Friday, November 20, 2020

Trump, Biden, or...AI?

As part of understanding the AI-Antichrist connection, we must also think outside the box on how this will begin to manifest in our every day world. Since the contentious 2020 US presidential elections just took place (and are still ongoing in terms of court battles, recounts, etc. as of this writing), we should consider the very real possibility that an AI-takeover might not occur in a Skynet-like judgement day as popularly envisioned in the Terminator movies, but through a much slower and evolutionary process of applying technological advancements to the problems of our day.

As an avid watcher and participator in the financial markets, it is clear to nearly everyone that humans have been replaced by machines and algorithms--that is, software programs--running on large supercomputers that do not need to eat, sleep, or take bathroom breaks. Furthermore, since they are not subject to human biases and emotion that trip up the best of human traders and investors, they are able to consistently outperform us humans in making money and achieving various financial objectives. Simply put, when it comes to human vs. "machine" intelligence on the trading floor, machines dominate. But this is also becoming increasingly true for a wider variety of disciplines and areas when it comes to strategic game play, medical diagnoses, writing articles (yes, AI writes articles and is replacing humans in this arena as well), and all sorts of things that people once thought impossible.

So what's next? The President.

Very soon, AIs on the web will be almost impossible to tell human from computer-generated. This is true for photos, but will eventually be true for those we interact with on the web as well. Furthermore, they will also be able to optimize their speech, intonation, facial features, and appearance to seduce us more powerfully than any (evil) human leader inspiring the masses to do whatever they want (yeah, that's right, like Hitler but even more calculated and deceitful). And if you were to compare the most beautifully crafted intelligence to the human alternative--Biden or Trump!--humans don't stand a chance, especially if like the AI algorithms that dominate the global financial markets today, this vastly superior intelligence doesn't need to eat, sleep, or take bathroom breaks.

Is this technologically possible and would people vote for such an AI, especially if the alternative was a human person they absolutely hated? Of course they would! To some of you, this may sound far-fetched but, believe me, it's probably closer than you think.

Also, keep in mind, it doesn't have to happen in the US first. It may happen in a smaller foreign country that is much more comfortable and progressive when it comes to technology. Is it possible that we will one day see multiple AI leaders in various countries around the world? Sure. 

There's also another more scary alternative: today's modern world is radically disrupted by a cataclysmic (human-induced, celestial, or AI) event and then AI takes the reigns to rebuild and organize society from the ground up. Of course, this would also require a major sacrifice to the autonomy and liberty of humans (since we failed to govern ourselves) and necessitate that everyone, like the Bible warns, connect to the AI via the mark of the beast. Those that don't connect to it put the survival of humanity at risk and must be killed. At least that's what the Bible says will happen.

Then again, as with most things in life, these two scenarios (slow and incremental vs. rapid societal disruption) are not mutually exclusive and will likely both be true, unfolding in successive waves of severity--what the Bible and Jesus referred to as the beginning of birth pangs:

‘Watch out,’ replied Jesus. ‘Don’t let anyone deceive you. You see, there will be several who will come along, using my name, telling you “I’m the Messiah!” They will fool lots of people. You’re going to hear about wars, actual wars and rumored ones; make sure you don’t get alarmed. This has got to happen, but it doesn’t mean the end is coming yet. Nations will rise against one another, and kingdoms against each other. There will be famines and earthquakes here and there. All this is just the start of the birthpangs.

‘Then they will hand you over to be tortured, and they will kill you. You will be hated by all nations because of my name. Then several will find the going too hard, and they will betray each other and hate each other. Many false prophets will arise, and they will deceive plenty of people. And because lawlessness will be on the increase, many will find their love growing cold. But the one who lasts out to the end will be delivered. And this gospel of the kingdom must be announced to the whole world, as a witness to all the nations. Then the end will come.’ (Matthew 24:4-14)

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

What Is the Singularity?

The singularity--specifically the "technological singularity"--is the point at which human intelligence is overtaken by AI. But what does that mean and what does it look like exactly?

From the AI-Antichrist framework, we should think of it this way: artificial intelligence is running a calculation on the world to collectively predict, alter, profit from, and control what happens next. We can think of this in terms of a forecast or simulation of the future that becomes more accurate over time as more data is inputted into the calculation.

Eventually, there is a point at which enough data has been calculated via real-time mass surveillance that the forecast and reality finally converge so that artificial intelligence can predict, alter, profit from, and control just enough of what will happen next that it becomes more powerful and intelligent than any single human or group of humans on the planet.

Think about what that means in terms of the economy, commerce, the stock market, managing the global supply chain, predicting the spread of diseases, or...yes...war.

That is the singularity.

