Cleaning the human narrative

The continued advancement of Artificial Intellgence (AI) is positive development for humanity. When computers start to do a lot of the tasks that we humans think are our core competencies, it forces us to rethink what it truly means to be human. This development invites us to clean the human narrative and return it to its truth and essence.

If being human is having a higher level of cognitive intelligence than animals, what then is our use when computers take over? When machines replaced physical muscles and started to do physical work much faster and better than humans, we had to function on a higher level than brute force. We had to use our intelligence. Now that machines can be programmed to work intelligently and sift and analyze complex data in real time we are again at crossroads. 

Driving a car and flying an airplane are truly complex activities, requiring multi-level analysis of vast arrays of non-static data and split-second decision making, yet computers are already able to perform those functions and will get better at doing them. Robots are starting to do tasks like cleaning and they will get better at doing them.

The invitation right now is for humans to function above the level of mere intelligence. If we can create machines that can function at the speed of thought, it means we can function above the level of thought and this is not just consciousness, self-awareness or being able to observe and choose our thoughts although those begin to take us above the level of artificial intelligence. It means being able to function at god-like level, above the level of programming, the level where Jesus functioned, the level of omnipotent and infinitely creative love.

AI is inevitable but a true human is neither threatened by it nor afraid of it taking over their “job” or the world, partly because he or she has access to an intelligence far above that which produces artificial intelligence. This is the level of spirit. AI invites all humans into the spirit, a level more superior to intelligence as we know it, than intelligence is superior to brute force. This is the level of creation, where material resources are not needed to create material things, where invisible and intangible spirit matter is the raw material for creating any matter. It is way above the fascinating world of quantum mechanics. This is the level of “light, be”. This is the level of using mere words to stop hurricanes or recreating dead tissue in split seconds without physical touch, driven by compassion and not data.

Thankfully, Jesus never claimed to be the only one who could ever do such. He invited every human into that domain millennia ago and right now, AI and Singularity  are inviting us to re-examine these words of Jesus, “the works I do, you will do also and greater works than these shall ye do because I go to my father.” He came to show us what it truly means to be human, not to start a religion.

Love is what it means to be human. Godlikeness, Christlikeness is what it truly means to be human. Machines cannot play in that field and that is the field humans were created to play in, which we departed from and AI is nudging us back into. And that, is the real game changer.

Reason and Love

We mostly celebrate reason and intellectual capacity as though it is the height of human development but reason is limited. Our intellects cannot pierce the unseen, they can only function within the seen. Our minds are not creative by themselves because they function only within existing paradigms. We go to school to study ideas incapable of solving the problems they created.

Whenever we need to take a leap as individuals, organizations or societies into a new paradigm, our minds cannot help us, neither can our minds understand the essence of an issue. We can not truly address complex and multi-faceted problems at any scale with just the use of our minds. Often when we fix one problem with our minds, we create several more.

For example, when we medicate an ailment, we often need more medication to deal with the often multiple side effects of “solving the problem”. Why? We are using our minds, which only see and know “in part”, a major limitation in a complex and multidimensional world like ours. There is a better way.

David Hawkins said, “Reason deals only with particulars, whereas Love deals with wholes. This ability, often ascribed to intuition, is the capacity for instantaneous understanding without resorting to sequential symbol processing.”

Reason has a limited view of Love because reason has a limited view, period. Our world will be different if more of us were as developed in Love as we are in reason. Love is the height of human development. It is the highest form of intelligence. It allows us to see beyond what our minds can grasp and to transcend the limitations of matter, space and time. When a problem is approached in Love, we are able to deal with its root. Love does not merely medicate, it heals and restores to wholeness. What is known as systems thinking is still limited if we are “thinking”. Love allows us to move from thinking to seeing. Love facilitates paradigm shifts and pattern recognition because it sees in multiple dimensions at the same time and it is able to detect the connections between the seemingly unconnected.

We severely limit ourselves when we rely on our heads.

Our technological prowess is a product of our minds and that is why it is full of side effects like violence, isolation, disease, waste and so on. Love grants access to a technology whose side effects are only positive because it taps into God’s power, the same power that needed nothing but words to produce such miracles as trees and animals.

God is not reason, God is Love. God is who to imitate. Love does things the way God does things, Love produces Christ-like results. Perhaps René Descartes words, “I think therefore I am” is better rendered as “I Love therefore I am” since the I Am is Love.

When reason needs to move a mountain, violence, destruction and exploitation are unavoidable. A statement in Proverbs says, “The labor of the foolish wearieth everyone of them because they know not how to go into the city.” Love knows how. When Love needs to move a mountain, heartfelt words are enough to activate omnipresent power that can remove the mountain without violence or destruction.

When reason needs to feed thousands of people in a deserted place, it can not happen instantaneously because both natural and man-made systems and cycles need to have been exploited long before the need occurred. Love can make it happen in an instant as Jesus showed, without employment or deployment of people and resources. Love produces supernatural results.

The power to bring things into existence is omnipresent and is independent of products of reason. Love activates that power. Jesus showed it again and again.

Compassion raised Lazarus. Compassion fed the multitudes without having to set up factories, employ humans, grow food, harvest fish. Compared to Love’s technology, the technology produced by reason is violent and primitive no matter how sophisticated and advanced it seems. Jesus needed no factory to produce better tasting wine at a wedding.

Christ declared himself as “The Way, The Truth and The Life” which have more to do with real life than mere religion. He came here to introduce us to Love, one of whose consequence is a technology infinitely superior to what we know. A truly open-source technology that is gentle, compassionate and omnipotent, which we can access without money, without intellectual “property” infringements. It is not controlled by Mammon but by Love. Definitely good news for most of humanity especially the poor and disenfranchised. But how do we move from dependence on reason to Love?