New PDF release: Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial

By Robert M. Geraci

ISBN-10: 0195393023

ISBN-13: 9780195393026

ISBN-10: 0199964009

ISBN-13: 9780199964000

Apocalyptic AI, the wish that we'd in the future add our minds into machines or our on-line world and reside perpetually, is a shockingly usual and influential thought, affecting every little thing from the realm view of on-line players to executive learn investment and philosophical idea. In Apocalyptic AI, Robert Geraci bargains the 1st critical 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 existence, between others, Geraci illuminates the tips of such advocates of Apocalyptic AI as Hans Moravec and Ray Kurzweil. He finds 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 solution during which she or he may be translated to a transcendent new global and stay eternally in a glorified new physique. both vital, Geraci exhibits how this worldview shapes our tradition. Apocalyptic AI has develop into a robust strength in smooth tradition. during this magnificent quantity, he shines a mild in this trust approach, revealing what it's and the way it's altering society.

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