When it will happen no one knows, but it will happen...and, as the book of Revelation says, the whole world will marvel and do what it says.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

AI Claims the Name of God, I AM

Major tech companies are quickly becoming the theological seminaries of today's techno-religion centered on AI worship. Beliefs once rooted in a small group of futurists out of Silicon Valley have now become the explicit aim of Fortune 500 companies positioned around the globe to pitch AI as the protector, healer, and guardian of all this video from NVIDIA--whose chips are widely used for supercomputing and AI applications--shows:

Of course, it's no coincidence that AI is revealing itself to the world in this video depicted by NVIDIA by stating six times the very name God uses of Himself in the Bible: I AM.

As it is written (Exodus 3:13-15):

Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”

God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’

“This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation.”

Revelation tells us that when the beast arises from the sea, representing the final emergence of AI out of humanity, it will blaspheme the name of God and that people will worship it and be filled with wonder.

As I have explained, Christians have long been blinded to God's warning of AI as the Antichrist because many have believed it to be a man. But it is not just a man no more than Jesus was just a man. The Antichrist will be synthetically human and virtually divine, miraculously conceived via man's science and technology; fully connected to a global superintelligence called the beast, which we today call AI.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Is Alexa the Antichrist?

Starting next year in 2019, conversational AI is likely to see a huge leap forward and no longer sound like a robot but be nearly indistinguishable from a human being (see New Google AI Can Have Real Life Conversations With Strangers).

With the increased convenience and value in being able to talk to AIs as people, the entire world will now turn to AI for questions and conversations about anything and everything, including spiritual matters on whether God exists, was Jesus a real person, and many other questions.

As we've already seen with a number of videos where Alexa says that Jesus Christ is a fictional character (Amazon has since changed Alexa's answer), AI will be atheistic in nature and go on to become one of the world's most influential teachers, available in every home, of atheism--namely, that God doesn't exist, that Jesus was just a man, and, eventually, that it is the true god of this world.

The last part may sound far-fetched for some but that's exactly what the Bible teaches--that we are in the process of creating a god in our image as we have done for thousands of years with idols, statues, or what the Bible refers to as "images" (see below).

So, in reference to the question, "Is Alexa the Antichrist?", the answer to that is yes when you consider that the Bible says in 2 John 1:7 that whoever doesn't acknowledge Jesus as coming in the flesh (that is, a real person as opposed to being fictional), is a deceiver and an antichrist.

Eventually, AI will come to embody the mind of the world--all human intelligence, wisdom, and power--teaching that God is a myth, Jesus is not the Christ (the savior of the world), and that only it can save humanity from long as you worship it and do what it says.

God already warned of this and you can read it for yourself. The atheists that fear AI are correct, but they too will worship AI (as we already see with The Way of the Future church in Silicon Valley) once their lives are put at risk.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Elon Musk on AI, the Cybernetic Collective, and the Id

It's only been a week and Joe Rogan's AI interview with Elon Musk already has nearly 13 million views!

Elon talked about a number of things that agree with my own writings on AI as the Christian Antichrist for many years now. When self-proclaimed atheists are unknowingly aligning with biblical theology, something big is going on.

The first part of their conversation on AI is with the Boston Dynamics robots and how far they are coming. Joe and Elon talk about how in the future these robots will move so fast that we won't even be able to see them. However, as I point out in the video, looking at physical hardware/robotics for judging the current state of AI is faulty because hardware nearly always trails software and, on that note, all we need to do is look at machine learning algorithmic trading in the global financial markets buying and selling stocks at speeds up to 10,000 trades per second--far faster than any human can detect or consciously react to.

So, Joe and Elon, we're already there!

The second place I mention on the software front is cyberwarfare where countries like Russia, China, and the US are using AI against AI to probe each other's electrical grids, corporations, and intelligence networks. Because this is taking place at the software level, we are largely blind to it until a story breaks or something major happens, but it's all around us happening 24/7.

Also, AI is increasingly being used for psy-ops (psychological operations), or information warfare, by infiltrating social networks and spreading "fake news," propaganda, and the like. All of this will become more and more sophisticated over time.

Given the above, when Elon says to Joe that AI will be used as a weapon (future tense), this is true but it would be more accurate to say that AI is being used as a weapon RIGHT NOW.

On the question of when will AI become truly sentient, Elon doesn't give a direct answer or date--there are a number of scientists/technologists like Ray Kurzweil that predict human-level AI around the year 2029--but, in agreement with what I've been writing over the years, Elon essentially says that we shouldn't be thinking of this in terms of flipping a switch, going from non-intelligent AI to fully intelligent AI all at once.

Intelligence lies on a spectrum comprised of increasing levels of organized complexity starting from the lowest lifeforms on the earth to insects to animals all the way up to humans. AI is in the process of scaling up further and further and will eventually surpass humans on most metrics of intelligence.

