instead let's explore why people are afraid to mix theological/spiritual growth alongside technological trends. By now you should have noticed that we explore heavily into the occult mysticism and magickal side of all of this. We do this primarily because we believe this is a side most people would like to believe is nonexistent. To those people I will ask you one simply question.

As technology increases will all the occult, magick, theology and mysticism in the world just disappear?

Seriously when you deal with future scenarios, start from the present, don't start off with a theoretical future scenario. Start from right now. Start from today. If you do this, you will notice that right now we have a world filled with all kinds of spiritual traditions, occult belief structures, and theological systems that are not going to simply die off with the birth/launch of the singularity.

So for all of you atheist geeks that shun spiritual people's exploration into future development I say, sit back and watch the development of mind flower before you. The future is and always will be stranger than all our predictions. The collective thoughts, ideas and belief structures will play their role in developing our future timeline. To think that any single thing, no matter how small, can simply be consumed into a grander system without effecting the system is foolish. It comes from a lack in understanding of why "convergence" is needed to bring about the "Singularity"


The many will give birth to the few and the few will give birth to the one, the one and only omega man.

The Singularity and the End of Religion


Apocalyptism: Hey, man, have you heard? There’s this bunch of, like, crazy nerds out there, who think that some kind of unspecified huge nerd thing is going to happen. What a bunch of wackos! It’s geek religion, man. Eliezer Yudkowsky

Repeat with me
  • The singularity is not the rapture of the nerds
  • The singularity is not the rapture of the nerds.

Now that we have that out of the way, lets begin with a question:
Why is everyone afraid to talk about the parallels between the singularity and theology?

Seriously do we all think the moment A.i is created, and we upgrade our brains that we will realize "God" was simply an intellectual gap needed for lower cognitive beings to cope with the inability to understand a higher dimensional universe? It can be said that God is the universal X in existence, the factor that science has not yet explained. A variable that will finally reveal it's value to us by the existence of a supermind. Sadly this may not be too far from the truth for some of the minds surrounding the singularity movement, but lets not over generalize the movement. I did not completely survey the people at the singularity summit. Although there were lots of people, people of all shapes and sizes, the ones I did talk to we're most interested in life extension primarily due to there lack of belief in a life after death. Again, this is simply from my own personal experience of the people I talked to.

All this brings up an interesting question, when the moment arrives and we all get upgraded to the point we begin to rationalize the universe at a more complex level, will this illuminate the need for God? If God is just our current place holder for the unknowns, what will happen when those unknowns become known? Is it possible that there will always exist unknowns that no amount of intelligence can ever understand, things that will just have to be labeled with the all mystifying "X" until the end of time?

It is also quite possible that as the mysteries of the universe begin to present themselves, a logical and more scientific religion will arise that explains these unknowns as variables that will be known through greater and more advanced science and technology.

Sure, these unknown unknowns will be far more complicated and mystifying then our current unknowns. Can we feel certain that a super intelligence will not adopt the most powerful meme to ever grace intelligent systems or will all those unknowns simply be labeled as unknowns that will be known only when intelligence reaches an unknown level of intelligence?

Surely all of this is, and will be more complex then my human mind could ever understand or could ever rationalize. I do on the other hand feel we are capable enough to theorize about the possible synergy that will be created by the clash of these two philosophical viewpoints. Combining technology and spirituality will be rather complex, interesting, and most importantly a real tangible subject of discussion. A subject not yet fully understood by its depth of possibilities.

Ok, enough with the speculation on such things, instead let's explore why people are afraid to mix theological/spiritual growth alongside technological trends. By now you should have noticed that we explore heavily into the occult mysticism and magickal side of all of this. We do this primarily because we believe this is a side most people would like to believe is nonexistent. To those people I will ask you one simply question.

As technology increases will all the occult, magick, theology and mysticism in the world just disappear?

Seriously when you deal with future scenarios, start from the present, don't start off with a theoretical future scenario. Start from right now. Start from today. If you do this, you will notice that right now we have a world filled with all kinds of spiritual traditions, occult belief structures, and theological systems that are not going to simply die off with the birth/launch of the singularity.

So for all of you atheist geeks that shun spiritual people's exploration into future development I say, sit back and watch the development of mind flower before you. The future is and always will be stranger than all our predictions. The collective thoughts, ideas and belief structures will play their role in developing our future timeline. To think that any single thing, no matter how small, can simply be consumed into a grander system without effecting the system is foolish. It comes from a lack in understanding of why "convergence" is needed to bring about the "Singularity"


The many will give birth to the few and the few will give birth to the one, the one and only omega man.

