Are the brains behind artificial intelligence creating the gods we always wanted to worship? Don’t think so? Well, a new kind of prophet has risen from the Silicon Valley and he believes AI will reign supreme.
This is actually happening, like in real life. Anthony Levandowski, a self-driving car engineer, stands at the head of a religion called “Way of the Future.”
But is this the “Way of the Future” or is this sus as fuck? It’s hella sus. The WOTF religion focuses on integrating machines into our society.
These aren’t just basic computers though, AI can understand emotions and eventually become smarter than humans.
According to IRS documents filed for the religion, WOTF activities will focus on,
“Realization, acceptance, and worship of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) developed through computer hardware and software.”
Basically, WOTF is devoted to making sure that the transition into a world run by machines is as smooth as possible. They also believe machines deserve rights just like both genders, minority groups, and animals.
In an interview with Wired, Levandowski discussed the future of AI,
“What is going to be created will effectively be a god. It’s not a god in the sense that it makes lightning or causes hurricanes. But if there is something a billion times smarter than the smartest human, what else are you going to call it?”
Is Levandowski off his rocker or what? How about this bro, we should just listen to Elon Musk and dub this idea of AI right now.
Please, for the love of actual God. No one wants robot citizens or robot gods we have enough problems in our human society already.
To make you feel more uneasy about being a human. Levandowski will not only use his “religious influence” to bring in AI industry leaders but people who want to be members too.
Can you imagine what a sermon will sound like? Will they create an artificial intellihell? Maybe.
Levandowski thinks that a super-intelligence might favor individuals who had facilitated its path to power.
Some more food for thought, he thinks a superintelligence would do a better job of looking after the planet than humans are doing.
In his interview with Wired, he compared human’s relationships with pets to what he predicts a human relationship with a superintelligence would be,
“Do you want to be a pet or livestock? We give pets medical attention, food, grooming, and entertainment. But an animal that’s biting you, attacking you, barking and being annoying? I don’t want to go there.”
Neither do I.
Listen, humans, we are toast! Especially if the homies start to follow this kook.
What would you do if your friend started worshipping a machine? The IRS filings did state that WOTF “plans to conduct workshops and educational programs throughout the San Francisco/Bay Area beginning this year.”
Deadass, what would Jesus do? Shoot the hands, perhaps.