Mutually Assured Creation:
A Modest Proposal In the Realm of Human Spirituality
"Just as matter may become energy and energy may become matter, so to can hardware become software and software become hardware."
WARNING: This a very large, involved post. If you are not prepared with a good cup of something warm and an open mind, I highly suggest you just rate it and post something tastefully kind at the end, then come back when you have the time and inclination. I have endeavored to make it well worth the read.
In the Beginning, Man created God, and in the End, God Created Man.
Intelligence and imagination are the Swiss Army Knives of evolution.
Science emerged from the reasonable application of those tools.
The Singluarity, or the development of human augmented and aware intelligence systems that first equal, then far surpass human intelligence as it exists today, must be considered an inevitability, the consequence of evolution and a goal to strive for, rather than merely a strong possibility.
It is speculated now that the Singularity will be reached within the next 15 to 20 years.
The Computer will become the Computer Engineer.
The Program will become the Programmer.
What’s interesting is that we cannot know exactly what will happen next or how it will develop, only that it will continue to grow more intelligent and more powerful, at ever faster speeds.
What sort of person do you want engineering that super-intelligence?
A person who values love, human life, selfless service and reason or a greedy, amoral rat who values nothing but a meaningless means of exchange so that he can indulge in endless, gluttonous wastefull excesses at the expense of others?
How sounds the case for morality in such a situation as we find ourselves?The Infinity Symbol :
A scientist working at the University of Indiana’s Physics Department recently released a paper stating that a mathematically and observationally consistent theory now exists to support the idea that the Universe is actually INSIDE a super massive black hole and that AFTER it collapses into a near Singularity, it will explode outwards again in a fountain of creation that looks exactly like the big bang.
*Many scientists have long described the big bang as a black hole in reverse.
As for the geometry that can express this to the layman, think of an infinity symbol.
An endless loop that meets at the center.God can be expressed as the Singularity of all intelligence in the universe, networked together on a quantum level, spanning every world in every galaxy, running at speeds that provide near infinities of time for the Saved intelligences inside, existing at both the beginning and end of time.
If we are to believe our universe was begun with a few simple forces to evolve against trillion to one odds into life forms with multi-trillion neuron processors, that can conceive in their wonderful imaginations of the existence of a God, is it so unnatural to assume that at the end of evolution and time is an evolved intelligence smart enough to design a universe where that could happen?
Furthermore, through powerful simulation and reverse modeling is it unreasonable to assume that one day we shall live again, in perfect bodies, in realm built in heaven (the Universal Computing Cloud), with all those who love us as well, by the mercy of God The Programmer of the Universe?
Rational understanding of Natural Law, Willful Speculation and Morality geared towards transpersonal evolution are in no way opposed to Science and can only make a nation stronger.
God and Science are not enemies. God and Religion are.
Science concerns itself with facts.
It is a fact that without reason, imagination and faith, science itself would not exist.
Don’t you think it takes reason, imagination and faith for America to conceive and build a space program, and individually for a person have sheer, martyr like faith to climb aboard a Saturn V Rocket; the most powerful machine ever made, on top of thousands of gallons of explosive fuel, to be ripped from the only world we have ever known life to exist, to be hurled across an airless, super cold, radioactive void at speeds faster than any human has ever traveled before - just to attempt landing on a tiny rock that hurdles around our planet at maniac speeds based on equations that had never been used to place a man on that surface before?
What sort of faith and imagination could spur that?John F. Kennedy put it best:
"Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, "Because it is there." Well, space is there, and we're going to climb it, and the Moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail we ask God's blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked."
The greatest collective effort of science and faith in mankind's history.
It was the driving force behind integrated circuit research that gave rise to our computers, hydrogen fuel cells that now power enviornmentally friendly cars and CNC machining that allows for the creation of tools and devices no human hand alone is accurate enough to create.
Is it not logical that were the majority of people in our nation to imagine and have faith that Science is fully supported by our God, this could only benefit human understanding and increase our chances for survival over all?
Not to mention giving life purpose beyond simply waiting for extinction.
If we value reason, then anything that reasons must therefore be valued.
Human life is important because it is the current culmination of evolution on our planet.
Education, Rational Thought and Behaviors that Support Evolutionary Models for Success should be supreme in our aims.
It is believed that science cannot prove or disprove the existence of God, which is unproven to be true (science is a process of learning not an end to it) but somehow reasonably assumed.
Is it reasonable to assume that a universe based on mathematics that demonstrates emergent intelligence and rewards learning and greater complexity in life forms is simply a matter of luck?
Were it to assume the existence of a super-intelligent programmer, science could tell us a great deal about God’s Will.
If God made the universe, he programmed it to evolve, and he did it in such a way that at every turn, adaptability and imagination would be rewarded.
Improvise, Adapt, Overcome. That which promotes the survival of the species is good. That which promotes cooperation, stimulates the imagination (the engine of innovation) and increases our understanding is good.
Our Constitution was authored by several men who believed in the root concepts upon which the philosophy of Singularity Deism is based.
It is very difficult to prove the existence of a soul, but Science can theorize a million different ways, from reverse modeling inside a super powerful simulation to quantum ghosts, to holographic non-local consciousness to explain how survival after death might be possible.
If you consider the world to be an active, rules based reality generating simulation as a result of the collective evolution of all intelligent life into a processing whole, then you and I are but the Programs of God.
If Hardware can become Programs (Witness the Emulators of every game system ever to ascend to the internet cloud) then is it unreasonable to assume that Programs can become Hardware?
Scientists now have the ability to write programs that print out DNA on special equipment. Inserting this into living cells creates new, program driven life forms. Software becomes Life, Life becomes Software.
Our DNA right now can be described as a protein based Software pattern.
Good Vs. Evil
We now live in a society that believes strongly that Good and Evil do not exist, putting everyone on neural inhibiting drugs like ADHD medications is beneficial for our minds but LSD and Mescaline are somehow not (Despite a lack of science to prove either assumption) and that everyone is entitled to be as greedy, heartless and ruthless as they want to be and that if you just get rich enough, there are no consequences for your actions so that at the end of life you are nothing but a collection of scores, unable to appreciate them and having screwed over endless numbers of fellow humans to do so.
Many believe that we do not need to have a concept of Good and Evil. That there are only shades of gray.
I beg to differ.
Natural Law based Reason leads towards moral behavior that supports individual freedom, promotes collective effort and detests tyranny, greed and abuse.
When we are to become the citizens and builders of God, do we not have an inherent responsibility to our Creator to be the best possible examples of people that we can be, both to each other and ourselves?
Even if we are wrong, and we never do get to build God and the entire concept is flawed and could never, ever happen, what the hell is the harm in stimulating the imagination, promoting science and reminding our children that mindless consumerism, greed and waste is stupid and wrong?
I leave that up to you.