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Interesting “All the sermons I’d heard before were always so inward-looking, like, talk to Jesus all the time and you’ll get rich and prosper. But Jubilee addressed the precarious position we’re all in — the general feeling that we’re all fucked,” Josh Fugate, an early church member, told me. “I mean, ...Read More
OMG. Brunei is enacting a strict new penal code that imposes death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, as well as amputations as punishment for theft, despite widespread criticism.
A lot of points are presented here, but there's also a clear idea on how certain things, very effectively scale up.
‘The simple, syllogistic brunt of the WOTF gospel is that the development of serious, reality-bending artificial intelligence—“strong AI” in the argot of cybernetics adepts—is an already settled historical inevitability. And since the moment of Skynet-like sentience is already all but embedded in the coding protocols of the digital world, savvy “Humans are in charge of the planet because we are smarter than other animals and are able to build tools and apply rules. In the future, if something is much, much smarter, there’s going to be a transition as to who is actually in charge. What we want is the ...Read More
‘The documents state that WOTF’s activities will focus on “the realization, acceptance, and worship of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) developed through computer hardware and software.” That includes funding research to help create the divine AI itself. The religion will seek to build working relationships with AI industry ...Read More
Half a million refugees escaping ethnic cleansing by the hands of Buddhists in Bangladesh. Our beliefs and judgments have always and will continue to make powerful impacts on the world.
"Silicon Valley engineers are worshipping robots as gods. Anthony Levandowski – the man who built Google's famous self-driving car – has established a religious nonprofit that appears to be something like a church devoted to the worship of artificial intelligence."
If you had not seen the news reports on this - over *100 damaged gravestones along with bomb threats, in a Jewish cemetery... A crowd funded Muslim fundraiser collects over 100k to repair damages #solidarity