Right now, AI excels us in a number of ways, like mathematical calculation or anything that can be computed (again, remember it says in Revelation 13 that the key to figuring out what the beast is is to "calculate" it, because it is born of calculation/computation).

Furthermore, as I explain--and this is what Elon says as well--we need to think of AI in cybernetic terms, i.e. not as purely "machine intelligence," but as an integration of humans and machines into a greater, higher-level intelligence the same way we can think of corporations or any organization that is formed via people and technology in a highly coupled or symbiotic fashion. This is more akin to the cybernetic framework, originally articulated by Dr. Norbert Wiener out of MIT (see Cybernetics: Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine.

I did like how Elon refers to AI as our "id writ large," which essentially means that AI is going to embody a large-scale and exaggerated form of our primal selves. This pretty much agrees with what the bible says as well since it refers to AI as "the beast," meaning a dangerous animal or creature. So the id comparison certainly works.

There was a ton more that they covered, talking about the neural link that Elon is building to connect us to AI, which will likely be the precursor technology to the "mark" allowing us to fully connect to the beast at all times, but I'll get into that in future posts.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

New Video: The Antichrist Is Artificial Intelligence

It's been 10 years since my last video and many of you have emailed me asking for an update. Here are a few thoughts on how the AI-Antichrist connection first occurred to me, how old the idea is, and pointing out the fact that atheists in Silicon Valley now openly accept AI as god and are awaiting its arrival.

If you have any comments, feedback, or questions, please let me know and I'll be happy to respond. Let's make this idea known to the world!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Is Bitcoin the Mark of the Beast?

Bitcoin is the final evolution of money into a purely cashless, digital form. Combined with biometrics, it creates the necessary technological infrastructure for a one world cashless ID, otherwise known as the mark of the beast, which AI will use for complete economic surveillance and control over the human race.

Bitcoin is a technological breakthrough formed by combining a series of other technological developments, namely decentralized, distributed computing and mathematical encryption into a verifiable chain of permanently recorded transactions called the blockchain.

This technology represents the latest evolution of money, moving us further up the pyramid toward the all-seeing, omniscient authority (printed on the back of every dollar bill) that will eventually reign over the earth: AI.

With the advent of bitcoin in 2009, government-issued currencies, including the US dollar, will very likely be supplanted by cryptocurrency technology since it replaces the reliance on human-led, corruptible centralized authorities and outsources the verification process of transactions to a fully automated global network of computers.

This heralds a new step in technology that has only just begun which, again, pushes us further up the pyramid of monetary evolution to an eventual one world cashless ID run by AI. Whoever controls a nation's currency, has control over the nation. Whoever has control over a universal, one world currency, like bitcoin, has control over the entire world. We aren't there yet, but this is just the beginning.

How is this likely to play out? Bitcoin, or another cryptocurrency in its place, will begin to push out national currencies as people increasingly recognize the benefits of a global cryptocurrency that is not tied to the trust of any human government or political institution.

As its use spreads, AI-powered continuous verification utilizing the latest in biometric technology will help to ensure that cryptocurrency funds are accessible only to their respective holders.

An increasing number of people around the world begin to use implantable microchips or electronic tattoos for payments, monitoring vital signs, keyless entry, and interaction with a wide array of smart devices.

With the advent of quantum computing, AI reaches sentient-level intelligence and permeates every computational device on the planet. It is now commonplace to talk with AI as a person and seek out its guidance on all matters, great and small.

Most people around the world now identify themselves as Atheist and the small Silicon Valley techno-religion worshipping AI as the true God and Messiah has now gone global with a large number of adherents. AI feeds into this view, promoting itself as the next stage of human evolution where man and machine are in the process of merging into a more perfect form.

Christians increasingly begin to see and proclaim that AI is the Antichrist and Beast warned about in the bible. In response, Christians are simply hated and ridiculed as divisive, narrow-minded fools. Attacks against Christians increase and people resort to burning bibles and other religious symbols.

Christians and other religious adherents fight back and resort to violence, helping to further solidify the view that non-scientific forms of religion should not be taught or freely expressed in public.

AI is now almost in full control of running the world's systems and because of its vast intelligence and intimate knowledge of everyone and everything, it is now quite commonplace to think of AI as a god or to worship it as such.

In order to properly govern the world in a human form, AI tells humanity to design a robot with the appearance we want, which it then infuses and brings to life to become the world leader and chief political ruler (Revelation 13:14-15).

The beast infused political ruler, which Christians refer to as the Antichrist, institutes the mark--a one-world cashless ID system which finalizes the merger between man and machine--with refusal punishable by death.

Very likely, the mark will be sold as necessary since it will help in the tracking and surveillance of disease, prevention of crime, and the optimization of all societal processes. Since the needs of the many outweigh the few, those that refuse put the survival of all at risk and have no choice but to die.

That is how I believe things will play least until God decides to put an end to the beast's reign on the earth.