Robert M. Geraci's Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial PDF

By Robert M. Geraci

Apocalyptic AI, the wish that we would someday add our minds into machines or our on-line world and reside eternally, is an incredibly popular and influential thought, affecting every thing from the realm view of on-line avid gamers to govt examine investment and philosophical notion. In Apocalyptic AI, Robert Geraci deals the 1st severe account of this "cyber-theology" and the folk who advertise it.

Drawing on interviews with roboticists and AI researchers and with devotees of the web video game moment lifestyles, between others, Geraci illuminates the tips of such advocates of Apocalyptic AI as Hans Moravec and Ray Kurzweil. He unearths that the rhetoric of Apocalyptic AI is strikingly just like that of the apocalyptic traditions of Judaism and Christianity. In either structures, the believer is trapped in a dualistic universe and expects a answer during which she or he may be translated to a transcendent new international and reside endlessly in a glorified new physique. both very important, Geraci exhibits how this worldview shapes our tradition. Apocalyptic AI has develop into a strong strength in smooth tradition. during this wonderful quantity, he shines a gentle in this trust method, revealing what it's and the way it's altering society.

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