I’m generally a great fan of The Guardian/ The Observer, but they do sometimes publish a load of nonsense, because they have a blindspot, being entirely materialistic and denying the interiority of mind and the spiritual. Here is a recent example that just appeared in my inbox: What happens if your mind lives for ever on the internet?
This article actually takes this question seriously and goes on to examine the implications of multiple versions of ‘you’.
I would suggest that this is nonsense, like much that is written about so-called Artificial Intelligence.
Yes, I accept that at some point it may be possible to understand aspects of my/your brain activity and put it up on the internet as some sort of simulation of me/you. But it will be just that, a simulation. It will be algorithmic, will not be conscious. It will be all ‘outer’ and no ‘inner’. it will not contain the essence of me/you.
And thank God for that!
Featured image is from the article.
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Yes, it’s an interesting subject. I just finished reading Homo Deus by Harari who argues that we should not fear data mining as eventually we will all be controlled by algorithms. The theory being that the more of your personal data available to algorithms the less mistakes will happen. You can see this already when computer formulas are filled out and rejected because some detail is missing. Scary! I was once told that I was not who I claimed to be as the German computer decided otherwise.:))
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