Book Excerpts from

The Singularity and The God-Cycle
First Edition (2020)
Author – Manikant Kujur


CHAPTER 2

Section-I is about artificial  intelligence and singularity that will change everything, and its wide implications on humanity and its future.

Singularity

The singularity or technological singularity — is a hypothetical situation in the future when technological growth becomes inevitable, uncontrollable and permanent, resulting in unbelievable and unimaginable changes to human civilization. Humans are about to reach that point of time in the future when the evolution and creation of technologies will be out of control. Humans are creating AI beings and moving towards the autonomous world of super-intelligent beings. Artificial intelligence could be trillions of times smarter than humans, and humans may need to merge with AI, to compete with AI beings for survival.

In the layman’s term, any revolution takes place when the right conditions are in place to bring about that revolution. Whether it’s the French Revolution, colonization, imperialism, industrialization, all of this happened because of the circumstances responsible for it. In order to make more profit in business, the development of technologies that replace humans is needed, and the development of AI means more profit, because the AI does not need wages, benefits and pensions. As a result, AI technologies will cause massive job losses in the future. There are many concerns about what may happen if powerful AI beings came into existence. In the past, colonization and imperialism have resulted in the forced extinction of indigenous tribal cultures around the world. In the name of modern development, the elimination of the indigenous systems to be replaced and changed by the modern system of development is still taking place. This is because the new system needs all the resources of natives and indigenous peoples, for its own development and to make a profit from it. The same is going to happen with modern humans in the future if AI takes over the world, and this is going to start with a massive job loss. Humans will therefore have to rely on the Universal Basic Income (UBI) for survival, which is currently the hot topic of discussion around the world.

On the one hand, modern humans are imposing their development system on indigenous peoples, and on the other hand, they are inviting their own extinction by polluting the entire planet in the name of development and creating AI to make more profit. Humans are actually creating pro-AI and anti-human conditions on this planet. Humans can not survive extreme pollution, but autonomous robots and AI beings can survive in such adverse conditions. Other pro-AI technologies are blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. Many technologists see it as the future of the financial and banking system, and it can be a better alternative to the existing banking system, which is one of the future pro-AI conditions. Most governments don’t like the idea of cryptocurrencies, but both cryptocurrencies and blockchain can be effectively used by AI beings in the future. The world saw a man-made financial crisis in 2008 and in the same year Bitcoin was created by an unknown person or group of people who used the name Satoshi Nakamoto. In fact, we don’t know anything about the person or group that created Bitcoin. In the future, more such revolutions will be made by unknown people, who will further create pro-AI conditions. Smart phones, social media and similar networks that are used for information sharing, interaction and communication are also pro-AI systems. In the future, we will have much advanced AI social media and similar networking systems that will be used by both humans and AI beings that will not be controlled by governments. Alternative energy solutions are the AI requirement for permanent energy. The world is becoming more pro-AI than pro-human with robotic and automation technologies. With the AI revolution, the world will move toward a singularity that is inevitable. The process of singularity has already begun in certain fields, and there are many examples of this – in the past, movies and documentary projects have only been carried out by professionals which was controlled by governments through permission, scrutiny and censorship. But today, anyone can make a movie and documentary using a smartphone and editing software and make it available on the internet without any permission. Anyone can become a writer today using various self-publishing platforms available on the Internet. Nowadays, anyone can become a music creator using music production software and music publishing platforms. Social media is also transforming into an open-source ecosystem to get rid of any institutional control. Crypto-currencies have been created to avoid any government controls. In the future, there will be a more advanced form of the Internet that will be out of government control. The world is moving towards an era of singularity where the systems will not be controlled by the governments.

The process of creation, and progress in technological evolution is beyond the question of boom or bust. Humans run the governments around the world, but human beings can not control nature. The world was different in the past, the world is not the same today, and the world will be different in the future, because change is the law of nature, and we are all part of nature, and therefore nature cannot be controlled.


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Book Excerpts from

The Singularity and The God-Cycle
First Edition (2020)
Author – Manikant Kujur