The Singularity and the End of Religion


Apocalyptism: Hey, man, have you heard? There’s this bunch of, like, crazy nerds out there, who think that some kind of unspecified huge nerd thing is going to happen. What a bunch of wackos! It’s geek religion, man. Eliezer Yudkowsky

Repeat with me
  • The singularity is not the rapture of the nerds
  • The singularity is not the rapture of the nerds.

Now that we have that out of the way, lets begin with a question:
Why is everyone afraid to talk about the parallels between the singularity and theology?

Seriously do we all think the moment A.i is created, and we upgrade our brains that we will realize "God" was simply an intellectual gap needed for lower cognitive beings to cope with the inability to understand a higher dimensional universe? It can be said that God is the universal X in existence, the factor that science has not yet explained. A variable that will finally reveal it's value to us by the existence of a supermind. Sadly this may not be too far from the truth for some of the minds surrounding the singularity movement, but lets not over generalize the movement. I did not completely survey the people at the singularity summit. Although there were lots of people, people of all shapes and sizes, the ones I did talk to we're most interested in life extension primarily due to there lack of belief in a life after death. Again, this is simply from my own personal experience of the people I talked to.

All this brings up an interesting question, when the moment arrives and we all get upgraded to the point we begin to rationalize the universe at a more complex level, will this illuminate the need for God? If God is just our current place holder for the unknowns, what will happen when those unknowns become known? Is it possible that there will always exist unknowns that no amount of intelligence can ever understand, things that will just have to be labeled with the all mystifying "X" until the end of time?

It is also quite possible that as the mysteries of the universe begin to present themselves, a logical and more scientific religion will arise that explains these unknowns as variables that will be known through greater and more advanced science and technology.

Sure, these unknown unknowns will be far more complicated and mystifying then our current unknowns. Can we feel certain that a super intelligence will not adopt the most powerful meme to ever grace intelligent systems or will all those unknowns simply be labeled as unknowns that will be known only when intelligence reaches an unknown level of intelligence?

Surely all of this is, and will be more complex then my human mind could ever understand or could ever rationalize. I do on the other hand feel we are capable enough to theorize about the possible synergy that will be created by the clash of these two philosophical viewpoints. Combining technology and spirituality will be rather complex, interesting, and most importantly a real tangible subject of discussion. A subject not yet fully understood by its depth of possibilities.

Ok, enough with the speculation on such things, instead let's explore why people are afraid to mix theological/spiritual growth alongside technological trends. By now you should have noticed that we explore heavily into the occult mysticism and magickal side of all of this. We do this primarily because we believe this is a side most people would like to believe is nonexistent. To those people I will ask you one simply question.

As technology increases will all the occult, magick, theology and mysticism in the world just disappear?

Seriously when you deal with future scenarios, start from the present, don't start off with a theoretical future scenario. Start from right now. Start from today. If you do this, you will notice that right now we have a world filled with all kinds of spiritual traditions, occult belief structures, and theological systems that are not going to simply die off with the birth/launch of the singularity.

So for all of you atheist geeks that shun spiritual people's exploration into future development I say, sit back and watch the development of mind flower before you. The future is and always will be stranger than all our predictions. The collective thoughts, ideas and belief structures will play their role in developing our future timeline. To think that any single thing, no matter how small, can simply be consumed into a grander system without effecting the system is foolish. It comes from a lack in understanding of why "convergence" is needed to bring about the "Singularity"


The many will give birth to the few and the few will give birth to the one, the one and only omega man.

Bionic eye augmented Vision




I've been "eyeing" the development of augmented reality (AR) go from novelty to actual piratical applications. With companies in the beer industry now running AR product ad campaigns to cereal boxes augmenting reality is pushing to bring us all into cyberspace.

Bionic eye augmented Vision




I've been "eyeing" the development of augmented reality (AR) go from novelty to actual piratical applications. With companies in the beer industry now running AR product ad campaigns to cereal boxes augmenting reality is pushing to bring us all into cyberspace.

Bionic eye augmented Vision




I've been "eyeing" the development of augmented reality (AR) go from novelty to actual piratical applications. With companies in the beer industry now running AR product ad campaigns to cereal boxes augmenting reality is pushing to bring us all into cyberspace.

My Riddles

Dear Antz Particleion Is Hacking your Universe (live)

I will give your universe/Mind back to you if you answer my riddles.

Call your answers in!

(305) 735-9490

A) Is your universe real?

B) Are you real?

C) Who currently has {source}?

D) What is {Root}?

When you got the answer email it to

Key.universe@gmail.com

and I will give you back your universe assuming your right ;-)

Rules subject to change but will be posted.

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! It will be Billions of years till I let you just have it... Till then I urge you try to get your key back.